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Centre Pompidou

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Hardcover, 7.5 x 10.5 in. / 168 pgs / 145 color.

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Catalog: SPRING 2018 p. 19   

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Paris, France
Centre Pompidou, 02/07/18–04/30/18

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Sheila Hicks: Lifelines

Edited by Michel Gauthier. Text by Michel Gauthier, Monique Lévi-Strauss, Cécile Godefroy, Mathilde Marchand.

"Muñeca" (1957) is reproduced from 'Sheila Hicks: Lifelines.'

A beloved maverick of American art, Hicks has been working at the intersection of art, craft and architecture for more than 50 years

With works ranging from tapestry to sculptures, from architectural decoration to installations, Sheila Hicks is a truly legendary figure of textile and installation art. A Hicks piece may deploy traditional fibers like cotton, wool and silk alongside, for example, porcupine quills, feathers or steel fibers; equally unexpected is the often monumental scale of her works, which frequently respond to the architecture surrounding them.

An American who has lived and worked in Paris since 1964, Hicks has traveled through five continents, visiting Mexico, France, Morocco, India, Chile, Sweden, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Japan and South Africa, to develop relationships with designers, artisans, industrialists, architects, politicians and cultural leaders in the creation of these fabulous and unique works that blur boundaries between craft and art in ways that now seem prescient of today’s broader demolition of such hierarchies.

All facets of the artist’s extraordinary six-decade career are surveyed in this catalog, published for her exhibition at the Centre Pompidou in Paris. Through a broad thematic approach, the book presents around 130 works and previously unpublished material, providing the most comprehensive overview of her work ever published.

Sheila Hicks was born in Hastings, Nebraska, in 1934 and received her BFA and MFA degrees from Yale University (where she studied under Josef Albers, and where Eva Hesse was a fellow student). She received a Fulbright scholarship in 1957-58 to paint in Chile. While in South America she developed her interest in working with fibers. After founding workshops in Mexico, Chile, and South Africa, and working in Morocco and India, she now divides her time between her Paris studio and New York. 


"Muñeca" (1957) is reproduced from 'Sheila Hicks: Lifelines.'

PRAISE AND REVIEWS

Artfix Daily

Highlights Sheila Hicks’ unique way of weaving together non-Western traditions and modernist forms, the legacy of the Bauhaus and aspects of Anti-Form, in a work balanced at the intersection between the applied arts and contemporary art.

The Art Newspaper

Anna Sanson

Includes more than 100 works, from huge sculptures to small woven compositions, highlighting the 84-year-old artist’s versatile ways of employing cotton, wool, linen and silk threads.

Sotheby's Museum Network

Ductile and tactile, Hicks’s work occupies a singular place in the art of our time.... vast, vibrant and vital.

L'Officiel

Ana Kinsella

... it's always the material itself that hicks places at the forefront, whether that means simple linen and wool or found materials, like toothpicks or human hair. There's something straightforward and joyful about their appeal.

Artforum

Yuki Higashino

In this momentous survey of Sheila Hicks’s art that covers sixty years of production, one is immediately struck by how the seductive materiality and exuberant colors of her art manage to coalesce into an articulate and unique architectural environment.

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CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 3/2/2018

The warp and weft of poetics in 'Sheila Hicks: Lifelines'

The warp and weft of poetics in 'Sheila Hicks: Lifelines'

"Banisteriopsis-Dark Ink" (1968-1994) is reproduced from Lifelines, the Centre Pompidou's highly anticipated 60-year Sheila Hicks retrospective. "Textile acts as the common denominator between art and life," Michel Gauthier writes, "from clothes to sculpture by way of architectural integrations. But textile is also a material whose characteristics keep the work alive—in open, ductile form. As though this warp and weft of poetics were granting more than one meaning to life." continue to blog


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CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 3/2/2018

Sheila Hicks: Knotting, wrapping, folding, twisting and stacking wool, linen, cotton and more

Sheila Hicks: Knotting, wrapping, folding, twisting and stacking wool, linen, cotton and more

"What is my work?" Sheila Hicks is quoted in the new Centre Pompidou overview. "I have studied painting, sculpture, photography and drawing, but my strongest attraction is to textiles. I make a kind of textile art. I develop environments, fabricate thread objects, weave textiles, build up soft sculptures, bas-reliefs, and I design and make functional things from thread." Featured work is "Atterissage" (2014). continue to blog


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CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 3/1/2018

Celebrate Women's History with brand new release, 'Sheila Hicks: Lifelines'

Celebrate Women's History with brand new release, 'Sheila Hicks: Lifelines'

"Palitos con Bolas" (2011) is reproduced from Sheila Hicks: Lifelines, the most comprehensive overview ever published on this legendary octogenarian master of textile and installation art. Produced to accompany the career overview currently on view at the Centre Pompidou, this volume features a silk-bound cover with special stamping and translucent printing, paper changes, and beautiful reproductions set against scholarly essays by an international cast. continue to blog


SHELIA HICKS MONOGRAPHS + ARTIST'S BOOKS

Sheila Hicks: Lifelines

SHEILA HICKS: LIFELINES

Edited by Michel Gauthier. Text by Michel Gauthier, Monique Lévi-Strauss, Cécile Godefroy, Mathilde Marchand.

CENTRE POMPIDOU

ISBN: 9782844268150 | US $49.95

Pub Date: 2/27/2018
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Sheila Hicks: Apprentissages

SHEILA HICKS: APPRENTISSAGES

Edited with interview by Clément Dirié.

JRP|RINGIER

ISBN: 9783037644836 | US $15.00

Pub Date: 8/22/2017
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