Kiki Smith Does Her Homework

Artist Kiki Smith making wallpaper at The Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Production still from the series Exclusive. © Art21, Inc. 2013. Cinematography by Tom Hurwitz

Artist Kiki Smith making wallpaper at The Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Production still from the series Exclusive. © Art21, Inc. 2013. Cinematography by Tom Hurwitz

“I’m good at doing what I can do in my own power, out of my own physicality, and then like a little extension out from that…” —Kiki Smith

Filmed in 2002, Kiki Smith discusses the housewares and other everyday objects that she created for Homework, her solo exhibition at The Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Smith is constantly making jewelry, drawings, and sculptures at her Manhattan home, and brought a long list of potential projects to the Fabric Workshop where she was an artist-in-residence. With the help of their expert technicians and expansive facilities, she transformed her ideas into new objects, including a reversible doll, decorative wallpaper, and a woven blanket.

Exclusive is supported, in part, by by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council; 21c Museum Hotel, and by individual contributors.

Contributor
Ian Forster is Art21's associate producer. He joined the staff in October 2009, first working on William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible and subsequently Season 6 of Art in the Twenty-First Century. In addition to his work on Art21′s broadcast programming for PBS, Forster oversees the Web video series Exclusive and Artist to Artist and is deeply involved with New York Close Up.

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