Working in the fields of performance, installation, digital technology and sculpture, Matt Mullican (born 1951 in Santa Monica, lives an works in New York) is seeking to develop a cosmological model based on a personal vocabulary combining the formal and the symbolic. Hypnosis and cartography are his principal modes of operation. He explores functional sign systems of his own devising through activities under hypnosis, in a permanent oscillation between the real and its schematization, between fiction and its physical reality.
This artist's book is the book-form of a work by Matt Mullican, "The Meaning of Things (who feels the most pain?)" (2014), con sisting of 676 collages and texts on sheets of standard printing paper.
bilingual edition (English / German)
JRP|Editions - Monographs
One of Matt Mullican's central and most consequential inventions, the so-called “Rubbings,” are a kind of “frottages,” a technique the artist uses to produce specific pictures. The book presents a catalogue of the Rubbings on canvas from 1984 to 2015. It comprises around 500 works, documented by images and catalogue entries (the book also contains an essay by Dieter Schwarz).
Mousse - Mousse Publishing (books)
Details from Heaven and Hell is the new chapter of Matt Mullican's cosmology, whose first models dates from 1973, and has evolved over the years and materialized in various media and performances.
Bom Dia Boa Tarde Boa Noite
The first catalogue raisonné of editions and multiples by Matt Mullican.
bilingual edition (English / French)
Les presses du réel – Contemporary art – Monographs
IAC (Institut d'art contemporain)
Monograph based on an ambitious project that revisits forty years of Californian post-conceptual artist's work, between symbolism of representation and exploration of the subconscious under hypnosis, with two essays and an interview.
Captures - Artist's books
Artist's book based on Mullican's notebooks.
Captures - Deluxe editions
Deluxe edition of Mullican's artist book based on his notebooks: signed and numbered edition in a box set including an original drawing.