Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Kiki Smith: Sojourn at the Brooklyn Museum
What better artist than Kiki Smith to create a site-specific installation exploring ideas of creative inspiration and the cycle of life in relation to women artists? For her exhibition, Kiki Smith: Sojourn, this mystical artist has created an elaborate installation in the galleries of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art and in the nearby Decorative Arts galleries of the museum, taking as her point of inspiration an important eighteenth-century silk needlework by a young woman named Prudence Punderson, The First, Second and Last Scene of Mortality (Collection of the Connecticut Historical Society) who's independent spirit proved to be way ahead of her time. Image: Kiki Smith, Singer (detail), 2008. Courtesy of the artist and PaceWildenstein.