We are very excited to announce the official launch of KITSCH ENCYCLOPEDIA by SARA CWYNAR published by BLONDE ART BOOKS. Purchase book HERE
The event will taken place on Friday, April 11, 6-8pm at Printed Matter in New York.
195 Tenth Avenue
New York, NY 10011
Contributors to the fundraising campaign who are located in New York are invited to come pick up a signed copy of your book that evening. Thank you again to everyone who has supported this project.
Kitsch Encyclopedia is a book project by Sara Cwynar of original and appropriated images and text, published with Blonde Art Books.
Kitsch Encyclopedia is a book project that brings together writings by Milan Kundera, Roland Barthes and Jean Baudrillard, as well as my own writing to formulate a relationship of kitsch to images. Kundera considers kitsch to be a categorizing phenomenon: a means through which complex human experience is distilled to simple, sentimental motifs. All three writers discuss a similar circumstance of the contemporary image world: the way that our culture of images, especially in the age of the internet, provides an Idealized, kitsch-based image world that exists on top of the real world and in many ways has subsumed it. – Sara Cwynar
Kitsch Encyclopedia, 2014, is full-color hardcover, 189 pages, and printed in an edition of 1000.