Matt Mullican: Mapping the World
Matt Mullican, Lorenzo Benedetti, Jana Bernhardt, Bernd Schwarze, Max Schoen, Marianne Wagner, Hans Wisskirchen, Oliver Zybok
Walther & Frans König, 2023
The publication surveys Matt Mullican’s artistic output over the past fifty years. The American artist, born 1951, is regarded as one of the pioneering representatives of the so-called Pictures Generation, which in the mid-1970s examined the influence of mass media images on everyday perception and thus declared them to be an integral part of artistic debates. For decades he has been working on an artistic systematization of his worldview, which he tries to capture in a wide variety of media and space-consuming installations. His work is multi-layered, ranging from painting to various printmaking techniques to sculptural works and performances; his exhibitions always interact with the spatial circumstances.