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Exhibition Spotlight: Anish Kapoor's 'Turning The World Upside Down' At Kensington Gardens

First Posted: 01/13/11 03:46 PM ET   Updated: 05/25/11 07:25 PM ET

WHO: Anish Kapoor

WHAT: Turning the World Upside Down

WHEN: 28 September 2010 - 13 March 2011

WHERE: Kensington Gardens
Kensington, London W2 3, United Kingdom

WHY:

The Royal Parks and the Serpentine Gallery present a major exhibition of large scale outdoor sculptures by acclaimed London-based artist Anish Kapoor in Kensington Gardens. The free exhibition will showcase a series of major recent works never before shown together in London. Constructed from highly reflective stainless steel, the giant curved mirror surfaces will create illusory distortions of the surroundings and will be visible across large distances, creating new vistas in this famous and much-loved setting. The sculptures will be sited to contrast and reflect the changing colours, foliage and weather in Kensington Gardens. Despite their monumental scale, the works appear as pure reflection of their surroundings: the sky, trees, water, wildlife and changing seasons. The distortions in the works' mirror-like surfaces call into question the viewers' relationship to both the work itself and the surrounding environment.
(From: Serpentine Gallery)

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Anish Kapoor Sky Mirror 2006 Installation view Kensington Gardens, London (28 September 2010 - 13 March 2011) © 2010 Dave Morgan
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