Anish Kapoor

Sculptor Anish Kapoor's Berlin show

Anish Kapoor's Symphony for a Beloved Sun is part of his "Kapoor in Berlin". Photo: EPA

Sitting in a Berlin gallery with a cup of tea, Anish Kapoor is clearly at home in a city that is currently staging one of his largest-ever shows.

Sunday, 2 June, 2013, 4:48pm

Inspired thinking

In the world of design, two beliefs frustrate Cecil Balmond more than anything. 'The assumption that space is empty and can be subdivided and gridded,' he says. 'And the assumption that straightness is efficient and essential.' For a man who has spent most of his career rethinking, reshaping and revolutionising his field, those aren't surprising.

1 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Who said it?

St Paul's [Cathedral] was hated when it was begun. Everyone wanted a spire

Artist Anish Kapoor, who designed the controversial tower next to London's Olympic Stadium

Nothing's been decided and it's the last game of the season, which is ... agony for both clubs

13 May 2012 - 12:00am

Orbit to provide best seat in the house

While many of the facilities at the London Olympic Park will disappear, the ArcelorMittal Orbit will probably stand out as an abiding memory.

Standing at 115 metres tall and located between the Olympic Stadium and the Aquatics Centre, the towering steel sculpture represents an advance in architecture by combining arts and structural engineering,

16 Oct 2011 - 12:00am



The Venice Biennale, one of the most influential and respected contemporary art events in the world, opened this weekend. What's wowing crowds in the American pavilion is a huge tank (pictured), flipped upside down, by American artists Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla. The Venice Biennale runs until November 27.


5 Jun 2011 - 12:00am