Kensington Gardens, London
28 September through 13 March 2011
Serpentine Gallery, Kensington Gardens, London
T +44 20 7402 6075
www.serpentinegallery.org

This major exhibition of large scale outdoor sculptures by acclaimed London-based artist Anish Kapoor showcases a series of recent works never seen before. Constructed from highly reflective stainless steel, the giant curved mirror surfaces create illusory distortions of the surroundings and are visible across large distances, creating new vistas in this famous and much-loved setting.

The sculptures aresited to contrast and reflect the changing colours, foliage and
weather in Kensington Gardens. Despite their monumental scale, the works appear
as pure reflection of their surroundings: the sky, trees, water, wildlife and changing
seasons. The distortions in the works’ mirror-like surfaces call into question the
viewers’ relationship to both the work itself and the surrounding environment.

Kapoor was born in Bombay in 1954 and has lived in London since the early 1970s
when he studied at Hornsey College of Art and Chelsea School of Art and Design.
Over the past twenty years he has exhibited extensively in London and worldwide.
His solo shows have included Royal Academy of Arts, London, 2009; Institute of
Contemporary Art, Boston, 2008; Haus der Kunst, Munich, 2007; Kunsthaus
Bregenz, 2003; Hayward Gallery, London, 1998 and Tate Gallery, London, 1990.