Anish Kapoor – HOWL
© Anish Kapoor, VG Bild-Kunst, 2021Details
ANISH KAPOOR – HOWLPinakothek der Moderne
Housing four institutions under one roof devoted to art, works on paper, architecture and design, the Pinakothek der Moderne ranks as one of the great art museums in Europe. At the centre of the building is the glass rotunda that serves as a vibrant meeting place. From 2019 on the rotunda will regularly feature special, site-specific works.
Anish Kapoor is considered one of today’s most influential contemporary artists. At the invitation of the Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen the artist has created a site-specific sculpture for the Rotunda, the central hub of the Pinakothek der Moderne, that will be installed on 16 September 2020 to mark the opening of the Pinakothek der Moderne exactly 18 years ago. Kapoor’s installation will transform viewers’ experience of the space and form a focal point in the ‘Kunstareal’ museum complex in Munich for eleven months. Kapoor is world renowned for his often monumental and enigmatic works that traverse the boundaries between sculpture and architecture. His installation for the Rotunda continues his exploration of the symbiotic relationship between building and object. The immense PVC sculpture will fill the Rotunda, creating a vast monochrome void space that will challenge the viewer’s physical and sensory perception of interior and exterior, material and immaterial; a work that is both object and what Kapoor has termed the ‘non-object’.
This exhibition has been made possible by PIN. Freunde der Pinakothek der Moderne e.V.
With the friendly support of Herbert-Schuchardt-Stiftung, München and the Karl Thiemig-Stiftung