Richard Saltoun now represents Barbara Levittoux-Świderska

One of the most important textile artists in Poland, Barbara Levittoux-Świderska transformed tapestry from flat decoration into avant-garde installation. Born in Warsaw, Levittoux-Świderska came to prominence in the 1960s when textiles entered mainstream contemporary art. Like fellow Polish textile artists Magdalena Abakanowicz and Jolanta Owidzka, Levittoux-Świderska followed the Eastern European tradition, incorporating locally sourced materials and rural practices to improvise new textile art-making methods and forms, continuing a distinctly Polish and politically-charged weaving tradition.

Her work is currently included in the gallery's group exhibition 'Our inheritance was left to us by no testament' and will be presented virtually as part of Art Basel Miami Beach's Online Viewing Room (2–6 December 2020).

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