Installation view, Kiki Smith, Flags, June 18, 2019 – October 31, 2020, Deste Foundation for Contemporary Art, Hydra, Greece © Kiki Smith, Photo: Eftychia Vlachou

Artist Projects

Kiki Smith


Storm King Art Center, New Windsor, New York
May 9 – November 9, 2020

Storm King is delighted to present Kiki Smith: Water, a solo exhibition of indoor and outdoor works that marks the artist’s first presentation of flags—a new element within her expansive production—in the United States. For the exhibition, on view from May 9 to November 9, 2020, Kiki Smith (b. 1954, United States) will create a new collection of flags whose unpredictable, ever-changing movement will mimic the ebb and flow of water in a river. Installed alongside four outdoor sculptures on Storm King’s Museum Hill with long views of the surrounding mountains, the flags will present an ephemeral installation that is activated by the natural world around it.

A carefully selected group of works from Smith’s career will also be on view in Storm King’s Museum Building, which will pay homage to the threatened yet brilliant natural environment of the Hudson Valley—with a particular concentration on water. Smith considers the natural world through various media including printmaking, multimedia sculpture, photography, and textiles. Kiki Smith: Water will be a materially rich exhibition referencing Storm King’s proximity to the Hudson River, the artist’s intimate consideration of space and context, and highlighting the Art Center’s distinctive indoor and outdoor features.

Kiki Smith: Water is organized by Storm King’s Senior Curator Nora Lawrence.

Artist Projects — Storm King Presents "Kiki Smith: Water", Mar 10, 2020