ANISH KAPOOR
September 26 through December 11, 2009
Royal Academy of Arts
Burlington House,
Piccadilly, London W1J 0BD
Tel : +44 (0)207 300 8027
www.royalacademy.org.uk

MEMORY October 21, 2009 – March 28, 2010 Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum 1071 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10128 T. +1 212-423-3500
During his over 30 year career, Anish Kapoor, who describes himself as “a painter working as a sculptor”, has achieved worldwide critical acclaim as one of the most important sculptors of his generation. Works such as Chicago’s Cloud Gate (2004) have earned him high accolade, including the UK’s Turner Prize in 1991 and a CBE in 2003. This season Anish Kapoor boasts exhibitions in two of the world’s leading art institutions.

First off is the Royal Academy’s solo exhibition, a survey of his career to date, from early brightly colored pigment sculptures and famed mirror polished steel sculptures, to his 2008/9 Shooting in the Corner, which fires red wax repeatedly throughout the exhibition.
In the US, New York’s Solomon R. Guggenheim, presents Memory, a dual site-specific installation, which made its debut in Berlin’s Deutsche Guggenheim in 2008, invites viewers to encounter and synthesize space, form, and their own perspective in his usual profound manner. Composed of 154 Cor-Ten steel tiles – a new material for the artist – the installation weighs 24 tons. The exhibition title Memory refers to the “mental sculpture” that viewers will create in the process of putting altogether the imposing and industrial form, the architectural space it fills, and the void in between.