Wax and mirrors: Anish Kapoor opens show in Berlin
General view inside the main hall of the Martin-Gropius-Bau museum with the art work ' Symphony For A Beloved Sun' by Indian Artist Anish Kapoor in Berlin , Friday, May 17, 2013. The exhibition 'Kapoor In Berlin' will run from May 18, until Nov. 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
BERLIN (AP) — Conveyor belts hum quietly, towering over piles of dark red wax. A giant mauve object that looks like a deflating balloon sprawls and sags its way across three rooms. A dark pigment circle creates the illusion of a black hole opening up in the floor. And there are lots of mirrors: convex, concave, twisting and a painted "blood mirror."
A man performs the art work 'Shooting Into The Corner' by Indian Artist Anish Kapoor in the exhibition 'Kapoor In Berlin' at the Martin-Gropius-Bau museum in Berlin, Friday, May 17, 2013. The exhibition will run from May 18, until Nov. 24, 2013. (Markus Schreiber)
British-based artist Anish Kapoor on Friday presented his world of impressions, illusions and color in Berlin, where he has created a show for the city's Martin-Gropius-Bau museum that combines works of art dating back as far as 1988 with new pieces.
The art work 'The Death Of Leviathan' by Indian Artist Anish Kapoor is displayed at the exhibition 'Kapoor In Berlin' in the Martin-Gropius-Bau museum in Berlin, Friday, May 17, 2013. The exhibition will run from May 18, until Nov. 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
Kapoor has filled a floor of the 19th-century building with some 70 works grand and small. At the center, dominating its glass-topped atrium, stands the new "Symphony for a Beloved Sun," in which four conveyor belts protrude from the floor and walls, dumping red wax on the floor in front of a huge red disk.