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Anish Kapoor

Catalogue relating to an exhibition, 1990
Published by: The British Council
Year published: 1990
Number of pages: 79
ISBN: 0 86355 098 3

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Anish Kapoor represented Britain at the XLIV Venice Biennale, in the British Pavilion. The exhibition’s dates as given in the catalogue were May - September 1990. From the catalogue, “This is the second time in succession that we have chosen to present the work of a young sculptor at the British Pavilion in Venice. it is also the second time that Anish Kapoor has exhibited at the Biennale, after his striking debut at the 1982 Aperto in the company of other artists to whose work the “New British Sculpture” has been loosely applied.”

Substantial, large and heavy catalogue - with large colour plates throughout - that reflected something of Kapoor’s standing as a British artist of major importance, whose practice had been well recognised over the preceding years, and as an artist for whom further honours lay ahead. The type of heavyweight paper used in the cover of the publication, and the weight of paper used  throughout, managed to echo the organic composition, the sensibilities and the aesthetics of Kapoor’s sculpture itself. Furthermore, the large typesize used throughout the publication, and the spacing of the text, transformed the catalogue into a particularly accessible and readable publication.

Though it was not referenced in this catalogue, Kapoor was the first non British born artist to represent Britain. He had been born in Bombay, India in 1954.

Catalogue contents as follows:

5. Contents page

7. Foreword, by Henry Meyric Hughes, British Commissioner and Director, Visual Arts Department, The British Council; Brett Rogers, British Deputy Commissioner, Visual Arts Department, The British Council; and Malcolm Hardy, British Deputy Commissioner and Deputy Representative/Arts Officer, The British Council, Italy

11. The Darkness Inside a Stone, Thomas McEvilley - major catalogue essay

38. Footnotes

43. Mostly Hidden: An Interview With Marjorie Allthorpe-Guyton

53. Plates

65. List of Plates

69. Biography and Bibliography

79. Credits

Related people + view all 6

»  Anish Kapoor CBE RA

Born, 1954 in Bombay, India

»  Thomas McEvilley

Born, 1939 in Cincinnati, Ohio USA. Died, 2013

»  Henry Meyric Hughes

Born, 1942

Related exhibitions

Related venues

»  The British Pavilion, Venice

Venice, Italy