SEGMENT: Kiki Smith in "Stories"

From "Art in the Twenty-First Century" Season 2 (2003)

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September 9, 2003

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"Basically, I think art is just a way to think," remarks Kiki Smith, "it’s like standing in the wind and letting it pull you in whatever direction it wants to go." Adept in bronze, wax, textiles, and printmaking, the segment follows Smith on a journey through a diversity of narrative subjects including witches, saints, death, animals, family members, domestic objects, and dolls. Smith explains her relationship to meaning in her work: "I’d rather make something that’s very open-ended that can have a meaning to me, but then it also can have a meaning to somebody else who can fill it up with their meaning."