Ben Kinmont (Born 1963, Burlington, Vermont, USA) is interested in interpersonal communication as a means of addressing the problems of contemporary society.  His sculptures and actions attempt to establish a direct, personal relationship between the artist and the viewer, using the work as a mediator.  If art is supposed to be an agency of intellectual and emotional challenge, then the artist concludes that the audience should also be addressed beyond the institutional frame of the gallery and the museum, and that contact should be more direct.  Kinmont also runs a bookselling business specializing in 15th – early 19th century books about food and wine.

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