Guided tours for universities – Anish Kapoor. Untrue Unreal Foro universities and art academies

The exhibition Anish Kapoor. Untrue Unreal represents an opportunity to come into direct contact with Anish Kapoor’s art in its versatility, discordance, entropy and ephemerality.

The project offers an opportunity to discover a long career through historical and recent works, including a new production specifically created in dialogue with the architecture of the Renaissance courtyard. Palazzo Strozzi becomes a concave and convex place, integral and fragmented at the same time in which visitors are called to question their senses.

The visit dedicated to students of universities and art academies develops through an analysis of the forms, colors and materials that recur in Kapoor’s artistic language, such as wax, pigment, red, concavities, and continues through unexpected visual effects capable of questioning our way of perceiving reality. The materiality-abstraction dichotomy occurs throughout the exhibition in a constant play of juxtapositions, as in the case of Angel (1990) where large slate stones seem to turn into enigmatic fragments of blue sky.

The itinerary is divided through the rooms of the Piano Nobile; the large installation Void Pavilion VII for the courtyard of Palazzo Strozzi can be visited independently at the end of the tour.

Cost and duration

The tour costs € 80
Admission free for accompanying teachers.
The tour lasts 90 minutes.
Maximum number of participants per group: 20 people.
Groups with larger numbers of students will be broken down into smaller individual groups to ensure compliance with health and safety requirements.
All activities can be conducted in different foreign languages.

The cost of the tour does not include either the price of admission to the exhibition (€ 5) or the advance booking fee (€ 1 per person).

Whisper systems with earphones must be used: groups may use their own systems or ask for a system free of charge when booking. Groups visiting the exhibition under their own steam are also required to book the date and time slot of their visit in advance.

Per una migliore esperienza di visita, consulta le informazioni per i visitatori.

For teachers

Teachers interested in exhibition presentations and all Palazzo Strozzi activities dedicated to academies and universities can register on this form or contact the Education Department at

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Cover illustration: Anish Kapoor, Internal Objects in Three Parts, 2013-2015 © Anish Kapoor. All rights reserved SIAE, 2023