September 7 – November 12, 2007
The Museum of Contemporary Art presents the first American survey of the work of Karen Kilimnik, whose work draws upon imagery from popular consumer culture, historical events and literature to create a new romanticism that is at once seductive and unnerving. Kilimnik, who was born in Philadelphia in 1957, is widely considered one of the most influential artists of her generation. This critically acclaimed survey incorporates her rich body of work from the 1980s to the present with over 90 paintings, drawings, photographs, assemblage, and installations. Kilimnik has created a new installation especially for the MOCA presentation
Karen Kilimnik is organized by the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania and curated by Ingrid Schaffner, ICA Senior Curator. Ms. Schaffner will lead a guided tour of the exhibition at 7 pm on September 7. The MOCA presentation of Karen Kilimnik is sponsored by UBS, Francie Bishop Good and David Horvitz, Sue Hancock and Funding Arts Network. A fully-illustrated hard bound scholarly catalogue will accompany the exhibition.