Stanya Kahn, ‘Fckd’, 2015, The Kitchen

Courtesy of the Artist and Suzanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects.

This piece comes from a body of work around Kahn’s 2015 video Don’t Go Back to Sleep, a feature-length, post-apocalyptic narrative whose grim humor is captured in this work on canvas (evoking a filmmaker’s storyboard) of two snakes unwittingly staring into the sun within a desolate landscape. Sardonically titled Fckd, the piece offers a wryly humorous yet earnest perspective on our contemporary moment of ecological deterioration. –Courtesy of The Kitchen


Born in 1968, Stanya Kahn works primarily in video and also employs drawing, painting, sound design, writing, and performance in her explorations of fiction, reality, and the hyperreal. Kahn has shown work in New York at MoMA PS1, Marlborough Chelsea, The New Museum, Galleria Perdida, and Elizabeth Dee Gallery; in Los Angeles at Susanne Vielmetter; in Manchester at Cornerhouse; and at Pigna Project Space in Rome, among others.

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Image rights: Courtesy of the Artist and The Kitchen.

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