The newly renovated Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam will present a retrospective of the artist Mike Kelley, who died Jan. 31 this year at the age of 57. The show, called “Mike Kelley: Themes and Variations from 35 Years,” opens Dec. 15, 2012, and will include work from the 1970s right up until his death. This is his first large-scale Kelley retrospective since the Whitney’s “Catholic Tastes” exhibition in 1993. The exhibition is being organized by Eva Meyer-Hermann.
The show will include about 250 paintings, sculptures, objects, works on paper and videos. This is the largest overview of his work to date, according to the museum. From Amsterdam, the retrospective will then travel to the Centre Pompidou in Paris, New York’s MoMA PS1 and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, the city in which Kelley was living in the years before his death.