On the occasion of The Kitchen's 2019 Editions Portfolio Program, Anicka Yi created this new limited edition sculpture. The work, a 3D-printed form fitted with an atomizer of perfume, extends Yi’s interest in the olfactory politics of feminism. The pleasant wafts of fragrance draw the viewer in. But the gashes in the sculpture, seemingly bloodied or filled with teeth-like spikes, reveal a more ominous quality. Both inviting and menacing, the sculpture embodies the contradictory qualities that patriarchal societies often ascribe to women.
Resin, paint, silicone, hair, atomizer, fragrance
4 x 4 x 4 inches
Edition of 30
Courtesy of the Artist and 47 Canal