Maria Bartuszová


This autumn Tate Modern will present the UK’s first major exhibition of the work of Maria Bartuszová (1936-1996), an artist who defined the world of sculpture on her own terms using innovative methods in plaster casting. From raindrops and eggs to the human body, Bartuszová took inspiration from organic forms and cycles in the natural world. Spanning the breadth of her remarkable 30-year career, this show will reveal a prolific body of tactile, sensual, and evocative sculptures, shaped by the artist’s personal experiences and deep love of nature. Bringing together over 50 of Bartuszová’s delicate plaster works alongside bronze casts and aluminium reliefs – many of which have never been shown in this country before – it will offer a rare chance to discover how this little-known artist transformed abstract sculpture with works that capture the vitality and precarity of life.

Lead image: Maria Bartuszová , Untitled 1985, Tate, Presented by the Estate of Maria Bartuszová and Alison Jacques Gallery 2018 ©The Archive of Maria Bartuszová Košice

Duration 20 September 2022 - 16 April 2023
Times daily 10.00 – 18.00
Cost £16
Venue Tate Modern
Address Bankside, London, SE1 9TG
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