This Saturday, March 12 at 3pm, discover the exhibition Inner Bodies by the American artist Kiki Smith through a guided tour by Nathalie Guiot, founder and curator.
This is an opportunity to discover the curatorial choices that resulted in this presentation of some thirty works by the artist – bronzes, tapestries, porcelain and works on paper – most of which are being shown for the first time in Brussels.
The artist’s desire to represent the materiality of bodies is evident, as well as cosmogony through cultures. Her work epitomizes a feminine pantheon, in forests inhabited by a cosmic bestiary.
The exhibition is anchored within the Fondation Thalie’s artistic program. Since 2018, with the opening of an exhibition space and an artists’ and writers’ residency in Brussels, the foundation is committed to defending the place of women on the contemporary art scene, to highlighting transversal artistic practices in dialogue with crafts and communities, as well as to raising public awareness of ecological issues.
Through her work, the artist evokes humanity’s hard-to-acceptable finitude as much as the immensity of the cosmos—where art becomes belief. She creates a personal feminine mythology that embraces a figurative repertoire, touching upon the purity of a universal language: that of childhood, mythology and tales. It’s Alice in Wonderland, Mary Magdalene, female Christ, head thrown back, hair falling; all the women who imprinted themselves onto her. Kiki Smith creates art based upon her experience of being in the world, inspired particularly by Douanier-Rousseau’s exoticism and Gustave Doré engravings.
Duration ~ 30 minutes
Price : 5€ / Free*
*Students, -26 years old, teachers, SMART members, job seekers
You can reserve online here or directly at the front desk a few minutes before the start of the visit.
With the support of Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Eeckman art & insurance, Art Brussels and Maison Ruinart