Saturday 15 March 2014
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The series Kontrapunkt brings together dance and visual art in events that link exhibitions at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art with contemporary dance pieces. The events comprise a tour of the exhibition, a dance show and a discussion between curators and artists about expression, interpretation and artistic conventions.
Series curator: Lior Avizoor
Kontrapunkt #2: Smashing the Stereotypes: Deforming and Feminism: Yasmeen Godder/Alina Szapocznikow
15 March 2014 at 18:30
The female body is represented in Alina Szapocznikow's oeuvre in a wide range oscillating between deformed, disintegrating bodies and perfect, seductive bodies. She articulates the body's fragility by using synthetic materials, thus challenging the way it is perceived by the other. Yasmeen Godder, in her idiosyncratic stage language, deconstructs the conventions of flirtation and ridicules them through enhancement. Through the moving and uttering body she presents extremes of pleasure and suffering, and examines the various ways in which women experience their femininity. Both artists use the body's plasticity and a combined aesthetics of surrealism and pop-art to smash feminine stereotypes.
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.
Exhibition curator: Ahuva Israel
18:30 – "See Her Change" by Yasmeen Godder
19:30 – Tour of the exhibition "Alina Szapocznikow: Body Traces"
20:30 – "Smashing Feminine Stereotypes" – Discussion with Yasmeen Godder, curators Ahuva Israel, Anda Rottenberg (Polish curator and art critic) and Lior Avizoor
NIS 70 / NIS 55 (discount