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
|Medium||Newsprint on card|
|Credit Line||IMMA Collection: Donated by the artists, 2001|
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