Kapoor’s wonders down under

We’ve moved on to Cairns (pronounced cans), but before leaving Sydney, we stopped at Sydney’s Museum of Contemporary Art.  One major exhibition was by artist Anish Kapoor, known for his large installations in a variety of media.

The kids enjoyed the many mirrors and the 24-ton Memory (an enormous metal-work pictured below, with Willem for scale); I really liked My Red Homeland (a wax sculpture mountain hollowed and leveled with a rotating mechanical arm).  His early work on display included many in which he used dark pigment to create “voids,” as pigment absorbs light.  You can see one example with a rectangle in stone below.  When you look into these voids you can’t see anything – a very interesting and disorienting effect.

Here are a few images of our visit:

 

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