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KINGS ROAD by MONA KUHN
KINGS ROAD by MONA KUHN
KINGS ROAD by MONA KUHN
KINGS ROAD by MONA KUHN
KINGS ROAD by MONA KUHN
KINGS ROAD by MONA KUHN
KINGS ROAD by MONA KUHN
KINGS ROAD by MONA KUHN
KINGS ROAD by MONA KUHN
KINGS ROAD by MONA KUHN
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KINGS ROAD by MONA KUHN


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Exclusive - the book comes with a Limited Edition 8 x 10 inch print of Silhouette (print initialled by the artist and the book comes with a numbered & signed Certificate of Authenticity) - edition of 200.

For over 20 years, artist Mona Kuhn has used photography and lens-based media to explore contemporary figurative representation and discourse, focusing on metaphysical presence of the figure and the mysteries of the physical. For her latest series, Kings Road, Kuhn has taken as her primary subject of study The Schindler House by Rudolph M. Schindler, an architectural icon considered by many scholars to be the first example of American mid-century architecture that radically combined spatial and social programs. Kuhn’s project examines the ideals of architectural modernism via Schindler’s personal archive, underscoring the dichotomy between memory and record, utopian vision and lived experience.

In Kings Road Mona Kuhn lyrically reconsiders the realms of time and space within the architectural elements of the Schindler House in Los Angeles. Built by Austrian architect Rudolph M. Schindler in 1922, the house was both a social and design experiment and an avant-garde hub for intellectuals and artists in the 1920s and ’30s.

For this project Kuhn collaborated with the Department of History of Art and Architecture at UC Santa Barbara, and gained access to Schindler’s private archives including blueprints, letters and notes. Alongside reproducing some of these for the first time in this book, Kuhn reinterprets the dichotomy between memory and record in a series of color photos, and solarized gelatin silver prints, a technique favored by the Surrealists. 

The enigmatic subject of her solarized pictures is a fictional, ethereal figure inspired by a letter from Schindler to a mysterious woman. Kuhn’s impressionistic photos render this female presence physical, even as it seems to be dematerializing: fleeting images that question the very nature of photography as record.

160 pages
72 images
Hardback
31cm x 23.7cm
Published by Steidl, March 2022
* please note all books & prints will be shipped at the end of March 2022

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