In what I believe was world first at the time, the digital publication created for Anish Kapoor’s solo show at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia in 2o12 was a ‘living catalogue’ which evolved over the course of the exhibition. This allowed the Museum to present an experience of the exhibition, and its installation, through interviews, photographs and videos recorded on site and in the Kapoor studio.

A traditional printed catalogue produced months ahead of an exhibition fails to capture the installation challenges and the final presentation in situ.

The ePublication has unfolded in three steps: a preview, the installation and the exhibition itself.

  • The Preview Edition launched the day of the exhibition opening and focused on the breadth of Kapoor’s practice.
  • The Installation Edition explored the challenge of the exhibition installation through video interviews and documentation.
  • The Final Edition reflects on the Anish Kapoor exhibition, adding a series of different perspectives on the exhibition from curators, visitors and MCA staff.

This project won a Best of the Web award at the Museums and the Web awards in 2013.