CURATORIAL PROJECTS

2009

“A Fantastic World Superimposed on Reality: A Select History of Experimental Music,” Gramercy Theater, New York, New York. Two-day music festival with panel discussion, “Not For Sale: Noise Panel.” Organized and co-curated with Mark Beasley. Produced and presented by Performa.

 

2005

“James Hayward,” CUE Art Foundation, New York, New York.

“Street Credibility,” Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, Arizona.

 

2004

“Mike Kelley’s Film Festival: über Das Unheimliche,” Film Casino, Vienna, Austria. In conjunction with the exhibition “The Uncanny.”

“Street Credibility,” Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California.

“Mike Kelley Curates,” Detroit Artists Market, Detroit, Michigan.

 

1999

“Unisex Love Nest,” Palais Attems, Graz, Austria. Presented in conjunction with “Re-Make/Re-Model,” a series of events produced for Steirischer Herbst, Graz, Austria.

“The Revolution Will Not Be Televised,” Track 16 Gallery, Los Angeles, California. Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Political Graphics.

 

1998

“Visitors’ Gallery,” Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California. Co-curated with Paul McCarthy and sponsored by the Education Department as a series of events concurrent with the exhibition “Out of Actions: Between Performance and the Object 1949-1979.”

 

1993

“The Uncanny,” Gementeem Museum, Arnhem, The Netherlands. In conjunction with the exhibition “Sonsbeek 93.”

 

1986

“Hear Me Roar,” Los Angeles Contemporary Art Exhibitions (LACE), Los Angeles, California. Performance series.

“Social Distortion,” Los Angeles Contemporary Art Exhibitions (LACE), Los Angeles, California. Exhibition of Jim Shaw, Raymond Pettibon, Georgnne Dean/Greg Metz, Robert Williams, and Tom of Finland.

 

LECTURES, SYMPOSIA, SEMINARS WITH THE ARTIST

 

2007

Discussion and screening with Jim Shaw. “Conversations with Artists” series. Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Bing Theater, Los Angeles, California, November 18, 2007. On the occasion of the exhibition “Dalí: Painting and Film.”

“A Conversation with Mike Kelley.” The American Academy in Berlin, Berlin, Germany. Conversation with Michael Kimmelman.

 

2006

Reading from MIT publications with John C. Welchman. Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California.

“Works In Progress.” Getty Institute for Research, Los Angeles, California. Lecture with respondent, Brandon Joseph.

 

2005

Discussion with John C. Welchman. Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

 

2004

Discussion with Jerry Fialka on Foul Perfection and Minor Histories. “Artists and Authors in Dialogue” series, Rose Gallery, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, California, September 29, 2004.

 

2003

“Whatever Happened to Installation Art?” San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Phyllis Wattis Theater, San Francisco, California. Symposium on the occasion of the exhibition “Capp Street Project: 20th Anniversary Exhibition.” A conversation with Ralph Rugoff, director, CCAC Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts.

 

2000

Lecture. Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, California. On the occasion of the exhibition “Introjection: Tony Oursler Mid-Career Survey 1976-1999.”

 

1999

“The History of Glitter.” Stadtzmuseum, Graz, Austria. Panel discussion in conjunction with “Re-Make/Re-Model” a series of events produced for Steirischer Herbst, 1999.

“Mike Kelley in discussion with Bruce Yonemoto.” Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles, California. On the occasion of the exhibition “Bruce and Norman Yonemoto: Memory, Matter, and Modern Romance.”

 

1997

“Art in the Center.” MAK Center For Art and Architecture, Los Angeles, California. An evening of discussion with Mike Davis, Mike Kelley, Jeff Wall, Catherine David, Jean-Francois Chevrier.

“Prog/Prole.” Documenta X, Kassel, Germany. Part of the “100 Days” lecture series. Collaborative lecture with Diedrich Diedrichsen.

 

1996

“Conceptualism: The Origins and Historiography.” Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California. Symposium with Eleanor Antin, David Askevold, John Baldessari, Robert Barry, Ann Goldstein and Joan Jonas, organized by Alexis Hall, Michelle Alperin and Mike Kelley on the occasion of the exhibition “Reconsidering the Object of Art. 1965-1975.”

“Mike Kelley presents John Todd and His Songs by David Askevold.” Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California.

 

1995

Lecture. Detroit Institute of Arts, Oak Park, Michigan.

 

1993

“The Aesthetics of Ufology.” Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California.

 

1992

“Impurities.” Galerie Krinzinger at Akstaal de Hochschule fur Angewandte Kunst, Vienna, Austria. Symposium with Paul McCarthy, Mike Kelley, Jim Shaw, Benjamin Weissman, Raymond Pettibon, moderated by Ralph Rugoff on the occasion of “LAX” organized by 1986.

“Seminars With Artists.” Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York.

 

1985

“Teaching Non-Traditional Mediums in an Academic Institution.” Symposium with Eleanor Antin, John Baldessari, Nancy Buchanan, Laurie Beth Clark, Jim Davis, Terry Fox, Howard Fried, Nancy Goldring, George Hermes, Bobby Jones, Mike Kelley, Tom Maroni, Paul McCarthy, Barbara Smith, Jeffrey Vallance. Organized by Chris Burden and the College Art Association.