Sheila Hicks – Lignes de vie

Sheila Hicks:”La Sentinelle de safran”, Centre Pompidou, Paris; photo Karin Thönnissen

Sheila Hicks “Lignes de vie/ life lines”, exhibition from 4 February  till 30 April 2018 at the Centre Pompidou in Paris 
„Infusing colour into space, granting matter ist full expression, lending multiple forms to a single work: these characteristics have epitomised the art of Sheila Hicks (born in 1934 in Hastings, Nebraska, and based in Paris since 1964). Moving beyond the centuries-old model of tapestry, Hicks, a great admirer of Pre-Columbian textiles, has built up a body of work that moves freely between art, design, and decoration, craftsmanship and industry, modern heritage and non-Western traditions. While her lianas, columns and stacks of fibre (sometimes attaining architectural proportions) have expanded the field of sculpture, her Minimes – small woven works she has been making since the mid-1950s of which over a hundred are featured here – embody a moment of creative jubilation in a gesture combining concentration and reverie.
The retrospective is not organized in a chronological order, focusing rather on a sensitive experience that fosters direct immersion in the artist’s formal, material and chromatic world. It highlights a form of poetics that simultaneously challenges the separation between art and life, and keeps the work vibrantly alive.“
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Sheila Hicks: Lianes de Beauvais, 2011 – 2012, Centre Pompidou, Paris; photo Karin Thönnissen
View at the exhibition “Sheila Hicks: Lignes de vie”, Centre Pompidou, Paris; photo Karin Thönnissen
Sheila Hicks: Atterrissage, 2014 , Centre Pompidou, Paris; photo Karin Thönnissen
Sheila Hicks:”Rempart”, 2016, Centre Pompidou, Paris; photo Karin Thönnissen
View at the exhibition “Sheila Hicks: Lignes de vie”, Centre Pompidou, Paris; photo Karin Thönnissen
Sheila Hicks: Lianes nantaises, 1973, Centre Pompidou, Paris; photo Karin Thönnissen
Sheila Hicks: Lianes nantaises, detail, 1973, Centre Pompidou, Paris; photo Karin Thönnissen
Sheila Hicks: Maquette pour la commande de la Ford Foundation, 1966/67, Centre Pompidou, Paris; photo Karin Thönnissen
Sheila Hicks: Maroccan Prayer Rug,1972, Centre Pompidou, Paris; photo Karin Thönnissen
Sheila Hicks: “Amarillo”, Centre Pompidou, Paris; photo Karin Thönnissen
Sheila Hicks: “The Evolving Tapestry ; He/She”, 1967 – 68; Centre Pompidou, Paris; photo Karin Thönnissen
Sheila Hicks: “Chapultepec”, 2018, textile sculpture at the Exhibition “Lignes de vie”, Centre Pompidou; photo Karin Thönnissen
Sheila Hicks: “Chapultepec”, detail, 2018, textile sculpture at the Exhibition “Lignes de vie”, Centre Pompidou; photo Karin Thönnissen
View at the exhibition “Sheila Hicks: Lignes de vie”, Centre Pompidou, Paris; photo Karin Thönnissen
Visitor at the exhibition “Sheila Hicks: Lignes de vie”, Centre Pompidou, Paris; photo Karin Thönnissen
View at the exhibition “Sheila Hicks: Lignes de vie”, Centre Pompidou, Paris; photo Karin Thönnissen

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