A collection of Kinmont's project descriptions, written over a 22-year period.
Since 1988 Kinmont's work has been project-based with an interest in archiving and blurring the boundaries between artistic production, publishing, and curatorial practices. "Prospectus 1988–2010" is a collection of Kinmont's project descriptions, written over a 22-year period. The projects occur in places as varied as his own home, out on the street, in stranger's homes, and in various exhibitions such as Documenta XI.
This book replaces the sold-out eponymous title from 1997. It is printed with lead type on acid-free paper and Smythe-sewn; the color illustrations are printed with polymer plates. The current monograph is printed in letterpress with lead type and is sponsored by the Kunstverein Amsterdam + New York, the Kadist Art Foundation, Air de Paris, and the Fales Library at New York University.
Ben Kinmont (born 1963 in Burlington, Vermont) 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 non-art space.