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Alina Szapocznikow

Can’t Stop thinking about work . This exhibition along with Sanja Ivekovic has been the highlights of my art going this year.

MoMA | Alina Szapocznikow: Sculpture Undone, 1955–1972.

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Bio from Polish Cultural Institute

Alina Szapocznikow archive at Museum of Modern Art in Archive

Even thought their work is very different than mine, both Sanja and Alina’s work have more parallels to my interest than most artists whose work I can think of.

  < ^ :  links to projects in the archive

THE BOY A Holocaust Story

The Boy: An Icon For Childhoods Lost In Holocaust NPR

The look of terror and confusion blankets a young boy’s face as he raises his arms in surrender to a German soldier pointing a gun at him.The image, captured in a photograph during World War II, has been seared into the minds and souls of millions since it was seen. But the identity of the little boy — his thin, fragile legs visible beneath a long coat — remains unknown. And as historian Dan Porat tells Scott Simon, his name will likely never be known.

Trummerflora: On the Topography of Terrors

Trummerflora: On the Topography of Terrors – Helen Mayer Harrison and Newton Harrison

This four-part work proposes an interactive memorial that is not a monument. The first part is the trummerflora, or rubble flowers, made of the materials of the site itself and of those which find their way to the site without human agency. The second part is the signage which would tell the story of the history of the site during the Nazi period, location by location. The third part already exists in a small wooden Quonset hut on the site, called the Topograpie of Terrors, where the story of the activities of the Gestapo, from its inception in the early Nazi party, is told in word and image. The fourth part would exist in a room yet to be built next to the Topographie of Terrors building, which would duplicate the building’s shape but not its contents, serving instead as a memorial to the victims.