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Time: 16:21 23 May 2011

Anish Kapoor exhibition continues

16th October 2012

A major new exhibition by Anish Kapoor is on in London for a few more weeks.

The Lisson Gallery has been hosting the event as part of its 30th anniversary celebrations since October 10th and the show will close on November 10th. So anyone staying in central London hotels that want to see the latest work from Kapoor needs to act quickly.

Born in India, the Turner-prize winning artist is a key figure in the art world and his sculptures have been on display across the world including the Turbine Hall at the Tate Modern.

The exhibition features new works by the sculptor that he has produced over the past 12 months and includes pieces in new mediums, such as concrete, for Kapoor and has proved popular with visitors.

Italian art critic Germano Celant recently described Kapoor's early work as representing a "dialogue between spirit and matter, above and below, masculine and feminine... the duality in which the energy of transformation and evolution lies".

Kapoor also co-designed the ArcelorMittal Orbit which is the UK's largest sculpture and central to the London 2012 Olympic Village. Its unveiling certainly divided opinion and the artist admits it may not be to everyone's taste.

The artist told the Daily Telegraph: "We wanted to see if it was possible to make a truly 21st-century object, a kind of deconstruction of a tower. And I was amazed that they wanted to build it, frankly. Because it's pretty obvious from the start that this is an odd object."

The Lisson Gallery is in the centre of Westminster and is close to Edgware Road and Baker Street London underground stations and is well placed for those based in central London.


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