We love Sara Cwynar. We love Blonde Art Books.
They recently launched a Kickstarter together to co-publish a project that has been three years in the making.
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.
There is 6 more days to their Kickstarter – let’s make this amazing project happen!
To support the project and learn more about it, please visit their Kickstarter page.