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Wednesday, August 29, 2007

MoCa North Miami


Solo Exhibition of Karen Kilimnik. From Sep 7th through Nov 11th, 2007.

The Museum of Contemporary Art is presenting the first American survey of the work of artist Karen Kilimnik . Kilimnik draws upon imagery from popular consumer culture, historical events and literature to create a new romanticism that is at once seductive and unnerving. Kilimnik, who was born in Philadelphia in 1957, is widely considered one of the most influential artists of her generation.
In Kilimnik’s work, the world of the ballet, childhood, romantic painting, pop music, icons of film and fashion, witchcraft, time-travel, and murder comprise an imagery that has been culled from the historic and recent past into an unsettling present. Her work rematerializes a quest for the romantic sublime in a world in which forces of nature, youth, and terror have taken hold.
This critically acclaimed survey incorporates her rich body of work from the 1980s to the present with over 90 paintings, drawings, photographs, assemblage, and installations. Kilimnik has created a new installation especially for the MOCA presentation.

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