Squatting the Palace (2007)

Squatting the Palace



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American artist Kiki Smith is renowned for print and sculptural works that explore issues of feminism and the female body. This documentary offers a glimpse into Smith's artistic process as she creates a series of prints, sculptures, and furniture for an eight-room art installation called "Homespun Tales: Stories of Domestic Occupation," which was exhibited in Venice, Italy, as part of the 2005 Venice Biennale.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Drama, Special Interest
Directed By: , ,
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On DVD: Nov 24, 2009

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All Critics (5) | Top Critics (5)

The film at times seems like a comic opera. It's no surprise that it all comes together in the end.

Full Review… | May 11, 2007
Boston Globe
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An edifying documentary about how one of today's hottest artists creates her memorable work.

Full Review… | January 11, 2007
Top Critic

Ms. Smith's vision is sketched on a napkin, and her approach to executing it is something like an act of surrender.

Full Review… | January 10, 2007
New York Times
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Kiki Smith: Squatting the Palace studies the frizzy-haired, multi-tattooed woman as she works in her East Village house preparing sculptures, paintings, drawings and furniture for an eight-room installation at a palace in Venice.

Full Review… | January 10, 2007
New York Post
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In perpetual, almost pathological motion, Smith fills her Lower East Side home with sketches, sculptures, and people in preparation for an ambitious installation in Venice.

Full Review… | January 10, 2007
Village Voice
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