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Site-Specific Installation by Artist Kiki Smith at the Brooklyn Museum Announced

BROOKLYN, NY.- Kiki Smith: Sojourn, a major site-specific installation that explores the ideas of creative inspiration and the cycle of life in relation to women artists, will be on view February 5 through September 12, 2010, in the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art. The exhibition will draw from a variety of work by Kiki Smith in a range of media including cast objects, unique sculpture, and works on paper. The artist will also incorporate her work into two of the Brooklyn Museum‘s eighteenth-century period rooms in the nearby Decorative Arts galleries. Inspired, in part, by an important eighteenth-century New England needlework, Prudence Punderson’s “The First, Second and Last Scenes of Mortality” (Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford), Smith focuses on a variety of universal experiences, from the milestones of birth and death to the quotidian, such as the daily chores of domestic life. She also analyzes