If you’re in the Polish city of Wrocław over the next couple of months, you can’t miss the major retrospective of works by renowned sculptor and fibre artist Magdalena Abakanowicz. Spanning a number of public outside spaces and seven exhibition venues, the retrospective stands as a tribute to the avant-garde artist, who died in April this year.
Known particularly for her treatment of textiles as a sculptural medium, Abakanowicz radically transformed tapestry as a mode of expression, engendering deep visual and tactile experiences.
Encompassing Abakanowicz’s wide-ranging career — from her earliest textile works to her striking final sculptures — the extensive exhibition focuses both on her personal contribution to 20th-century art and her enduring impact on contemporary artists.
Effigies of Life, A Tribute to Magdalena Abakanowicz (1930 – 2017) will take place at locations across Wrocław until 25 August, and is supported by Irmina Nazar and Artur Trawinski’s ArtEast Foundation. Find out more here.