Auckland – West                          Mainly West of Queen Street – seen through my lens

December 22, 2012

Sky Mirror (Anish Kapoor)

Filed under: Art,Reflections,West Island — Tags: — paul @ 7:29 am
Sky Mirror (Anish Kapoor, 2006)

Sky Mirror (Anish Kapoor, 2006)

For more weekend reflections, go to James’ Weekend Reflections site.

The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia is hosting an exhibition of works by the renowned artist Anish Kapoor. We visited the museum the day before the opening, and found a gigantic stainless steel mirror (concave towards the sky, to watch the clouds go by, and to see some highrise buildings, depending on the angle of view; and convex towards the museum building). Ten metres in diameter, it is a spectacular sight.

From the MCA web page:

In this selection of key works across two floors of the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, you can encounter Kapoor’s powerful artworks up close and in-depth. Highlights include 1000 Names (1979-80), his early powdered pigment geometric sculptures; Void (1989), a large deep blue sculpture that changes from a convex to a concave form depending on your position; one of the artist’s most ambitious works, the 24-ton Memory (2008) which completely fills one of the MCA’s spacious galleries as if squeezed between the white walls; and the monumental My Red Homeland (2003), which replicates the role of the artist. In this enormous circular sculpture, a large motorised steel blade slowly cuts a course through 25 tons of red wax, endlessly dissecting and re-shaping it into new forms.

Self Portrait with MCA Sydney

Self Portrait with MCA Sydney

Sky Mirror (Anish Kapoor, 2006)

Sky Mirror (Anish Kapoor, 2006)


  1. Pretty picture ! A bit like Malyss one : have you seen she caught a reflection on a mirror in front of one of Monte Carlos Casino ? As we say in French : “Les grands esprits se rencontrent !”

    Comment by 'Tsuki — December 22, 2012 @ 10:26 am

  2. That is a very big mirror! Interesting scene.

    Comment by wilf wang — December 22, 2012 @ 11:07 am

  3. Magnifique !

    Comment by Audrey — December 23, 2012 @ 1:25 am

  4. Awesome post!
    I wish you a Merry X-mas!

    Comment by HansHB — December 23, 2012 @ 8:47 am

  5. Very cool. And a fun self-portrait!

    Comment by Stefan Jansson — December 23, 2012 @ 11:39 pm

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