Mike Kelley

Ghost and Spirit

October 13, 2023 – February 19, 2024
Bourse de Commerce, the Pinault Collection, Paris

October 2 – March 9, 2024
Tate Modern, London

© Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts

The exhibition devoted to one of America’s most influential artists of the late twentieth-early twenty-first centuries offers a new perspective on this major corpus that has always resisted ready categorisation, by featuring some of his most important works.

Ghost and Spirit presents a sequence of different bodies of work and immersive environments created by the artist, including the spectacular Kandors, futuristic cities under bell jars. Mike Kelley’s work always fed on subculture references and a tension between the depth of critical thinking he fostered and the apparent superficiality of a pop aesthetic that toyed with notions ranging from seduction to trash. He also never ceased to point to the role of the artist and how this figure appears or disappears.

Bourse de Commerce, the Pinault Collection         Tate Modern