TARATANTARA: Filling the Void
In the summer of 1999 during the conversion of the old Baltic Flour Mills into BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, there was a pause in the building works, affording the opportunity to enter the massive void inside the hollowed building.
TARATANTARA (1999/1999) by Anish KapoorBALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art
For this interlude Anish Kapoor was commissioned to make a site- specific art work, using the building as part of the structure, to create a symbiosis of architecture and art.
His work was a double trumpet-shaped membrane of deep red, semi-translucent PVC, stretching the entire length of the building, over 50 meters long and more than 25 meters high at both ends.
TARATANTARA: The beginnings of BALTIC
Kapoor’s installation was titled TARATANTARA, it was open to the public from Wednesday 7 July until Wednesday 1 September 1999. This was the first ever artwork inside BALTIC and it marked a definite division between the past and the future, starting the creative life of the building which opened as BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art in July 2002.
TARATANTARA (1999-07-07/1999-09-01) by Anish KapoorBALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art