previews

  • Anish Kapoor, Past, Present, Future, 2006, mixed media, 11' 4“ x 29' 2 1/2” x 14' 7 1/4".

    Anish Kapoor

    ICA - Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston
    25 Harbor Shore Drive
    May 30 - September 7

    Curated by Nicholas Baume

    Anish Kapoor's sculptures draw on broad references: nineteenth-century Indian architecture, Turner sunsets, Minimalism, viscera. It has been fifteen years since his last US museum survey, and the ICA's flexible, high-ceilinged galleries promise the right fit for his increasingly monumental work. The venue will be stripped of its interior walls, in order to accommodate thirteen of Kapoor's large works, dating from 1979 to 2007, most making their US debut. The exhibition will feature Kapoor's signature pieces in pigment, mirror, and wax, including two selections from his series “1000 Names,” 1979–80 (an early, bloodred conical structure and a grouping of five forms), and Past, Present, Future, 2006, a large-scale red-wax installation. The catalogue, with essays by Nicholas Baume, Indian art specialist Partha Mitter, and Art Institute of Chicago sculpture chair Mary Jane Jacob, should offer appropriately diverse takes on Kapoor's canon to date.