Reconstructing a Public Sphere: John Miller and Alex Kitnick (Prince Street)
Where: McNally Jackson
52 Prince St.
212-274-1160 Price: $29.95
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Both a photographic essay and critical text, Reconstructing a Public Sphere is New York-based artist John Miller’s (born 1954) most autobiographical work to date, in which he uses Microsoft Powerpoint to ponder the civic history of Battery Park through a personal narrative of his experience of 9/11.
John Miller is an artist and writer based in New York and Berlin. In 2014 his mannequin works were included in the Hayward Gallery’s exhibition, “The Human Factor: the Figure in Contemporary Sculpture.” In January 2015 Afterall Books published his study Mike Kelley: Educational Complex as part of its One Work series. In 2011 Miller received the Wolfgang Hahn Prize from the Society for Contemporary Art at the Museum Ludwig in Cologne. JRP-Ringer and the Consortium recently published a collection of his criticism titled The Ruin of Exchange: Selected Writings as part of their Positions series. Miller is a Professor of Professional Practice in Barnard College’s Art History Department.
Alex Kitnick, The Brant Foundation Fellow in Contemporary Arts at Bard College, is an art historian and critic based in New York. His essay “I, etcetera” is featured in October 166 (Fall 2018).