2000 Words is a series of monographs conceived by Massimilano Gioni, each of which combines a critical, forthright essay with a survey of an artist's works in the Dakis Joannou Collection. From the vantage of a single unique collection, these small volumes give insight into the work of some of the most exciting contemporary artists.
Kiki Smith explores the body and its ability to seduce and repulse as a battleground for political and social concerns. She addresses gender, sexuality, and abjection through figurative intensity that gives emotional vulnerability a physical impression. Often focusing on femininity and drawing from public representations of private life, Smith's work sheds light on the internal complexities of the human condition and our relationship to nature.
84 pages, 18.4 x 25.4 cm, softcover, DESTE Foundation for Contemporary Art (Athens).