Barbara LEVITTOUX-ŚWIDERSKA

Catalogue published on the occasion of Frieze Masters 2021, London
2021
Paperback
Barbara LEVITTOUX-ŚWIDERSKA: Catalogue published on the occasion of Frieze Masters 2021, London
Publisher: Graphius
Dimensions: 27 x 21 cm
Pages: 48pp.
£ 10.00

Printed in an edition of 400 copies.

 

The catalogue is accompanied by a text by Marta Kowalewska, Chief Curator at the Central Museum of Textiles, Lodz, Poland.

 

Barbara LEVITTOUX-ŚWIDERSKA was one of the most important yet often overlooked textile artists who transformed tapestry from flat decorations to avant-garde installations. Born in Warsaw, Poland, Levittoux-Świderska came to prominence in the 1960s when textile entered into mainstream contemporary art. Like fellow Polish textile artists Magdalena Abakanowicz and Jolanta Owidzka, Levittoux-Świderska followed the Eastern European tradition, incorporating locally sourced materials and rural practices to improvise new textile art-making methods and forms.