Unveiled 2008

by Anish Kapoor

Sculpture, mirror

S-Curve by Anish Kapoor. Photo: Kistefos.


  • Unveiled 2008
  • Materials Polished stainless steel
  • Dimensions 216.5 × 975.4 × 121.9 cm
  • Artist Anish Kapoor
  • Where Show on map

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 sculptural and an architectural form. Above all, however, it is an experience that is constantly changing in harmony with the nature that surrounds it.

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The S-Curve is located on an artificial island in the Randelva. Photo: Haakenstad.

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The S-Curve reflects the surroundings and therefore changes its look according to the season and the weather. Photo: Vegard Kleven.