Active since the late 1970s, Anish Kapoor is best known for his investigations into colour, scale, volume, materiality,and the concept of the void. His sculptures, installations, and public artworks test the phenomenology of space and have historically been characterized by intensely tactile or reflective materials including coloured pigments, wax, polished stainless steel, and PVC that resist narrative reading. This volume documents Memory, Kapoor's 2008 commission for the Deutsche Guggenheim in Berlin. Conceived as a site-specific intervention in galleries in the Deutsche Guggenheim and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Memory prevents any complete viewing or experience. Fabricated of Cor-Ten steel with industrial bolts exposed, the giant egg-shaped piece tests the boundaries between sculpture and painting. It is considered in this catalogue through the lenses of philosophy and postcolonial and architectural theory. This volume includes preparatory sketches, architectural renderings, and photographs of the current work as well as other works by the artist. With selected exhibition history and bibliography.
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