previews

  • Kiki Smith

    San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)
    151 Third Street
    November 19–January 29

    Curated by Siri Engberg

    Kiki Smith’s restless forays into paper, glass, bronze, video, books, bodily fluids, and tattoos have been sparked at one time or another by feminist politics, aids activism, and classic fables, perhaps giving her practice more personality than focus. This distillation of nearly one hundred works—organized by Siri Engberg of the Walker Art Center, where the show doubles in size next winter—is arranged into thematic “clusters” of figural and abstract pieces. The first to take stock of Smith’s entire oeuvre (now spanning twenty-five years), this survey seems well timed for our emotive, craft-conscious moment.

    Travels to the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Feb. 26–May 14, 2006; Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, July 15–Sept. 24, 2006; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, Nov. 16, 2006–Feb. 11, 2007.