Perspectives: S-Curve by Anish Kapoor

November 22, 2008 – February 28, 2010

Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
1050 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC

Pavilion, Street Level Floor Plan

As part of the Perspectives series of contemporary Asian art, on view is S-Curve (2006) by internationally-renowned sculptor Anish Kapoor. Consisting of two 16-foot lengths of polished steel that are gently curved to create a continuous convex and concave curve, the work recalls the exploration of form most famously embodied in Cloud Gate, in Chicago's Millennium Park. At a height of 7 feet and with highly reflective surfaces, S-Curve engages the viewer in a powerful physical experience. Known for his sublime approach to pure form, space, and materials since the early 1980s, Kapoor continues to examine spatial perception and the immateriality of the object in this work.