Free from All Rules
Magdalena Abakanowicz, the subject of a 1982 MCA exhibition, talks about the inspiration for her work.
I wanted to know what art is and what it has to do with me and with this necessity I always had. It was a very difficult period of brutally imposed socialistic realism. But not only this was a disappointment, I learned about fashion in art. I learned about different direction tendencies and philosophies in art. And I understood that my imagination doesn’t fit in any of the existing directions and that I must absolutely build my own way. I wanted to go as far as possible from all what in art existed. Because I wanted to be completely free from all the rules and prescriptions, from all the categories.