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Alina Szapocznikow | (1927-1973) | ‘Awkward Objects’

November 25, 2011

Post-surrealist and proto-feminist, Polish artist Alina Szapocznikow’s art tested sculpture’s capacity to evoke the modern human condition.  A survivor of internment in Auschwitz and Theresienstadt, the artist was a pioneer in her experimentation with plastic materials like polyester resin and polyurethane, and assembled unstable casts of disembodied breasts, mouths, bellies and phalluses into impossible anatomical configurations.

Alina Szapocznikow | (1927-1973) | ‘Awkward Objects’


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