• First Language: Turkish

  • Subjects:  Women’s Studies

  • Journal Section: Research Article

  • Authors: Banu ÇOLAK 
    Gazi Üniversitesi

  • Dates: 1 January 2011

Kiki Smith Kiki Smith, who challenges common concepts of the erotic representation of woman body is an important representative of abject art which focus on infected, shredded bodies and the biological construct of the female body. After 1980, Kiki Smith’s work is described as female body and physical processes, primitive fears, psychological traumas, half-animal half-human figures, religious icons, death, massacre and moral issues. In relation to postmodern expression, these physical questionings which awaken disgust in the audiences is related gender investigations, feminism and and the term “abject” of Julia Kristeva who works on philology and psychoanalyses.

Feminism, Woman, Disgust, Body, Abject Art

Gazi Üniversitesi