Kim? Contemporary Art Centre
Matthew Lutz-Kinoy “Princess pompom in the villa of falling flowers”

Venue: gallery 427


At the core of Matthew Lutz-Kinoy’s practice is the performance-based production of fantastic space. Deeply influenced by histories of collaborative and queer practice, his research-based performances have taken shape as multi-act dance productions, traveling dinner parties, and programmed events within his exhibitions.

Princess PomPom in the Villa of Falling Flowers presents itself as a dramatic exhaustion to the 427 gallery space. The narrative of the classic piece of Japanese Literature Genji MonogatariThe Tale of Prince Genji is being introduced as an environment study who’s protagonists are all equally degenderized and presented as an oversized scroll painting.

At the windows of the room cloudy character studies made of string hang from the ceiling. Gallery visitors are invited to enter the story through texture and not through text.


Matthew Lutz-Kinoy (1984, New York) lives and works in Berlin and Los Angeles. He completed the Rijksakademie international artist residency in Amsterdam in 2010 and his undergraduate degree at The Cooper Union School of Art, New York in 2007. Recent solo exhibitions include: Port, Freedman Fitzpatrick, Los Angeles; Lutz-Kinoy’s Loose Bodies, Elaine – Museum für Gegenwarts Kunst, Basel (2013); Matthew’s Secret, Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam (2013); Werk is Free / Be Free! May Day, Outpost, Norwich, UK (2013); and KERAMIKOS – a touring exhibition with Natsuko Uchino at the Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen; Kunsthalle Baden-Baden; Elaine Museum für Ge- genwarts Kunst, Basel and Villa Romana Florence (2012-2013). He has staged performances at the Kunsthalle Baden- Baden; Nomas Foundation, Rome; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; and the New Museum, New York. His videos have been screened at the Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, Berlinale Film Festival; New Museum, New York; and White Chapel Gallery, London.