Anish Kapoor - Dismemberment - Gibbs Farm, New Zealand
Gibbs Farm sculpture park is home to a series of major site specific artworks commissioned from some of the world’s most significant artists.
Composed of a vast PVC membrane stretched between the two giant steel ellipses, Kapoor’s work is architectural, and yet it also has a fleshy quality which the artist describes as being “rather like a flayed skin”.
Kapoor has commented, “I want to make body into sky”. At the farm he achieves this. Here, the artist had to devise a form that was both freestanding and capable of surviving a constant arm-wrestle with the sky and the mercurial weather conditions.