May 03 2019

Book Launch | Servane Mary: 2006–2018 with a reading by John Miller

Fri | 5-7PM

Servane Mary Book Launch Swiss Institute

Please join us on Swiss Institute’s roof terrace to celebrate the launch of Servane Mary: 2006–2018, the first monograph of the artist’s work, published by Pacific and A Palazzo.  In addition to nearly 200 artworks made over the course of twelve years, the publication includes two essays on Mary’s practice by Vincent Pécoil and artist John Miller, highlighting her use and appropriation of archival imagery of women. An illustrated, in-depth interview with curator Bob Nickas is featured between plates of seminal work and a roving exhibition history that takes us from Mary’s early delicate fabric pieces through large-scale screenprints on aluminum, copper and pegboard.

At 6PM, John Miller will read his essay for the book. Mary will sign copies throughout the evening. 

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Servane Mary is a French-Swiss artist who works with appropriated press images of women from the 1940s through the ’70s. Her work has been included in numerous exhibitions including at the Swiss Institute, New York; the Abrons Arts Center, New York; and most recently JOAN, Los Angeles, where she presented a survey of works from the past ten years. Mary has had solo exhibitions at Kayne Griffin Corcoran, Los Angeles; Triple V Gallery, Paris; and A Palazzo Gallery, Brescia, Italy. Her work is represented in the permanent Schwartz Art Collection at Harvard Business School, Boston; the Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain (FRAC), Franche Comte, France; the Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain (FRAC), Ile-de-France, France; and the Tucson MoCA. Servane Mary: 2006–2018 (2019) is her first monograph. Mary lives and works in New York.

John Miller was born in 1954 in Cleveland, Ohio, and lives and works in New York and Berlin. Along with Mike Kelley and Jim Shaw, Miller was part of an influential group of artists who studied at CalArts in the 1970s. In 2016, the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami, presented the first major American survey of his work. Miller has also had one-person exhibitions at Museum Ludwig, Cologne; Kunsthalle Zürich; Musée d’art moderne et contemporain, Geneva; Magasin Centre National d’Art Contemporain, Grenoble, France; and Kunstverein Hamburg. He has participated in major group exhibitions at the New Museum, New York; CAPC Musée D’Art Contemporain, Bordeaux; Museo Reina Sofía, Madrid; and MoMA PS1, New York. His work was included in the 1991 Whitney Biennial and the 2010 Gwangju Biennale. His writing and criticism have appeared in Artforum, e-flux, andTexte Zur Kunst and has been compiled in the publications The Price Club: Selected Writings, 1977-1996 (JRP Editions and the Consortium, 2000) and The Ruin of Exchange (Geneva and Dijon: JRP-Ringier and les Presses du Reel, 2012)