Anish Kapoor: Ascension

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  •  BY Jack Lowe

Ascension is a new site-specific artwork by Anish Kapoor, a British sculptor of Indian birth. The installation piece is currently on show at this year's Venice Bienniale and explores the transience of smoke by creating a rising column of the immaterial substance. Ascension has been displayed at other gallery spaces, but the piece seems to take on a whole new meaning within the context of the Basilica di San Giorgio.

"In my work, what is and what seems to be often become blurred. In Ascension, for example, what interests me is the idea of immateriality becoming an object, which is exactly what happens in Ascension: the smoke becomes a column. Also present in this work is the idea of moses following a column of smoke, a column of light, in the desert…"

Source: Designboom

www.anishkapoor.com

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