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Anish Kapoor

Gagosian Gallery, Hong Kong, Sep 12 – Nov 5, 2016 By Ellen Oredsson Anish Kapoor’s recent solo exhibition at the Gagosian, his first in Hong Kong, serves as both an introduction to his oeuvre and a subversion of it. The exhibition guides us through works from the past decade, starting with Kapoor’s iconic mirrored surfaces and moving into new, ongoing explorations of sculpture and sensory experiences. Entering the gallery, Mirror (Black) (2014) hits the viewer with the sheer force of its materiality. In this first section, reflective surfaces highlight the interaction between subject and object, with Mirror’s dark, concave facade destabilising perspective. Similarly, Vertigo (2006), a large mirrored wave, dominates the gallery with its warped convex/concave structure, reflecting distorted images back at the viewer. More unassuming is Right Angle Triangle Twist (2016), a smaller work that takes the warped mirror of Vertigo and keeps twisting it, confronting the viewer’s sense of space and reality. The exhibition’s second section illustrates a new direction in Kapoor’s art, with heavy slabs of stone lying on the floor. Compared to Kapoor’s immaculate mirrored surfaces, they are imperfect: corners …