Kiki Smith, The Kitchen Presents The Island of Negative Utopia, ABC No Rio, Poster, 1983

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Stenciled and screen printed poster on paper, 17.5 x 22.5 inches

The Kitchen hosted this five-day exhibition and performance series organized by ABC No Rio, and titled by artist Joseph Nechvatal.

Smith made several variations of this silkscreen poster, each differently colored. One was featured in Smith’s 2003 print retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art.

Kiki Smith, ABC No Rio, Island of Negative Utopia, Poster

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Collecting COLAB: Ephemera, Photography & Multiples, 1978–1985

COLAB’s ever-changing nexus of thirty to sixty artists included many who later achieved individual fame, but the group’s real contribution was the philosophy of creative engagement it advanced through collective, do-it-yourself actions.