Ben Kinmont, chef Fabien Vallos, and sous-chef Jeremie Gaulin in front of the Chapeau Melon at the private dinner during On becoming something else, 2009; photo: Bruno Serralongue
Ben Kinmont and chef Fabien Vallos in front of the Chapeau Melon at the private dinner during On becoming something else, 2009; photo: Bruno Serralongue
Ben Kinmont distributing flyers in Kassel for Moveable type no documenta during Documenta 11, 2002
Existing somewhere between Conceptual art and "social sculpture," Ben Kinmont's artwork takes the form of gesture, conversation, and promise, as well as the things that support and document such acts: contracts, transcripts, prints, shared meals. This exhibition in the Koret Visitor Education Center presents ephemeral and archival material related to three of Kinmont's projects — the interview-based Moveable Type No Documenta and On Becoming Something Else, as well the exhibition Promised Relations; or, thoughts on a few artists' contracts — that weigh the boundaries between art and the practice of everyday life.