Saptarshi Ray talked to Anish Kapoor at his London studio. Excerpts:
What prompted the idea for this exhibition? And is it on the scale you wished for?
I’ve always had this scale of exhibition in mind in India, which is fairly generous, let’s say. The problem is, sculpture by nature is of a certain scale, you can’t miniaturise it or break it up...so it’s been a long attempt to find the right space. And then of course there is the logistics of moving certain things, many of the pieces are of a certain size and that just takes awhile, which takes commitments—both financial and logistical. This is why we’ve had to assemble this team together in order to be able to do this—the Indian government, the British Council, the Lisson Gallery, Luis Vuitton and so on.