Alina Szapocznikow. <i>Petit Dessert I (Small Dessert I).</i> 1970–71. Colored polyester resin and glass, 3 3/16 x 4 5/16 x 5 1/8″ (8 x 11 x 13 cm). Kravis Collection. © The Estate of Alina Szapocznikow/Piotr Stanisławski/ADAGP, Paris. Photo by Thomas Mueller, courtesy Broadway 1602, New York; and Galerie Gisela Capitain GmbH, Cologne

Alina Szapocznikow: A Symposium

Friday, October 5, 2012, 12:00–5:00 p.m.

Theater 3 (The Celeste Bartos Theater), mezzanine, The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building

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Alina Szapocznikow: Sculpture Undone, 1955-1972
By Elena Filipovic and Joanna Mytkowska. With essays by Cornelia Butler, Jola Gola, and Allegra Pesenti

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Held in conjunction with the exhibition Alina Szapocznikow: Sculpture Undone, 1955–1972, this symposium presents new scholarship on Alina Szapocznikow’s two-decade-long career. Long influential in Poland, Szapocznikow’s compelling body of work, which synthesizes postwar European sculptural modes—academic, Social Realist, Expressionist, biomorphic abstraction, found-object, Neorealist, and Pop—is ripe for art-historical reexamination. International curators, scholars, and artists discuss postwar Eastern European art and Szapocznikow’s position within it, her work viewed from a feminist perspective, her use of photography and works on paper in the context of her larger sculptural production, and her increasing influence on a younger generation of Eastern European artists. Participants include Elena Filipovic, Joanna Mytkowska, Anda Rottenberg, Agata Jakubowska, Griselda Pollock, Katarzyna Kozyra, and Paulina Olowska.

In conjunction with the exhibition Alina Szapocznikow: Sculpture Undone, 1955–1972

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