Magdalena Abakanowicz. Crowd and Individual

Magdalena Abakanowicz. Crowd and Individual. Catalogue of Exhibitions and Permanent Installations

Magdalena Abakanowicz is one of the most important sculptors of the 21st century. She gained international attention at the beginning of the 1960s with three-dimensional textile objects and has devoted herself to the motif of the human body since the mid-1970s. Her vivid sculptures made of bronze, sackcloth, and synthetic resin address, among other things, the isolation of the individual or their merging and disappearing into the crowd, as well as the vulnerability of the human body.

In 2015, the 85-year-old artist looks back on an impressive and extensive oeuvre. For the first time – based on significant solo and group exhibitions as well as permanent installations – this book traces her career as an artist and presents the development of her work with rich illustrations. Personal statements from the artist as well as excerpts from art historical reviews and articles from the last 50 years give a comprehensive insight into her work. Particular importance is attached to Abakanowicz's last major installation »Crowd and Individual« which was shown parallel to the Venice Biennale in 2015 at the Fondazione Giorgio Cini and has been extensively documented here for the first time.



Artist: Magdalena Abakanowicz
Editor: Ute Eggeling, Michael Beck
Text: Luca Massimo Barbero, Künstlerzitate ausgewählt und gekürzt von Andrea Knop
Design: Beck & Eggeling (Martina Löhle)


English
Softcover, 24 x 28 cm
236 pages, 209 illustrations


A look into the book

Available works of the artist

Magdalena Abakanowicz, Magdana, 1986/87
Magdalena Abakanowicz, Magdana, 1986/87
Magdalena Abakanowicz, Diptère, 1967
Magdalena Abakanowicz, Diptère, 1967
Magdalena Abakanowicz, Armament II, 2007, © Beck & Eggeling
Magdalena Abakanowicz, Armament II, 2007, © Beck & Eggeling
Magdalena Abakanowicz, Arsenal 2, 2007, © Beck & Eggeling
Magdalena Abakanowicz, Arsenal 2, 2007, © Beck & Eggeling
Magdalena Abakanowicz, Cataract - Opaque Area Clouding Eye, 2002
Magdalena Abakanowicz, STE, 2003, © Beck & Eggeling
Magdalena Abakanowicz, untitled (from the cycle 'Wind'), 1994
Magdalena Abakanowicz, untitled (from the cycle 'Wind'), 2005
Magdalena Abakanowicz, Sitting Figure on Tall Base, 2001
Magdalena Abakanowicz, Armament I, 2007, © Beck & Eggeling
Magdalena Abakanowicz, Arsenal 4, 2007, © Beck & Eggeling
Magdalena Abakanowicz, Cataract - Opaque Area Clouding Eye, 2002
Magdalena Abakanowicz, bewegend 10', 2000

Associated exhibition

Magdalena Abakanowicz. Crowd and Individual

Magdalena Abakanowicz. Crowd and Individual

Venice / 12 April – 2 August 2015

Magdalena Abakanowicz, born 1930 in Falenty (Poland), is considered one of the most prominent artists of the 20th and 21st century. The exhibition at the Fondazione Cini focusses on her seri...

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Magdalena Abakanowicz. In Honour of her 85th Birthday

Magdalena Abakanowicz. In Honour of her 85th Birthday

Dusseldorf / 20 June – 22 August 2015

Parallel to the Venice Biennial, the exhibition Magdalena Abakanowicz. Crowd and Individual, consisting of 110 burlap figures, is open to the public until 2nd August 2015 at the Fondazione Giorgi...

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