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Klein & Kühne


Hendrikje Kühne and Beat Klein are now regular visitors to Ireland where their work has been shown in a variety of contexts. ‘Property’, their first real collaborative project, was made during a residency at IMMA in 1998. They were surprised at the interest in real estate prices in Ireland (which was going through an extraordinary economic boom at the time), and this, coupled with their commitment to socially engaged and accessible art led them to make a city of houses and properties, using card and newsprint, from the property pages of the Irish Times newspaper during the period of their stay. Letters from the public who visited the studio added an extra dimension. As Klein put it: “It was a unique aspect of where we were visiting and we tried to find a solution to do a work which had a 2-D and a 3-D aspect. In the end we worked with a fourth dimension as the work ‘Property’ became a time based piece*. *Hendrikje Kühne and Beat Klein, essay by Johanna Littlejohns to mark their residency at The Gallery, Guernsey College of Further Education, 25 November – 19 December 2002

MediumNewsprint on card
Dimensions Unframed
Credit LineIMMA Collection: Donated by the artists, 2001
Item NumberIMMA.1487
Copyright For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].
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Klein & Kühne, Property, 1998, Newsprint on card, Unframed, Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art, Donated by the artists, 2001

For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].

About the Artist

Klein & Kühne,

German artist Hendrikje Kühne and Swiss artist Beat Klein began working together in the 1990s. They completed residencies in Paris and London and took part of the Artists’ Residency Programme at IMMA in 1998. Kühne and Klein’s joint practice uses the repetition of image and manipulation of scale to investigate and interpret various ideas, often inspired by the location in which they are based. Kühne and Klein have exhibited across Europe. Their work has been shown in Ireland since 1998.

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