ABSTRACT SCULPTURE BY WOMEN “REVOLUTION IN THE MAKING”

NEWSText: Aya Shomura

Yayoi Kusama "A Snake", 1974, Mixed media, 30.5 x 650.2 x 25.4 cm / 12 x 256 x 10 in, Private Collection, USA © Yayoi Kusama Courtesy of Anthony Meier Fine Arts, San Francisco Photo: Michael Bodycomb, New York

Yayoi Kusama “A Snake”, 1974, Mixed media, 305 x 6502 x 254 mm / 12 x 256 x 10 in, Private Collection, USA © Yayoi Kusama Courtesy of Anthony Meier Fine Arts, San Francisco, Photo: Michael Bodycomb, New York

Revolution in the Making: Abstract Sculpture by Women, 1947 – 2016” will start from march 12th, which is the inaugural exhibition at its new complex in the heart of the downtown Los Angeles Arts District. Through nearly 100 works made by 34 artists over the past seventy years, this ambitious undertaking traces ways in which women have changed the course of art by deftly transforming the language of sculpture since the postwar period.

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It explores multiple strains of artistic approaches, characterized by abstraction and repetition, that reject the precedent of a monolithic masterwork on a pedestal, employing such tactics as stacking, hanging, and intertwining, to create an intimate reciprocity between artist and viewer. The exhibition examines how elements that are central to art today were propelled by the work of women who, in seeking new means to express their own voices, dramatically expanded the definition of sculpture.

Artists are Ruth Asawa, Lee Bontecou, Louise Bourgeois, Claire Falkenstein, Yayoi Kusama, Mira Schendel, Michelle Stuart, Hannah Wilke, and Jackie Winsor and more.

Revolution in the Making: Abstract Sculpture by Women, 1947 – 2016
Date: March 13th – September 4th, 2016
Opening hours: 11:00 – 18:00 (Closed on Monday and Tuesday)
Opening ceremony: March 13th, 14:00 – 16:00
Place: Hauser Wirth & Schimmel
Address: 901 East 3rd Street, Los Angeles CA 90013
Tel: +1 917 371 5023
http://www.hauserwirth.com

Text: Aya Shomura

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