March 20, 2007

Kiki Smith: Squatting The Palace

This looks like an amazing film. I have to see this. If you like the pieces below, you should watch the film trailer.

Over the course of the film, it becomes apparent that many of the pieces Smith is creating — including sculptures, photographs, prints, and furniture fashioned from liquor boxes — are intended for an eight-room installation at the Fondazione Querini Stampalia in Venice, Italy, to open contemporaneously with the 2005 Venice Biennale. We see Smith collaborating with artisans fabricating her sculptures and observe her daily interactions with her assistants. We then follow Smith to Venice and witness the complex installation of her exhibition, which proves to be an integral part of the conceptual whole. The video culminates in a detailed look at the completed exhibition, Homespun Tales: Stories of Domestic Occupation, widely regarded as one of the most successful exhibitions that summer in Venice.

Kiki Smith: Squatting The Palace

(via five and a half which I found via the wonderful hoping for happy accidents)

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