The first major survey of Mike Kelley's work since 1993, this retrospective follows its presentation at MoMA PS1. One year after Kelley's death, the show brings together the artist's drawings, paintings, performances, installations, photographs, and videos, affording a comprehensive look at his dark yet ebullient vision of the world.
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Animated by works that buzz, pulse, shiver, and hum, “Technokinesis” immerses in a space both virtual and physical. Artists alert to the shaky term “post-Internet,” such as Ian Cheng, Michael E. Smith, and Nina Canell, are presented alongside idiosyncratic Conceptualists Jason Dodge and veterans such as Robert Breer and Dennis Oppenheim. Curated by Jenny Jaskey and Andrea Neustein, “Technokinesis” has an East Coast counterpart at Blum & Poe’s New York space.
For their Los Angeles debut, Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla continue their investigations of biosemiotics and biomusicology. On view is Apotomē, 2013, a video work based on a 1798 concert for elephants in Paris and named after a ratio in music that denotes the excess of human sensation. A new performance has also been produced by the duo, which similarly probes what is human and what is not.
Allora & Calzadilla
Allan Sekula’s “Ship of Fools” constituted an eighteen-month-long international campaign against a system of maritime shipping that used substandard vessels and exploitative labor conditions. The photographic series is his final major body of work.
Allan Sekula Ship of Fools
“Made in LA” is the second biennial of artists from Los Angeles. Curated this year by Michael Ned Holte and Connie Butler (after the initial cocurator, Karin Higa, passed away), the show continues to offer a dynamic and strong range of voices.
Made in L.A. 2014