Katy Hessel inside ‘To Exalt the Ephemeral: Alina Szapocznikow, 1962 – 1972’, Hauser & Wirth London, 2020 ©️ ADAGP, Paris. Courtesy the Estate of Alina Szapocznikow / Piotr Stanislawski / Galerie Loevenbruck, Paris / and Hauser & Wirth. Photo: Alex Delfanne 2020

Walk & Talk with Katy Hessel: Alina Szapocznikow

  • Thu 20 February 2020
  • 6.30 – 8 pm

We are delighted to welcome Katy Hessel, curator, writer and founder of @thegreatwomenartists – the Instagram account with nearly 90k followers that celebrates female art daily. Hessel will take us on a tour through the exhibition ‘To Exalt the Ephemeral: Alina Szapocznikow, 1962 – 1972’, providing insight to the life and work of this pioneering Polish artist through the material innovations she made during the last decade of her life. The event will provide an introduction to Szapocznikow’s extensive practice, and spotlight key works in the exhibition. In addition to presenting the weekly, The Great Women Artist Podcast, Hessel has written extensively on the subject of women artists and has regularly led talks and lectures on the subject for Tate, Courtauld, The National Gallery, Cambridge University, and more. She has presented numerous films for Tate, Royal Academy of Arts, Sotheby's, National Portrait Gallery; and been featured on BBC Radio 3 and 4. In February 2019, she curated an area of Tate Modern for February Tate Lates, and has curated exhibitions at Victoria Miro, TJ Boulting, Mother London, and residencies at Palazzo Monti, Brescia. All profits donated to the South London Gallery.