Taratantara, Anish Kapoor

In the 3 month gap between demolition of the Baltic Flour Mills core innards and the construction of the new BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Arts - Anish Kapoor was invited to create an installation to promote the new gallery. A membrane sculpture was created filling the 50m long space. The stability for the surface being taken from it’s three dimensional form and supported though the end walls (filling the large openings) into the stiff exoskeleton.

The same membrane sculpture was later erected in a public square in Naples – using scaffolding as support.

Artist: Anish Kapoor, Client: Gateshead City Council, Completed: 1999

Photograph ©John Riddy, Courtesy of Lisson Gallery

Photograph ©John Riddy, Courtesy of Lisson Gallery