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Alina Szapocznikow (1926-1973) ― lecture

Alina Szapocznikow: Human Landscapes exhibition at The Hepworth, Wakefield. Photo by Guzelian.

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 WakefieldAlina 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.

See here for details of the exhibition which runs until 28 January at The Hepworth Wakefield.

Image: Alina Szapocznikow: Human Landscapes at The Hepworth, Wakefield. Photo by Guzelian.

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