As a new departure, Brighton Festival has invited Anish Kapoor to curate some of his own work. A chance to place around the city some of his earlier sculptures and to produce new pieces. Good opportunity for Anish to see how some of his larger works look in different contexts. Brighton as a full scale ongoing canvas. Brighton as a vibrant, busy bee city in delicious spring sunshine with gigantic sculptures knocking around. Feels special.
Location of C-Curve. Click on this picture for the Chattri website
Pavilion Gardens, Brighton
Behind the singer, her accompanist and the kids playing football but in front of the Royal Pavilion is the Sky Mirror
Entrance to Fabrica, a deconsecrated church now a gallery on Ship Street, click on the image for more information.
The Old Market, Circus St, Brighton
entrance on Circus Street for The Dismemberment of Jeanne D'Arc
When everyone has gone home. Sculptures resting. May Bank Holiday
After hours in Fabrica
For the past three weeks me and David have been taking it turns to watch over the Anish sculptures, both to help Fabrica and to earn a little bit of needy cash. Sitting around for hours minding a pile of pigmant gives you some unlikely insights, it is, I suppose, a privileged position though at times it can feel otherwise.
We also noticed that there isn't a clear guide to all the Anish Kapoor sculptures in the Brighton Festival. As a good way of filling the long night time hours we thought we'd write a blog version ourselves.
Jonathan Swain and David Parfitt
We are both artists who use a lush variety of mediums, methods and materials. Jonathan has an exhibition, 'Talking Table' at the FUSEBOX, 75a Upper Gloucester Rd, Brighton from the 27th until the 31st of May. www.fuseboxbn1.co.uk David has been working on the development of Chesworth Arts Farm, a free space for production in Horsham. www.artsagri.com