This is the first major UK retrospective of Polish artist Alina Szapocznikow – an important if neglected 20th-century artist. The exhibition will bring together works spanning Szapocznikow’s career, including a selection of her drawings, which have rarely been publicly displayed. The exhibition will trace a chronological path through Szapocznikow’s life, highlighting how the artist’s work developed from classically figurative sculptures to her later ‘awkward objects’ which are politically charged and overlaid with Surrealist and Pop Art influences. It will feature over 100 works created between 1956 and 1972 including sculpture, drawings, and photography, drawing on loans from private and public collections, including major institutions in Poland. Find out more about the Alina Szapocznikow exhibition from Hepworth Wakefield’s website.
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