Turning the World Inside Out by Anish Kapoor

Its title implies anarchy and chaos, yet its appearance is still and serene.


Details

Medium:
Stainless steel
Dimensions:
148 x 184 x 188 cm
Art Fund grant:
£20,000 ( Total: £90,000)
Acquired in:
1997
Vendor:
Anish Kapoor

A smooth, shimmering sphere, it calls to mind a cosmic symbol and inhabits a realm at once timeless and eternal. The indentation in the centre of the sphere resembles a navel depression and in Hindu creation-myths, Vishnu is depicted asleep with a burgeoning lotus emanating from his navel. Kapoor subtly combines Hindu elements with those of a more universal nature.

Provenance

The artist.

Venue details

Cartwright Hall Art Gallery Lister Park, BRADFORD West Yorkshire BD9 4NS 01274 431 212 www.bradfordmuseums.org

Entry details

Free to all

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