Anish Kapoor

This summer a handful of my friends have made their way to Chicago. A variety of reasons took them to the windy city, but one thing is for sure, “the bean” (officially named Cloud Gate) in Millennium Park was a must see. I haven’t been to Chicago since I was in the 4th grade, but this public art that is oh-so photogenic, moves Chicago up on my priority list of places to go. {photo above by the lovely Bridget Cavaiola from her trip this summer}

The sculpture became even more meaningful this weekend when I was up in Boston and saw a fabulous exhibit at the ICA (see yesterday’s post) on the sculptor, Anish Kapoor. Being in the exhibit, buzzing with families, felt a bit like being in a sophisticated fun-house surrounded by optical illusions. More than once I found myself looking at a piece, thinking I knew what I was looking at, only to have an “ah ha!” moment a few minutes later – nothing is what it seems at first glance. As a viewer we were visually forced to interact with each piece. And inside each piece part of Kapoor’s work there’s a rich cultural identity tied to his early life in Bombay.

You can check out many of his pieces on the ICA’s slideshow, but sadly the images don’t do any of the work justice. The exhibit is only on view until the 7th, but if you ever have the chance to see his work on display, it’s definitely worth the experience. . . or perhaps a trip to Chicago.

1 Comment

  • Wow!
    Haven’t been to your site in awhile and you have been one busy woman! Always a pleasure to read about your travels, work, etc. You’re an inspiration!
    I’m back in Seoul, getting busy with this book and other developments. You would love the cafe that I’m sitting in right now, so chic!

    Ciao Bella!
    This Time in Seoul

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