Anish Kapoor is a world-famous sculptor specializing in installation art. His gigantic sculptures are to be found in public spaces in cities around the world. Inspiring some of his recent work was his reading of Chris Knight’s 1991 book, ‘Blood Relations: menstruation and the origins of culture’. Many of his sculptures and paintings seem to recall the bleeding, suffering and repressed cosmic potency of the female body. Building on some of our conversations, this talk will explore the anthropological roots and revolutionary implications of Kapoor’s work.
Daryll Forde Seminar Room, Anthropology Building, 14 Taviton St, off Gordon Sq., London WC1H 0BW. Tube: Euston Square