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Anish Kapoor

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The Slide at the ArcelorMittal Orbit, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London

  At the invitation of Sir Anish Kapoor, Belgian artist Carsten Höller has created the UK’s tallest public artwork. It opens on June 24th as the world’s highest and longest tunnel slide at 178-metres. In a 40-second trip, visitors will loop around the ArcelorMittal Orbit 12 times, including a corkscrew section called the ‘bettfeder’ – … Continue reading

ArcelorMittal Orbit. Anish Kapoor and Cecil Balmond. Olympic Park, London 2012

“Despite the fact that it is sculpture it is a structure. Before it is a structure it is a sculpture”. Situated between the Olympic Stadium and Zaha Hadid’s Aquatics Centre the ArcelorMittal Orbit (AM Orbit), is an iconic hybrid – sculpture, building and public viewing platform – designed by Anish Kapoor and Cecil Balmond for the … Continue reading

Anish Kapoor: 2011 Praemium Imperiale for Sculpture

Anish Kapoor has been creating ‘spectacular’ artwork in the public domain for forty years, challenging our perceptions of space, through sculptural investigations of scale, texture, reflections and distorted surfaces. He describes his sculpture as “an ongoing investigation about the nature of objects and the emotions this prompts in each viewer at a given moment.”  In works like … Continue reading

Art in the Olympic Park: London 2012 Olympics

The focus of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games will be the Olympic Park located in the Lower Lea Valley in east London. After the Games the area will be transformed into the largest urban park created in Europe for more than 150 years. A programme of permanent art commissions, produced to a budget of c.£33million, managed … Continue reading