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11 Conti - Monnaie de Paris presents the first solo exhibition of the American artist Kiki Smith from October 18, 2019 to February 9, 2020
The 11 Conti – Monnaie de Paris is proud to present the first solo show of the American artist Kiki Smith (born 1954, living in New York) by a French public institution, from October 18, 2019 to February 9, 2020. This unique collection of exceptional breadth will bring together almost one hundred works from the 1980s to the present day. Visitors will be greeted by two sculptures in the exterior courtyards of Monnaie de Paris and the exhibition itself will be held on two floors, covering more than 1000m2, notably within the historic salons facing the Seine. The exhibition will cover the major themes of the artist’s oeuvre, including the human body, the female figure and the symbiotic relationship with nature, all of which are recurring motifs. The works to be presented at the Monnaie de Paris will reflect the great diversity of Kiki Smith’s practice, and the wide variety of media she has explored: bronze, plaster, glass, porcelain, tapestry, paper and wax. Although sculpture occupies a central position in her work, Kiki Smith has also produced many drawings, often in large format. The artist particularly appreciates the art of engraving and has a personal collection of coins and pre-colonial currency. The exhibition will extend within the 11 Conti museum, with the presentation of pieces chosen by Kiki Smith from the heritage collections. The bilingual catalogue accompanying this exhibition will be the first major publication in French on the subject of her work. This exhibition is in perfect line with the artistic programme directed by Camille Morineau, which is particularly attentive towards women artists, as well as sculptural practice involving the exploration of different materials and scales, from the miniature to the monumental.
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