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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 nonart 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. In the past few years, he has taught courses in the Social Practices Program at the California College of Arts as well as organized various workshops with students from the École des BeauxArts 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, the 2014 Whitney Biennial, ICA (London), CNEAI (Chatou), the 25th International Biennial of Graphic Arts (Ljubljana), the Frac LanguedocRoussillon (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.
Curatorial Intensive alumna Megan Holly Witko joins in conversation with artists Ben Kinmont and Alina Bliumis.read more »
do it is the longest-running and far-reaching exhibition, giving new meaning to the concept of the "Exhibition in Progress."do it takes written instructions by artists, which can be interpreted anew each time they are enacted.read more »