do 18.05 - zo 13.08.2023

Wiels, Brussel

Tentoonstelling
Tapta, Place of Transition (Lieu de transition) (model), 1987, neoprene, ca. 13 x 40 x 40 cm. © Collection Maurice Verbaet

Tapta

From the 1960s, the Polish-Belgian artist Tapta (aka Maria Wierusz-Kowalski, 1926-1997) radically redefined sculpture by using textiles and other flexible materials as sculptural elements. At the same time, she promoted textile art and weaving techniques beyond the categories of the decorative arts and crafts.

Departing from Tapta's practice as an artist and teacher at the Institute of Architecture and Visual Arts, La Cambre, this exhibition focuses on some of the central issues around which Tapta developed her works: the tactility of materials, the suppleness of structures, the dynamics of falling and resting, reflection, light, site-specificity and the interaction between artwork, space and viewer. Tapta’s practice is re-examined by the artists/professors Greet Billet, Hana Miletić and Richard Venlet.  

Participating artists

  • Tapta
  • Greet Billet
  • Hana Miletić
  • Richard Venlet   

Practical information

Date: May 18–August 13, 2023

Venue: Wiels, Van Volxemlaan 354, 1190 Vorst

Organization

Curated by: Liesbeth Decan 
Wiels in collaboration with the Photography Expanded Research Group at LUCA School of Arts Brussels

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