What are we to make of Bombay-born, London-based sculptor Anish Kapoor’s 155m-schlong sculpture in the Tate Modern on London’s Bankside?
Poke creative partner Nik Roope, who’s just designed the website for the exhibit, says, ‘It’s not about being the biggest, widest, longest, but rather the most essential, experiential and emotional – ever present, yet never entirely summed up.’
The chief art critic of The Times newspaper backs more squarely into pseuds’ corner, describing the work as being ‘about glimpsing unspecific mysteries, standing in the presence of some enigma far greater than oneself’.
Her purple prose doesn’t stop there. ‘It is the conjuring up of some nebulous and yet palpable feeling… As we commonly consider divinity: something vast and over-arching that we sense, but cannot understand.’
What was that about massive tools again?