Magdalena Abakanowicz

1930 · Poland

Artist biography

Magdalena Abakanowicz is seen as an established artist, who was born in Poland, like other well-known artists such as Margarete Jakschik, Mirosław Bałka, Piotr Skiba, André Príncipe, and Jan Mioduszewski. Magdalena Abakanowicz was born in 1930.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Two galleries around the world represent and exhibit Magdalena Abakanowicz' work, which are Starmach Gallery in Poland and Gray | Chicago in the United States. Magdalena Abakanowicz most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Marlborough Contemporary | London in the United Kingdom (11 November 2019 until 17 January 2020) with the exhibition Corporeal Materiality. Magdalena Abakanowicz' other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions at; Galerie Jeanne Bucher Jaeger | Marais in France (22 March 2018 - 19 May 2018) with the name Dessins de Sculpteurs and Marlborough Contemporary | New York in the United States (27 January 2020 - 28 February 2020) with the name Works from the 1980s / Conceptual Photography. Magdalena Abakanowicz' first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called Strange Beauty and took place at Beck & Eggeling in Düsseldorf, Germany from the 10 November 2017 to 20 January 2018.

Further Biographical Context for Magdalena Abakanowicz

Magdalena Abakanowicz was born in 1930 and was largely inspired by the 1950s growing up. The 1950s can be said to have been dominated by Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that prioritised expressive brushstrokes and expressed ideas about organic nature, spirituality and the sublime. Much of the focus was on the formal properties of painting, and ideas of action painting were conflated with the political freedom of the United States society as opposed to the strictures nature of the Soviet bloc. Key artists of the Abstract Expressionist Generation included Jackson Pollock (who innovated his famed drip, splatter and pour painting techniques), Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. It was a male dominated environment, though necessary revisionism of this period has emphasised the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Magdalena Abakanowicz

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