Published as a sequel of Apprentissages (2017), this new book by Sheila Hicks gathers together recent monumental and architectural-based projects by the acclaimed American Paris-based artist.
It emphasizes her prolific but always sensitive relationship to the sites in which she intervenes, and her way of playing with scale, site-specificity, and context, and the constant rethinking of her numerous bodies of works.
Among the outdoor and indoor projects featured in the publication are, Foray into Chromatic Zones (at Hayward Gallery, London, 2015); Escalade Beyond Chromatic Lands (at the 57th Venice Biennale, Venice, 2017); Hop, Skip, Jump, and Fly. Escape from Gravity (at High Line, New York, 2017–2018); and Proserpine en chrysalide (at Versailles Gardens, Versailles, 2017–2018).
There is a particular focus on Lifelines, Hicks’ most recent retrospective held at the Centre Pompidou in Paris (Spring 2018) that this book documents in depth and considers as a case study for her practice.
Edited and introduced by Clement Dirie, this publication also features a conversation with Sheila Hicks and Jasmin Oezcebi (who co-designed the artist’s installations in Venice and Paris) as well as historical documentation and texts that draw on Hicks’ long-lasting thinking on the relationship between art and architecture.
Published in the Hapax Series.
Hicks has a major UK solo exhibition in 2020 at The Hepworth, Wakefield (24 June – 7 October).