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01 Mar. 2012

Sometimes by Ben Kinmont

Ben Kinmont

Sometimes a nicer sculpture is to be able to provide a living for your family
consists of twelve catalogues, selected ephemera, and an original photograph, in a covered cardboard box.

5.9” x 5.3” x 7.9”, letterpressed title, inlaid Bugra paper, hot-embossed stamp on two sides by Axel Friedrich, signed and numbered by Ben Kinmont on a letterpressed certificate printed by Urs Jost.

Edition of 10 plus 2 AP

Ben Kinmont is an artist, publisher, and antiquarian bookseller living in Sebastopol, California. His work is concerned with the value structures surrounding an art practice and what happens when that practice is displaced into a non-art space. Since 1988 his work has been project-based with an interest in archiving and blurring the boundaries between artistic production, publishing, and curatorial practices. He has taught courses in the MFA program at the California College of Arts as well as organized various workshops with students from the École des Beaux-Arts in France (Angers, Bordeaux, Bourges, and Valence), Cranbrook Academy in the US, and the Rietveld Academy in Holland. Exhibitions include those at Air de Paris, MAXXI (Rome), Whitney Biennial 2014, ICA (London), CNEAI (Chatou), Kadist Art Foundation (Paris & San Francisco), the 25th International Biennial of Graphic Arts (Ljubljana), the Frac Languedoc-Roussillon (Montpellier), Documenta 11 (Kassel), Les Abattoirs (Toulouse), the Pompidou, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and a traveling survey show of Kinmont’s work entitled “Prospectus” (Amsterdam, Paris, New York, and San Francisco). He is also the founder of the Antinomian Press, a publishing enterprise which supports project art and ephemera (the archive of which is in the collection of drawings and prints at MOMA).