This major retrospective of the Slovakian artist’s work concentrates on her output from 1960s onwards, when she first started making plaster sculptures by pouring the liquid into rubber balloons. She would then shape it either by hand or by submerging it in water, resulting in a series of beautifully delicate sculptures that often look like egg shells, spiders’ webs or birds’ nests. The artist also liked to photograph her creations in natural settings, highlighting their connection to the rural landscape. Summary: gorgeous, one-of-a-kind art by an artist deserving greater recognition.
The London art world takes a long break over August so all the curators and dealers can go sun themselves in St Tropez. They deserve a break. But come autumn, it’s all guns blazing, full steam ahead with exhibitions. Big museum shows in September? You’ve got it. Major art fairs in October? Um, yes. Neat little commercial gallery shows November? Done. So here are the shows that make us super excited for sweaters and pumpkin spice latte weather.