Sheila Hicks

Sheila hicks Atterrissage, 2014 vue de l’exposition « Unknown data », galerie frank elbaz, paris, 2014 © atelier sheila hicks photo : cristobal Zanartu © adagp, paris 2018

At the Centre Pompidou

Since the late 1950s, Sheila Hicks has been producing work exceptionally difficult to categorise. Knotting, wrapping, folding, twisting and stacking wool, linen and cotton: these are only some of the techniques and materials that have seen her undermine conventional artistic categories and their hierarchical relationships. A pupil of Josef Albers at Yale, Sheila Hicks is the heir to both a Modernist spirit that holds the distinctions between fine art, decoration and design to be unimportant and a textile practice that has its roots in pre-Columbian America. The Lignes de vie (Life Lines) exhibition at the Centre Pompidou brings together pieces representative of her whole career: a vast, vibrant and vital installation, pulsing with form and color.

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Wednesday, February 14th 2018