Unveiled 2008

by Anish Kapoor


S-Curve can neither be touched nor be closely inspected. It is placed on an island, constructed specifically for the sculpture, in the river behind the old wood pulp mill. The sculpture is a nearly 10-meter long mirror with contours that match the title. The elegant steel construction’s meandering curves constitute a reverse ”S”.

At first, the sculpture appears to not be present as something material, it is visible only by virtue of reflecting light and the landscape around it. The mirror surface twists and turns the reflections of shrubs and trees, it enlarges and decreases and challenges our perception of ambient perspectives. Kapoor’s artwork is thus primarily an image, but also a sculpture and an architectural form. Above all, however, it is an experience that is constantly changing in harmony with the nature that surrounds it.