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Alina Szapocznikow: Human Landscapes

Hepworth Wakefield

21 Oct 2017 - 28 Jan 2018

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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Untitled (c. 1970–71), Alina Szapocznikow. © ADAGP, Paris 2017. Courte- sy The Estate of Alina Szapocznikow / Piotr Stanislawski / Galerie Loevenbruck, Paris

Untitled (c. 1970–71), Alina Szapocznikow. © ADAGP, Paris 2017. Courtesy The Estate of Alina Szapocznikow / Piotr Stanislawski / Galerie Loevenbruck, Paris

The Bachelor’s Ashtray I (1972), Alina Szapocznikow. © ADAGP, Paris 2017. Courtesy The Estate of Alina Szapocznikow / Piotr Stanislawski / Galerie Loevenbruck, Paris. Photo: Fabrice Gousset

The Bachelor’s Ashtray I (1972), Alina Szapocznikow. © ADAGP, Paris 2017. Courtesy The Estate of Alina Szapocznikow / Piotr Stanislawski / Galerie Loevenbruck, Paris. Photo: Fabrice Gousset

Autoportrait I (1966), Alina Szapocznikow. © ADAGP, Paris 2017. Courtesy The Estate of Alina Szapocznikow / Piotr Stanislawski / Galerie Loevenbruck, Paris. Photo: Fabrice Gousset

Autoportrait I (1966), Alina Szapocznikow. © ADAGP, Paris 2017. Courtesy The Estate of Alina Szapocznikow / Piotr Stanislawski / Galerie Loevenbruck, Paris. Photo: Fabrice Gousset

Lampe–Bouche (1966), Alina Szapocznikow. © ADAGP, Paris 2017. Courtesy The Estate of Alina Szapocznikow / Piotr Stanislawski / Galerie Loevenbruck, Paris. Photo: Fabrice Gousset

Lampe–Bouche (1966), Alina Szapocznikow. © ADAGP, Paris 2017. Courtesy The Estate of Alina Szapocznikow / Piotr Stanislawski / Galerie Loevenbruck, Paris. Photo: Fabrice Gousset

Monstrum II (1975), Alina Szapocznikow. © ADAGP, Paris 2017. Courtesy The Estate of Alina Szapocznikow / Piotr Stanislawski / Galerie Loevenbruck, Paris. Photo: Fabrice Gousset

Monstrum II (1975), Alina Szapocznikow. © ADAGP, Paris 2017. Courtesy The Estate of Alina Szapocznikow / Piotr Stanislawski / Galerie Loevenbruck, Paris. Photo: Fabrice Gousset

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