Steve Kahn: The Hollywood Suites

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Steve Kahn: The Hollywood Suites, the artist’s first museum exhibition and one of the first exhibitions since his untimely death earlier this year, presents his recently rediscovered conceptual photographic series from the 1970s. Begun in 1974 as a directorial essay in staged photography, The Hollywood Suites grew out of Kahn’s work on Photo-Bondage, an S&M fetish magazine he worked on to make ends meet during the 1973–1975 recession. With his new series, Kahn intended to transcend pornography in order to explore issues of dehumanization and alienation. Ultimately, he achieved this through photographs with no tangible human presence. He came to focus on scuffed doors and walls adorned with pieces of banal hotel-room art, mismatched curtains framing windows overlooking bland cityscape, and haunting outlines of mirrors long since broken or removed. In this exhibition, the Fine Arts Museums will present artifacts, such as Polaroids and contact sheets, of Kahn’s working process, demonstrating the meticulousness of his approach and growing abstraction in his work.Steve Kahn: The Hollywood Suites, the artist’s first museum exhibition and one of the first exhibitions since his untimely death earlier this year, presents his recently rediscovered conceptual photographic series from the 1970s. Begun in 1974 as a directorial essay in staged photography, The Hollywood Suites grew out of Kahn’s work on Photo-Bondage, an S&M fetish magazine he worked on to make ends meet during the 1973–1975 recession. With his new series, Kahn intended to transcend pornography in order to explore issues of dehumanization and alienation. Ultimately, he achieved this through photographs with no tangible human presence. He came to focus on scuffed doors and walls adorned with pieces of banal hotel-room art, mismatched curtains framing windows overlooking bland cityscape, and haunting outlines of mirrors long since broken or removed. In this exhibition, the Fine Arts Museums will present artifacts, such as Polaroids and contact sheets, of Kahn’s working process, demonstrating the meticulousness of his approach and growing abstraction in his work.

de Young Museum | de Young
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive
CA 94118 San Francisco
United states
415.750.3600
http://deyoung.famsf.org/exhibitions/steve-kahn-hollywo...

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Steve Kahn: The Hollywood Suites de Young Museum | de Young Main address: de Young Museum | de Young 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive CA 94118 San Francisco, United states de Young Museum | de Young 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive CA 94118 San Francisco, United states Steve Kahn: The Hollywood Suites, the artist’s first museum exhibition and one of the first exhibitions since his untimely death earlier this year, presents his recently rediscovered conceptual photographic series from the 1970s. Begun in 1974 as a directorial essay in staged photography, The Hollywood Suites grew out of Kahn’s work on Photo-Bondage, an S&M fetish magazine he worked on to make ends meet during the 1973–1975 recession. With his new series, Kahn intended to transcend pornography in order to explore issues of dehumanization and alienation. Ultimately, he achieved this through photographs with no tangible human presence. He came to focus on scuffed doors and walls adorned with pieces of banal hotel-room art, mismatched curtains framing windows overlooking bland cityscape, and haunting outlines of mirrors long since broken or removed. In this exhibition, the Fine Arts Museums will present artifacts, such as Polaroids and contact sheets, of Kahn’s working process, demonstrating the meticulousness of his approach and growing abstraction in his work.Steve Kahn: The Hollywood Suites, the artist’s first museum exhibition and one of the first exhibitions since his untimely death earlier this year, presents his recently rediscovered conceptual photographic series from the 1970s. Begun in 1974 as a directorial essay in staged photography, The Hollywood Suites grew out of Kahn’s work on Photo-Bondage, an S&M fetish magazine he worked on to make ends meet during the 1973–1975 recession. With his new series, Kahn intended to transcend pornography in order to explore issues of dehumanization and alienation. Ultimately, he achieved this through photographs with no tangible human presence. He came to focus on scuffed doors and walls adorned with pieces of banal hotel-room art, mismatched curtains framing windows overlooking bland cityscape, and haunting outlines of mirrors long since broken or removed. In this exhibition, the Fine Arts Museums will present artifacts, such as Polaroids and contact sheets, of Kahn’s working process, demonstrating the meticulousness of his approach and growing abstraction in his work. Book tickets