through August 28th 2012
RaebervonStenglin is delighted to present Robert Kinmont’s first exhibition in Europe. WAIT will feature early and recent pieces by the American conceptual artist, spanning from the late ’60s until the present day. The works bridge a 30 year hiatus in which Kinmont, having achieved some success and recognition, left his art career to raise his family, practice Buddhist meditation, set up an art school and then work as a carpenter two decades before returning to art. For Kinmont, art is secondary to living, yet is all the richer for that. His practice countenances attitudes and subtleties rarely seen in contemporary art: an ambivalence towards making things and an acceptance also that much that is worth communicating may go unseen.