Borowska, Sophia

Sophia Borowska, Hall (Annebergparken), 2020
Sophia Borowska, Hall (Annebergparken), 2020

Numéro de lot : 

3
Hall (Annebergparken)

Fusionnant la technique ancienne de la tapisserie (ce revêtement architectural d’une époque révolue) et la photographie, Megastrukturer est une série de sculptures textiles illustrant par le tissage les hauts lieux de l’architecture danoise. Hall (Annebergparken) représente un ancien sanatorium, construit dans les années 1910 selon un modèle utopique de cité-jardin prémoderniste. Inspirées par les avancées du recyclage et de la reconfiguration en architecture, les œuvres sont faites de bois réutilisé et sont entièrement compressibles et modulaires. Les deux faces peuvent être exposées : l’avant demeure fidèle à l’image originale, tandis que l’arrière révèle le procédé technique de la tapisserie.

Tapisserie de laine et coton; bois recyclé,
  • 2020
81,3 x 50,8 x 2,5 cm

Valeur estimée : 

1 400 $

Sophia Borowska is an artist and weaver; in her installation-based practice she seeks points of intersection among textiles, the body, and the built environment. Both textiles and architecture are media that we live in all our lives: one at the intimate scale of the body, and one at the monumental scale of rooms and towers. Borowska’s research delves into process and place, responding to specific sites through haptic and obsessive textile practices.

Borowska is a settler in Tiohtià:ke/Montreal, where she completed her BFA (with great distinction) at Concordia University in 2016. She has exhibited and been published in Canada, the United States, France, and Scandinavia, and her works can be found in private collections near and far. Her latest solo exhibition, Megastrukturer, was presented at Pakhus Gallery in Denmark in spring 2020. Her sculptural approach to weaving and textiles has earned her numerous grants and awards from institutions including the Handweavers Guild of America, Concordia University, the Canada Council for the Arts, CALQ, and SODEC