Livithian, a giant art structure by British artist Anish Kapoor, is unveiled in Paris’ Grand Palais ahead of an exhibition which opens next Wednesday. The 37-meter high red tinted structure aims to engulf and overwhelm.
The incredible sculpture, taughtly-stretched PVC fabric over a metal frame, is reminiscent of his work Marsyas which filled Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall nine years ago.
Kapoor said: “My ambition is to create a space within a space, responding to the great height and light of the nave of the Grand Palais.
“People will be invited to enter the artwork, to immerse themselves in its colour and it will be I hope a contemplative, poetic experience.”
Each year Monumenta invites an internationally-renowned artist to create a new artwork especially for the vast nave of the Grand Palais…