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View of “Jeanette Mundt and Ned Vena,” 2014.

Jeanette Mundt and Ned Vena

Federico Vavassori

View of “Jeanette Mundt and Ned Vena,” 2014.

THEY WERE BOTH ABUSIVE TO THEMSELVES, AND HE HAD SPENT SO MUCH TIME TALKING ABOUT ACCESSIBLE WORK. AND THERE WAS THE ISSUE OF FAMILY, AS ARTISTS AND IF IT WAS POSSIBLE. These words appeared above the gallery window during the recent show in Milan by the New York–based artists Jeanette Mundt and Ned Vena. Although they share a life as a couple, the two do not normally work together and have significant and separate careers of their own, so there was undoubtedly some risk involved in this collaborative endeavor. Yet this exhibition seems to have been cathartic, an indelible experience that could open up considerable possibilities for both artists’ work. The words on the window were made of black vinyl adhesive letters, in the same typeface as that of the work by Ben Kinmont from which they were taken, obviously with his permission. The titanic volume Prospectus, 1988–2010: Forty-Two

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