Anish Kapoor's first solo show in Russia as part of special program of the 6th Moscow Biennale

Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Anish Kapoor's first solo show in Russia as part of special program of the 6th Moscow Biennale

Yesterday, the Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center in Moscow held a series of private opening celebrations for My Red Homeland, the first solo exhibition of the work of Anish Kapoor ever to be presented in Russia. The exhibition, supported by Lisson Gallery, London, opens to the public today within the Special Program of the 6th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art and will remain on view until January 17, 2016.

Anish Kapoor's first solo show in Russia as part of special program of the 6th Moscow Biennale

Yesterday, the Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center in Moscow held a series of private opening celebrations for My Red Homeland, the first solo exhibition of the work of Anish Kapoor ever to be presented in Russia. The exhibition, supported by Lisson Gallery, London, opens to the public today within the Special Program of the 6th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art and will remain on view until January 17, 2016 

Anish Kapoor, Alexander Boroda, Director of the Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center and President of the Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia (FJCR), Victor Vekselberg, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, and Maria Nasimova, Chief Curator, were joined by guests for the exhibition's private preview at the museum of My Red Homeland, which included 4 works from distinct areas of Kapoor's sculptural language.

Anish Kapoor is one of the most influential artists in the world and has changed the perception of contemporary sculpture. Born in Bombay, India, Kapoor has lived and worked in London since the 1970s. In 1990, he represented Great Britain at the Venice Biennale where he was awarded the Premio Duemila and in 1991 he won the prestigious Turner Prize. In 2009, Anish Kapoor was the first contemporary artist to have an exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts, London.

The Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center was opened in 2012 in the building of the Bakhmetevsky Bus Garage, the monument of Constructivism designed by Konstantin Melnikov and Vladimir Shukhov in 1926. In under a century, the architectural masterpiece of the Russian Avant-Garde became the venue for the most high-tech museum in Russia. Meeting the requirements of the modern culture and society, the Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center represents a cultural and educational complex with its permanent exposition; here the exhibition, research, educational, children’s Avant-Garde and Tolerance centers function as well. The permanent exposition presents the history of Russia starting from the period of Catherine II the Great down to our days through the examples of the culture and everyday life of the Jewish people. 

My Red Homeland, 2003. Wax and oil-based paint, steel arm and motor. Diameter: 12 m. Photo: Nic Tenwiggenhorn ©Anish Kapoor, 2015.

In front: S-Curve, 2006. Stainless steel. 216.5 x 975.4 x 121.9 cm. Photo: Joshua White ©Anish Kapoor, 2015. At the back: My Red Homeland, 2003. Wax and oil-based paint, steel arm and motor. Diameter: 12 m. Photo: Nic Tenwiggenhorn ©Anish Kapoor, 2015. 

S-Curve, 2006. Stainless steel. 216.5 x 975.4 x 121.9 cm. Photo: Joshua White ©Anish Kapoor, 2015

Shelter, 2007. Fibreglass and paint. 300 x 300 x 150 cm. Photo: Dave Morgan ©Anish Kapoor, 2015

My Body Your Body, 1993. Fibreglass and pigment. Dimensions variable. Photo: Dave Morgan. ©Anish Kapoor, 2015

More information is here: http://www.jewish-museum.ru/en/

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