Anish Kapoor presents at the MUAC

In Architecture & Design by Isabella Moreno

The MUAC is within the “University City” inside the UNAM in Mexico City. If you are visiting the city, going to the cultural center of the UNAM is a must. It is composed of a theater, concerts, museums and of course, the University Museum of Contemporary Art. The MUAC has a very wide and special collection of contemporary art and is the work of the Mexican Architect Teodoro Gonzales de Leon. Above all it is a space to connect with visitors from all over the world, students and intellectuals of the country. The art curator is Cuauhtémoc Medina.

Anish Kapoor was born in India in 1954 and is one of the most important contemporary artists recognized all over the world. The first exhibition of this artist in Mexico is currently at the MUAC. It was curated by Catherine Lampert and consists of 22 pieces of sculpture and installation art.

The work of Anish Kapoor speaks about the complex relationships between sensation and thought and constantly discusses the relationship between the eastern and western world. It talks about the creative act that derives from the aesthetic experience in the production of his work. Each piece describes and reveals the paradox of the being, which appeals to the real world but is not limited by reality of the object or in this case of the same sculptures. The raw materials are the same that are operating as proportion, density, scale and equivalence and this is the reality of his own work and dialogue.

The exhibit is called Archeology: Biology and is a tour through the works completed by the artist between the years 1980 and 2016. It is a study of intellectual and physical matter and the shape that occupies the space, and the union of real, symbolic and imaginary. This is an exhibition eagerly awaited by Mexicans and above all, an exhibition that reinforces the important place that Mexico occupies in the intellectual and artistic world at the global level.

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