Chemistry Lecture Theatre D
(Ground Floor, off Parkinson Court North)
University of Leeds
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This lecture has been organised in conjunction with the first UK retrospective exhibition of the much-overlooked Polish artist Alina Szapocznikow at The Hepworth Wakefield ― Alina Szapocznikow: Human Landscapes.
Griselda Pollock, Professor of Social and Critical Histories of Art (University of Leeds) will explore the complex and charged sculptures and drawings of Alina Szapocznikow (1926-1973) ― a Polish-Jewish sculptor working in Poland and France in the 1950s-1970s.
Szapocznikow radically re-conceptualised sculpture, as an imprint not only of memory but also of her own body, related to her traumatic experiences during the Second World War as a Polish Jew, imprisoned for over 10 months in Auschwitz, Bergen-Belsen and Theresienstadt concentration camps.
The lecture is free to attend and all are welcome. There is no need to book.
Image: Alina Szapocznikow: Human Landscapes at The Hepworth, Wakefield. Photo by Guzelian.