Major exhibition by Anish Kapoor opens at Houghton Hall
6 July 2020
An exhibition of seminal works by Anish Kapoor will open across the grounds and historic interiors of Houghton Hall in Norfolk from Sunday 12 July. This major exhibition features 24 sculptures as well as a selection of drawings and smaller works representative of Kapoor’s work spanning the past 40 years. Together, this presentation will challenge the classical architecture of the house and the idyllic beauty of the grounds, whilst being in continuous dialogue and engagement with Houghton’s history.
Curated by Mario Codognato, the exhibition at Houghton will feature some of Kapoor’s major works in mirror and stone, including Sky Mirror (2018) – a 5-metre diameter mirror of stainless steel that reflects and transforms the space around it, turning the world upside down – and a series of carved marble sculptures created in 2001 – 2003 which will be displayed across the grounds. A number of works will also be shown inside the house, including a series of dramatic sandstone sculptures which will be presented in the gallery spaces.
Lord Cholmondeley, owner of Houghton, said: “Anish Kapoor is a magician. His elegant reflective pieces throw back the world in mysterious ways. We are proud to have the opportunity to present an important group of Anish Kapoor’s work at Houghton, and are delighted to be able to welcome visitors once again.”
Anish Kapoor at Houghton Hall will be on view until 1 November. All tickets must be pre-booked online at www.houghtonhall.com.
Image: Anish Kapoor, Sky Mirror (2018) at Houghton Hall. Photo by Pete Huggins.