Magdalena Abakanowicz – Exhibition – Tate Modern

Magdalena Abakanowicz Abakan Red 1969 Tate Presented anonymously 2009 © Magdalena Abakanowicz Foundation

A rare opportunity to explore this extraordinary body of work

In the 1960s and 70s, the Polish artist Magdalena Abakanowicz worked with woven sisal fibre to create towering hanging pieces that radically expanded the field of sculpture – she called them the Abakans.

Rarely exhibited together, the most significant Abakans will be brought together to occupy the open 64-metre-long gallery space of the Blavatnik Building at Tate Modern.

This exhibition will explore the relationships between the Abakans and a number of other key works, including War Games – wood and iron sculptures incorporating the trunks of felled trees. A selection of early textile pieces and her little-known drawings will also be shown.

TATE MODERN
Bankside
London SE1 9TG

DATES
17 June – 13 September 2020

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