Full colour catalogue published in conjunction with the Whitechapel exhibition ‘Paul McCarthy: LaLa Land: Parody Paradise’ (2005) with essays by Elisabeth Bronfen, Stephanie Rosenthal and John C. Welchman, and a story by Benjamin Weissman. Drawing on imagery from American and European myths, McCarthy’s work transposes popular icons into disturbing and carnivalesque scenarios. This catalogue provides a comprehensive record of McCarthy’s oeuvre and features the artist’s drawings, sculptures and film stills, including photographic documentation of McCarthy’s installation ‘Caribbean Pirates’, which was temporarily housed in a warehouse near the Whitechapel Gallery.

Compiled by Scott Helmes, Richard Kostelanetz and David Cole A collaborative magazine of the unpublished and unpublishable, of works too eccentric to be accepted elsewhere. With work by Blair Allen, John Bennett, Alan Coleman, Fred Escher, Pat Fish, Sue Fishbein, Michael Hazard, John Marrow, Richard Meltzer, Bern Porter, Lon Spiegelman, Chuck Welch (Crackerjack Kid), Paul Zelavansky and many more.

Institutional Critique and After explores the history and contemporary reassessment of the Institutional Critique movement launched in the late 1960s by artists including Michael Asher and Hans Haacke. One of the movement’s key aims was the exposure and ironization of the structures and logic of museums and art galleries. The movement was redeveloped in the 1980s and after by Andrea Fraser, Renée Green, Fred Wilson, and others who engaged in more interactive and performative interventions; and has been vigorously reoriented in recent years to address issues such as globalization. The publication will explore histories, theories, diverse locations and different kinds of institutional and alternative space. It will touch on traditional forms of art, but also on installations, performance, new media practices, and cultural activism. Its central questions will turn on the critical potential of art (and institutions) and whether—and if so how—they can stimulate social or political change. With texts by art historians, critics, curators, and artists such as John Searle, Hans Haacke, Alexander Alberro, Maria Eichhorn, Andrea Fraser, Isabelle Graw, Martin Sastre, Renée Green, Lynn Zelevansky, Monica Bonvicini, Christiane Paul, The Guerilla Girls, Juli Carson, Javier Téllez, Astrid Mania, Amy Pederson, The Yes Men, Lauri Firstenberg, Jens Hoffmann, Mike Kelley, and Ricardo Dominguez. Published with The Southern California Consortium of Art Schools (SoCCAS), as the second volume of a series of anthologies dedicated to contemporary art issues.

What do Mike Kelley and his cronies and sometime collaborators Jim Shaw, Paul McCarthy and Tony Oursler talk about when they talk about art? You’ll have to crack this book to find out, but expect a heady mix of pop culture, sex, violence, politics and, as always, a strong dose of humor. This volume brings together for the first time Kelley’s major interviews with those artists and others over the past 18 years. Kelley is naturally a provocative commentator on his own work and the work of others, but he’s also an informed and serious student of his interviewees’ oeuvres and asks questions that explore the soul of artistic imagination. Surrealism, the 1960s and institutional cowardice provide fodder for these fascinating conversations.

Marina Abramovic, Vito Acconci, Mac Adams, Billy Adler, Vincenzo Agnetti, Adriano Altamira, Eleanor Antin, David Askjevold, Gabor Attalai, John Baldessari, Didier Bay, B. & I. Beckley, Christian Boltansky, Bon Vie, Gunter Brus, Chris Burden, Victor Burgin, Cioni Carpi Giorgio Ciam, Claudio Cintoli, Francesco Clemente, James Collins, M. Teresa Corvino, Giancarlo Croce, Robert Cumming, Roger Cutforth, Fernando De Filippi, Iole De Freitas, Ger Dekkers Giuliano Della Casa, Nicola De Maria, Antonio Dias, Jan Dibbets, Braco Dimitrievic, Ugo Dossi, Valie Export, Antonio Faggiano, Hans Peter Feldman, Hreinn Fridfinnson, Hamish Fulton, Gandus, Alberto Garutti, Jochen Gerz, Paul Armand Gette, Gilbert & George, Dan Graham, Nicole Gravier, Laura Grisi, Sigurdur Gudmundsson, Haka, Michael Heizer, John Hilliard, Rebecca Horn, Duglas Huebler, Peter Hutchinson, Nancy Kitchel, Juergen Klauke, Robert Kleyn, Christina Kubisch, Edmuns Kuppel, Andzèj Lachowicz, Suzy Lake, David Lamelas, Ketty La Rocca, Jean Le Gac, M. & B. Leisgen, Les Levine, Bruno Locci, Richard Long, Urs Luthi, Carlo Maria Mariani, Gordon Matta Clark, Fabio Mauri, Annette Messager, Karel Miller, Alzek Misheff, Verita Monselles, Tania Moraud, Alberto Moretti, Maurizio Nannucci, Natalia LL-, Hermann Nitch, Bruce Nauman, Louis Nyst, Luigi Ontani, Dennis Oppenheim, Maurizio Osti, Stephanie Oursler, Stanislao Pacus, Mimmo Paladino, Gina Pane, Giulio Paolini, Antonio Paradiso, Claudio Parmiggiani, Luca Patella, Lamberto Pignotti, A. & P. Poirier, Arnulf Rainer, Marcia Resnik, Klaus Rinke, Ulrike Rosenbach, Allen Ruppersberg, Carole Scheemann, Rudolf Schwrzkogler, Helmut Schweizer, Toni Shafrasi, Berty Skuber, Katharina Sieverding, Robert Smithson, Zdislaw Sosnowski, Peter Stembera, Aldo Tagliaferro, Antonio Trotta, Franco Vaccari, Jiri Valoch, Gen van Elk, Van Schley, Roger Welch, William Wegman, Willatz

What John C. Welchman calls the “blazing network of focused conflations” from which Mike Kelley’s styles are generated is on display in all its diversity in this second volume of the artist’s writings. The first volume, Foul Perfection, contained thematic essays and writings about other artists; this collection concentrates on Kelley’s own work, ranging from texts in “voices” that grew out of scripts for performance pieces to expository critical and autobiographical writings. Minor Histories organizes Kelley’s writings into five sections. “Statements” consists of twenty pieces produced between 1984 and 2002 (most of which were written to accompany exhibitions), including “Ajax,” which draws on Homer, Colgate- Palmolive, and Longinus to present its eponymous hero; “Some Aesthetic High Points,” an exercise in autobiography that counters the standard artist bio included in catalogs and press releases; and a sequence of “creative writings” that use mass cultural tropes in concert with high art mannerisms–approximating in prose the visual styles that characterize Kelley’s artwork. “Video Statements and Proposals” are introductions to videos made by Kelley and other artists, including Paul McCarthy and Bob Flanagan and Sheree Rose. “Image-Texts” offers writings that accompany or are part of artworks and installations. This section includes “A Stopgap Measure,” Kelley’s zestful millennial essay in social satire, and “Meet John Doe,” a collage of appropriated texts. “Architecture” features an discussion of Kelley’s Educational Complex (1995) and an interview in which he reflects on the role of architecture in his work. Finally, “Ufology” considers the aesthetics and sexuality of space as manifested by UFO sightings and abduction scenarios.

The 17 essays of this collection may prove the most significant set of artist’s writings since Robert Smithson’s posthumous Collected Writings appeared in 1996. Kelley, a Los Angeles-based artist, is best known for his ironic, politically acidic, often hilarious reconfigurations of cultural tropes, particularly as they have filtered through art and commerce (as when Kelley added breasts to the Native American icon of Land O’ Lakes butter). From the brilliant juxtaposition of a still from On the Waterfront with one from Blade Runner to a trenchant discussion of Douglas Huebler’s riff on Edward Hicks’s early 19th-century painting The Peaceable Kingdom, Kelley is rarely short of inspiring in his willingness to follow the consequences of artistic choices, formal and otherwise, into unexpected places. For example, in his essay “Death and Transfiguration,” Kelley declares that Paul Thek’s “amazing wax effigy of himself: a striking hippie in permanent fixed decay” is “a pink raspberry shitsicle” made in response to the “porcelain-white vanilla bar” of Walt Disney’s own frozen corpse. A theory of the Uncanny; commentary on everyone from Marcel Broodthaers and Öyvind Fahlström to Baby Huey and the New York Dolls; an analysis of the use of Pepto-Bismol in the work of Korean-American artist Cody Hyun Choi; a comparison between what he sees as the art world’s control of art history and the Reagan/Bush capture of the corporate media—with 34 black-and-white illustrations to help support these and other arguments, this collection makes a strong case that the best art is “not interested in what’s not us.”

Band 1: malerei, plastik, performance.- Band 2: fotografie film video.- Band 3: handzeichnungen, utopisches design, bücher.- Artsts: Berenice Abbott, Hermann Albert, Carl Andre, Ben d’Armagnac, Christian Ludwig Attersee, Vito Acconci, Pierre Alechinsky, Theo Angelopoulos, Arman (Armand Fernandez), Bernhard Aubertin, Valerio Adami, Gerhard Altenbourg, Ottomar Anschütz, Fernando Arrabal, Joannis Avramidis, Robert Adamson, Robert Altman, Horst Antes, Eduardo Arroyo, Alice Aycock, Peter Ackermann, Anatol, Ant Farm, Art & Language, Billy Adler, Gisela Andersch, Shusaku Arakawa, David Askevold, Chantal Akerman, Laurie Anderson, Diane Arbus, Eugène Atget, Francis Bacon, Monika Baumgartl, Joseph Beuys, Fernando Botero, Kevin Brownlow & Andrew Mollo, Michael Badura, Hippolyte Bayard, Michael von Biel, Margaret Bourke-White, Günter Brus, Eduard Denis Baldús, Thomas Bayrle, Werner Bischof, Mathew B. Brady, Anatol Brosilowsky, Balthus, Cecil Beaton, Louis-Auguste Bisson & Auguste-Rosalie Bisson, Brassaï (Gyula Halász), Wojciech Bruszewski, Joachim Bandau, Bernd e Hilla Becher, Irma Blanck, George Brecht, Luis Buñuel, Jared Bark, Stephan Beck, Karl Blossfeldt, KP Brehmer, Chris Burden, Robert Barry, Bill Beckley, Bernhard Blume, George Hendrik Breitner, Daniel Buren, Jennifer Bartlett, John Ernest Joseph Bellocq, Mel Bochner, Heinz Breloh, Scott Burton, Gianfranco Baruchello, Carmelo Bene, Peter Bogdanovich, Robert Bresson, Michael Buthe, Giorgio Batistella, Franz Bernhard, Claus Böhmler, Stuart Brisley, James Lee Byars, Gerd Baukhage, Jean-Marie Bertholin, Blythe Bohnen, Jürgen Brodwolf, Horst H. Baumann, Nuccio Bertone, Karl Bohrmann, Marcel Broodthaers, Bodo Baumgarten, Jean-Louis Bertucelli, Christian Boltanski, Stanley Brouwn, Enzo Cacciola, Robert Capa, Barbara Chase-Riboud, Pinchas Cohen-Gan, Michael Craig-Martin, Julia Margaret Cameron, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Eduardo Chillida, James Collins, Fritz Cremer, Colin Campell, Étienne Carjat, Christo, Miguel Condé, José Luis Cuevas, Peter Campus, Ugo Carrega, Chryssa, Tony Conrad, Edward Curtis, Louis Cane, Lewis Carroll, Chuck Close, Steven Cortright, Veassis Caniaris, Claude Chabrol, Harold Cohen, Claudio Costa, Miodrag Djuric (Dado), Douglas Davis, Walter De Maria, Jim Dine, Juan Downey, Louis Daguerre, Ger Dekkers, Agnes Denes, Henry + Bool Alfred + John Dixon, Peter Downsborough, Hanne Darboven, Willem de Kooning, Fred Deux, Dore O., Michael Druks, Alan Davie, Philip Henry Delamotte, Jan Dibbets, Ugo Dossi, Marcel Duchamp, John Davies, Jack Delano, Braco Dimitrijevic, Christian Dotremont, David Douglas Duncan, Don Eddy, Paul Eliasberg, Heinz Emigholz, Ulrich Erben, Walker Evans, Benni Efrat, Ger van Elk, Ed Emshwiller, Hugo Erfurth, Valie Export, Sergej Eisenstein, Peter Henry Emerson, Leo Erb, Garth Evans, Öyvind Fahlström, Federico Fellini, Dan Flavin, Charles Frazier, Lee Friedlander, Herbert Falken, Roger Fenton, Richard Fleischer, Hermine Freed, Hamish Fulton, Ralston Farina, Armand Fernandez, Lucio Fontana, Will Frenken, Heidi Fasnacht, Vincenzo Ferrari, Fred Forest, Achim Freyer, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Robert Filliou, Terry Fox, Gisèle Freund, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Wolfgang Gäfgen, Jochen Gerz, Tina Girouard, Dan Graham, Nancy Graves, Abel Gance, Paul-Armand Gette, Michael Gitlin, Eve Gramatzki, Alan Green, Alexander Gardner, Peter Gidal, Wilhelm von Gloeden, Tom J. Gramse, Marty Greenbaum, Winfred Gaul, Wolfram Giersbach, Jean-Luc Godard, Gotthard Graubner, Alberto Grifi, Rupprecht Geiger, Gilbert & George, Hubertus Gojowczyk, Nancy Graves, Robert Grosvenor, Michael Geissler, Frank Gilette, Kuno Gonschior, Walter Grasskamp, Hetum Gruber, Arnold Genthe, Raimund Girke, Camille Graeser, Gotthard Graubner, Renato Guttuso, Roel D’Haese, Haus-Rucker-Co, Wilhelm Hein, Lewis Hine, Nan Hoover, Helfried Hagenberg, Erich Hauser, Bernhard Heisig, Leon Hirszman, Rebecca Horn, David Hall, Lady Hawarden, Michael Heizer, Antonius Höckelmann, Horst P. Horst, Nigel Hall, Ron Hays, Al Held, David Hockney, George Hoyningen-Huene, Phillipe Halsman, Tim Head, Werner Herzog, Anatol Herzfeld, Alfred Hofkunst, Richard Hamilton, Erwin Heerich, Eva Hesse, Rudolf Hoflehner, Douglas Huebler, Heijo Hangen, Axel Heibel, David Octavius Hill, Edgar Hofschen, Danièle Huillet, Noriyuki Haraguchi, Birgit Hein, John Hilliard, Hans Hollein, Alfonso Hüppi, Karl Horst Hödicke, Shohei Imamura, Will Insley, Jean Ipoustéguy, Patrick Ireland, Hans Paul Isenrath, Ken Jacobs, Paul Jaray, Jasper Johns, Francis Benjamin Johnston, Miklós Jancsó, Jo Jastram, J. Douglas Johnson, Donald Judd, Horst Janssen, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Joan Jonas, Martha Jungwirth, Wolf Kahlen, Buster Keaton, Jürgen Klauke, Beril Korot, Ferdinand Kriwet, Max Kaminski, Ellsworth Kelly, Alexander Kluge, Joseph Kosuth, Germaine Krull, Howard Kanovitz, Michael Kenny, Werner Knaupp, Jannis Kounellis, Shigeko Kubota, Tadeusz Kantor, André Kertész, Günther Knipp, Andras Kovács, Stanley Kubrick, Allan Kaprow, Anselm Kiefer, Milan Knížák, Attila Kovács, Gary Kuehn, Dani Karavan, Harry Kipper, Imi Knoebel, Kurt Kren, Marin Karmitz, Alain Kirili, Alice Kochs, Dieter Krieg, Gertrude Kasebier, Ronald B. 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