John Miller: Refusal to Accept Limits

Among such contemporaries as Mike Kelley and Jim Shaw, but also Tony Oursler and Stephen Prina, John Miller embodies a singular position: he articulates the synthesis of an ideologically committed critique of representation with a postconceptual shift toward the “real.” Using completely stereotyped genres (figurative painting, travel photography, landscape painting, and so on), Miller, like Sherrie Levine and Richard Prince, has, since the end of the 1970s, challenged the function of the author and the concomitant loss of aura of the artwork. Yet this critique is for him only a means of revealing the repressed aspect of the ideological aggregates of day-to-day late-capitalist Western culture. Including newly commissioned essays, this book attempts to remap his entire oeuvre by articulating its development through various series, media, and aesthetic strategies.

Text: Ruf Beatrix , Brandon Joseph et al. pp. 168; 30 BW ills. e 128 COL; Publisher: JRP Ringier, Zürich, 2010.

ISBN: 9783037640326| 3037640324
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Among such contemporaries as Mike Kelley and Jim Shaw, but also Tony Oursler and Stephen Prina, John Miller embodies a singular position: he articulates the synthesis of an ideologically committed critique of representation with a postconceptual shift toward the “real.” Using completely stereotyped genres (figurative painting, travel photography, landscape painting, and so on), Miller, like Sherrie Levine and Richard Prince, has, since the end of the 1970s, challenged the function of the author and the concomitant loss of aura of the artwork. Yet this critique is for him only a means of revealing the repressed aspect of the ideological aggregates of day-to-day late-capitalist Western culture. Including newly commissioned essays, this book attempts to remap his entire oeuvre by articulating its development through various series, media, and aesthetic strategies.

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