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Alina Szapocznikow: Body Traces



<SPAN class=pie _extended="true">Alina Szapocznikow: <EM>Leg,</EM> 1962Plaster, 20 x 50 x 50Courtesy The Estate of Alina Szapocznikow / Piotr Stanislawski / Galerie Loevenbruck, Paris©ADAGP, Paris. Photo: Fabrice Gousset.</SPAN>
Alina Szapocznikow: Leg, 1962
Plaster, 20 x 50 x 50
Courtesy The Estate of Alina Szapocznikow / Piotr Stanislawski / Galerie Loevenbruck, Paris
©ADAGP, Paris. Photo: Fabrice Gousset.
Alina Szapocznikow: Body Traces
ISRAEL
TEL AVIV  •  Tel Aviv Museum of Art.  •  7 February - 31 May 2014
 
 
This show presents the work of Polish artist Alina Szapocznikow (1926 - 1973). Although her artistic activity was short-lived —in the final years of modernism and on the verge of new trends in art —it yielded a cycle of radical, reflexive works which embody the artist's traumatic biography —life in concentration camps and terminal illness— while resonating with Surrealist aesthetics, Nouveau Réalisme, and Pop art. The thematic and conceptual axis at the core of her art is the human body —with its sensations, passions, and transience— as motivator, sensor, and witness; as an existential experience in the cycle of life and death.

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Contact: Tel Aviv Museum of Art
27 Shaul Hamelech Blvd
The Golda Meir Cultural and Art Center
61332012 Tel Aviv
Israel
Tel: (1) 972 3 60 77 020

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