Opening: Alina Szapocznikow – Sculpture Undone, 1955-1972 @ Hammer Museum Los Angeles February 5th

ALINA SZAPOCZNIKOW sculpture undone 1955 1972 polish artist sculptor human body paper

From the release: ALINA SZAPOCZNIKOW: SCULPTURE UNDONE, 1955-1972
OPENING SUN FEB 05
Alina Szapocznikow: Sculpture Undone, 1955–1972 is the first museum survey in the United States devoted to this Polish artist. The exhibition brings to light the extraordinary oeuvre of Alina Szapocznikow, one of the most significant yet lesser known sculptors of the 20th century. At the core of Szapocznikow’s art is the ephemeral condition of life and the human body. Her work oscillates between permanence and impermanence, from carvings in Carrara marble to the precarious assemblages of lips and breasts cast in polyester resin. The exhibition includes approximately 60 sculptures and 50 works on paper, as well as a poignant group of photographic works, demonstrating the tremendous range and scope of Alina Szapocznikow’s art.

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GRISELDA POLLOCK
TOO EARLY AND TOO LATE: THE SCULPTURAL DISSOLUTIONS OF ALINA SZAPOCZNIKOW IN AND OUT OF TIME
SUN FEB 05, 2:00PM | HAMMER LECTURES

Scholar Griselda Pollock is internationally known for her work on feminist studies in the visual arts and cultural theory. Her current work on art as a form of inscription and transformation of traumatic legacies will appear in the forthcoming After-Images/After-Effects: Trauma and Aesthetic Inscription/Encryption in the Virtual Feminist Museum.

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Alina Szapocznikow casts detail

Alina Szapocznikow Portret wielokrotny resin 1967 coloured polyester