“I am interested in every tangle of thread and rope and every possibility of transformation: I am interested in the path of a single thread. I am not interested in the practical use of my work,” proclaimed sculptor Magdalena Abakanowicz in 1971. “I am interested in constructing an environment from my forms. I am interested in the tensions that arise between the various shapes which I place in space. I am interested in the feeling of being confronted by the woven object. I am interested in the motion and waving of the woven surfaces.” She was remarkably successful in pursuing her ideas as the exhibition Magdalena Abakanowicz– a tangle of thread and rope at Tate Modern makes clear.
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