Christopher Lyon

  • KIKI SMITH: BODY AND SOUL

    We think of Anatomy in terms of Evolution, and our question is always “whence?” and “how?” Vesalius thought of Anatomy in terms of Design, and his questions, had he been philosophically articulate, would have been “whither?” and “why?”
    —Charles Singer, A Short History of Anatomy from the Greeks to Harvey, 1957

    MUCH CELEBRATED ART COMES at the end of a tradition, and is recognized in terms defined by it. But certain artists appear to rediscover, under the pressure of new conditions, a lost or buried concern. Their processes of exhumation and dissection recall the malodorous explorations of