• Alina Szapocznikow

    Zachęta National Gallery of Art

    The art and lie of Polish sculptor Alina Szapocznikow (1926–73) were largely determined by World War II and the Cold War. A survivor of three concentration camps, the artist led a nomadic life after the war, moving from Prague to Paris, where she studied art, to Warsaw, then back to France, in 1963, where she would live an “unsettled” existence for ten years, until her slow death from breast cancer. Szapocznikow’s work conjures both the enduring and transient character of a life affected by a tragic historic moment and an equally tragic personal story.

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