May 11, 2017


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The Deconstruction of Britney Spears or the Sociology of Feminity
Artist, New York, NY

Rihanna, Miley or the Kardashians – Minimal and powerful visualisations of women in pop culture are Cindy Hinant’s signature. While she once mentioned she did love glueing glitter everywhere since her childhood, meanwhile the NY based artist loves to create provocative works exploring the presentation of women in media & pop culture. It’s like a very intellectual dig into often rather superficially appearing pop culture characters.

This is not about citing mainstream but a serious comment about gender cliches and feminism – and who would think that all those ideas emerge out of a kitten covered notebook:

In the art world currently I find most exciting that…
I’ve been really excited about Johanna Burton’s programming at the New Museum, the Wynne Greenwood show a year ago was amazing and now there is a show up of A.K. Burns.

Number of unanswered mails in your account…
Three.

My perfect working outfit…
Pajamas.

My favourite new brand discovery…
Keeping Up The Kardashian Brand: Celebrity, Materialism, and Sexuality by Amanda Scheiner McClain.

My everyday online art read is…
My inbox.

Fit In Your Jeans By Friday (Blue Noise), Cindy Hinant 2016. Installation view from the exhibition Exercise Videos, 2017, MuseumofAmericabooks, New York. © The artist. Courtesy MuseumofAmericabooks, New York.

My necessary extravagance is…
Weekly massages.

Most ridiculous thing I’ve ever bought…
$8 tampons at the Long Beach airport.

My ultimate secret after long working hours…
The magic art of tidying.

My favourite collaboration of the art- and fashion world…
Am Schmidt’s Hollister project.

Portrait of the artist with Fit in Your Jeans By Friday (Pink Noise), Cindy Hinant 2016. © The artist. Courtesy MuseumofAmericabooks, New York.

My favourite hashtag…
I don’t use social media.

On my office table I always have…
My notebook with a kitten on the cover, I buy them in bulk because I use about one a month.

The most arty city is…
I had to look up the word “arty.” The Cambridge dictionary defines it as, “trying to be like artists or dress and live in the style of artists, especially while lacking any understanding of art of the work of artists.” And the English Oxford Dictionary describes arty as, “making a strong, affected, or pretentious display of being artistic or interested in the arts.” So I’m not sure, maybe Southampton, or Laguna Beach.

Cindy Hinant and Naama Tsabar, installation view from the exhibition Escape Attempts, 2017, Shulamit Nazarian, Los Angeles. Courtesy Shulamit Nazarian, Los Angeles.

Who are the best dressed in the art world…
Linda Montano performing as Paul McMahon.

Art world gent I would love to have lunch with…
Gary Kuehn.

Artist(s) we should have on our watch list is/are…
Carmen Argote, Heather Bursch, Kenneth Jeffrey, and Alex McQuilkin.

Upskirt (Angelina), Cindy Hinant 2016. © The artist. Courtesy Shulamit Nazarian, Los Angeles.

Cindy’s work will be on show from May 30 within the exhibition “After The Fact” at Lenbachhaus, Munich.

Photos by Cindy Hinant, Shulamit Nazarian