For the third consecutive year, Spring sees the Uffizi Galleries play host, in the intimate space of the Andito degli Angiolini of Palazzo Pitti, to a woman protagonist of the art of our time, Kiki Smith, one of the leading interpreters of the feminist movement in the visual arts with an international standing. We display a select but nevertheless significant sample of her latest oeuvre, encompassing tapestries, sculpture and works on paper. It is the first time that an Italian public museum has dedicated a solo exhibition to the artist, to set the seal on a path that, in Italy, has seen her work exhibited in important private galleries and at the Venice Biennale. The exhibition and the catalogue enter the difficult terrain of the poetic evolution of Kiki Smith, who escapes the loud screams and proclamations, but finds peace in observation, in loss. Without a doubt, there is an autobiographical element to these works—think of the woods and the wild quality of upstate New York, where the artist lives and works.
Eike D. Schmidt, Director of Le Gallerie degli Uffizi in Kiki Smith. What I saw on the road, pp. 12-14, Giunti, 2019
Publisher: Le Gallerie degli Uffizi - Ministero dei beni e delle attività culturali; Giunti editore