Art Uncovered -- Jan Kempenaers

Premiere DateMar 6, 2012
00:00 Thomas intro
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01:15 The Boy With Perpetual Nervousness The Feelies
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03:51 Jan Kempenaers Interview part 1
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06:40 My Kimono Polvo
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08:56 Jan Kempenaers Interview part 2
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11:25 No Future No Past Cloud Nothing's
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15:40 Jan Kempenaers Interview part 3
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17:47 Every Picture I Paint Teenage Fanclub
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21:05 Jan Kempenaers Interview part 4
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22:03 Special Eyes The Embarrassment
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25:36 Jan Kempenaers Interview part 5
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28:59 The Past Is A Grotesque Animal Of Montreal
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32:52 Track Twelve (Talkin Maybe Third Eye Don't Care Blues) Original Sins
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40:30 Finish
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My guest this week is Antwerp-based photographer Jan Kempenaers. Jan broke out on the photography scene in 2010 when he published a book called Spomenik. The book documents the giant geometric sculptures that were built across the countryside of the former Yugoslavia in the 1960s and 1970 as monuments to World War II battles.  Before Jan’s project, the monuments were largely unknown except to the people in the small towns where they’re located. Jan traveled to isolated sites across the Balkans to photograph these alien-looking sculptures.

Earlier this year, Jan published a new book of photographs called Picturesque which features photographs of landscapes, ruins and architecture. He’s interested in exploring the ways that contemporary landscapes relate to classical ideas of picturesque beauty.

I recently spoke with Jan over the phone about his Spomenik project and his new book. Stay tuned.

Host Thomas
Thomas grew up in Northern California where he fell in love with music and photography while going to punk shows and shooting skate photos. He photography in college, which may or may not qualify him to host an…

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