If there was any doubt that Anish Kapoor's work "Descent into the Limbus" is a big hole with a 2.5 meter drop and no black circle on the ground, then it's done.
An unnamed Italian man has discovered at his expense that the work is definitely a hole, having apparently fallen into it.
"What can I say, it's a shame," Kapoor said, responding to news of the unfortunate accident at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Serralves, Portugal's second-largest city, Porto.
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The accident was first reported by the local paper Publico, which reported on Monday, August 13, and involved an Italian man in his surgery 60.
The museum said that visitors had to sign a disclaimer stating that Recognize security risk. There are also warning signs and a co-worker in the cube. A spokesman told the art newspaper that the visitor was "OK [and] almost ready to return home".
The exhibition in Porto, Anish Kapoor: works, thoughts, experiments, shows 56 models of realized and unrealized projects of the artists in the last 40 years, some exhibited in the museum, others in the gardens.
The health and safety risks of works of art are a real predicament for museums and curators.
When Colombian artist Doris Salcedo installed Shibboleth in 2007, a gigantic crack in the floor of the Tate Modern turbine hall, it was almost inevitably that some people would stumble on it.
Despite warnings from visitors to follow their steps, at least 10 people did just that, even though nobody was seriously injured.