With this book, Swiss artist Judith Kakon extends her artistic practice by relating her works to her working materials in a nonhierarchical and nonlinear manner.
This conceptual approach coincides with the explorations in her artworks, which focus on the reciprocal relationships between society and commerce, and the impact of accelerated economic developments on human interactions with one another and with their environment. Kakon's working method highlights the ubiquity of commodity circulation and examines selected cultural references via reappropriation of existing forms and modes of production. Stolen Language, published on the occasion of the solo exhibition Judith Kakon. Manor Art Prize Schaffhausen 2021 at the Museum zu Allerheiligen Schaffhausen, is a form of visual research dedicated to often-intangible patterns of exchange and resisting conventional understandings through alternative indexes and perspectives.
Judith Kakon (born 1988 in Basel, Switzerland) received her Master in Fina Arts from Bard MFA, New York (2016) and her Bachelor degree from Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem (2013). Her work encompasses sculpture, installation, image-making as well as the use of text sources, frequently borrowed from transnational English. The exhibition as medium plays an intrinsic role in her way of working, occasionally this also results in curatorial and collaborative work.