September 17, 2013

Kitsch Encyclopedia is a book project that Sara Cwynar has been working on for over three years and with your help she can finally realize the publication that has served as a reference point for all of her subsequent work.

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

The book will be co-published with Blonde Art Books in an edition of 1000, PLUS a special limited edition of 20, which will replicate the hand-made quality of the original book.

Please consider supporting this project and reserve a copy of the book at this link.

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