Dia and EAI Plan 12-Hour Mike Kelley Screening in New Dia Space

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Mike Kelley, The Banana Man, 1983

While the Stedelijk’s traveling Mike Kelley retrospective will likely not arrive at MoMA PS1 for at least a year (the date is still unconfirmed), New Yorkers will be able to take in a good portion of the iconic artist’s video work on Saturday, April 14, in a 12-hour video screening organized by Electronic Arts Intermix and the Dia Art Foundation in coordination with the Mike Kelley Foundation. Kelley died in January at the age of 57.

The screening, which will be the first public event to take place at 541 West 22nd, a former marble factory that Dia purchased last year, stretches almost the entire length of Kelley’s career. (The space may become the site of a new Dia:Chelsea space, but for now it is largely unaltered, complete with some kilns.)

Among the works to be shown are The Banana Man, from 1983, his seminal 1992 collaboration with Paul McCarthy, Heidi and A Voyage of Growth and Discovery, released in 2011 with artist Michael Smith. Read More


24 Hours of Mike Kelley Videos in Los Angeles

An invitation to the event.

Friends and family of the late artist Mike Kelley have organized a 24-hour screening of his videos this weekend at Los Angeles’s Farley Building. Set to run from 9 p.m. Saturday to 9 p.m. Sunday, the exhibition is titled “For the Love of Mike.”

Not going to be in L.A. this weekend? Chelsea’s Nyehaus gallery has extended its “Hoodwinked” show through the end of the month, which features great early work by Richard Prince and Kelley. Beginning next month, the latter’s work will be on view in the Whitney Biennial. Read More