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Anish Kapoor on myth, meaning and melancholia - Wallpaper*

10 June 2020

"It isn’t just what you see, there’s a lot of unseen" says Anish Kapoor in Under the Skin, his new documentary directed by Martina Margaux Cozzi. He is referring to the city of Rome, with its multiple layers of history that reveal themselves upon careful examination, but he could also well be talking about his own artistic output.

Filmed in 2016 as Kapoor prepared for a solo exhibition at the Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Roma (Macro), the documentary has the artist reflecting on diverse themes including physical and psychological space, the role of the viewer, the merits of repetition and ritual, and of course, the colour red (‘incredibly alive, while speaking to a darkness that we know about ourselves’). Though pitched as ‘a conversation with Anish Kapoor’, the questioner’s voice is absent throughout. All we hear is Kapoor’s unguarded, confessional musings, offering hitherto unseen insights into his creative universe.

Cick here to read the full article by TF Chan in Wallpaper*

Image: A view of Kapoor’s studio in Camberwell, London

Anish Kapoor on myth, meaning and melancholia - Wallpaper*
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