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MAO 360: A closer look at Kiki Smith’s Cabinet of Curiosities

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Midway through Kiki Smith’s exhibition I am a Wanderer at Modern Art Oxford we encounter a Wünderkammer, ‘a cabinet of curiosities,’ which contains a strange array of forms and materials, both human and animal. Among this curious collection are a glass frog, a porcelain dead cat, a silver shooting star and a bat cast in bronze with piercing ruby eyes.

This #MAO360 video features our curator, Stephanie Straine, offering insights into these remarkable small sculptures and the history of the cabinet of curiosities.

Curious to learn more? Explore the world of Kiki Smith and her works by diving into our Virtual Exhibition – Kiki Smith: I am a Wanderer here.