British-based artist Anish Kapoor is an internationally renown artist. He is a recipient of the prestigious Turner Prize and he helped create the twisting red Orbit Tower over London's Olympic Stadium. On Friday, Kapoor unveiled his most comprehensive exhibition to date in Berlin. The show, entitled "Kapoor in Berlin," hosts artworks from as far back as 1988 along with new art. As you can see in photos, the exhibition at Martin-Gropius-Bau museum is not a disappointment.
Kapoor completely stuffed a floor of the exhibit with some 70 works. Some are large-scale while others are smaller. The ringleader of the exhibition at the center is the installation Symphony for a Beloved Sun, four conveyor belts uprising from the floor and walls that dump red wax on the floor.
The color red stands out in the exhibition. His work Shooting into the Corner sees a cannon firing circular pellets of scarlet wax into a corner, covering the wall with red splotches as seen above. His not so red installation Death of a Leviathan is a deflated PVC whale that hangs throughout three rooms.
When asked about the meaning of his works, Kappor had a very interesting response. "I've nothing to say," he said, according to The Associated Press. He insisted that he "never made a work which directly points at an overt content."
"Abstract art does have this ability ... to allow content to arise rather than to say, `this is what it means,'" he told reporters before the opening of the show. "It's an interplay between the viewer and the material, the stuff, the object."
Get a better view of the exhibit in the video below.