2015 Artist Lecture
A Conversation with Kiki Smith
moderated by Wendy Weitman
The Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation
Saturday, November 7, 11:00 am
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Internationally renowned artist Kiki Smith works in painting, photography, bookmaking, sculpture, drawing, glass, and printmaking to explore the human condition, the body, and nature. MoMA’s 2003 retrospective, Kiki Smith: Prints, Books, and Things, was curated by Wendy Weitman, an independent curator who has written, taught, and lectured widely on prints in the U.S., Europe, and Japan. Together, they discuss the role of printmaking in Smith’s artistic practice.
Established with the generous support of the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation, this annual artist lecture aims to honor and raise public consciousness about the unique ways in which contemporary artists use printmaking in their artistic practice. Sparked by a keen interest in the inventiveness of printmaking and carrying on a family legacy of collecting art, Jordan Schnitzer began collecting prints in 1988. Today, the family’s collection exceeds 9,000 works and its foundation manages an active lending program aimed at making fine art easily available to qualified institutions, especially those in less-served communities.
Image: Kiki Smith, In a Bower, 2015; variable edition hand-colored etching, Edition of 18 + 4 AP. 33 3/4 in. x 44 in. Published by Harlan & Weaver. © Kiki Smith, courtesy Pace Gallery