|Karen Kilimnik||1||artist's edition|
[…] Karen Kilimnik appropriates love affairs and escapades of media personalities: stars, supermodels and princesses, from Elizabeth Taylor to Michael Jackson via Caroline of Monaco or Kate Moss. […] She transposes her fascinations and schizophrenic fantasies that range between freshness, innocence and violence, the horror of thriller, the famous tragic event, whether the Manson family crimes, the murder of John Kennedy, the occupation of Paris … Some of its “decorations” overloaded with a multitude of objects and images seem to emerge from a disaster, close to the results of an action or a happening, remembering the hazard game of Fluxus or of art in progress. But this research for identity and the fascination for dated and glamor can switch very quickly into drama when Karen Kilimnik goes to spray with bullets her hanging just finished with a machine gun. The seven black and white lithographs are collected in a luxury and flashy box, covered with fake tiger fur and lined with shiny satin. This box contains seven subjects partially copied or inspired of celebrity pages of magazines. […] These lithographs, will find their readability thanks to a mirror slipped into a pocket crafted in the same fake fur than the box. (Véronique Bacchetta, extract from the press release)
Choice of editions of the CEC (John M. Armleder, Rosemarie Trockel, Giuseppe Penone, Olivier Mosset, Karen Kilimnik, Jean-Michel Othoniel, Kristin Opp
Exhibition of the Centre genevois de gravure contemporaine editions 1986 – 1998
The CGGC artistic program reflects the CGGC productions from 1986 to 1998: engraving, lithography, offset, multiple and artist book. Among the artists who previously collaborated with the Centre and whose works were exhibited on this occasion, particularly be mentioned the names of Ian Anüll, John M. Armleder, Alex Baladi, Alexandre Bianchini, Marcel Broodthaers, Stéphane Brunner, Mourad Cheraït, Claude Closky, Philippe Favier, Nicolas Fernandez, Claude Gaçon, Fabrice Gygi, Alex Hanimann, Jérôme Hentsch et Alain Julliard, Thomas Hirschhorn, Andreas Hofer, Karen Kilimnik, Elke Krystufek, Simon Lamunière, Stephan Landry, Claude Lévêque, Christian Lindow, Henri Michaux*, Elena Montesinos, Olivier Mosset, Kristin Oppenheim, Giuseppe Penone, Anne Pesce, Marie Sacconi, Roman Signer, Sigurdur Arni Sigurdsson, Rosemarie Trockel, Emmett Williams, Heimo Zobernig.
Presentation of the editions of John Armleder, Nicolás Fernández, Thomas Hirschhorn, Karen Kilimnik, Claude Lévêque, Olivier Mosset, Kristin Oppenheim, Jean-Michel Othoniel, Giuseppe Penone, Marie Sacconi, Sigurdur Arni Sigurdsson, Rosemarie Trockel. École des Beaux-Arts de Metz.
Continuously event over three days and exhibition of works, installations, performances and video projections and films. With Alexandre Bianchini, Henry Bond, Mourad Cheraït, Claude Closky, Jeanne Dunning, Olafur Eliasson, Andreas Exner, Urs Fischer, Mathilde ter Heijne, Jérôme Hentsch, Thomas Hirschhorn, Laurence Huber, Fabio Jaramillo et Sidney Stucki, Karen Kilimnik, Elke Krystufek, Yves Levasseur, Aernout Mik, Kristin Oppenheim, Alix Pearlstein, Lisa May Post, Marie Sacconi, Hinrich Sachs et Marylène Negro (as surprise guest), Rosemarie Trockel, Carl Emanuel Wolff, Heimo Zobernig. Video on request : Jeanne Dunning, Nicolás Fernández, Gianni Motti, Jean-Michel Othoniel, Alix Pearlstein, Christophe Rey, B. Toguo Tamokoué, Luc Tuymans, Anne Pesce.
Presentation of the editions of Alexandre Bianchini, Claude Closky , Nicolás Fernández, Fabrice Gygi , Alex Hanimann Jérôme Hentsch and Alain Julliard, Thomas Hirschhorn, Karen Kilimnik , Stephan Landry, Claude Leveque, Olivier Mosset , Kristin Oppenheim, Jean- Michel Othoniel , Giuseppe Penone Anne Pesce , Marie Sacconi, Roman Signer , Sigurdur Arni Sigurdsson , Rosemarie Trockel , Luc Tuymans , Emmett Williams.