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John Miller in conversation – Mike Kelley: Educational Complex

27 jan 2016
Public talk
The New York Public Library, New York.

Please join us at The New York Public Library for a conversation with John Miller, Johanna Fateman, Nicolás Guagnini, Piper Marshall and Howard Singerman. Miller will discuss Mike Kelley’s artwork Educational Complex (1995), an architectural model of every school Kelley attended.

A ‘complex’ can be an architectural configuration, a psychological syndrome or a political apparatus. In this book for our One Work series, Miller approaches Educational Complexthrough corresponding lines of enquiry, considering the representation of Kelley’s schools (and his childhood home) as architectural models; popular fantasies associated with false memory syndrome; and the liberal democratic premises underpinning education.

John Miller, Professor of Professional Practice in the Department of Art History at Barnard College, is an artist and critic whose work has been exhibited internationally. He was Mike Kelley’s friend and colleague from 1978 until Kelley’s death in 2012.

Mike Kelley: Educational Complex
Wednesday 27 January 2016, 18:00

The New York Public Library
Celeste Auditorium
South Court, Lower Level
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
5th Avenue at 42nd Street
New York, NY

This event is free. For further details, please see The New York Public Library website.

Copies of Mike Kelley: Educational Complex by John Miller will be available for sale and signing during the event.

The One Work series is distributed by The MIT Press.