Avenza Revisited II, 1968-69

Works by renowned American artists Louise Bourgeois and Eva Hesse will be shown at the Warsaw Museum of Modern Art as part of its latest exhibition, Awkward Objects: Alina Szapocznikow,  Maria Bartuszova, Pauline Boty, Louise Bourgeois, Eva Hesse and Paulina Ołowska.  “Awkward Objects” debuts TODAY, May 14 and will continue until July 6.  This presentation juxtaposes pieces by Bourgeois, Hesse, Boty, and Bartuszova and Szapocznikow to show how these female artist-pioneers – as they experimented with material, with its form and expression, often including pre-feminist motifs – sought recognition from the artistic mainstream of their time.  They now have become a major focal point of interest for new art history.

In conjunction with this exhibition, the Warsaw MoMA will host an international conference devoted to the work of Polish sculptress Alina Szapocznikow on May 15-16.  The conference will be a forum for renowned art historians, critics and artists from Europe and the U.S. to add new aspects to interpretation of Alina Szapocznikow’s work in the international context.  It aims at combining multi-faced insights into the artist’s diverse work and her importance in the global context. 

The U.S. Embassy is a proud sponsor of the exhibition and the conference.