Dutch city receives sculpture of Anish Kapoor

Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Dutch city receives sculpture of Anish Kapoor

This September, the Dutch contemporary art institution, Museum De Pont, will be given a sculpture by Anish Kapoor in celebration of the museum’s 25th anniversary. The gift is a joint project with the City of Tilburg, local companies and individuals, Brabant C, Museum De Pont and the artist. Tilburg will be the first Dutch city to house a Kapoor sculpture in a public space.

Dutch city receives sculpture of Anish Kapoor

This September, the Dutch contemporary art institution, Museum De Pont, will be given a sculpture by Anish Kapoor in celebration of the museum’s 25th anniversary (the sculpture is not yet disclosed). The gift is a joint project with the City of Tilburg, local companies and individuals, Brabant C, Museum De Pont and the artist. Tilburg will be the first Dutch city to house a Kapoor sculpture in a public space. 

This year, Museum De Pont celebrates its 25th anniversary. To mark this occasion, and in recognition of Kapoor's longstanding relationship with the museum, the British artist will create a six-meter-high sculpture made from stainless steel, which will be placed in the public space in front of the museum. In conjunction with the unveiling of the new sculpture, on Saturday 16 September, Museum De Pont will present ReView, a group exhibition celebrating the artists in the museum’s collection. 

Kapoor says of the museum, "De Pont has allowed me, over many years, to show my practice as it really is. For an artist, it is not just a question of making a display of the work, great museums allow artists to use their work to explore new ideas. De Pont maintains a balance between the experimental private world of the artist and the public world of exhibitions." 
Kapoor’s contribution is made possible thanks to a joint gift from the City of Tilburg, with support from local companies and individuals, as well as Brabant C, to highlight and acknowledge Museum De Pont’s achievements for local, national and international art lovers.

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