Klub Kultury im. Heleny Modrzejewskiej
Helena Modjeska Art and Culture Club


Wystawa rzeźby Aliny Szapocznikow
w Hammer Museum
Alina Szapocznikow sculpture exhibition
at the Hammer Museum

24 marca 2012
March 24, 2012

W sobotę, 24. marca, odbyła się wizyta na wystawie rzeźby, Alina Szapocznikow: Sculpture Undone, 1955-1972, w UCLA Hammer Museum. Artystkę przybliżyła nam kurator ALLEGRA PESENTI, która koordynowała przyjazd wystawy do Los Angeles. To spotkanie zorganizowała Joanna Szupińska.
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.

Alina Szapocznikow: Sculpture Undone, 1955-1972 is organized by WIELS Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels, and the Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, in collaboration with the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, and The Museum of Modern Art, New York. The exhibition is curated by Elena Filipovic and Joanna Mytkowska.

This exhibition and the accompanying catalogue are generously supported by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. The Hammer Museum’s presentation is made possible through major gifts from Erika Glazer and Alice and Nahum Lainer. Generous support is also provided by Herta and Paul Amir. The exhibition is made possible by additional support from the National Endowment for the Arts, Rosette V. Delug, Alisa and Kevin Ratner, The Audrey & Sydney Irmas Charitable Foundation, and the Consulate General of Poland, Los Angeles.