The hanging, meticulous object made of copper tubes relates to the traditional form of popular Polish folk spiders. These decorations, made out of straw, tissue-paper and fabric were hung from the ceiling of country houses.
Here, the decorative character of the spiders was limited and brought down to its sole geometric structure, bringing to mind abstract ornamentation of Arabic art and the minimalist language of modern sculpture.
[excerpted from Raster Gallery website]
Slavs and Tartars have had solo shows at MoMA, New York; Kunsthalle Zurich; Art Space Pythagorion, Samos; Künstlerhaus Stuttgart; and Netwerk Center for Contemporary Art, Aalst, among others. Concentrations 57: Slavs and Tartars was on view at the Dallas Museum of Art in 2014.