Paris – Exhibition of Anish Kapoor in Grand Palais


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

The artist 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 the artist, 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 breathing with its pink lungs and possesses its own acoustics within the acoustics of the Grand Palais.


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


It’s so vast that creates an impression of spreading inside the exhibition hall.


Leviatan was displayed in Grand Palais in Paris in 2011 for MONUMENTA Exhibition where the 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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