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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.”