For his first exhibition with Lisson Gallery Milan, Anish Kapoor presents a new series of 14 stainless steel sculptures, the forms of which have been twisted through an unspecified number of degrees, never amounting to more than of quarter of a turn, or 90º. Shown together for the first time as an entire group, these small-scale, abstract works nevertheless contain different, recognisable ‘footprints’ – ranging from an L-shape, a W-shape and an oval, to a crescent moon, an equilateral triangle and a figure-eight, among others. These twists (measuring 30cm) are mounted on plinths, sharing space and interacting with one another, but are also accompanied by one larger twist (100cm), located outside on the terrace.
The highly polished surfaces of the twist sculptures create fleeting, fluid reflections that
dissipate or disrupt any stable imagery, denying viewers the certainty of either the form’s
pre-twisted state – which may also be symbolic, scientific or spiritual in origin – or their
own, familiar and fixed likeness beaming back at them. The artist has referred to similar
bodies of work as ‘non-objects’, when the internal geometry and perfectly reflective
material carry the conditions of their own disappearance.
On view: 05/13/2016 – 07/22/2016
Opening Hours Mon-Fri 10am – 6pm (closed 1-3pm)
Location Via Zenale 3, 20123 Milan
Photos Credits: Arina Skobelina