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Main pageNewsSaturday Talk devoted to architectural experiments of Anish Kapoor will take place at the PinchukArtCentre on September 8

Saturday Talk devoted to architectural experiments of Anish Kapoor will take place at the PinchukArtCentre on September 8

7 September 2012

On Saturday, September 8, at 15:00 the PinchukArtCentre will host Saturday Talk devoted to some of the completed or just conceptualised architectural experiments by Anish Kapoor that are presented at the PinchukArtCentre in a form of models and sketches.

Where does the boundary between modern architecture and art lie? What role does Kapoor’s practice play in the development of the cutting-edge architectural ideas? Can new technologies help realize Kapoor’s architectural utopias? These questions, among many others, will be at the heart of the discussion during the first autumnal Saturday Talk.

A special guest Ivan Yunakov, architect and designer, senior architect at YUNAKOV Architecture/Construction Bureau, graduate of the National Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture, author of a number of projects in different cities of Ukraine and winner of several national architectural awards, will join the discussion. The talk will be moderated by the participant of the PinchukArtCentre’s Curatorial Platform Lizaveta German.

The event will take place at 15:00 on the 3rd floor of the PinchukArtCentre next to Kapoor’s architectural models.

Kapoor’s exhibition will be open from May 19 to September 30, 2012, on three floors of the art center. The show will be accompanied by an intensive educational program: discussions, round tables, special activities for children and families etc. Schedule of events is available on the art centre’s website.

The exhibition at the PinchukArtCentre continues an international career which has spanned the last 30 years. As well as numerous solo exhibitions, Kapoor has created major installations for Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall as part of the Unilever Series and at the Grand Palais in Paris as part of Monumenta. He has created public sculptures, including Cloud Gate in Chicago’s Millennium Park and a 10-metre Sky Mirror which was installed at the Rockefeller Center, New York, in 2006 and at Kensington Gardens in London in 2010. Also in 2010 Temenos was unveiled in Middlesbrough, the first of a series of large-scale works for Tees Valley. His monumental work Orbit will be inaugurated at the Olympic Games in London in May 2012.

Anish Kapoor studied at the Hornsey College of Art and Chelsea School of Art. He quickly gained international attention and acclaim, representing Britain at the Venice Biennale in 1990, where he was awarded the Premio Duemila, and winning the Turner Prize in the following year. These successes launched his career and he has since become one of the most influential artists working today. He became a laureate in the field of sculpture of the global arts prize Praemium Imperiale (Japan) in 2011.

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