Mike Kelley’s last two major projects were his Kandors sculpture series, and the related Extracurricular Activity Projective Reconstruction video series, parts of which revealed glimpses inside Krypton’s miniaturized capital city.
The remarkable new show at Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles, MIKE KELLEY—KANDORS 1999–2011, is, to date, the most complete view of Kandors exhibited in the United States. And this weekend, the gallery will screen Kelley’s DAY IS DONE—EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITY PROJECTIVE RECONSTRUCTIONS #2–#32 (2005/2006), featuring original music by Kelley and Scott Benzel, and choreography by Kate Foley.
MIKE KELLEY—DAY IS DONE, Saturday, October 28, at 7 pm.
MIKE KELLEY—KANDORS 1999–2011, through January 21, 2018.
HAUSER & WIRTH, 901 East 3rd Street, downtown Los Angeles.
From top: Mike Kelley, Kandors, exhibition view; Kelley, production still from Day Is Done (2005/2006). Image credits: Hauser & Wirth, and © Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts.