Anish Kapoor: TARATANTARA 1999

Discover BALTIC's first ever exhibition: 'Tarantantara' by Anish Kapoor

By BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art

BALTIC. Shell of the building (1999/1999) by BALTIC Centre for Contemporary ArtBALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art

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, Anish Kapoor, 1999-07-07/1999-09-01, From the collection of: BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art
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TARATANTARA, Anish Kapoor, 1999-07-07/1999-09-01, From the collection of: BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art
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TARATANTARA (1999/1999) by Anish KapoorBALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art

TARATANTARA (1999-07-07/1999-09-01) by Anish KapoorBALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art

TARATANTARA: Installation

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.

TARATANTARA, Anish Kapoor, 1999-07-07/1999-09-01, From the collection of: BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art
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TARATANTARA, Anish Kapoor, 1999-07-07/1999-09-01, From the collection of: BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art
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TARATANTARA (1999-07-07/1999-09-01) by Anish KapoorBALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art

TARATANTARA: Materials

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, Anish Kapoor, 1999-07-07/1999-09-01, From the collection of: BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art
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TARATANTARA, Anish Kapoor, 1999-07-07/1999-09-01, From the collection of: BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art
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TARATANTARA (1999-07-07/1999-09-01) by Anish KapoorBALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art

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

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