'Sectional Body preparing for Monadic Singularity', a monumental artwork by British contemporary artist, of Indian origin, Anish Kapoor, was displayed in the gardens of the Chateau de Versailles, in Versailles as part of 'Kapoor Versailles', an exhibition of Kapoor's work.
For Kapoor, a work of art doesn’t exist alone but through its viewer. The visitors at Versailles were witness to the dualities of the artist’s work: heaven and earth, visible and invisible, inside and outside, shadow and light. This universe can be read through experience and imagination.
Kapoor’s ‘Sectional Body preparing for Monadic Singularity’ invites exploration of the labyrinthine form of Le Nôtre’s gardens and the “trouble about rationality and perception,” as Kapoor suggested.
The originality of this exhibition, what made it unique, even to those who have long been familiar with Kapoor’s work around the world, is that in Versailles his vision met an imagination, set in stone, by history.
Artist | Anish Kapoor, London, UK
Location | Château de Versailles, France
Technical info | Inflatable PVC
Picture credits | Fabrice Seixas, Silvia Neri