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The artist (Alina Szapocznikow) with her work Naga [Naked], 1961 © ADAGP, Paris 2017 The Alina Szapocznikow Archive / Piotr Stanislawski / National Museum in Krakow Photograph Marek Holzman, courtesy the Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw.
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Paradox and Absurdity: Alina Szapocznikow and the Body in Crisis

27 Jan 2018, 10.30am - 4.15pm

£10 / £7.50 Members / £5 Students

Join us for a one-day conference with talks exploring Alina Szapocznikow’s place in the history of twentieth-century sculpture. The event brings together curators and academics to explore Szapocznikow’s diverse influences and contexts, including her relationship to Pop and feminist art and her traumatic experiences of war and disease.

This event is convened in partnership with Professor Griselda Pollock (University of Leeds).


Speakers include: Andrew Bonacina (The Hepworth Wakefield), Marta Dziewańska  (Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw), Prof Sheila Gaffney (Leeds College of Art), Rebeka Põldsam (Centre for Contemporary Arts, Tallinn, Estonia), Prof. Griselda Pollock (University of Leeds), Prof. Sarah Wilson (Courtauld Institute of Art, London). Chair: Dr. Jo Applin (Courtauld Institute of Art, London).

Booking information

Book your place online, call 01924 247360 or visit our welcome desk. Tickets include tea and coffee.