For the Love of Mike*

Mike Kelley Video Screenings

Salt Galata

April 3 – April 5, 2012

Mike Kelley                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Mike Kelley, <i>Categorical Imperative and Morgue</i> [Kesin Zorunluluk ve Morg], 1999 (detay)<br />
<i>Istanbul Eindhoven-SALTVanAbbe: 89’dan Sonra</i> (27 Ocak-6 Nisan 2012) sergisinden<br />
Fotograf: Refik Anadol
Mike Kelley, Categorical Imperative and Morgue, 1999 (detail)

Installation view from İstanbul Eindhoven-SALTVanAbbe: Post ’89 (January 27 – April 6, 2012)

Photo: Refik Anadol

SALT Galata, Workshop IV

April 3, 18.00

100 Reasons
1991, 5’41”

Extracurricular Activity Projective Reconstruction (Domestic Scene)
2000, 24’43”

Test Room Containing Multiple Stimuli Known to Elicit Curiosity and Manipulatory Responses; A Dance Incorporating Movements Derived from Experiments by Harry F. Harlow and choreographed in the manner of Martha Graham
1999, 49’36”

Running time: 80 minutes

April 5, 18.00

Superman Recites Selections from’The Bell Jar’ Other works by Sylvia Plath
1999, 6’19”

Pole Dance
1997, 31’27”

Runway for Interactive DJ Event
2000, 39’58”

Running time: 78 minutes

The videos that will be screened at SALT Galata are on loan from the Van Abbemuseum collection.

* Mike Kelley passed away a few days after the opening of the İstanbul Eindhoven-SALTVanAbbe: Post ’89 exhibition, on January 31, 2012. This screening in two parts takes its title from a 24-hour video program that was organized by The Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts after his death.

Mike Kelley (b. 1954, Detroit; d. 2012, Los Angeles) studied at the University of Michigan (BFA, 1976) and received his MFA from the California Institute of the Arts in 1978. His work involves found objects, textile banners, drawings, assemblage, collage, performance and video. Kelley was also a musician. He often worked collaboratively and produced projects with artists including Paul McCarthy, Tony Oursler, and John Miller. Kelley’s work ranges from performance pieces to compositions of stuffed-animal sculptures, and from collages and wall-size drawings to multi-room installations. His works question value systems and power structures, and challenge the norms and attitudes that exist toward family, religion, sexuality, art history, and education.

Mike Kelley received the Skowhegan Medal in Mixed Media. Kelley’s major solo exhibitions include those at Tate Liverpool (2004); Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (2000); Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven (1997); Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (1993); and Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland (1992). He participated in international biennials such as the Gwangju Biennale (2010); Whitney Biennial (2010, 2002, 1995, 1993, 1991, 1989, 1985); the Biennale d’art contemporain de Lyon (2003) and Documenta X (1995).