Alina Szapocznikow

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168 pages hardcover

The Polish sculptor Alina Szapocznikow has been the subject of renewed and intense interest over the past few years, with much anticipation of her major touring U.S. survey in 2012/2013.

Szapocznikow’s sculptural interpretations of the human body, created from the 1960s onwards in both Communist Poland and postwar Paris, are often associated with the artist’s experience as a survivor of the Holocaust, but also anticipate more recent preoccupations with “the abject” in their often dark intimations of dismemberment, decay and mutation. This volume, published for an exhibition at the Kunstparterre in Munich, includes drawings and sculptures from the breadth of Szapocznikow’s tragically brief career, as well as documentation of the exhibition, statements and a letter by the artist, and an extensive timeline of her life and work.