We round up the reviews for Tate Modern’s retrospective of the Polish artist.
The Guardian: **** “her work has a presence that’s all her own, which is why the current exhibition has such a jolt and is so affecting.”
Time Out: ***** “The only complaint is that there’s just not enough. Abakanowicz had a long, varied career and you’re left hungry to lose yourself in even more of her work.”
Evening Standard: **** “The only pity of this show, or any exhibition of her work today, is that, to protect the sculptures, you can no longer go inside them, enter the darkness and see the gallery’s lights like a constellation through the weave. Instead, you’ll have to live vicariously through Abakanowicz and others who are captured entering them in a film, which also shows various Abakans installed on sand dunes on Poland’s Baltic coast, like Surrealist sentinels.
The exhibition is everything my student self might have hoped for. It’s just a scandal that it’s taken so long.”
The Telegraph: **** “Magdalena Abakanowicz’s pioneering, free-hanging creations are a superb contribution to 20th-century art and deserve to be better known.”
Culture Whisper: **** ” Magdalena Abakanowicz may be an artist many haven’t heard of before, and this show does a great job of doing her works justice, and these works need to be seen in person to fully appreciate their scale and intensity.”
The exhibition is on display at the Tate Modern until the 21st May. To book tickets visit: https://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/magdalena-abakanowicz