Exhibition at The Hepworth 21st October 2017 – 28 January 2018.
The first major UK retrospective of Polish artist Alina Szapocznikow (1926-1973), one of the most important, yet for many years, overlooked artists of the 20th century.
The exhibition will bring together over 100 works spanning her career, including a selection of her drawings which have rarely been publicly displayed.
Working through one of the most tumultuous periods in history, she created a body of work that explored her own physicality against a backdrop of social and political upheaval.
The exhibition will trace a chronological path through her work, demonstrating how she consistently dismantled a classical ideal of sculpture and experimented with materials that charted a new language for sculpture.