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Kiki Smith at MoMA

In my blogstrolls, I discovered this treasure on MoMA's site: Kiki Smith: Prints, Books, and Things. Take a look at the neat website with the videos displaying the actual printing process!

"Kiki Smith (American, born Germany, 1954) is among the most significant artists of her generation. Known primarily as a sculptor, she has also devoted herself to printmaking, which she considers an equally vital part of her work. The exhibition and accompanying catalogue, Kiki Smith: Prints, Books, and Things (2003), showcase the scope of Smith's printed art and present it thematically, focusing on such topics as anatomy, self-portraiture, nature, and female iconography. This interactive Web site is similarly arranged and fosters a rich understanding of her innovative body of printed art, illustrating over 135 works in more than 50 comparative groupings. In the Process section, Smith's creative thinking is explored through two series of evolutionary printed proofs and through video footage of the artist making prints."

Marja-Leena | 24/03/2004 | 2 comments
themes: Art Exhibitions, Other artists, Printmaking


If you haven't seen it, check out the Art:21 segment on Kiki Smith. I've always liked her work, and assumed she was a brooding gothic type, but it turns out she's kind of silly and doesn't take herself very seriously, which I found really refreshing.

Great link, thanks again Jason! Too bad her MoMa show is over or I might be tempted to go to NY as I have never seen it in person :(

Good luck with your site, let me know when it's all up.