Kiki Smith: Squatting The Palace
Kiki Smith: Squatting The Palace (2007)

American artist Kiki Smith is renowned for print and sculptural works that explore issues of feminism and the female body. This documentary offers a glimpse into Smith's artistic process as she creates a series of prints, sculptures,… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: November 24, 2009
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Cate McQuaid
Boston Globe

The film at times seems like a comic opera. It's no surprise that it all comes together in the end.

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

Kiki Smith: Squatting the Palace studies the frizzy-haired, multi-tattooed woman as she works in her East Village house preparing sculptures, paintings, drawings and furniture for an eight-room installation at a palace in Venice.

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Ariella Budick
Newsday

An edifying documentary about how one of today's hottest artists creates her memorable work.

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Michelle Orange
Village Voice

In perpetual, almost pathological motion, Smith fills her Lower East Side home with sketches, sculptures, and people in preparation for an ambitious installation in Venice.

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Neil Genzlinger
New York Times

Ms. Smith's vision is sketched on a napkin, and her approach to executing it is something like an act of surrender.

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