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Smith, Kiki 1954-

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Kiki Smith by Helaine Posner( Book )

6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Engaging the most urgent social and spiritual issues of our day, the powerfully expressive work of artist Kiki Smith has helped restore the human body to a central place in contemporary art. Born in 1954, she created in the 1980s individual artworks and stunning installations, in mediums ranging from paper and glass to cast bronze, that used anatomy as a starting point for a broad exploration of the cultural, political, and social meanings of the human body. In the 1990s, having emerged as a leading artist of her generation, she extended her inquiry to the natural world. Direct and accessible, populist in the best sense, Smith's work engages the viewer in a sometimes viscerally disturbing way.Helaine Posner uncovers the origins of Smith's work and proposes an interpretive framework that locates it within the artistic traditions that have nourished Smith. David Frankel's interview provides new insight into Smiths artistic thought. As the first monographic survey of her career, Kiki Smith is an essential reference in contemporary
Kiki Smith : a gathering, 1980-2005 by Siri Engberg( Book )

11 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Widely considered to be one of the most engaging and fascinating artists of our time, Kiki Smith has, over the past 25 years, developed into a major figure in the world of 21st-century art. Her subject matter is as wide-ranging as the materials her work has encompassed. In the 1980s, with her earliest figural sculptures in plaster, glass, and wax, Smith developed an elaborate vocabulary around the forms and functions of the body and its metaphorical as well as physical relationship to society. By the early 1990s she began to engage with themes of a more religious and mythological nature. Her re-imaginings of biblical women as inhabitants of physical bodies--rather than as abstract bearers of doctrine--led her to make a series of sculptural works related to the figure of the Virgin Mary, Mary Magdalene, Lilith, and others. The artist has more recently considered fairy tales and folk narratives as well as nurturing a growing menagerie of work concerned with animals and the natural world. Smith has now earned a considerable reputation as a virtuoso printmaker and draftsperson, and as a re-inventor of the startling sculptural possibitilies present in materials ranging from paper and resin to bronze and porcelain. Organized by the Walker Art Center with the full collaboration of the artist, the exhibition Kiki Smith represents the artist¹s first full-scale touring museum retrospective in the United States. This accompanying exhibition catalogue is a comprensive volume that includes critical essays, an interview, a generous four-color plate section, a complete exhibition history and bibliography, and the first-ever comprehensive illustrated chronology of Smith¹s life and work
Our city dreams by Chiara Clemente( Visual )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmmaker Chiara Clemente shines a light on five women artists whose inspiration is fueled by living in New York City. The artists - Nancy Spero, Marina Abramovic, Kiki Smith, Ghada Amer, and Swoon - have widely varying backgrounds and artistic styles, but they all have one thing in common: they city they now call home
Kiki Smith by Helaine Posner( Book )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Helaine Posner's monograph, published to coincide with the retrospective, is a comprehensive survey of Smith's work in installation, sculpture, and graphic media. She discusses its origins and proposes an interpretive framework, locating it within the artistic traditions that have nourished Smith and tracing its development from the 1980s to the present
Kiki Smith : photographs by Elizabeth A Brown( Book )

10 editions published in 2010 in English and German and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part survey, part artist's book, this long-awaited look at the full range of Kiki Smith's photography allows that body of work to be recognized as an essential part of her working process and of the acclaimed body of work that includes her sculpture, installations, drawings, prints, and books. Over the three decades of her career, Smith has experimented with photography as a working tool, a means of personal expression and simply as a medium in which she can explore space, composition, colour and texture. I don't think my work is particularly about art, A" Smith has said. It's really about me, being here in this life, in this skin. I'm cannibalizing my own experience, my surroundings. A" Smith's selection of unseen photos for this book parallels the four concerns discussed in Elizabeth Brown's essay-studio process, reflecting and constructing identity, making stories and recording her own artworks-and allows us to intimately share her unique vision
The Art:21 collection. art in the twenty-first century( Visual )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the difference in various styles of twenty-first-century art through interviews, commentary, and behind-the-scenes footage
Kiki Smith : procession by Petra Giloy-Hirtz( Book )

4 editions published in 2018 in German and English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Artist Kiki Smith has produced an astoundingly varied body of work that deals powerfully with the political, social, philosophical, and spiritual aspects of human nature-especially in the way they relate to women. Smith's earlier works reflect the social discourse of the 1980s, particularly focusing on death and the AIDS epidemic. She later turned to issues of feminism, abortion rights, and animal rights. This comprehensive book provides an overview of Smith's artistic development, focusing on her sculpture, from the early 1980s to the present day. Images of her radical, unflinching work reveal an artist who is not afraid to explore subjects such as the human body or a society's archetypes. Filled with the beauty, vitality, and charm that are the hallmarks of Kiki Smith's art, this book urges viewers to think and feel. Exhibition: Haus der Kunst, Munich Germany (02.02 - 03.06.2018)
Not an object, not a monument : the complete large-scale sculpture of Tony Smith by Tony Smith( Book )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kiki Smith by Kiki Smith( Visual )

4 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An interview with Kiki Smith, an innovative sculptor in New York City. Covers two of her exhibits at the Fawbush Gallery, New York City, in 1992 and 1993. Also includes interviews with Joe Fawbush and Thomas Jones, her dealers, and Claudia Gould, director of Artist Space, also in New York
Concordance by Mei-mei Berssenbrugge( Book )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poetry. Art. CONCORDANCE is a new collaborative work by three acclaimed contemporary artists: poet Mei-mei Berssenbrugge and sculptor Kiki Smith, working with book artist, Anne McKeown. Inspired by Smith's image of a dandelion, whose floating silks she compares to reading, the poem traces agreements and embeddings of human and animal bodies, ideas, dreams and emotion in a concordance of parallel and contingent contexts. "Then it's possible to undo misunderstanding from inside by tracing the flight or thread of empty space running through things." Then what if, in that bond, "images were Eros as words?" In Smith's etchings, reading, as Eros, is drawn as seeds, feathers, star-like explosions, pods, wide-eyed, unblinking owls. " their eyes, and a mirror forms on the ground." The effects of the verbal images and gray-blue inked drawings are stunning and other-worldly
Kiki Smith: Squatting the Palace( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary look at the artist as she prepares pieces for an eight-room installation at the Fondazione Querini Stampalia in Venice, Italy, to open contemporaneously with the 2005 Venice Biennale
Endocrinology by Mei-mei Berssenbrugge( Book )

5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My nature : works with paper by Kiki Smith by Olivia Lahs-Gonzales( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This exhibition features a selection of the artist's recent work which reflects her interest in the interaction between humans and nature
Kiki Smith by Jessica Bradley( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reclaiming the body : feminist art in America( Visual )

4 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Loosely based on the two-part BAD GIRLS exhibition at The New Museum of Contemporary Art in Manhattan, "Reclaiming the body" goes beyond the scope of the exhibition to include other significant contributors to the history of feminist art. The film spans three generations of artists from Louise Bourgeois to Janine Antoni, to give an overview of feminist art from the 1960s to the present."--Catalog
The animal is in the world like water in water by Leslie Scalapino( Book )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kiki Smith, Seton Smith, Tony Smith by Friedrich Meschede( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in German and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Désordres : Nan Goldin, Mike Kelley, Kiki Smith, Jana Sterbak, Tunga( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in French and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kiki Smith, All creatures great and small : [26. September bis 27. Dezember 1998] by Kiki Smith( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in German and English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kiki Smith's Dowry book by Kiki Smith( Book )

6 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Kiki Smith
Kiki Smith : a gathering, 1980-2005Kiki SmithKiki Smith : photographsNot an object, not a monument : the complete large-scale sculpture of Tony SmithEndocrinologyKiki Smith, All creatures great and small : [26. September bis 27. Dezember 1998]Kiki Smith's Dowry book
Alternative Names
Kiki Smith American artist

Kiki Smith Amerikaans beeldhouwster

Kiki Smith artista alemana

Kiki Smith artista alemanya

Kiki Smith artista statunitense di origine tedesca

Kiki Smith artiste amerikane

Kiki Smith artiste, dessinateur, sculpteur et graveur américaine

Kiki Smith US-amerikanische Bildhauerin, Malerin und Installationskünstlerin

Smit, Ḳiḳi 1954-

Кікі Сміт

Смит, Кики

סמית, קיקי

קיקי סמית אמנית אמריקאית

كيكي سميث فنانة أمريكية


English (190)

German (23)

Catalan (5)

French (4)

Spanish (1)