Mike Kelley Retrospective at MoMa PS1- Photos and Video from the Entire Show
In the case that you may have missed the once in a lifetime experience that was the Mike Kelley Retrospective that took over the entire MoMA PS1 museum through February 2nd, 2014; Featured here exclusively on Fierth is the entire show as it was presented.
“Widely regarded as one of the most influential artists of our time, mike Kelley (1954 – 2012) produced a body of deeply innovative work mining American popular culture and both modernist and alternative traditions – Which he set in relation to relentless self-examinations, both dark and delirious.
Born in Detroit, Michigan, Kelley lived and worked in Los Angeles from the mid-1970s until his tragic death at the age of 57. Over his 35 year career, he worked in every conceivable medium- drawings on paper, sculpture, performance, music, video, photography, and painting exploring themes as diverse as American class relations, sexuality, repressed memory, systems of religion and transcendence, and post-punk politics, to which he brought both incisive critique and abundant, self-deprecating humor.
Mike Kelley is the largest exhibition of the artist’s work to-date, bringing together over 250 works, from 1974 through early 2012. The exhibition which occupies the entire museum, is organized to underscore the recursive nature of Kelley’s work. Kelley returned time and time again to certain underlying themes- The shapes lurking underneath the carpe, as it were- including repressed memories, disjunctions between selfhood and social structures, as well as fault lines between the sacred and the profane. The work Kelley produced throughout his life was marked by his extra-ordinary powers of critical reflection as well as creative and surprising – repurposing of ideas and materials.” – Moma Ps1