GO SEE - Alina Szapocznikow @ the HAMMER on view now through 4.29.
Alina Szapocznikow: Sculpture Undone, 1955–1972 is the first
museum survey in the United States devoted to this Polish artist. The
exhibition brings to light the extraordinary oeuvre of Alina
Szapocznikow, one of the most significant yet lesser known sculptors of
the 20th century. At the core of Szapocznikow’s art is the ephemeral
condition of life and the human body. Her work oscillates between
permanence and impermanence, from carvings in Carrara marble to the
precarious assemblages of lips and breasts cast in polyester resin. The
exhibition includes approximately 60 sculptures and 50 works on paper,
as well as a poignant group of photographic works, demonstrating the
tremendous range and scope of Alina Szapocznikow’s art.