New York-based artist Ben Kinmont (b. 1963, Burlington, VT) is interested in interpersonal communication as a means of addressing the problems of contemporary society. His sculptures and actions attempt to establish a direct, personal relationship between the artist and the viewer, using the work as a mediator. If art is supposed to be an agency of intellectual and emotional challenge, then the artist concludes that the audience should also be addressed beyond the institutional frame of the gallery and the museum, and that contact should be more direct.is interested in interpersonal communication as a means of addressing the problems of contemporary society. Major exhibitions include Musée d’Art Contemporain Lyon, Lyon (2004); ICA London (2004); Random Gallery, Paris (2004); Documenta 11, Kassel, Germany (2002); Creative Time, New York (1997); and White Columns, New York (1991, 1988). Major projects include Project Series: Christopher D’Archangelo (2005) and An Exhibition in Your Mouth (Ongoing).
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|Ben Kinmont with Laurel George (NYU)
Ethical considerations in project art practices
||A presentation by cultural anthropologist Laurel George and artist Ben Kinmont, considering interactional art practices outside of institutional space, a mode that Kinmont has been working in for over two decades.||Free with reservation
An Exhibition in Your Mouth
||A six course menu of recipes ranging from a Futurist dish to cheeses based on Sol Lewitt’s “Forms Derived from a Cube.”||Price: Tickets cost $65.00 (which covers food and gratuity but not wine). Space is limited. Reservations: please contact Isa at: +1 347 689 3594. Last reservation at 10 pm.|