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Leviathan by Anish Kapoor

Leviathan by Anish Kapoor


Make no mistake, I’m telling you to go to Paris just to see one piece of art. It’s one heck of a piece, though. Both in size and effect. Famed Indian sculptor Anish Kapoor has filled the Grand Palais with a gigantic bubble-ish object meant “to create an aesthetic and physical shock, an experience of colour that is simultaneously poetic, thoughtful and formidable”. It’s called Leviathan, which represented a monster in mythology and the state in Hobbes’ philosophy – to me it’s quite simply the most impressive piece of art I’ve ever encountered. Leviathan is exhibited until June 23, so hurry up or regret. I’m serious.

Published in Weekly Filet #21