Visionary artist and technological architect Anish Kapoor London-based artist has presented his ectoplasmatic installation Ascension in the Basilica of San Giorgio. Basilica di San Giorgio, an ancient church ( XVI century) set apart on its own island, emphasises the “immaterial becoming object”, according to the artist
“In my work, what is and what seems to be often become blurred,” said Kapoor. “In Ascension, for example, what interests me is the idea of immateriality becoming an object, which is exactly what happens in Ascension: the smoke becomes a column. Also present in this work is the idea of Moses following a column of smoke, a column of light, in the desert.”
The Biennale’s website calls the work a “clear example of that branch of contemporary art research which does not want just to surprise, but that wants to offer the start for reflections on actual and delicate issues.”
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