Serge Ferrari’s expertise is implemented through one of the six art works of Anish Kapoor which are presented in Versailles as part of the Contemporary Art exhibition. Its title is “Sectional Body preparing for Monadic Singularity” and it is set in the Bosquet de l’Etoile.
Anish Kapoor explained : “It questions the idea of Labyrinth to trouble classical geometric sense. It is an irrational vision and physical experience. Therefore it troubles rationality in the garden of Le Nôtre.”
Just as in the Leviathan in Grand Palais of Paris, entering this cube is like a penetrating a human body. The public can recapture the technicality and red colour specially developed for him by Serge Ferrari.
A collaboration evolving over time
Anish Kapoor is specifically interested in technique while realizing his monumental art works. He leans on the best international consulting engineering for light architecture which have been working with Serge Ferrari for a long time. That is how Serge Ferrari and Anish Kapoor meet in the context of the project “Marsyas”, an extraordinary sculpture made for the Tate Modern Gallery of London (about 500ft long and 130ft high).
This relationship went on in New Zealand with “Dismemberment : Site 1” in 2009 for a private collector.
« Leviathan », presented in the context of Monumenta in Grand Palais in 2011, was the 3rd collaboration with Anish Kapoor. The precise monochrome plays a central role in this work and represented a proper challenge for research and development teams of Serge Ferrari. The goal was to obtain a very dense red associated to a bright translucency. Qualities of lightness, resistance, homogeneity and dimensional stability of Serge Ferrari Précontraint have also been confirmed by the artist’s massive structure.
« Sectional Body preparing for Monadic Singularity », to discover in Versailles until November the 1st, is the result of the 4th collaboration of the artist with Serge Ferrari. Its shape and exterior environment installation in the gardens required a light, flexible and resistant material.