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“Mike Kelly: Ghost and Spirit” on View Through February 19, 2024, at Bourse de Commerce

Mike Kelly, Kandors. Credit: Bourse de Commerce/ Pinault Collection

The Bourse de Commerce in Paris presents “Ghost and Spirit,” a major retrospective of American artist Mike Kelly (1954-2012), through February 19. A collaboration between the Pinault Collection at Bois de Commerce, Tate Modern, London, K21, Düsseldorf, and Moderna Museet, Stockholm, the exhibition will travel from Paris to multiple venues.

The exhibition chronologically reconstructs Mike Kelly’s key themes and iconic works. Kelly began to make a name for himself as a student with performances inspired by the feminist movement of his time, was involved in bands throughout his life, and is well known for his sculptures and installations of pop imagery that drew references from subcultures. His themes include the gender ideas and consumerist culture we are surrounded by from childhood, traumatic memories, dysfunctional educational systems, and the impact of family and institutional structures on the formation of individual subjectivity in contemporary capitalist America.

The exhibition also features drawings, photographs, and writings that reveal the artist’s thought processes, emphasizing that his views on individual and collective memory, gender, and social class continue to resonate today.

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