Center for Art,
Research and Alliances
October 7, 2022

Michael in Black by Nicole Miller. Launch - Los Angeles

Publication Cover

Join Public Fiction and Nicole Miller at a launch event celebrating "Michael in Black by Nicole Miller" in Los Angeles.

This first monograph on artist and filmmaker Nicole Miller focuses on a single sculpture by the artist: Michael in Black by Nicole Miller (2018). This book brings together a cohort of writers and other artists through newly commissioned texts and works for the page, as well as republished texts and images that exist as their own whole. Some texts hinge on the sculpture, others are tangents. The book’s texts and images build on each other, functioning as a prism for the publication’s subject.

Michael in Black by Nicole Miller (2018) is a bronze cast of Michael Jackson’s kneeling figure, poured from a mold made directly from his body around 1986. This talismanic object comprises myriad aspects of celebrity and image: the objecthood of the performer, the potency and perversity of objects, death, and grief.

More about the publication here.

Friday, October 7, 2022
7 pm

The Palace Theater

Free with RSVP.

Interventions by:
Slauson Malone
Hamza Walker
Harmony Holiday