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Anish Kapoor’s unfortunately suggestive Brexit artwork is a perfect lesson in how not to make art about politics

There is an arrogance to this particular brand of political art that chooses to point out the obvious rather than inspire change. Perhaps instead of endlessly trying to capture the Void it’s time to create work that fills it

By Elise Bell  

Anish Kapoor (pictured) has created a special Brexit artwork for the Guardian. Photo: PA

Mention Anish Kapoor and it won’t take long before theories of The Void come up in conversation. Anish Kapoor loves the void. He revels in it. Collectively, over a career spanning three decades, Kapoor has tasked the viewing public to look into the unforgiving eye of a whirlpool in his 2017 piece Descension and into the empty void of Descent into Chaos— a work that threatens to engulf its onlookers into a never-ending black hole…

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