Ben Kinmont


Exhibition: publications published under the Antinomian Press imprint
Opens Monday, November 11
MacLean Center, 112 S. Michigan Ave., room 705 & surrounding hall vitrines
Ben Kinmont: Publications by the Antinomian Press [PDF]

Conversation & workshop: publishing as artistic production
Tuesday, November 12, 9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Sharp Building, 37 S. Wabash Ave., room 327

Lecture: "Being & Power, or strategies for an alternative practice"
Wednesday, November 13, 6:00 p.m.
Price Auditorium, the Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S. Michigan Ave.
Please use the Michigan Avenue entrance


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 involved 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 of Art, and the Rietveld Academy in Holland. His exhibitions include Air de Paris (Paris), ICA (London), CNEAI (Chatou), the 25th International Biennial of Graphic Arts (Ljubljana), Frac Languedoc­Roussillon (Montpellier), Documenta 11 (Kassel), Les Abattoirs (Toulouse), the Pompidou (Paris), and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. A traveling survey of Kinmont’s work entitled Prospectus toured Amsterdam, Paris, New York, and San Francisco between 2009–2012. Kinmont will be exhibiting in the 2014 Whitney Biennial. He is represented by Galerie Air de Paris, Paris.

Sponsored by the Department of Visual and Critical Studies at SAIC and the Society for Contemporary Art at the Art Institute of Chicago.