Conversations in the Archive: Anish Kapoor (1998)


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Artist Anish Kapoor and Martin Caiger-Smith, former Head of Exhibitions at Hayward Gallery, discuss Kapoor’s solo exhibition at the gallery in 1998. This exhibition was the artist’s first major solo show in a UK public institution. Taking over the entire gallery, it featured over 20 large-scale sculptural works, among them a number of site-specific sculptures that responded to the architecture of the Hayward Gallery.

Conversations in the Archive: Anish Kapoor (1998)


...all these works were playing with the idea of the status of the object
Anish Kapoor

This video is part of Conversations in the Archive, a series of five films exploring seminal exhibitions from Hayward Gallery’s history. In each film, artists and curators involved in the exhibition are captured in conversation, with archival material acting as a prompt for reflection and recollection.

Commissioned by Hayward Gallery for its 50th anniversary with Art Fund support.


Hayward Gallery at 50: Uncovering the Archive

Working in partnership with Google Arts & Culture, Hayward Gallery has digitised archival material from 50 landmark exhibitions that have taken place at the gallery over the past 50 years.

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