Anish Kapoor: Orbit Tower >< Tower of Babel

[KAIROS RIGHTUP] = [KAIROS LEFTDOWN]

[KAIROS LEFTUP] >< [KAIROS RIGHTUP]?

[LEFTUP KAIROS]: Orbit tower by Anish Kapoor and Cecil Balmond: perspective

[KAIROS LEFTDOWN]: drawing of Monument to the Third International Vladimir Tatlin

[KAIROS RIGHTUP] = Embedding of the Tatlin tower into a real landscape  in St-Petersburg, as shown on the video “London 2012 Olympics: first view from the ArcelorMittal Orbit tower – video” on http://www.guardian.co.uk

[KAIROS RIGHTDOWN]: Oil painting by Tobias Verhaecht (1561-1631)

Link between the 3 towers as suggested by the authors Anish Kapoor and Cecil Balmond in the interview with Jonahtan Jones on www.guardian.co.uk

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One thought on “Anish Kapoor: Orbit Tower >< Tower of Babel

  1. Graeme

    It’s a pity Tatlins’ tower never got built! So sublime for it’s time! Kapoor’s tower seems to me a rip off patisch of Tatlin’s Third International monument and the Eiffel tower combined as a uterine form that inverts the orders. A kind of testicular binary of opposites….

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