:RIP Sir Mike Kelley [1ox for d madness]

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.I just heard this bad news from friend of mine L.P. Ponor about d apparent suicide of d famous contemporary artist Mike Kelley [1954 – January 31, 2012 or February 1, 2012]. He is/ was attractive with his works, controversial, as this last information is actually.

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Kelley’s work involved found objects, textile banners, drawings, assemblage, collage, performance and video. He often worked collaboratively and had done projects with artists Paul McCarthy, Tony Oursler and John Miller. Kelley was often associated with the concept of abjection.” [from wikipedia]

:Episode #117: Mike Kelley sets the record straight about being called a “bad boy” throughout his career, describing the shifting tastes of critics and artists towards abject art in recent years.

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Mike Kelley’s work ranges from highly symbolic and ritualistic performance pieces, to arrangements of stuffed-animal sculptures, to wall-sized drawings, to multi-room installations that restage institutional environments (schools, offices, zoos), to extended collaborations with artists such as Paul McCarthy, Tony Oursler, and the band Sonic Youth. His work questions the legitimacy of ‘normative’ values and systems of authority, and attacks the sanctity of cultural attitudes toward family, religion, sexuality, art history, and education. He also comments on and undermines the legitimacy of the concept of victim or trauma culture, which posits that almost all behavior results from some form of repressed abuse. Kelley’s aesthetic mines the rich and often overlooked history of vernacular art in America, and his practice borrows heavily from the confrontational, politically conscious “by all means necessary” attitude of punk music.

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.. I prefer in this case to make photo story, His work speaks more then what I can say in d moment.. big lost for d history of contemporary art, I don’t see reason why he’ve done this but anyway this are works that will stay as respected perspectives in d conceptual arts.
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:I don't know why but I specially like this. ..psychedelic! ;)

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.he deserves more words from me, but I am pretty sure that during this year I’ll make observation of his master pieces, there are a lot of missing projects here. .. this is just to show d respect for this artist! Rest In Peace Sir & thanks for all d art madness!

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