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REVIEW

  • Zoltan Alexander

nº53 / ANISH KAPOOR / HOUGHTON HALL / NORFOLK

A unique outdoor installation by one of Britain’s most eminent sculptors, Royal Academician Anish Kapoor at Houghton Hall, King’s Lynn, Norfolk.



Review by Zoltan Alexander





HAVE I LOST MY MARBLES?

Anish Kapoor at Houghton Hall




Anish Kapoor at Houghton Hall 2020 / © video by Zoltan Alexander ZOLTAN+MEDIA



Going to Houghton Hall is always an emotional and thrilling experience. It is a discovery even when one knows the artist well. Following the annual art programme Houghton Arts Foundation (HAF) continues its tradition with a large-scale exhibition of outdoor sculptures by one of the most celebrated and influential British artists of our time, Anish Kapoor.


The exhibition was originally scheduled to open in March 2020 but was postponed due to the outbreak of the pandemic. Despite current circumstances, Houghton Hall was able to open its doors on 12 July for the second part of the season until 1 November unlike many art galleries and museums, which remained closed.




Anish Kapoor / Photo © Courtesy of Matthew Childs / REUTERS


In 2019, Anish Kapoor was chosen to launch the new gallery space at Pitzhanger Manor of Sir John Soanes with his cryptic, large-scale works, and in 2020, he followed a number of site-specific commissions and the footsteps of artists exhibited at Houghton Hall in previous years: James Turrell (2015), Richard Long (2017), Damien Hirst (2018) and Henry Moore (2019).