A tour of the iconoclastic Los-Angeles-based artist’s often outlandish work.
Survey by John C. Welchman, Interview by Isabelle Graw, Focus by Anthony Vidler, Artist’s Choice by Georges Bataille and Charles Fort, Writings by Mike Kelley.
Los Angeles-based sculptor, performance and installation artist Mike Kelley (1954-2012) is one of the most important American artists to have emerged in the 1980s
Best known for his assemblage sculptures made from stuffed children’s toys, Kelley draws from popular culture as well as the Modernist traditions of the found object and collage to comment on late 20th-century American society
Mike Kelley’s audience is very broad, ranging from academics and teenage comic-book cultists to curators of the world’s most prestigious museums
John C Welchman lectures in the Visual Arts Department at the University of California in San Diego. A noted art critic, he has written widely on twentieth-century art. Welchman’s books includeThe Dada and Surrealist Word-Image (co-author, 1989), and Towards a Cultural Understanding: Studies of Visual Modernity (1995).
Isabelle Graw is founder and Editor of the acclaimed international art magazine Texte zur Kunst, based in Cologne. Her writing on contemporary art has been published in many international art journals, including Parkett, Artforum and Flash Art.
Anthony Vidler is Professor of Art History and Architecture at the University of California, Los Angeles. In addition to several definitive volumes on the Enlightenment and nineteenth-century architecture, he is the author of the highly influential studies The Architectural Uncanny: Essays in the Modern Unhomely (1994) and Warped Space: Architecture and Anxiety in Modern Culture (1999).
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