When musician-artist David Byrne read an essay on Kiki Smith’s art in the Walker’s exhibition catalogue, a few words stood out:
Floppy, flaccid forms
Oozings, leaks, spills and effluents
Swirls and eddies of fur
As Byrne writes in the introduction to the Spring 2006 issue of Zoetrope: All-Story, “ If that doesn’t get you interested, I don’t know what will.” In addition to Byrne’s essay, the Spring issue of Zoetrope, Francis Ford Coppola’s literary magazine, features the art and design vision of Smith. Following up an issue guest-designed by Tom Waits, it includes dozens of photos of Smith’s sculptures and drawings, plus stitching patterns–a nod to the themes of domesticity present in her work–woven throughout the magazine. On newsstands March through June, the issue also includes writing by Gus Van Sant, Lemony Snicket author Daniel Handler, Pulitzer Prize-winner Steven Millhauser, and others.
Through a special arrangement with Zoetrope: All-Story, Walker members receive a discount on single-issue sales at the Walker Shop and 25% off a subscription (call to receive a special discount code: 612.375.7655). Plus, new members joining during the run of Kiki Smith: A Gathering, 1980–2005 can chose to receive a free copy of Zoetrope.