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To Exalt the Ephemeral: Alina Szapocznikow, 1962-1972

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Tracing a body of work by Alina Szapocznikow from 1962 to 1972, this book considers pivotal turning points in the Polish artist’s life and career. Featuring new photography, the publication aims to render the tactility and spatiality of these works in brilliant new detail.

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To Exalt the Ephemeral: Alina Szapocznikow, 1962-1972

Regular price
$50.00
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Regular price
| INC. VAT

Language

English

Publisher

Hauser & Wirth Publishers

Publication Date

Dec 2019

ISBN

9783906915494

Pages

214 pages

Size

32.7 x 24.7 cm

Editor

Hauser & Wirth Publishers

Composition

Hardcover

The Artist

Alina Szapocznikow

Born in Poland to a Jewish family in 1926, Alina Szapocznikow survived internment in concentration camps during the Holocaust as a teenager. Immediately after the war, she moved first to Prague and then to Paris, studying sculpture at the École des Beaux Arts. In 1951, suffering from tuberculosis, she was forced to return to Poland, where she expanded her practice. When the Polish government loosened controls over creative freedom following Stalin’s death in 1952, Szapocznikow moved into figurative abstraction and then a pioneering form of representation.
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