Art and Heritage in Central Europe
This is the first such a large-scale presentation of artistic work by Magdalena Abakanowicz, internationally the best-known contemporary Polish artist. The exhibition showcases all the works created by Abakanowicz in the collection of the National Museum in Wrocław, which is coincidentally the largest and most representative set of her body of work.
A large part of the collection is made up of pieces gifted to the Museum by the artist herself, who expressly wished that they found their home in Wrocław. The exhibition also includes documentary materials showing her artistic activities in a variety of places around the world over a few decades.
Abakanowicz is presented as an artist focused on studying ‘the human condition’, remaining close to her relationship with Nature, and who used in her unique way natural materials such as sisal, jute, and wood. Thus the artist’s work perfectly corresponds with the current trends of recycling and pro-ecological thinking in contemporary art.
Additionally, the main exposition is accompanied by an educational display, and the especially prepared extensive programme of complementary events, including a guided tour of the exhibition, lectures, workshops and performances – addressed to all age groups and persons at risk of exclusion.
Curators of the exhibiton: dr Barbara Banaś and Iwona Dorota Bigos
(assist. Małgorzata Micuła)
Four Domes Pavilion Museum of Contemporary Art in Wrocław, 19 December 2021 – 28 August 2022
Read more: https://mnwr.pl/en/abakanowicz-total/
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