TAG Art Museum's inaugural exhibition features work by Richard Deacon, Anish Kapoor and Liu Xiaodong
12 August 2021
Works by Richard Deacon, Anish Kapoor and Liu Xiaodong care currently on view as part of the inaugural exhibition at the TAG Art Museum in Qingdao, China, from 12 August 2021 to 6 January 2022. 'Beyond', a group exhibition featuring 14 Chinese and international artists, explores how artists push the boundaries and seek new languages in times of uncertainty.
Three stainless steel sculptures from Kapoor’s Non-Object series are exhibited. These works cause a distortion of their reflected image and deconstruct viewers' silhouettes, transforming them into abstract shapes. The beholder not only sees themself upside-down, but also a shift in their surroundings. The eye slides off the surfaces and turns inwards – towards emotions and an exploration of incomprehensible dimensions, such as the idea of ‘infinity’. Kapoor sees his work as being engaged with deep-rooted metaphysical polarities; presence and absence, being and non-being, place and non-place and the solid and the intangible.
Founded in 2019, TAG Art Museum is located at the south bank of Tangdao Bay, West Coast New District, Qingdao, inside the international comprehensive art community The Artists' Garden. The non-profit museum is designed by French architect Jean Nouvel along with French landscape architect Gilles Clément.
Image: Anish Kapoor, Non-Object (Triangle Twist), 2014