Kiki Smith. Telling Tales

In Telling Tales…Smith looks at three interrelated stories about gender and danger: the Biblical encounter of Eve and the Serpent, the fairy tales of Little Red Riding Hood and Sleeping Beauty, and her own scenario about a mysterious female puppet. Smith’s setting is an enchanted place where a sense of wonder and innocence prevails. We see the inhabitants of this magical realm as if through the eyes of a child: poetically imagined, yet charged with symbolic meaning. As our vulnerable heroines face the challenges posed by cunning or dangerous beasts, evil witches, or their own curiosity, they gain the experience and knowledge that lead to maturity

Text: Posner Helaine. pp. 72; 42 COL; hardcover. Publisher: International Center of Photography, New York, 2001.

ISBN: 9780933642287| 0933642288

ID: AM-7762

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In Telling Tales…Smith looks at three interrelated stories about gender and danger: the Biblical encounter of Eve and the Serpent, the fairy tales of Little Red Riding Hood and Sleeping Beauty, and her own scenario about a mysterious female puppet. Smith’s setting is an enchanted place where a sense of wonder and innocence prevails. We see the inhabitants of this magical realm as if through the eyes of a child: poetically imagined, yet charged with symbolic meaning. As our vulnerable heroines face the challenges posed by cunning or dangerous beasts, evil witches, or their own curiosity, they gain the experience and knowledge that lead to maturity