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April 23   -   ArtsJournal: music

Magdalena Abakanowicz, Sculptor Who Wrestled with the Trauma of WWII, Has Died at 86

The Polish sculptor "came up with a visual language that was unlike that of her European colleagues, many of whom were inclined toward the Pop-inflected use of commercial imagery and, later, conceptually rigorous objects. Her formalist sculptures relied on rumpled, crumpled, and distressed surfaces that became metaphors for the effects of violence on human skin and land turned up by bombings and battles."


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