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PinchukArtCentre and British Council Ukraine present first public talk with Royal Academy curator Norman Rosenthal

13 September 2012

The PinchukArtCentre and British Council Ukraine present the first public talk within the Open Study Programme, featuring curator the Royal Academy Norman Rosenthal. The talk will take place on Thursday, September 20, at 19:00 at the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv in the Main Hall (60, Volodymyrska str., Red building). Admission is free.    

Norman Rosenthal will present a view on Anish Kapoor’s life and oeuvre in a conversation with Eckhard Schneider, the General Director of the PinchukArtCentre. A Q&A session will follow the event.

Curator for Fine Art, Norman Rosenthal is responsible for transforming the Royal Academy into a vibrant success over recent years. Norman worked at the Royal Academy for a fantastic 31 years making it into a world class venue for contemporary art.

It was Norman Rosenthal who curated Anish Kapoor’s solo exhibition at the Royal Academy. Specifically for this show Kapoor created installation, Shooting into the Corner (2009), a cannon, currently presented at the PinchukArtCentre, that shoots projectiles of red wax into the corner of the gallery every 20 minutes, and Svayambh - a train of wax blocks moving from one gallery of the Royal Academy to another. Anish Kapoor was the first living artist to have a solo exhibition at the Royal Academy of Art in London.

Rosenthal also initiated a cycle of survey exhibitions of 20th Century work that promoted the Academy to the first division of exhibition venues. He is well known for his controversial “Sensation” exhibition which consisted of work from Charles Saatchi's collection, including controversial work by Damien Hirst and Tracey Emin.

Live streaming of all public talks will be available at the PinchukArtCentre.

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The viewers can address their questions to the speakers at the FaceBook pages of the PinchukArtCentre and the British Council Ukraine

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