Hannah Wilke

Elective Affinities on display at Tate Liverpool


Hannah Wilke’s sculptural installation Elective Affinities (1978) is currently included in the collections display ‘Constellations’ at Tate Liverpool. This is the first time that the work has been displayed since being recently acquired by Tate Modern. The work consists of eighty-four white porcelain sculptures, reminiscent of gestural, organic forms, that have been arranged across four square grids. Wilke’s work is featured alongside artists including Louise Bourgeois, Max Ernst, Sarah Lucas, Henri Matisse and Alice Neel. The display explores the links between artists and artworks in the museum’s collection.