„In the Orońsko exhibition the most famous abakans are accompanied by sculptures.
The exhibition, organized two years after Abakanowicz’s premature death in 2017, is a large scale reminder of her art. The time has come for in-depth studies and recapitulation. How are we supposed to show the work of the great artist and her legacy today, can we say something new about her life and work which should take its due position in the pantheon of the greatest Polish masters?”
„Magdalena Abakanowicz was one of the best known Polish artists in the world (1930–2017). She created textile art and sculpture, which in her presentation hugely transcended the conventional frames of the discipline. Initially, she dealt with painting but soon moved to other realms of art – textiles and sculpture. She introduced weaving techniques into the galleries of modern art.”
I’ve known abakans, but meeting Abakanowicz monumental bronze sculptures like Heads, Mutants was a revelation to me.
„These forms, which I also refer to a Heads, relate to my fear that to exceed the rate of one’ biological rythm is to lose the ability to meditate. I am apprehensive about the suffering caused by the effects of artificial environment and interminable stress.” M. Abakanowicz