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Alina Szapocznikow: Body Traces

Alina Szapocznikow: Body Traces

Jewish sculptor and proto-feminist 
Alina Szapocznikow (1926, Kalisz–
1973, Paris) was one of Poland’s outstanding post-WWII artists. Within two decades, she exchanged the language of classical sculpture with an idiosyncratic lexicon of new shapes, unusual materials, processes and themes that held a dialogue with the contemporary art scene and her own biography. Szapocznikow expanded the definition of sculpture in a deconstructive process of trial and error, while casting parts of her own body directly: an indexical imprint that testifies to the body’s deterioration.

OPENING DATE:

Friday 07 February 2014

CLOSING DATE:

Saturday 31 May 2014

LOCATION:

Simon and Marie Jaglom Pavilion for Impressionist 
and Post-Impressionist Art, Main Building

CURATOR:

Ahuva Israel

CREDITS:

The exhibition and the catalogue are supported by the Polish Institute; Ostrovsky Family Fund.; Jill and Jay Bernstein; in collaboration with the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw

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  • Hand. Monument to the Heroes of the Warsaw Ghetto II, 1957 Patinated plaster and iron filings, 144.5x73x42 Courtesy The Estate of Alina Szapocznikow / Piotr Stanislawski / Galerie Loevenbruck, Paris ©ADAGP, Paris. Photo: Fabrice Gousset
  • Leg, 1962 Courtesy The Estate of Alina Szapocznikow / Piotr Stanislawski / Galerie Loevenbruck, Paris ©ADAGP, Paris. Photo: Fabrice Gousset
  • Illuminated Lips, 1966 Colored polyester resin, electrical wiring and metal, 48x16x13 Courtesy The Estate of Alina Szapocznikow / Piotr Stanislawski / Galerie Loevenbruck, Paris ©ADAGP, Paris. Photo: Fabrice Gousset
  • Illuminated Woman, 1966-67 Plaster, colored polyester resin, electrical wiring and metal, 155x57x40 Courtesy The Estate of Alina Szapocznikow / Piotr Stanislawski / Galerie Loevenbruck, Paris ©ADAGP, Paris. Photo: Fabrice Gousset
  • Souvenirs, 1967 Polyester resin and photographs, 11,5 x 3,5 x 7; 30 x 22 x 9 Courtesy The Estate of Alina Szapocznikow / Piotr Stanislawski / Galerie Loevenbruck, Paris ©ADAGP, Paris. Photo: Fabrice Gousset
  • Sculpture-Lamp VI, 1970 Colored polyester resin and electrical wiring, 56x32x35 Courtesy The Estate of Alina Szapocznikow / Piotr Stanislawski / Galerie Loevenbruck, Paris ©ADAGP, Paris. Photo: Fabrice Gousset
  • Sculpture-Lamp III (Fetish IX), 1970 Colored polyester, mesh, and electric light, 43x27x19 Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw ©ADAGP, Paris. Photo: Cesar Delgado Martin
  • Photosculptures, 1971/2007 Photosculptures, 1971/2007Twenty gelatin silver prints, collage and text on paper, 24x30; 30x24 Ed. 7/12 Courtesy The Estate of Alina Szapocznikow / Piotr Stanislawski / Galerie Loevenbruck, Paris ©ADAGP, Paris. Photo: Fabrice Gousset