Interesting plan/proof/notes for one of my favorite pieces. Coming across this inspired me to look back on this series, printed from salvaged pornographic film in the 60’s, which taught me that cutting up photos doesn’t necessarily equal scrap booking or invite the term “crafty”.
Barack Obama: “There are times when we are lying in bed and I look over and sort of have a start. Because I realize here is this other person who is separate and different and has different memories and backgrounds and thoughts and feelings. It’s that tension between familiarity and mystery that makes for something strong, because, even as you build a life of trust and comfort and mutual support, you retain some sense of surprise or wonder about the other person.”
Deodorized Central Mass with Satellites (1991/1999)
Kelley—who committed suicide last year—is regarded as “one of the most influential artists of our time [having] 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- and social examinations, both dark and delirious.” The exhibition will feature 200 works, including early pieces from the 1970s, which will be displayed throughout the entire museum. This is the first time in 25 years that MoMA PS1 has been dedicated that kind of space to a single artist.
These images … feature plush toys sewn over wood and wire frames with styrofoam packing material, nylon rope, pulleys, steel hardware and hanging plates, fiberglass, car paint, and disinfectant. Like a Care Bears explosion. [via Gothamist]
Retrospective on view throughout the entirety of MoMA PS1 this October. Get yourself there.
MoMA PS1 22-25 Jackson Ave. at the intersection of 46th Ave. Long Island City, NY 11101 12–6 PM, Thurs - Mon