Audio

Audio Tour:
Karen Kilimnik

About

Karen Kilimnik’s work cultivates an unabashed sense of romanticism yet it retains a knowing criticality and awareness of the personal desire that we invest in both vaunted works of visual art and the more fleeting intrigue of celebrities and superstars. It also draws on the literary traditions of gothic mystery and fairy tales, presenting narratives that unfold over the course of a series of related paintings. Her expansive approach to cultural forms and the convincing inventiveness of her installations has had a profound effect on many young artists working today.

MCA Curator Dominic Molon and a series of artists, collectors, and academics explore different paintings within the exhibition.

Audio Playlist

  • 01

    Ingrid Schaffner

    Introduction

    00:01:07
  • 02

    Dominic Molon

    The Helfire Club episode of the Avengers, 1989

    00:02:01
  • 03

    Dominic Molon

    Drawings and Sculptures

    00:02:17
  • 04

    Michael Barsanti

    Powder Puff by Bram Stoker, 1989

    00:01:23
  • 05

    Dominic Molon

    Photography and Video

    00:01:00
  • 06

    Ingrid Schaffner

    Andrea Blanche (Travel Essentials), 1991

    00:02:26
  • 07

    Caoimhin Mac Giolla Leith

    Drugs, 1991

    00:01:23
  • 08

    Dominic Molon

    The Bluebird in the Folly and the ballet

    00:00:44
  • 09

    Jim Hodges

    Eau de joy, 2005

    00:01:25
  • 10

    John Waters

    Me-I Forgot the Wire Cutters-Getting the Wire Cutters from the Car to Break into Stonehenge, 1982

    00:01:32
  • 11

    Dominic Molon

    The Red Room in the Modern Architecture

    00:01:22
  • 12

    Dominic Molon

    Kilimnik's Paintings

    00:00:50
  • 13

    Michael Taylor

    Mary Shelley in London before writing Frankenstein, 2001

    00:02:28
  • 14

    Scott Rothkopf

    Redlands-Keith Richard's House, Day of the Drug Arrest, 1966

    00:01:42
  • 15

    Meredith Martin

    Chicken pox, 2004

    00:01:40
  • 16

    Joel Lobenthal

    Excelsior, 2000

    00:01:48