Published by JRP|Ringier. Edited by Alexander Alberro. Text by Alexander Alberro, Mike Kelley.
Spanning 1989 to 2009, this anthology collects the influential writings of American artist, musician and critic John Miller (born 1954), which have been lauded by Bruce Hainley in Artforum as “a pungent intervention into the ideologies of beauty, representation and looking.” Ranging from reviews and cultural essays to theory and artist's statements, Miller's writings distinguish themselves from other styles of art criticism insofar as they relate to his larger artistic concerns with the social context of the art object and its sociopolitical ramifications as a commodity (as the title of this volume implies); they are also deeply informed by Miller's vast knowledge of art history and popular culture. More recently, Miller has entered into close dialogue with Dan Graham, Bob Nickas and Nicolas Guagnini. Many of the essays collected here--such as his contributions to the German magazine Texte zur Kunst--appear in English for the first time.
Published by JRP|Ringier. Edited by Beatrix Ruf. Text by Alexander Alberro, Joseph Brandon, Jutta Koether.
Using well-used genres like figurative painting, travel photography and landscape, John Miller has, since the 1970s, challenged the function of the author and the concomitant loss of aura for the artwork. He has regularly shifted his practice, actively resisting the reduction of his work to any critical tag. This volume remaps Miller's oeuvre.
Published by JRP|Ringier. Text by Frank Gautherot, John Miller.
This journey through the American suburban imagination--by Pennsylvania-born Amy O’Neill, who currently lives and works in New York--reveals the uncanny that lies just beneath the banal. O’Neill’s work is situated between the past and present, vernacular and global, high and low cultures. Her sculptures, installations and drawings trade in recycled bits of Americana like bald eagles, carnival midway games and basement rec rooms. As critic Gregory Williams writes, O’Neill’s work looks back, "nostalgically to those sites in the American cultural landscape that leave a deep-fried residue on one's childhood memories.” A recent installation, "Forest Park Forest Zoo" (2007), memorializes an abandoned roadside petting zoo that O’Neill found off a country road in the midst of a Gallitzin, Pennsylvania, forest. This first monograph includes a text by artist and writer John Miller.