moscow: my red homeland

© anish kapoor - my red homeland [2003] / photography: nic tenwiggenhorn

anish kapoor [1954] is one of the most influential artists of our time, having changed the trajectory and perception of contemporary sculpture. the mumbai-born artist has lived and worked in london since the 1970, and won the highly prestigious turner prize in 1991. kapoor partakes in the 6th moscow biennale of contemporary art with a solo exhibition, his first ever in the russian capital. the showcase, entitled my red homeland, is held at the jewish museum and tolerance center in the city's marina roshcha neighbourhood, and presents three major sculptures from integral though distinct bodies of work in his sculptural language: voids; mirrors and the auto-generated. crafted from pigment, steel and wax, the works epitomize kapoor’s manipulation of matter to create a landscape and geology that is both intriguing and sublime [on through jan 17]. the exhibition will be accompanied by the first monographic publication of kapoor’s work in russian. location: ulitsa obraztsova 11 [marina roshcha].

© anish kapoor - s-curve [2006] and shelter [2007] / photography: dave morgan