Matt Mullican: More Details From An Imaginary Universe

Matt Mullican: More Details From An Imaginary Universe
Library Shelf Location 18.MULL
Publication Date 2001
Description Throughout his three-decade career, artist Matt Mullican has always been more concerned with what we think we see than with what we see, taking as a foundational truth the notion that we understand the world primarily through our imagination. Working in various media, Mullican's unique artistic vision concerns itself with a universe of simple yet mysteriously resonant graphic symbols. Drawing on the language of warning labels and highway signs, Mullican has created an unorthodox body of work that occupies a unique place in the world of contemporary art--his piece Five Into One (1991) was one of the earliest artistic forays into the medium of virtual reality. Details From an Imaginary Universe collects Mullican's videos, installations, and drawings from 1972 up to the present day, providing a comprehensive overview of this artist who has tapped and explored our collective visions of a world that in its very familiarity is utterly alien to us. Matt Mullican was born in 1951 in Santa Monica, California, and he currently lives and works in New York City. He studied at the California Institute of the Arts, and presented his first solo show at the age of twenty-two. His work has been exhibited in the US at the Museum of Modern Art, the New Museum, Artists' Space, and the Kitchen in New York, the Institute for Contemporary Art in Boston, the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, D.C., and abroad in Belgium, Canada, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. He is currently working on a commission for the Schiphol International Airport in Amsterdam.
ISBN 8877571179
Quantity 1
Pages 289 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Authors Kathy O'Dell, Daniel Sherer, Stephan Schmidt-Wulffen, Allan McCollum, Matt Mullican, Michael Tarantino
Format Paperback
Publisher Hopefulmonster, Torino
Related Artist Matt Mullican
Categories Painting, Sculpture, Live Art/Performance, Artist (relating to a single artist/collaborative team)
Artist's Nationality American (USA)
Language English

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