Sculpture Undone 1955–1972
SC / 216 pages / 27 x 23 cm
Published by The Museum of Modern Art and Mercatorfonds
Published on the occasion of the touring exhibition 'Alina Szapocznikow - Sculpture Undone, 1955–1972,’ which started at WIELS in Brussels, from September 10, 2011 to January 8, 2012. Curators are Elena Filipovic and Joanna Mytkowska. Other exhibitions are at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles (February 5–April 29, 2012), at the Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus, Ohio (May 19–August 5, 2012), and at The Museum of Modern Art in New York (October 7, 2012–January 28, 2013).
Alina Szapocznikow is a sculptor who began working during the postwar period in a classical figurative style, Alina Szapocznikow radically reconceptualized sculpture as an imprint not only of memory but of her own body. Though her career effectively spanned less than two decades (cut short by the artist’s premature death in 1973 at age 47), Szapocznikow left behind a legacy of provocative objects that evoke Surrealism, Nouveau Réalisme, and Pop art.
English and French edition.
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