A new major monograph on the rich and varied art of Matt Mullican with contributions by John Baldessari, Lynne Cooke, Hal Foster, Michael Tarantino and Ulrich Wilmes.
Over the last four decades, Matt Mullican has created a complex body of work concerned with systems of knowledge, meaning, language, and signification. His work takes form as drawing, collage, video, sculpture, performance, and installation, but Mullican is perhaps best known for his performances: these take place under hypnosis, allowing the artist to treat his own psyche as yet another medium. The drawings Mullican makes in this state--as an alter ego he refers to as "that person" --recall Surrealist experiments with automatic writing. In recent years, interest has surged in Mullican's work as younger artists and curators have rediscovered him.
In this major monograph on the artist, a group of renowned art world figures considers the expanse of Mullican's art--from the "bulletin boards" that combine notes, sketches, and archival photographs to the graphic language used to illustrate his idiosyncratic cosmology. Curator Lynne Cooke and art historian Hal Foster address various aspects of Mullican's multidisciplinary practice, while a roundtable conversation between Mullican, Conceptual artist John Baldessari, and curator Ulrich Wilmes completes this comprehensive survey. The in-depth discussion investigates Mullican's early days as a student--when Baldessari was his professor--and the development of his signature works.
Matt Mullican: Subject Element Sign Frame World, 2013
Edited by Nikki Columbus
Skira Rizzoli Publications, New York
Available for purchase at the gallery for $75.
Exhibition catalog accompanying Matt Mullican: 12 by 2 at Institut d'art contemporain (IAC), Villeurbanne / Rhone-Alpes. Monograph based on an ambitious project that revisits forty years of Matt Mullican's work, between symbolism of representation and exploration of the subconscious under hypnosis. With texts by Nathalie Ergino, Pascal Rousseau, Fabrice Reymond, and an interview between Matt Mullican and Friedrich Meschede.
Matt Mullican: 12 by 2, 2011
Edited by Nathalie Ergino
les presses du reel
A bricoleur of cosmologies, cities and signs, a hypnosis subject, a collaborator and a collector of art and ethnographic objects, Matt Mullican has embodied and redefined the wilder horizons of conceptual art over the course of his 40-year career. In this bilingual volume of interviews with Koen Brams and Dirk Pueltau, the conversations are themed in five chapters: Collaboration; Cosmologies; Hypnosis; City; and Collections.
Matt Mullican: Conversations, 2011
Edited by Ulrich Wilmes
Haus der Kunst/DuMont Buchverlag
Catalog accompanying the exhibition Matt Mullican: A Drawing Translates the Way of Thinking (2008) at The Drawing Center. Featuring an interview between the artist and curator Joao Ribas, and early writings by Matt Mullican.
Matt Mullican: A Drawing Translates the Way of Thinking, 2008
The Drawing Center
ISBN: 9780942324037 094232403X
Catalog accompanying the exhibition Matt Mullican: Model Architecture (2006) at the Lentos Museum, Linz. Edited by Stella Rollig and the Lentos Kunstmuseum, Linz with texts by Stephan Schmidt-Wulffen and an interview with the artist by Allan McCollum.
Matt Mullican: Model Architecture, 2006
Edited by Stella Rollig and the Lentos Kunstmuseum, Linz
Try and beat this, Mars is applied to a group of photographs taken from National Geographic magazines from the 1930's. They are meant to show how beautiful and strange the earthly landscape is. The works have to do with one's feeling as if they had been dropped into the world from nowhere. It's really strange that ANYTHING exists. NOTHING SHOULD EXIST. The inside is pictured science. I was interested in the depiction of a physical reality within the fictional framework of cartoons - in a sense, going into where Superman lives, and breaking down that reality. Diagnosing the air and the water that exists within this comic book reality which we, as a culture, participate in. The atmosphere as it exists in the cartoon is related to the atmosphere of dreams and the atmosphere of pictures. Both the cover and the content of the book are from a series of works produced in 1974 around the subject of details from an imaginary universe. -Matt Mullican
try and beat this, mars, 2003
More Details From an Imaginary Universe collects Matt 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. The catalogue is published on the occasion of the travelling exhibition hosted at Museum of Modern Art Oxford, that traveled to Museu de Arte Contemporanea de Serralves of Porto; Fundacion Antoni Tapies of Barcelona; Kunstverein St. Gallen Kunstmuseum of St. Gallen; Kunstmuseen, Krefeld; and Museion of Bolzano. With texts by Alan Mc Collum, Daniel Sherer, Stephan Schmidt-Wulffen, Kathy O'Dell, and Michael Tarantino.
Matt Mullican: More Details From an Imaginary Universe, 2000
Catalog published accompanying the exhibition Matt Mullican: Works 1972-1992 at Magasin, Centre National d'Art Contemporain de Grenoble, Grenoble. Traveled to Portikus, Frankfurt am Main; Rijksmuseum Kroeller-Mueller, Otterlo; Stichting De Appel, Amsterdam. Edited by Ulrich Wilmes, with texts by Denys Zacharopoulos, Marianne Brouwer, Matt Mullican, and Ulrich Wilmes.
Matt Mullican: Works 1972-1992, 1993
Edited by Ulrich Wilmes
Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther Koenig
Published at the occasion of the exhibition of Matt Mullican at the Fondation pour l'Architecture in Brussels.
Matt Mullican, 1992
ISBN: 9072191668 9789072191663