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The Must-See Exhibitions in Paris During FIAC Related Press The Must-See Exhibitions in Paris During FIAC 16 October 2019, Frieze Magazine

Known for her politically charged works that explore themes like exile, mass-migration and displacement, British-Palestinian artist Mona Hatoum is experiencing renewed and timely interest today, particularly since her remarkable show at the Tate Modern in 2016.

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Kiki Smith and the Pursuit of Beauty in a Notably Unbeautiful Age Related Press Kiki Smith and the Pursuit of Beauty in a Notably Unbeautiful Age 26 November 2018, New York Times

STROLLING WITH THE ARTIST Kiki Smith down the not-entirely-gentrified East Village block where she lives and works, in a townhouse with a cherry-red door, can take a remarkably long time. It's not that she isn't nimble — at 64, she has energy to match her famously prodigious output, able to navigate in a billowing black cotton shift around...

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Feminist artist Kiki Smith: 'Getting older, certain things quiet' Related Press Feminist artist Kiki Smith: 'Getting older, certain things quiet' 30 August 2018, The Sydney Morning Herald

The female body. Its bones and limbs, its emotions, its animal instinct, its bodily functions, its secrets and anxieties, its sexuality, its illnesses and pain. There is no part of it that has been left unexplored by the fearless American artist Kiki Smith, a pioneer of contemporary feminist art who has grappled with female beauty, shame...

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Kiki Smith Takes Over the Eldridge Street Synagogue with 50 Artworks Related Press Kiki Smith Takes Over the Eldridge Street Synagogue with 50 Artworks 5 June 2018, Hyperallergic

Before the restoration of the Eldridge Street Synagogue, birds flew in through holes in the roof. The animals roosted in the 19th-century structure that was once a haven for Eastern European Jews on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, but it had fallen into a decline because of a shrinking membership and its leaking sanctuary was closed off half a...

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KIKI SMITH: Below the Horizon Related Press KIKI SMITH: Below the Horizon 5 June 2018, The Brooklyn Rail

Stars are again on Smith’s mind. Her unassuming new show of fifty works at the synagogue, now a museum, is titled Below the Horizon, in recognition, according to the exhibition, of the fact that we only see the stars once the sun has gone down. Sunsets are a fine metaphor for the museum’s extended period of decline.

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Books, Wefts, and Black Lives Matter at the Baltimore Museum of Art Related Press Books, Wefts, and Black Lives Matter at the Baltimore Museum of Art 27 May 2017, Hyperallergic

Like the Baltimore Museum of Art's books, Louise B. Wheatley's textiles and Pendelton's mixed-media ventures pack a punch (actually, hers is more of a lingering touch). With her, you don't see it coming; with him, you can feel the vibrations down the block. Her mists/his missiles, resounding, both.

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Creature Discomfort: Art in the Cycle of History Related Press Creature Discomfort: Art in the Cycle of History 2 March 2017, Hyperallergic

Creature, a thematic exhibition at The Broad, is one of those shows, like the recently opened Raymond Pettibon: A Pen of All Work at the New Museum in New York, whose meanings and context have been jolted, scrambled, and reloaded by the resistible rise of Donald J. Trump. As it so happens, Creature opened on November 5th, the Saturday...

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Turning women’s work into art Related Press Turning women’s work into art 21 February 2017, Apollo Magazine

For almost four years the critic Karen Wright wrote a weekly column for Radar, the Independent newspaper's magazine, entitled In The Studio, which was based on nearly 200 visits to artists' studios. As she puts it in her catalogue essay for Entangled, currently at Turner Contemporary, 'Looking at what is lying around or pinned to the wall is...

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Bernar Venet: Angles, arcs, and straight lines Related Press Bernar Venet: Angles, arcs, and straight lines 10 January 2017, Whitewall

New York seems to be celebrating you this year. One of your sculptures just got installed on Union Square, you received the ISC Lifetime Achievement Award with Kiki Smith, and Paul Kasmin inaugurated your first New York solo show in the past ten years. How are you feeling at the moment? I’m very glad. It’s been exactly 50 years since I arrived...

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