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Anish Kapoor Exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art

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Anish Kapoor is an innovative sculptor whose work pushes individuals to question their perceptions and their visual interpretation of the world around them as his work utilises physics principles to present a different version of reality to what we have come to expect.

My Red Homeland. Image from MCA website

The exhibition currently on at the MCA includes some of Kapoor's most recognisable and incredible works spanning two floors of the museum and using all the space to its advantage.

Kapoor utilises a variety of materials and each is employed to great effect and pushed to limits that we are unfamiliar with in daily life. Mirrors are bent and warped to reflect a world we do not usually see, darkness challenges our eyes' ability to perceive shapes and the colour of fibreglass creates a dream-like world.

One of the most incredible pieces is the installation is My Red Homeland, which features a constantly-moving motorised blade pushing away thick layers of red wax. The slow process of the wax being pushed and sculpted before the visitor's eyes is unusual as it is like witnessing art create art.

Kapoor is not content with simply replicating the world around him and instead chooses to challenge his audience to see the world in a different way, and not to assume that things are what they seem. This exhibition is excellent, and whilst not free to the public it is well worth the charge of admission to see some of the most innovative and unusual sculptures being created today.
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When: Until 1 April 2013
Where: Museum of Contemporary Art
Cost: $20 General Admission, $15 Concession, $50 Family
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