Thursday, 26 February 2009

Anish Kapoor to lead Brighton Festival

The 43rd Brighton Festival erupts into the Brighton arts calendar in May and this year heralds a massive coup. Celebrated Turner Prize winning artist Anish Kapoor has been announced as Guest Artistic Director and he'll be creating 2 major new commissions for the city.

With a captivating programme of works and a series of must see events, presented in traditional and unconventional spaces across the city, you can expect some inspirational stuff in Brighton this May.

The 2 new Kapoor commissions are:

Dismemberment of Jeanne D'Arc inspired by the French martyr, which will transform Brighton's Old Municipal Market Place.

Imagined Monochrome (Massage) - an intimate experimental piece exploring colour, where participants experience a head massage and share their resulting experience of monochromatic colour.

Kapoor's much admired C-Curve, Sky Mirror, Blood Relations and 1000 names will also be brought to Brighton and serve as a starting point for the whole programme.

A real one off - we suggest you don't miss the Festival this year!


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