Tuesday, December 1, 2020

John Miller: Lost in America

10:00 am CET

Lost in America, which would be currently on view at Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.), is a group exhibition of works by American artists from 1937 to the present (including Michael Asher, Sam Durant, Jimmie Durham, Andrea Fraser, and Dan Graham) which examines the decline of American art as the international reference point that it was in the postwar period. In this talk, its curator, John Miller, will walk us through the exhibition virtually, addressing some of the vital themes it tackles around intrinsic institutional discrimination, especially racism, in his view, the central causes of this decline.

John Miller is an artist, writer, curator and musician based in New York and Berlin. In 2011 he received the Wolfgang Hahn Prize from the Society for Contemporary Art at the Museum Ludwig in Cologne. Miller’s books include Mike Kelley: Educational Complex published by Afterall Books, in addition to The Ruin of Exchange: Selected Writings and The Price Club: Selected Writings (1977-1998), both published by JRP-Ringier and the Consortium as part of their Positions series. La Magasin in Grenoble, the Kunstverein in Hamburg and the Kunsthalle Zurich have held solo exhibitions of his artwork. In 2016 the ICA Miami featured “I Stand, I Fall,” his first comprehensive survey in the United States. The Schinkel Pavillon is currently holding his first major retrospective in Berlin. Miller is a Professor of Professional Practice in Barnard College’s Art History Department.

Photo: John Miller

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