For more than three decades, American artist Kiki Smith (b. 1954, Nuremberg) has created a multifaceted practice that deals with the political and social as well as the philosophical and spiritual aspects of human nature. Her fearless investigation of the body is a complex consideration of the human condition, addressing topics of age, death, wounding and healing, resuscitation, fragmentation, birth, sexuality, gender and memory. In addition to sculpture, Smith works in a variety of other media,
Author Heidi Julavits profiles Kiki Smith in the August issue of Interview Magazine. The artist discusses her early days working in New York in the 1970s, how she relishes navigating the difficulty of her artistic practice, as well as the intensely personal nature of her work: "My work isn't didactic. It's not like I'm trying to say, 'This is how the world should be.' I'm trying to synthesize my experience." To read the full interview, click here.
Pace is honored to congratulate Kiki Smith, who has been awarded the title of Honorary Royal Academician from the Royal Academy of Arts in London, UK. The Royal Academy of Arts is governed by 80 Royal Academicians who are all practicing painters, sculptors, engravers, printmakers, draughtsmen and architects, and are elected to the post by their peers. They form a governing body which helps steer the Academy's vision, supports activities and plans for the future. Honorary Academicians are dist
Pace Gallery is pleased to announce the inclusion of artists Kiki Smith and Liu Jianhua to participate in the 57th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, curated by Christine Macel and taking place at the Giardini and the Arsenale, from May 13 through November 26, 2017. VIVA ARTE VIVA will unfold over the course of nine chapters or families of artists, beginning with two introductory realms in the Central Pavilion, followed by another seven across the Arsenale through the Giar
Pace artist Kiki Smith has been selected to participate in Viva Arte Viva, a group exhibition curated by Christine Macel. This show will mark Smith's first exhibition in Venice since Kiki Smith: Squatting The Palace, a film and installation presented in 2005. The exhibition is a part of the 57th Venice Biennale that will be on view from May 13 through November 26, 2017. For more details, visit the Biennale's website.
Kiki Smith is featured in an ongoing exhibition at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. The exhibition features contemporary art exploring the language, symbolism, art, and ritual associated with the historic concept of the Christ image and the divine. For more information about the venue’s artistic program, click here.
Kiki Smith will be honored at the International Sculpture Center’s 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award Gala on February 29, 2016. The ISC will celebrate Smith's three decade career which includes over 150 solo exhibitions. Congratulations Kiki Smith! Learn more about the event from the International Sculpture Center.
Vik Muniz, Kiki Smith, Adam Pendleton and Loris Gréaud are featured in the Collection Lambert’s ambitious project begun late May 2014 entitled The Disappearance of the Fireflies, an exhibition staged at the emblematic heritage site of Avignon, in the South of France, the Sainte-Anne Prison. Kiki Smith’s Girl with Globe, 1998, is among the highlights. The Disappearance of the Fireflies remains on view until 25 November 2014. More details are available here.
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48 pages: 24 color illustrations; 10 ¾ x 9 inches
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