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26 May 2018 - 16 Sep 2018

Virginia Woolf: an exhibition inspired by her writings

An exhibition of works by over 80 modern and contemporary artists inspired by the writings of celebrated author Virginia Woolf. Following Woolf’s notion that creative women should ‘think back through their mothers’, the exhibition will explore her relationship to feminism and will reflect her efforts to find new forms through which to share women’s creativity.

Including works by international artists ranging from 1854 to contemporary commissions the exhibition will act as an inclusive study of writers and artists alike, highlighting the many connections between Woolf, her contemporaries and those who share an affinity with her work.

Czechoslovak art will be represented here by work  of a Slovak sculptor Mária Bartuszová, who was born in 1936 in former Czechoslovakia and graduated from Academy of Applied Arts in Prague in 1961. Since 1960s she lived and worked in Košice, Slovakia, where she came with her husband. Bartuszová's oeuvre presents histolic approach to the world, focusing on geometrical and organic elements, and includes among others also technological procedures of 'gravistimulated casting' of plaster in elastic forms, which are also conceptual constructs of her 1960s and 1970s sculptures.' During her lifetime, she had her work exhibited all over the country and has been recently featured in a number of international exhibitions such as Les Promesses du passé in 2010 and the retrospective Maria Bartuszová: Provisional Forms at Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw in 2014. Bartuszová's work is in numerous museum collections including Tate, London, Centre du Pompidou in Paris and Slovak National Gallery, Bratislava.

The exhibition is organised by Tate St Ives in association with Pallant House Gallery and The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.

Opening Hours
Tuesday-Saturday: 10am – 5pm
Thursday: 10am – 8pm
Sunday/Bank Holidays: 11am – 5pm
Mondays: Closed

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Cover image: Dame Laura Knight, The Dark Pool, 1908 - 1918, Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle

Mária Bartuszová: Untitled, 1962-64, Vintage Bronze




Pallant House Gallery,9 North Pallant, Chichester, West Sussex PO19 1TJ

From: 26 May 2018
To: 16 Sep 2018


Tate St Ives, Pallant House Gallery and The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

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