Alina Szapocznikow : Awkward Objects – Booklaunch + Lecture by Griselda Pollock – Motto@Wiels 14/12/2011

Posted in art, books, editions, Motto @ Wiels on December 10th, 2011 by admin

“Alina Szapocznikow. Awkward Objects” is a collection of materials from the international conference “Alina Szapocznikow. Works. Documents. Interpretations.” organised at the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw by the Museum team and Agata Jakubowska, PhD(May 15-16, 2009). By gathering world-renowned art historians, curators, critics and collectors, both the conference and the publication seek to fully represent and animate the new trends in research concerning works by Alina Szapocznikow.

Termed “post-surrealist” or “proto-feminist”, compared to Eva Hesse and Louise Bourgeois, Szapocznikow and her work today constitute one of the most interesting challenges for researchers dealing with 20th century art. “Alina Szapocznikow. Awkward Objects” is, by contributions by renowned art historians, critics and artists, a combination of multi-faceted insights into the artist’s diverse oeuvre that aim to place her in the context of the international world of art.

Authors: Griselda Pollock, Sarah Wilson, Agata Jakubowska, Ernst van Alphen, Tomáš Pospiszyl, Marta Dziewanska, Anke Kempkes, Paweł Leszkowicz, Jola Gola, Anda Rottenberg.

“Alina Szapocznikow : Awkward Objects”
Edited by Agata Jakubowska
Museum of Modern Art, 2011