8.9.10

wednesday




Recently D.&A.&I [re]visited Ms. Smith's exhibit "Sojourn" at the Beloved Brooklyn Museum one sticky afternoon. I was still a bit dizzy from a case of heat stroke;;; a glass of hibiscus iced tea from a local, lovely beverage house helped immensely. As with all things I love and cherish, I find myself hard pressed to find words to "sum up" what I find to be truly important work. Likewise, I just well up whenever I think of the Brooklyn Museum. I'm not sure if it's simply neighborhood pride [and then some], but I can't think of another museum in New York that continues to chip away at gender and race issues in such an engaging, thought-provoking, often uncomfortable way. Even little ol' me left without harboring bad feelings for Andy Warhol [quite a feat, if I may say]. Empty art is simply not to be had in dear Brooklyn; so please, hopefully without having given too much away, head over for a brief "Sojourn" before the opportunity departs.


















13 comments:

  1. This is beautiful. I love the statue figures.

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  2. Thanks for sharing..... I live too far away to enjoy it first hand.

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  3. wow, this is so amazing! i wish i could've seen it for myself. i didn't know about ms. smith's work, and now i'm mesmerized! so thank you so much with sharing!

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  4. So so inspired by the portraits, they actually brings back some old memories.

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  5. thanks for sharing. this is inspiring

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  6. The pictures are fantastic, it looks like a great event.

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  7. this looks like a beautiful showing

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  8. Kiki Smith is certainly one of my favorite artists.
    I have never had the luck to see an exhibition entirely dedicated to her so thanks for sharing!

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  9. These are some really beautiful pictures.
    I hadn't heard about this artist before reading your post, but I'll definitely check more of her work. Thanks for sharing : )

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  10. Really great!
    And amazing inspiration!

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  11. Just stumbled aross your blog a few days ago and have spent some time reading your previous posts. I enjoy your way of writing just as more as I enjoy browsing through your photos. You got me captured. !

    I think I'll stick around :)
    + new follower

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  12. thanks a lot for the post!!!

    i love her work...and i love the pieces in picture number three...
    very inspiring!!!

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