Kim Schoen

The Hysteric’s Discourse, Kim Schoen, 2012
HD video, 22 minutes
Photo credit: courtesy the artist
Exhibition location: theater screening
Kim Schoen‘s work experiments with the rhetorics of display. Schoen focuses on the mechanics and latent poetics in the commercial landscape that surrounds us. In her performative and experimental photographs, video installations, texts, and mono-prints, the blank repetition of consumer culture collides with literary influences, forming a more complex picture and linking image to body in a space where they can no longer be separated. Schoen received her M.F.A. in photography from CalArts in 2005 and her Masters in Philosophy from the photography department at The Royal College of Art in London in 2008. Recent exhibitions of her work include A Voyage Around My Room (Norma Mangione Gallery, Turin), A Man Asleep (LM Projects, Los Angeles), Trust Fall (The Whitechapel Gallery, London). Her work has been written about in the Los Angeles Times, Art in America, and her essay “The Serial Attitude Redux” was published in X-TRA, Quarterly for Contemporary Art (Winter 2010/Volume 12.) Schoen is the co-founder and editor of MATERIAL, a journal of texts by visual artists.