Seditiously garish paintings, watercolors, animated films, absurd journals, and extensive installations—all of these are only a small part of the practice of the young artist duo Mehmet & Kazim. Initially active in the graffiti and Hip Hop scene, both of them studied with Markus Oehlen at the Academy in Munich. Kissing Cousins is both an elaborately designed artist book and a detailed monograph on their work at the same time. Supplemented by a conversation with Florian Matzner, their pictorial strategies are shown very directly—subtly oriented toward art history, which is then promptly thrown “out the window” again.
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