Squatting the Palace
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: January 10, 2007
DVD 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

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.

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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