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Institute of Contemporary Art Miami


John Miller “I Stand I Fall”

Thu, Feb 18, 2016

The Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami presents for the first time in an American museum a comprehensive survey of work by John Miller. The artist has consistently represented both the experience of subjectivity and the social production of space by re-negotiating the conventions of realism. Bringing together more than 75 works, this thematic exhibition traces his deployment of realist figuration across a range of mediums—including painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, and video.

About John Miller

John Miller (b. 1954) is an artist, critic, and musician whose work has been exhibited in major museums and collections worldwide. Over the course of thirty years, Miller has produced a diverse body of work that, in addition to figuration, addresses language, valuation, social hierarchy and abjection. He has had solo exhibitions at Kunsthalle Zurich, Musée d’art moderne et Contemporain in Geneva, MoMA PS1, and Ludwig Museum, where he was awarded the Wolfgang Hahn Prize by the Society of Contemporary Arts in 2011. His work was included in the 1985 and 1991 Whitney Biennials, as well as Club Berlin at the 46th Venice Biennale in 1995. Miller’s work is in the collections of the Whitney Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Carnegie Museum of Art, and the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami. Miller is a leading artist critic, whose writings often address the role of aesthetics in culture. He is a frequent contributor to Artforum, e-flux and Texte Zur Kunst, and his major publications include The Price Club: Selected Writings, 1977-1996 (JRP Editions and the Consortium, 2000); The Ruin of Exchange (Geneva and Dijon: JRP-Ringier and les Presses du Reel, 2012); and Mike Kelley: Educational Complex (London: Afterall Books, 2015). He currently lives in New York, where he is the Professor of Professional Practice in Art History at Barnard College, and in Berlin.