14 August 2014 News

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Following a visit to RAF Scampton, home of the world famous aerobatic team “The Red Arrows”, an exciting collaboration has been announced between leading international artist Anish Kapoor and the Red Arrows on a future project which will combine art with aviation in a unique and innovative way. The project, announced by Artliner, will be realised for the Farnborough International Air Show 2016.

The collaboration was initiated by Artliner, the organisers behind The Wind Tunnel Project, the 6-week exhibition held in the Grade I and II listed wind tunnels of Farnborough Airport which opened to the public for the first time in July. 2014 marks the Red Arrows’ 50th Display Season at the Farnborough International Air Show.

Anish Kapoor said: I am looking forward to be working with the celebrated RAF Red Arrows on this exciting and innovative project which will come to fruition during the 2016 Farnborough Air Show".

Founder of Artliner, Tatiana Ojjeh, said: “Through my work on the Wind Tunnel Project, I have been thinking about artists who might work well within the aviation context and after many discussions, we knew Anish was the perfect choice. We are going to bring the worlds of aviation and the visuals arts together to make something extraordinary, something that has never happened before”

Photo: From left to right: Quentin Smith, Managing Director of HQ Aviation Ltd; Anish Kapoor; Tatiana Ojjeh, Founder of Artliner; Squadron Leader Ruth Shackleton, Team Manager of the Royal Airforce Acrobatic Team (Red Arrows)