11 Conti – Monnaie de Paris will be presenting the first French retrospective of the American artist Kiki Smith (born in 1954, lives in New York).
Exceptional in its scope, the exhibition will bring together over a hundred works dating from the 1980s to the present day. Visitors will be welcomed by two large sculptural installations in Monnaie’s courtyards. Divided into nine large sections, across two levels and more than 1000m2, this exhibition will treat the major themes in her art, among which include the human body, female figures and symbiosis with nature.
In interaction with one another, the works chosen will reflect the immense diversity of the practice of the artist who takes on many mediums and materials: bronze, plaster, glass, porcelain, tapestry, paper, and even wax. While sculpture is central to her work, Kiki Smith also produces many drawings. The artist particularly appreciates the art of engraving and is a collector of medals and ancient coins.
Curators: Camille Morineau, Director of Exhibitions and Collections at Monnaie de Paris, and Lucia Pesapane, Curator at Monnaie de Paris.