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Mike Kelley: Fortress of Solitude
16 November 2017 - 10:00 am — 25 February 2018 - 5:00 pm
Mike Kelley: Fortress of Solitude will bring together a range of key works from across the Kelley’s career in order to reflect on the uncanny psychological homelessness of the contemporary world.
Over the course of more than three decades, Kelley used a wide variety of media from painting and sculpture to drawing, video and performance, to explore and critically engage various incarnations of the repressed side – or dark underbelly – of the American cultural unconscious.
Looking at the play between memory and forgetfulness (what he thought of as active amnesia), Kelley sought to explore how we constantly attempt to create ourselves from our unreliable and unstable memories of our own past.
This exhibition marks the first solo show of Mike Kelley in Athens.