Publication: Tapta: Espaces souples. With Greet Billet, Hana Miletić and Richard Venlet

Book launch

 5 March 2024

Conversation about the creation of the book with Liesbeth Decan, Greet Billet, Hana Miletić, Richard Venlet, and Sophie Keij.


This publication originates from the exhibition Tapta: Espaces souples. With Greet Billet, Hana Miletić and Richard Venlet at WIELS, Brussels (2023). Through photographic views, the reader is invited to visually (re)visit the exhibition and (re)discover the “supple sculptures” by the Polish Belgian artist Tapta (1926–1997) and new works by Greet Billet, Hana Miletić, and Richard Venlet, which were inspired by Tapta’s practice and made specifically, or adapted, for the exhibition. In the 1960s and 1970s, Tapta belonged a new generation of artists who sought to rethink sculpture by introducing textiles and other flexible materials as sculptural elements. In doing so, she helped to take textile art beyond the categories of ornament and craft. This exhibition book focuses on Tapta’s attention to the tactility of her materials, the suppleness of structures, individual and collective practice, and the interaction between artwork, space, and viewer.


Edited by Liesbeth Decan 

Texts by Greet Billet, Liesbeth Decan, Hana Miletić, Sophie Rocca, Dirk Snauwaert, and Richard Venlet 

Photographs by Lola Pertsowsky 

Book design by Sophie Keij, Atelier Brenda 


80 pages
Softcover, 24 x 29 cm
ISBN 978-88-6749-612-9
€ 27 / $ 30

Published by WIELS and MOUSSE Publishing

Lieven Gevaert Centre
KU Leuven, Faculty of Arts
Blijde Inkomststraat 21 pb 3313
B-3000 Leuven

Lieven Gevaert Centre
UC Louvain, Archéologie et d'histoire d'art
FIAL - Place Blaise Pascal 1 bte L3.03.13
B-1348 Louvain-la-Neuve