Video of the Day: Anish Kapoor Shoots Himself into a Corner


Anish Kapoor, he of The Bean in Chicago and the sky mirror at Rockefeller Center, has an eponymous show opening at the Royal Academy of Arts in London on September 26, and he’s launching it with a literal bang. His piece “Shooting Into the Corner,” featured in the exhibition, is a cannon shooting red wax projectiles at regular intervals into, yes, a corner of the gallery space. The wax will build up over the course of the exhibition — on display until December 11 — creating a one-off sculpture. A Turner Prize winner in 1991, Kapoor’s large-scale public installations have garnered the most attention in his decades-long career, though we’d hazard to guess that firing pigments from a cannon into a gallery will come in close second.