Hayward Gallery, 30 April – 14 June 1998
This exhibition was the first major showing of Anish Kapoor’s work in a public gallery. It featured over 20 large-scale works made since the 1990s, among them In the Beginning (1997) and When I am Pregnant (1992), as well as a number of new site-specific works that responded to the unusual architecture of the Hayward Gallery.
Rather than following a chronological order, the works in this exhibition unfolded as a sequence of discrete experiences. In the first gallery, visitors encountered My Body Your Body (1993), Iris (1998) and Suck (1998). ‘Together’, argued Hayward Gallery’s Martin Caiger-Smith, these three works 'evoke a sense of the presence of the body, and the entire space itself as a body.’ Turning the World Upside Down III (1996) was exhibited on one of the sculpture terraces.