Anish

Kapoor — Unseen

Anish Kapoor, Destierrio, 2017. Photo: Jonathan Leijonhufvud © Anish Kapoor / VISDA
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In April 2024, ARKEN will open the first major solo exhibition in Scandinavia with Indian-British artist
Anish Kapoor (b. 1954), one of the world's leading contemporary artists.


Anish Kapoor
Kapoor's monumental sculptures and installations speak directly to our senses and emotions. Through his unique eye for materials, shapes, colours and surfaces we are drawn into and seduced by his work, which turns the world upside down — often quite literally. Kapoor has been shown in the largest exhibition venues in the world, and he has also created several significant pieces for public spaces. Anish Kapoor was born and raised in an Indian-Jewish family in India. From 1973, he was educated in England, where he has worked ever since.

ARKEN's exhibition
The exhibition at ARKEN showcases a selection of Kapoor's most significant large-scale works created during the artist's more than 40-year career. The exhibition will be spread throughout most of ARKEN's halls: the Art Axis, the Large Gallery, the Graphic Gallery and other adjacent galleries. Despite the large exhibition space, the exhibition contains only about 10 works. The majority, however, are very extensive, and in scale and intensity the works will fill the entire museum. All of the works are built specifically for and integrated into ARKEN's architecture. In this way, the exhibition will take the form of a total intervention in architecture that challenges the usual way the building is used and the spaces are experienced.

Strategy
The Kapoor exhibition aims to be the largest and most comprehensive exhibition in ARKEN's history — the first exhibition to span the majority of the museum's halls, totalling approximately 2,000 m2. The exhibition will help map out the future of ARKEN, and it will profile the museum nationally and internationally. It is part of the museum's new strategy, giving centre stage to key figures in the national and international contemporary art scene.
An important part of the museum's new strategy is also to reach a very wide audience, which is also the ambition of the Kapoor exhibition. His works play with our senses and have broad appeal, making art accessible to both art experts and ordinary people who have never experienced his artwork before.
The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue in Danish and English, which will be published after the exhibition opens so that we can include new images from the exhibition.

The exhibition is supported by

A.P. Møller og Hustru Chastine Mc-Kinney Møllers Fond til almene Formaal
Augustinus Fonden
Aage og Johanne Louis-Hansens Fond
Furi Appel og Gunnar Niskars Fond

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Anish Kapoor, Destierrio, 2017. Photo: Jonathan Leijonhufvud © Anish Kapoor / VISDA
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In April 2024, ARKEN will open the first major solo exhibition in Scandinavia with Indian-British artist
Anish Kapoor (b. 1954), one of the world's leading contemporary artists.


Anish Kapoor
Kapoor's monumental sculptures and installations speak directly to our senses and emotions. Through his unique eye for materials, shapes, colours and surfaces we are drawn into and seduced by his work, which turns the world upside down — often quite literally. Kapoor has been shown in the largest exhibition venues in the world, and he has also created several significant pieces for public spaces. Anish Kapoor was born and raised in an Indian-Jewish family in India. From 1973, he was educated in England, where he has worked ever since.

ARKEN's exhibition
The exhibition at ARKEN showcases a selection of Kapoor's most significant large-scale works created during the artist's more than 40-year career. The exhibition will be spread throughout most of ARKEN's halls: the Art Axis, the Large Gallery, the Graphic Gallery and other adjacent galleries. Despite the large exhibition space, the exhibition contains only about 10 works. The majority, however, are very extensive, and in scale and intensity the works will fill the entire museum. All of the works are built specifically for and integrated into ARKEN's architecture. In this way, the exhibition will take the form of a total intervention in architecture that challenges the usual way the building is used and the spaces are experienced.

Strategy
The Kapoor exhibition aims to be the largest and most comprehensive exhibition in ARKEN's history — the first exhibition to span the majority of the museum's halls, totalling approximately 2,000 m2. The exhibition will help map out the future of ARKEN, and it will profile the museum nationally and internationally. It is part of the museum's new strategy, giving centre stage to key figures in the national and international contemporary art scene.
An important part of the museum's new strategy is also to reach a very wide audience, which is also the ambition of the Kapoor exhibition. His works play with our senses and have broad appeal, making art accessible to both art experts and ordinary people who have never experienced his artwork before.
The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue in Danish and English, which will be published after the exhibition opens so that we can include new images from the exhibition.

The exhibition is supported by

A.P. Møller og Hustru Chastine Mc-Kinney Møllers Fond til almene Formaal
Augustinus Fonden
Aage og Johanne Louis-Hansens Fond
Furi Appel og Gunnar Niskars Fond

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