new-york

Ben Kinmont

Sandra Gering Gallery

“Public Projects: 1990–1993” displayed the archive of Ben Kinmont’s ongoing investigation into the creation of what he calls “Social Sculptures.” Over the past three years, Kinmont has developed three public works that originated in the city’s streets by engaging in conversations with passersby about the content of the flyers he hands them. In their performative aspect, these works mark the invisible space of human interaction and communication, spoken or otherwise. In Kinmont’s words, “In between the self and the other there exists a space. A malleable space. . . .”

Each archive preserves the necessary ingredients for producing the Social Sculpture, with the additional option for the purchaser to recreate and thereby continue the life of Kinmont’s work. I Am For You Archive, 1990–92, and I Need You Archive, 1992–93, consist of jumpsuits worn by those who distributed the flyers, master

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