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A sculptor who began working duri ng the postwar period in a classical figurative style\, Alina Szapocznikow radically reconceptualized sculpture as an imprint not only of memory but a lso of her own body. Though her career effectively spanned less than two de cades (cut short by the artist’s premature death in 1973 at age 47)\, Szapo cznikow left behind a legacy of provocative objects that evoke Surrealism\, Nouveau Réalisme\, and Pop art. Her tinted polyester casts of body parts\, often transformed into everyday objects like lamps or ashtrays\; her poure d polyurethane forms\; and her elaborately constructed sculptures\, which a t times incorporated photographs\, clothing\, or car parts\, all remain as wonderfully idiosyncratic and culturally resonant today as when they were f irst made. Well known in Poland\, where her work has been highly influentia l since early in her career\, Szapocznikow’s compelling book of work is rip e for art historical reexamination. Alina Szapocznikow: Sculpture Undone \, 1955–1972 offers a comprehensive overview of this important artist’s work at a moment when international interest is blossoming. Spanning one o f the most rich and complex periods of the 20th century\, Szapocznikow’s oe uvre responds to many of the ideological and artistic developments of her t ime through artwork that is at once fragmented and transformative\, sensual and reflective\, playfully realized and politically charged.

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Featu ring over 100 works\, including sculpture\, drawings\, and photography\, th e exhibition draws on loans from private and public collections\, including major institutions in Poland. It is accompanied by a major publication\, c opublished by The Museum of Modern Art and Mercatorfonds\, that reflects ne w scholarship on Szapocznikow\, contextualizing this little known artist’s work for a wider audience.

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DTEND:20130128 DTSTAMP:20140917T210357 DTSTART:20121007 GEO:40.7614029;-73.9776248 LOCATION:MoMA (Museum of Modern Art)\,11 West 53 Street \nNew York\, NY 100 19 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY: Sculpture Undone\, 1955–1972\, Alina Szapocznikow UID:234812 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20121007T173000 DTSTAMP:20140917T210357 DTSTART:20121007T103000 GEO:40.7614029;-73.9776248 LOCATION:MoMA (Museum of Modern Art)\,11 West 53 Street \nNew York\, NY 100 19 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY: Sculpture Undone\, 1955–1972\, Alina Szapocznikow UID:234813 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR