Magdalena Abakanowicz (Falenty, 1930) is a Polish sculptor who often uses textiles as her principal artistic medium. From 12 April to 2 August 2015, Beck & Eggeling International Fine Art (Düsseldorf) and Sigifredo di Canossa in collaboration with the Fondazione Giorgio Cini are staging the exhibition Magdalena Abakanowicz: Crowd and Individual, curated by Luca Massimo Barbero on the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore. One of her Crowd series, a theme that she has addressed many times in the course of her long career, the giant installation of 110 burlap figures is being given its first showing in Venice. “Maybe the experience of the crowd, which waits passively in line, but is ready to trample, destroy, or adore on command, like a headless creature, has become the focus of my research. What may also have attracted me to the theme was my fascination with the scale of the human

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