The Anish Kapoor show is the last two days on display in Martin-Gropius Bau in Berlin. Today there were so many in the museum, so that one can see that people in Berlin are quite interested in contemporary art and culture in general. Some come to Berlin just for a weekend so that not only museums are full these two days. Wax bricks were periodically falling in the main atrium hall at the entrance of the exhibition. The red sun resembling one of Eliasson was greeting the visitors. The hall was full with wax collected on the floor during the exhibition. There were also pools of blood underneath the wax probably because it’s quite warm in the museum and the pigment has melted.
Each time the red brick was coming to the edge of the “escalator” people gathered at the barrier. One should admit, that guards work quite well there and I was asked to take the camera away quite a few times. So some art pieces demonstrated there will remain in secret for my readers.
What did I want to say? Just lost my thought. Anyway I have many thoughts. So I asked myself, do people know what they will see in the exhibition or they come because it’s a well-know artist, or because the place has a good name or because they are excited to see the pieces in original? That’s interesting, how some exhibitions attract many visitors and some no. It’s almost the same question though what makes an art to be a good art, but still not the same as you may not like it at all but still be curious to see it. As it was said in the brochure: “Anish Kapoor is fascinated by red color” which seems to be true. And use tomorrow to see the show.
I went to the exhibition with a friend of mine who said he was going to the same school as Anish Kapoor. Probably, his name will be as well-known as Anish Kapoor in a couple of years.