Published by JRP|Ringier. Edited with text by Clément Dirié. Text by Sheila Hicks, Jasmin Oezcebi.
Published as a sequel to Sheila Hicks: Apprentissages (2017), this new book by the artist (born 1934) gathers recent monumental and architectural-based projects. It emphasizes Hicks' relationship to the sites in which she intervenes and her way of playing with scale and site-specificity. Among the outdoor and indoor projects featured in the publication are Foray into Chromatic Zones (Hayward Gallery, London, 2015); Escalade Beyond Chromatic Lands (57th Venice Biennale, Venice, 2017); and Hop, Skip, Jump, and Fly. Escape from Gravity (High Line, New York, 2017–18). Sheila Hicks: A Matter of Scale places a particular focus on Lifelines, Hicks' recent retrospective held at the Centre Pompidou, which is treated here as a case study for the artist's broader practice.
Published by Centre Pompidou. Edited by Michel Gauthier. Text by Michel Gauthier, Monique Lévi-Strauss, Cécile Godefroy, Mathilde Marchand.
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 Through a broad thematic approach, the book presents around 130 works and previously unpublished material, providing the most comprehensive overview of her work ever published.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.
PUBLISHER Centre Pompidou
BOOK FORMAT Hardcover, 7.5 x 10.5 in. / 168 pgs / 145 color.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 2/27/2018 Active
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: SPRING 2018 p. 19
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Published by JRP|Ringier. Edited with interview by Clément Dirié.
An American artist born in 1934 and based in Paris since 1964, Sheila Hicks has dedicated her life to the textiles and fibers she handles and sculpts into works both big and small. Gathering together a record of site-specific installations, archive photographs and documents, this book is built around an extensive conversation between Sheila Hicks and Clément Dirié.