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MONDAY 11 April 2022






LitoScape is a generative electroacoustic sound experience that invites the viewer to enter the vertical and suspended space-time of craftsmanship. The various stages of the Bulla workshop's printing work generate an intricate soundscape thanks to a modular synthesis system that, starting from the materiality of the stone, creates textures, stamps and atmospheres that evolve organically over time. The composition urges you to slow down, listen actively and marvel at the creative process. The work is enriched by the use of low-frequency sound waves specifically designed to stimulate neurotransmitters such as serotonin, DHEA, endorphins and GABA that produce a state of deep relaxation and well-being.

the work

"Wounds and Absent Objects" for years was the only video made by Anish Kapoor, one of the greatest living artists, in his long career.
The work is a tribute to one of Kapoor's "heroes", the American artist Barnett Newman, an exponent of American Abstract Expressionism. A monochrome image, similar to a Barnett Newman painting, gradually changes from lighter to darker tones, one color blending into another until it becomes a dense shadow. A continuous sound, like a deep breath, a wind that comes from remote places, merges with the image and amplifies its presence and evocative power.

the artist

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Anish Kapoor was born in Bombay in 1954. In the 70s he moved to London, the city where he now lives and works. His work has been exhibited in the most important museums and institutions around the world. He has had solo exhibitions at the Parque de la Memoria, Buenos Aires (2017); MACRO Museum of Contemporary Art, Rome (2016); MUAC University Museum of Contemporary Art, Mexico City (2016); Château de Versailles, France (2015); The Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center, Moscow (2015); Sakıp Sabancı Museum, Istanbul (2013); Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin (2013); Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney (2012). He has taken part in numerous group exhibitions in contexts such as the Serpentine Gallery in London, Documenta IX in Kassel, Moderna Museet in Stockholm, the Center Georges Pompidou and the Louvre in Paris.

Many public and private collections house the artist's works, including the MoMA in New York and the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. Among the best known public commissions made by Kapoor in these years: Descension (Brooklyn Bridge Park, New York); Ark Nova (the first inflatable concert stage, touring Japan); Orbit (a permanent tower commissioned as part of the 2012 Olympic Games for Queen Elizabeth Park, London); Leviathan (Grand–Palais, Paris); Temenos (the first of the Tees Valley Giants project), Middlesbrough, UK; Marsyas (Tate Modern Turbine Hall, London), Cloud Gate (Millennium Park, Chicago), Underground with Arte Continua, medieval tower of Sant'Agostino, San Gimignano and Earth Cinema (Arte Pollino another south with Arte Continua, Basilicata). Anish Kapoor received the Premio Duemila at the Venice Biennale in 1990, the Turner Prize in 1991. He has been an honorary member of the Royal Institute of British Architecture since 2001 and in 2013 he received the honorary title of knight of the arts. In April 2022 Kapoor was the first British artist to be honored with a major exhibition at the Gallerie del'Accademia in Venice.

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