Magdalena Abakanowicz: Crowd and Individual
The exhibition at the Fondazione Giorgio Cini will feature around 80 one-off, jute figures, made individually by Abakanowicz herself. The figures will be assembled one beside the other, to form a very striking group. Visitors are invited to guess at the poses.
he installation creates a strong tension by placing a powerful group opposite a single individual, who has the semblance of a seated animal, also made of jute. The principal theme in Magdalena Abakanowicz’s sculptures is the fragility of human life and at the same time the cruelty perpetrated by human beings on each other over the centuries: in groups individuals tend to lose their own sense of responsibility and with it their dignity.
Dates: April, 13 - August, 02 2015
Opening hours: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Closed on Wednesdays