The term “urban fabric” fits artist and weaver Sophia Borowska like a glove. L’expression « tissu urbain » colle à la peau de l’artiste et tisserande Sophia Borowska. This is what we find in his practice of the loom. But not only. By combining construction materials such as wood, cement and steel with textile materials specific to her preferred medium, she plays with contradictions with a feminist stance.
Borowska combines the hard with the soft, the monumental with the intimate, the rational with the disorderly questioning the social and gender constructs surrounding the work of architecture and craft. In all points, the dehierarchization characterizes his positions. His 3D installations go beyond the expected framework. Depending on the way you look at them, you will alternate between radical abstractions and architectural evocations. Borowska builds with tactility to humanize the urban environment.
In this video portrait, from the studio to the gallery and observing the city, Sophia Borowska deals with space and time.
Sophia Borowska – a Repslabel production presented by the Livart 4 min. 46 – 2022 (French)
Photo credits : alignements, Alice Cloutier-Lachance, Emmanuel Galland
The artist was part of the group exhibition “Maison molle / Soft House” presented at Livart from September 2 to October 10, 2021.
This one brought together the works of ten artists working with textiles : Damien Ajavon, Sophia Borowska, Alice Dufour, Colas Eko, Béatrice Montesinos, Danica Olders, Hélène Pecqueur, Elisabeth Perrault, Olivia Pradel, Patil Tchilinguirian.
Curator : Alice Ricciardi
Scenography : Camille Barrantes
Livart thanks the Conseil des arts de Montréal for its support of the exhibition “Maison molle / Soft House”.
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Curator of the LIVART+ platform: Emmanuel Galland
Responsible for the programming at Livart : Alice Ricciardi
Livart thanks the Canada Council for the Arts for its support of the LIVART+ platform.