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.
This catalogue is published on the occassion of the exhibition Alina Szapocznikow: Body Traces at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, February 7 - May 31, 2014.
Publisher: Tel Aviv Museum of Art, 2014
Paperback, 159 p., 100 ill., 70 colour, Hebrew/English