25 November 2015


Anish Kapoor Off Rajasthan Cultural Panel After Calling Modi Government ‘Hindu Taliban’

British-Indian sculptor Anish Kapoor, who had recently remarked that India is being ruled by a “Hindu Taliban”, has been removed from the governing body of Rajasthan’s Jawahar Kala Kendra in Jaipur, reports ibtimes.co.in. Though Kapoor’s article criticising the Modi government appeared in a UK daily publication on 12 November, the BJP-ruled state government went on […]

9 November 2015


Boris Johnson Reveals £45 Million Pledge For New Cultural Quarter Olympicopolis

Stratford’s Olympic Park was recently the end-point of Anish Kapoor and Ai Weiwei’s march in support of refugees – the artists joined forces for a walk across London as the two strode down London’s Piccadilly accompanied by a hoard of journalists at the beginning of an eight-mile journey to show solidarity with refugees around the […]

21 October 2015


OPINION: Anish Kapoor’s Orbit Tower Dismaland-Style Disappointment

In light of Anish Kapoor’s Olympic Park ArcelorMittal Orbit tower losing £520,000 in 2014-15, burning through £10,000 every week, Artlyst thought it would re-evaluate Kapoor’s towering work. The sculpture/tower, was funded by the ArcelorMittal steel company to the tune of £16 million received £3 million in public funds It opened in 2012 as an observation […]

21 October 2015


Anish Kapoor’s Olympic ArcelorMittal Orbit Tower Is Losing £10,000 Weekly

Anish Kapoor’s Olympic Park ArcelorMittal Orbit tower  lost £520,000 in 2014-15. Figures in a report released by the  local development agency which oversees the attraction show that the tower is burning £10,000 each week. The London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) predicted a profit of £1.2m.  The Labour leader at the London Assembly, Len Duvall, labelled it it a “pointless monument at vast taxpayer expense”.  […]

15 October 2015


OPINION: Ai Weiwei And Anish Kapoor Inseparable At Frieze London 2015

Artlyst is again attending Frieze week, the 13th edition of Frieze London taking place in The Regent’s Park, from 14 to 17 October 2015. Having recently attended Ai Weiwei and Anish Kapoor’s march, after the artists joined forces for a walk across London, striding down London’s Piccadilly for an eight-mile journey to show solidarity with […]

23 September 2015


Anish Kapoor To Gild Anti-Semitic Graffiti On Versailles Sculpture

Sir Anish Kapoor’s controversial sculpture installed last summer in Versailles Palace gardens is to be coated in gold leaf to cover anti-Semitic graffiti which has recently appeared on the artwork. The piece, titled Dirty Corner, was vandalised several times since it was opened to the public in June. The artist has refused to clean the graffiti off the […]

21 September 2015


Anish Kapoor Angered Over Versailles Court Ruling Regarding Dirty Corner Work

The British sculptor Anish Kapoor fresh from his walk of solidarity with artist/dissident Ai Weiwei in London, has stated that he will begin to transform his vandalised sculpture Dirty Corner today, as part of a new “artistic intervention”. Vandals had painted a series of slogans, some of them anti-Semitic, on the cavernous piece and surrounding […]

18 September 2015


Ai Weiwei And Anish Kapoor: Far More Effective Than Guernica

What I admire about Thursday’s public march led by Anish Kapoor and Ai Weiwei eight miles across London is its resourcefulness and simplicity in its show of solidarity for the refugee crisis. Art in its usual form of protest is traditionally highly symbolic (think Guernica), provocative (that chap nailing his genitalia to Red Square), or […]

17 September 2015


Artlyst Talks To Ai Weiwei And Anish Kapoor Marching In Support Of Refugees

Artlyst has walked the distance with Ai Weiwei and Anish Kapoor today. The artists have joined forces for a walk across London as they strode down London’s Piccadilly at the beginning of an eight-mile journey to show solidarity with refugees around the world. “This is a walk of compassion, a walk together as if we […]

27 August 2015


Anish Kapoor To Exhibit Major Sculptures At Moscow’s Jewish Museum

The Turner Prize winning British artist Anish Kapoor is to exhibit in Moscow this Autumn. The exhibition will include three major sculptures from integral though distinct bodies of work in the artist’s sculptural language: voids, mirrors, and the auto-generated. Rendered in pigment, steel and wax, the works epitomise Kapoor’s manipulation of matter to create a landscape and geology […]

12 August 2015


Anish Kapoor Vitriolic About China’s Plagiarised Bean Sculpture

The Turner Prize winning Artist Anish Kapoor has been infuriated by a Chinese sculpture clearly plagiarising his iconic  ‘Cloud Gate’ AKA “The bean’ sculpture in Chicago.  “It seems that in China today it is permissible to steal the creativity of others,” he said, in a statement. Chinese media, have reported that the stainless steel work located in Karamay, […]

31 July 2015


Anish Kapoor Asks Carsten Holler To Create Slide For ArcelorMittal Orbit

The Turner Prize winning artist, Sir Anish Kapoor has invited German artist Carsten Höller, who is currently the subject of a major show at the Hayward Gallery, to create a giant slide for The ArcelorMittal Orbit in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London. The sculpture which was created for the 2012 games has always resembled […]

23 June 2015


Anish Kapoor Claims Versailles Vagina Sculpture Vandalism Was Politically Motivated

First we had Paul McCarthy’s giant inflatable ‘sex toy’ sculpture being reduced to a flaccid lump of plastic on one of Paris’s swankiest squares after vandals attacked the work ‘Tree’ when it was on display at the Place Vendome in Paris. Now, in the wake of criticism for Anish Kapoor’s latest work in Versailles ‘Dirty […]

6 June 2015


Anish Kapoor Stands Up For Versailles Vagina Sculpture

Anish Kapoor the highly regarded contemporary British artist has created controversy with his latest Paris exhibition, opening at the Palace of Versailles, on 9th June. Kapoor, brings a more political perspective on power and its depiction at Versailles as it celebrates the tercentenary of Louis XIV’s death. From June to October, his works stand in the Gardens […]

25 March 2015

Anish Kapoor: Blood And Guts In Art School New London Exhibition

Anish Kapoor is one of the British artists that I have a lot of time for and I was extremely excited when I got the advanced press about his latest show at the Lisson Gallery. The show is heralded as his ‘radical return’ to painting and all was intriguing until I attended the Private View […]

24 March 2015


Anish Kapoor Makes A Radical Return To Painting In New London Exhibition

“I think I am a painter who is a sculptor… For me the two things have somehow come together, so that I am making physical things that are all about somewhere else, about illusory space.” Anish Kapoor, interviewed in Art Monthly, May 1990 A radical return to painting marks this new solo show by Anish […]

10 February 2015


Jeremy Deller, Simon Starling, Anish Kapoor And Other Artists Condemn Tania Bruguera’s Detention

A total of 14 artists has written an open letter to the Guardian, in which they condemn Cuban artist Tania Bruguera’s continued detention in her home country. The notable collection of signatories includes four Turner Prize winners – Simon Starling, Mark Leckey, Jeremy Deller and Elizabeth Price – as well as Sir Anish Kapoor and […]

2 February 2015


Anish Kapoor Presents Recent Work At Regen Projects in Los Angeles

The Turner Prize winning artist Sir Anish Kapoor is currently presenting an exhibition of recent work at Regen Projects in Los Angeles. As one of the most influential sculptors of his generation, Kapoor’s work combines the formal concerns of minimalism with concerns for the material and psychical nature of both the object and the self. […]

5 January 2015


Versailles Sculptures Damaged In Malicious Act Of Vandalism

The plinths of two marble sculptures displayed in the Grand Trianon park at Versailles have been attacked and severely damaged by a suspected “malicious act,” AFP reports. The attack on the works was discovered by Versailles staff last Wednesday. The two works of art, which date from the late 17th century to early 18th century, […]

4 January 2015


Ai Weiwei: First Major Institutional Survey For Royal Academy 2015

In September 2015, hot on the heels of Anselm Kiefer, David Hockney, and Anish Kapoor, the Royal Academy will present a landmark exhibition of the Honorary Royal Academician Ai Weiwei. The show is the first significant British survey of his artistic output, and will include major works spanning Ai Weiwei’s career, as well as including […]

29 December 2014


Anish Kapoor Solo Exhibition At Versailles In 2015

The London-based artist Anish Kapoor follows in the footsteps of Jeff Koons and Takashi Murakami with a new exhibition of work due to open next year at the Palace of Versailles outside of Paris. The director of the 17th-century château, Catherine Pégard, told The International New York Times that the show will open next June […]

24 September 2014


Sculptor Anish Kapoor To Use Blackest Black Ever

Acclaimed sculptor Anish Kapoor, renowned for the use of colour and pigments in his production of his sculpture, is embracing the newly invented blackest black ever created, The artificial substance Vantablack which was created by London-based Surrey NanoSystems, dubbed as a kind of ‘super black’, the darkness of which does not exist in nature. The […]

14 August 2014


Anish Kapoor To Collaborate With Red Arrows At Farnborough Air Show Project

Anish Kapoor the Turner Prize winning artist is to collaborate with the world famous aerobatic team “The Red Arrows” in an exciting new  project, which will combine art with aviation in a unique and innovative way. The project, announced by Artliner, will be realised for the Farnborough International Air Show 2016. The collaboration was initiated by […]

8 August 2014


Scottish Independence: Anish Kapoor, Tracey Emin and Gavin Turk Vote No

Is Nationalism a cultural black hole? This is a question raised time and time again when arguing that Scotland should sever ties with the United Kingdom

29 September 2013


Anish Kapoor’s Disaster Dome Concert Hall Ark Nova Launches In Japan

“I am honored to have been asked to design Ark Nova for the Tohoku area. The structure defines a space for community and for music in which colour and form enclose.I hope that the devastation can be overcome by creativity. Music can give solace and bring community together and in so doing can help us […]

15 July 2013


Anish Kapoor Mounts Major Exhibition In Istanbul Museum

The first major exhibition of works by Anish Kapoor in Turkey will be presented at the Sakıp Sabancı Museum (SSM) in Istanbul opening on 10 September 2013. The exhibition, which is curated by Sir Norman Rosenthal, is the first to focus on the artist’s stone sculptures in marble, alabaster and materials, many of which have […]

15 June 2013


Kapoor, Perry and Serota Honoured In Queen’s Birthday List

Anish Kapoor, the 59 year old, Indian-born British sculptor has been Knighted in the Queen’s birthday honours list. Kapoor said; “I am honoured and humbled to receive this honour and I want to take this opportunity to thank all the people who have helped me during my career. “I would like to thank them all […]

19 May 2013


New Anish Kapoor Retrospective Exhibition Opens In Berlin

A new retrospective exhibition by the Turner Prize winning, British artist Anish Kapoor has opened in Berlin. The exhibition covers a body of work beginning with early installations, graduating to his red wax pieces, including his wax spewing canon installation, ‘Shooting into the Corner’. 2008-2009 . The show also covers work created as late as […]

4 March 2013


Anish Kapoor Exhibition In Sydney Proves Hit With The Public

The first major exhibition in Australia by the celebrated British artist Anish Kapoor which opened as part of the Sydney International Art Series has proven to be both popular with the public and press, achieving record numbers of visitors for the gallery. Kapoor has in the past created some of the world’s most ambitious and […]

23 December 2012


Angela Flowers London Gallerist At 80 A Career Celebration

Angela Flowers, who celebrated her 80th birthday this month with ‘Angela Flowers at 80’, a survey of the work of selected of artists associated with the gallery from its humble beginnings, to the present day, is finally getting the acknowledgement she deserves. As one of the leading contemporary art dealers in the UK. She established […]

14 November 2012


Anish Kapoor Goes Gangnam Style In Free Speech video

Top British sculptor Anish Kapoor has leant his support to make a version of South Korean pop star Psy’s Gangnam Style video to advance the message of international free speech. The Anglo-Indian artist is encouraging other artists to help recreate the video that was successfully mimicked by the Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei last month. […]

24 July 2012


Major Anish Kapoor Exhibition Announced For October 2012

The Lisson Gallery is mounting a major exhibition of new works by Anish Kapoor in October 2012. It will be displayed in both gallery spaces on Bell Street, London, the exhibition marks 30 years of Lisson Gallery working together with the Turner-prize winning artist and provides an in- depth investigation of Kapoor’s most recent work. […]