Maria Bartuszova

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This beautiful book on Slovak artist, Maria Bartuszová (1936-1996) will introduce readers to the ethereal and other worldly forms that dominate her oeuvre as well as exploring her influence in a broader global and political context.

This book is not yet published, but will be available from September 2022.

ISBN: 9781849766777 Category:

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This beautiful book on Slovak artist, Maria Bartuszová (1936-1996) will introduce readers to the ethereal and other-worldly forms that dominate her oeuvre as well as exploring her influence in a broader global and political context. Discovering her talent in Prague in the ceramic studios at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design,
Bartuszová went on to pioneer the techniques used in experimental and abstract plaster casting. Creating unique methods such as ‘gravistimulated’ and ‘pneumatic’ casting, Bartuszová defined the world of sculpture on her own terms. From rain drops and eggs, to parts of the human body, Bartuszová was interested biomorphology and how she could use the organic nature of casting in plaster to create simultaneously solid and delicate works.

With around 100 works, many rarely exhibited before in the UK, this major retrospective will highlight the abstract sculptures and experimental methods of Bartuszová’s beautifully contorted and organic shapes and forms, with this exquistite and accessible catalogue bringing her work to a wider audience.

Celebrating the fragile and corporeal, the soft and the solid; this book will provide the perfect introduction to the artist followed by seminal texts to recognise the artist’s legacy of experimental and abstract sculptural works produced predominantly in the context of socialist Czechoslovakia.

Additional information

Weight 300 g
Dimensions 18.9 x 24.6 cm
Publisher name Tate Publishing
Publication date 1 September 2022
Number of pages 192
Format Hardback
Contributors Foreword by Juliet Bingham
Dimensions 18.9 x 24.6 cm
Weight 300 g

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Juliet Bingham is Curator International Art, Tate Modern
Gabriela Garlatyová is Curator of The Archive of Maria Bartuszová
Marie Klimešová is Professor at Charles University, Prague
Harald Krejci is Chief Curator at Belvedere 21, Vienna
Lisa Le Feuvre is Inaugural Exectutive Director of the Holt/Smithson Foundation
Dina Akhmadeeva is Assistant Curator, Tate Modern