Profile: Anish Kapoor

This article was first published in Forbes India. It’s very long, so I’m only putting up a small quote of his. The article, all four pages of it, is here. “One of the great things about art is that it’s totally useless, and meaningless. Therefore it occupies a very odd and profound space culturally, one that allows for poetry, the sublime, love maybe, or something like it. It works the way our inner self works, between chaos and order, understanding and not understanding, poetry and meaningless. If you encumber a work or process with functionality, the big risk is that you … Continue reading Profile: Anish Kapoor

Review: Anish Kapoor

This review was first published in Mumbai Boss. Sets and Violence Kapoor’s first exhibition in India is a grand two-city affair that has predictably led to comparisons. But it’s a silly idea to force a face-off because Kapoor has curated the two exhibitions with very distinct objectives. The National Gallery of Modern Art in New Delhi offers a retrospective while in Stage 3 of Mehboob Studios in Mumbai, are nine works, made between 2006 and 2010, that are very much of the present. They masterfully showcase what has been a subtle leitmotif in Kapoor’s work for decades: violence. The massive … Continue reading Review: Anish Kapoor