Laurence Kardish, Kelly Sidley, Michael Taussig
MoMA, New York, 2009
Published to accompany a retrospective at The Museum of Modern Art—Mik’s first in the United States—this volume is a vivid exploration of the artist’s work and process. Laurence Kardish, Senior Curator in the Museum’s Department of Film, discusses the unique creative aspects of Mik’s installations, and Michael Taussig, professor of anthropology at Columbia University, investigates how the artist’s work changes viewers’ perception of reality while reinforcing the norms of visual culture. Abundantly illustrated with stills and the artist’s own drawings, Aernout Mik features detailed descriptions of the installations, an exhibition history, and a bibliography, making it the most comprehensive volume about Mik and his work available in English.