In 1995, Mike Kelley realized “Educational Complex,” a model of the school he attended and the house where he grew up. The blind spots of the model represent forgotten zones, and are interpreted as symbolic places of “institutional” abuse. For Kelley, this work thus marks the beginning of a series of projects where autobiography, memory, and the reinterpretation of previous pieces become the privileged instruments in a poetic deconstruction of the structures and systems initiated at the end of the 1970s. Each project is extensively documented by artist’s texts and reference material.
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