Barbro Bäckström

Barbro Bäckström has mainly come to be associated with her mesh sculptures of bodies in rebar or iron cloth that she started making in the early 1960s. In her work, she often had a mental dialogue with other artists, both from art history and now alive. The then head of Liljevalchs, Bo Nilsson, therefore chose to exhibit another artist, John Coplans, in parallel with Barbro Bäckström's work. Like Barbro Bäckström, Coplans used the human body in his artistry, but not as sculpture but in photographic form. In addition to sculptures, the exhibition also featured paintings and drawings from the 1960s until the artist's death in 1990.

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