Anish Kapoor - Japanese Mirrors

SCAI The Bathhouse

poster for Anish Kapoor - Japanese Mirrors

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This exhibition will feature works created using the traditional Japanese material of lacquer. Active internationally and currently residing in London, Anish Kapoor has been producing works in Japan since 2000, making full use of the distinctive characteristics of lacquer.
These works, with their deep mirror-like surfaces, have been created through the application of several dozen layers of lacquer. Their polished finish reflects a high level of perfection attained through painstaking handwork. At the same time, they seem to breathe organically, as if made entirely of natural materials. In addition to the plate-shaped works he has produced up to now, the exhibition will also present Kapoor's new siphon-shaped and elliptical works.
Reflecting the surrounding exhibition space and viewers to the accompaniment of reverberating sounds, these mirror-like works create a profoundly stimulating visual and aural experience.



From 2005-11-18 To 2005-12-22


Anish Kapoor



Ikuko Kohno tablog review


直径約120cmの漆の器が壁にかかっている。器というより、放物線を描く鏡(Parabolic mirror)だ。黒、紺、浅葱、紫、草の色で、ひとつづつ鏡が作られている。そのなかに、鑑賞者もろとも展示空間が映り込む。

Ikuko Kohno tablog review


晴れた日を選んでいらっしゃるのが理想的ですね。日暮里駅から谷中墓地を抜けてゆくと、SCAI THE BATHHOUSEに到着するまで、さまざまな風景に出会えます。もう紅葉はだいぶ落ちてしまいましたが、真冬へ向かう外気の厳しさに、低層から拓けた空の広さに、枯れ枝の走りが描く見事な紋様に、あるいは一本の並木道を違うスピードで行き交う人々に───絆されたり、目を奪われているうち、あっというまにSCAIの入り口の暖簾に着いてしまいます。

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