Magda Skupinska and Lucia Pietroiusti
22 February 2020, 12:02 PM
On 22 February from 12:30 – 1:30pm, Maximillian William will be hosting a conversation between Magda Skupinska and Lucia Pietroiusti, curator of General Ecology at the Serpentine Galleries. Recently, Pietroiusti curated Sun & Sea (Marina) for the Lithuanian Pavilion at the 58th Venice Biennale, which was awarded the Golden Lion for Best National Participation. Their talk will coincide with Skupinska’s current solo exhibition, Layú. Extending Skupinska’s investigation of the natural world and its phenomena, Layú presents a series of works created with organic materials, such as ground corn for the pigments of her paints in its four original colours (white, yellow, red and blue). For the basis of her canvases, palm fibres were woven by women from the Zapotec community in Santo Domingo Albarradas – a traditional craft passed down from generations, solely among women. This technique is not only a collective activity; it is organic, meticulous and closely tied to nature – all expressions that point to Skupinska’s oeuvre. The exhibition will remain on view through 19 March.
To attend this free event, please RSVP to: [email protected]