Cultural pact leads to Anish Kapoor’s first major exhibition in India

The recent signing of a Memorandum of Understanding on cultural cooperation between the UK Government and the Government of the Republic of India makes way for new levels of cultural collaboration.  The heads of major cultural institutions of the UK and those of India met on a scale unprecedented since Independence.  Both countries have already pledged to work together on a fantastic array of cultural activity over the coming years.

One such anticipated project is a major exhibition in India of work by artist Anish Kapor who was born in Bombay, but lives in the United Kingdom.  It will be an ambitious collection of Kapoor’s work featuring a selection of sculptures and installations spanning the breadth of his career, from early pigment-based works of the 1980’s, to his most recent wax installations.  The idea for this exhibition has reportedly been in the works for more than 10 years, finally coming to fruition with this renewed commitment to cultural exchange.  Kapoor received the Turner Prize in 1991, became a member of the Royal Academy, and is arguably on of the most successful contemporary sculptor in the world.

“Marsyas”, 2002, Tate Modern, London

"Cloud Gate", Millennium Park, Chicago