A TANGLE OF THREAD AND ROPE Magdalena Abakanowicz at Tate Modern, London, 11 October 2022–16 April 2023
“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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