The sample Surge, presented by CorpArtes Foundation together with Moneda Asset Management, open this April 28 with a discussion by the artist free for all the audience in CorpArtes. In addition, the exhibition includes a piece specially created for Chile, which will be located in the Explanada of the Cultural Center of the Foundation.
The Piece by Anish Kapoor (British/Indian, 1954) arrives Chile for the first time, one of the most recognized contemporary artists of the whole world, whose work always has overcome the boundaries between architecture and sculpture. His art involves from monumental sculptures to small incisions in wall, inviting viewers to make a trip between tangible and intangible through pieces that pretend to query our perseptions and senses of our existence in the world.
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CorpArtes Foundation will begin the first itinerancy of the artist’s work in Latin America with the sample Surge, produced by Magnetoscópio and curated by the Brazilian Marcello Dantas, which includes works from 1992 to 2019, of various materials with which the artist has been recognized, from wax, stone and pigment, to the mirror, steel and virtual reality. The exhibition includes iconic works, including When I am Pregnant (1992), Dragon (1993), Shooting into the Corner (2008 – 2009), and the monumental Svayambhu (2007), for which the CorpArtes space had to be adapted. . The name Svayambhu comes from Sanskrit and means self-created. This work is a huge block of wax sculpted by the architecture of the space of the gallery and that moves slowly through some pillars installed in CorpArtes, carving its way in each movement. In addition, the artist presents a work of virtual reality, Into Myself Fall, which offers the viewer a vertiginous journey towards the body, as Kapoor imagines it. The artist also presents an important new work, specially created for the exhibition in Chile, which will be located on the Explanada of CorpArtes.
“At CorpArtes foundation we are interested in offering a program of excellence, with world-renowned artists, so that all Chileans have the opportunity to get to know their work and participate in cultural activities that transform us, that make us reflect and also excite us. On this occasion, we are proud to present the first exhibition in the country of the renowned artist Anish Kapoor, who will come to CorpArtes and will accompany us in the same way that Ai Weiwei did last year: giving a conversation open to all people. We are interested in generating connections between the artist and the public, that spaces for conversation are opened, and that people can learn more about their work, which has positioned them as one of the most recognized contemporary artists in the world, “says Francisca Florenzano, Executive Director of CorpArtes foundation.
The exhibition opens on Sunday, April 28, at CorpArtes, with an open discussion between Kapoor and curator Marcello Dantas, who will contemplate a space for the public to ask questions to the artist himself. Registration in https://www.corpartes.cl/evento/conversatorio-anish-kapoor/
Anish Kapoor is one of the most influential sculptors of his generation. Since the 70s he has lived and worked in London, where he was awarded in 1991 with the prestigious Turner Prize, and in 2013 he was honored with the distinction of Caballero for his contribution in the visual arts, one of the highest honors in England. Kapoor is world famous for its public sculptures, such as Cloud Gate (2004), permanently installed in Millennium Park, Chicago, which has become the most emblematic attraction of this city; Sky Mirror (2006), exhibited at the Rockefeller Center in New York and at Kensington Gardens in London, in 2010; and Leviathan (2011), exhibited at the Grand Palais in Paris; Orbit (2012), in Queen Elizableth Park, in London; and Ark Nova (2013), the world’s first inflatable concert hall.
The curator Marcello Dantas explains the title of the exhibition: “The word arises is common in English and Spanish. Although they do not mean essentially the same thing, they complement each other in a broader understanding of what we may want to convey. In English, it means a sudden wave that occurs in the sea, not as powerful as a tsunami, but something that creates awareness of the natural force hidden in the ocean, while in Spanish it is related to the self-origin, the appearing, the emergence, the outbreak and emerge. Surge is also the root of the word insurgent, rebel, revolutionary and subversive. He adds: “Surge deals with the search for materials that can inspire people to think differently, and create tools to help perceive the energies that shape transformations. Transformation is a ritual act that occurs within each one of us. “
About Anish Kapoor
Anish Kapoor was born in Mumbai, India, in 1954. He studied at Hornsey College of Art, London, United Kingdom (1973-77), and then did postgraduate studies at Chelsea School of Art, London, United Kingdom (1977-78). Throughout his career he has exhibited his works in galleries and museums around the world, such as the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in the United States, the Reina Sofia Museum and the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao in Spain, the Tate Gallery and the Hayward Gallery in England, the Deutsche Guggenheim in Germany, and the Tel Aviv Museum of Art in Israel, among others.
In 1990 he represented Great Britain at the 44th Venice Biennial with Void Field (1989), for which he received the Duemila Award for Best Young Artist. Kapoor won the prestigious Turner Prize in 1991 and in 1999 he was named Honorary Member of the Royal Academy of Arts in London. He has honorary scholarships from the University of Wolverhampton, United Kingdom (1999), from the Royal Institute of British Architecture, London, United Kingdom (2001), and an honorary doctorate from the University of Oxford, United Kingdom (2014).
His recent solo exhibitions include the Serralves Museum, Porto, Portugal (2018); Descension in Public Art Fund, Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 1, New York, NY, USA. UU (2017); Memory Park, Buenos Aires, Argentina (2017); MAST Foundation, Bologna, Italy (2017); University Museum Contemporary Art (MUAC), Mexico City, Mexico (2016); Museum of Contemporary Art, Rome (2016); Couvent de la Tourette, Eveux, France (2015); Château de Versailles, France (2015); The Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center, Moscow, Russia (2015).
Kapoor lives and works in London currently.
Anish Kapoor – Surge
When?: April 28 – September 8, 2019
Time: Tuesday – Sunday: 11:00 to 18:30.
* Exceptionally, the sample will open this April 29 from 11:00 to 18:30.
Value: General public: $2.000
Students and seniors: $1.000
Guided visit: saturdays at 19:00.
General public: $4.000
Students and seniors: $2.000
Tour with relatives: Sundays at 17:00.
General public: $4.000
Students and seniors: $2.000
Where?: In the Cultural Center of CorpArtes Foundation (Rosario Norte 660, nivel -2, Las Condes / Metro Manquehue)