This art is about a certain kind of romantic tosh, a false idea of what the world is like that gets into little girls' heads before they are mature enough to know the truth. What is original about Kilimnik is that she doesn't dismiss this stage of growing up: she treasures it.
Had there been a particle of cynicism in all this, I'd have hated every second of the Serpentine show.
But I genuinely believe that in her dotty way this strange artist responds to a beauty she sees in European culture that eludes most of us who live here. Kilimnik is one step away from being an outsider artist.You don't judge her work by its skill or technique but by the authenticity of its vision