Tag Archives: Kiki Smith

José Guadalupe Posada, Calaveras zalameras de las coquetas meseras / Ingratiating  Skeletons of Flirtatious Waitresses, n.d, type-metal engraving. COURTESY OF DAN PAPPALARDO AND SUSAN BELLIN.
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Zombies Take Over the Museums!

Where to find Halloween-themed museum tours, dress-up ideas, and costume parties Read More

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Gambling on Public Art in Atlantic City

Works by Kiki Smith, the Kabakovs, Robert Barry, and more are part of a city-improvement campaign supported with casino tax funds Read More

A nude figure floats in a kaleidoscope of elements from nature in Kiki Smith’s large Jacquard tapestry Sky, 2012.
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Looms with a View

Contemporary artists are drawn to tapestries for their tactility, physical presence, and the poetry of creating complex images on a grid Read More

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Scents & Sensibility

Gunpowder, grass, jasmine, pine, pollution, and patchouli are some of the odors wafting around galleries, museums, and studios these days as artists incorporate scent into the esthetic experience. Read More

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Mane Event

A poem inspires Kiki Smith to let her hair down. Read More

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The Feminist Evolution

Museums are exhibiting an increased sensitivity to collecting and presenting works by women— through new acquisitions, solo shows, and a stronger focus on artists who were previously neglected. But true gender equality, critics maintain, remains elusive. Read More

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Top Ten Trends in Contemporary Art

How do you spot a trend? If you’re Kay Larson, you see perversity everywhere. If you’re Jori Finkel, you find poetry in the Home Depot esthetic. And if you’re Carly Berwick, you conclude that a penguin embodies the spirit of … Read More

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Why Small Is BIG

From Tom Friedman’s eraser shavings to Rob de Mar’s minuscule waterfall to Adia Millett’s tabletop dollhouses, intimately scaled sculptures are making a large impact. Read More

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The Mod Bod

Modified, magnified, dissected, and erected, the body takes on unexpected shapes when sculptors use it as a metaphor for emotions. Modified, magnified, dissected, and erected, the body takes on unexpected shapes when sculptors use it as a metaphor for emotions. Read More