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Anish Kapoor exhibition- what do you think?

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Re: Anish Kapoor exhibition- what do you think?

Postby Arrilia » Sat Jan 09, 2010 12:29 pm

Is he actually making these exhibits, or developing the plans and having them made? These seem awful large for one person to make by themselves.

Some of them I find interesting. Like the Cloud Gate, the large oval reflective piece out in the open, and the bubble looking piece.

This one might be useful to have around, if there is an opening at the bottom.
http://www.anishkapoor.com/works/galler ... /index.htm

The pieces appear to be made for large exhibitions, galleries and court yards, not the average home. Unless you turn one into yard art. I dont like modern, too cold and hard for me. Outside with some ivy growing on it might work, like the large glass globes.

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Re: Anish Kapoor exhibition- what do you think?

Postby marcib » Mon Jan 11, 2010 2:01 am

I dont think he actually makes the pieces himself... I would imagine that he works like Dale Chihuly who comes up with the concept for his glass pieces and then has other people actually make them
Actually , here is an article that discusses his sculpture " Cloud Gate" ...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cloud_Gate It talks about him designing it for a competition and then different people trying to figure out how to actually make it..
It says:"The British engineering firm Aerotrope provided the sculpture's structural design, and Performance Structures, Inc. (PSI) was chosen to fabricate it because of their ability to produce nearly invisible welds" . Pretty interesting reading..
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Re: Anish Kapoor exhibition- what do you think?

Postby Arrilia » Mon Jan 11, 2010 7:42 pm

So, Kapoor draws something out that he has no idea about how to build, and it takes an engineering firm to figure out how to build and another company to do the seamless wields, and Kapoor get the credit. I am on the wrong end of the art world.

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Re: Anish Kapoor exhibition- what do you think?

Postby eganj1 » Tue Jan 12, 2010 4:43 am

Hi Arrillia i think this happens in a lot of the big contemporary art pieces today. For example a welder has skills that an artist doesn't have and if you were making a huge piece like Gormley's Angel of the North it would have to be made correctly and be safe, and it would be impossible for one man to make this piece
http://www.freefoto.com/images/1044/44/ ... th_web.jpg

Even when i was studying china painting I was trained to be a designer/ maker but i had to produce for each piece working drawings so that someone else could paint the piece from my information. I suppose this is because in a factory setting the designer isn't always the painter. This is certainly true of Moorcroft today.
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