Paris – Exhibition of Anish Kapoor in Grand Palais


This pink womb-like structure that you can see on the photos is actually the interior of Leviatan. This monstrous sculpture was created by Anish Kapoor.

The artist that has exclusive rights to the ‘blackest black’ – the color developed by NanoSystems. According to Kapoor Vatnablack it’s the blackest material just ‘after a black hole’, as it absorbs up to 99,965% of radiation in the visible spectrum.

One is sure, color is very important to Anish Kapoor, especially pink and black. It’s a way of expression that dominated his works.

He kept the color of Leviatan a secret until the moment of installation.


The enormous creature seems to be alive and to breath with its pink lungs and has its own acoustics within the acoustics of the Grand Palais.


The pink bubbly interior of the sculpture is translucent and makes it co-exist with the space where it was placed. The metal structure of the ceiling of the Grand Palais projects shadows on the internal membrane of the monster.


It’s so vast that we can have an impression that is spreading inside the exhibition hall.


Leviatan was displayed in Grand Palais in Paris in 2011 for MONUMENTA Exhibition where world’s famous artists are invited to create their individual projects especially for this enormous space.

There was no better place for Leviatan to fit inside the walls.


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