Magdalena Abakanowicz, Red Abakan, 1969 Sisal and mixed media Re-installed in ‘Wack! Art and the Feminist Revolution’
Abakanowicz’s Abakans are preoccupid with the body’s hidden interior. The Red Abakan include orifices, labia like folds and dark enclosures. Their sexual allusions are hightend by the bold pigments of the fiber, which ad enery and power. The woven material can move, the viewer can move through vertical slits and opening to pass from one to another in the life-like interiors.
Wack! art and the feminist revolution, Cornelia Butler, MOCA, Los Angeles, 2007