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They Will Not Kiss You

26 November 2009

Author : adrian-wilson

Alina Szapocznikow’s Lampes Bouche I. Grotesque and indifferent to all that surrounds them. A warm and deceptively comforting glow. I had to cross the room for them and for a long time I froze. My form involuntarily mimicked theirs. A still inquisitivness. I think I may have heard them whisper. When I thawed I photographed them as I do when I really need to remember a moment.

Alina Szapocznikow’s is a terrible tale.

‘A Jewish woman with a history of sickness tattooed on her body and deprived of any prospects of maternity, Szapocznikow’s biography is integral to understanding her artistic achievement’.

Together with works by Lynda Benglis and Louise Bourgeois. After Awkward Objects at Hauser and Wirth, 196a Piccadilly until December 19.

Alina Szapocznikow's Lampes Bouche I - 1Alina Szapocznikow's Lampes Bouche I - 2

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