Selected Bibliography

Selected Videography

 

 

 

 

Texts on MC

 

Kathrin Jentjens, a pose is a pose is a..., CORNELIUS QUABECK - FINAL TIMES (catalogue), Samuelis Baumgarte Galerie, Bielefeld, Germany, 2014, p. 6.

Oleg Frolov, Merlin Carpenter Goes East, TEXTE ZUR KUNST, No. 92, December 2013, p. 223.

Hanno Soans, Burberry Patterns on a Totalitarian Art Tour, KUNST.EE, Autumn 2013, p. 54.

Oleg Frolov, Significant cultural (anti-) event: Merlin Carpenter in Moscow, ART UZEL, Moscow, September 2013.

Reet Varblane, Kolm tagasivaadet kunstisuvele, SIRP, Estonia, 6. September 2013, p. 9.

Anon., Majoros piestās Burberry propagandas furgons, JŪRMALAS PAŠVALDĪBAS INFORMĀCIJAS BIĻETENS, Latvia, 11. July 2013, p. 9.

Anne Vetik, Kas osta Birkini kott või Banksy? EESTI PÄEVALEHT, Tallinn, Estonia, 27. June 2013, p. 14.

Riin Kübarsepp, Tööstusliku tootmise jõud, POSTIMEES, Tallinn, Estonia, 26. June 2013, p. 17.

Daniel Marcus, Proposal for a Museum, OPEN SPACE (San Franciso Museum of Modern Art blog), 6. December 2012 (web only).

Andrea Legiehn, Austellen, Wo Andere Urlaub Machen, TEXTE ZUR KUNST GESEHEN UND BEWERTET, 25. September 2012 (web only).

Andrew Russeth, Who Is Henry Codax? And Other Tales of Secret Art, THE NEW YORK OBSERVER, 5. June 2012.

Nana Asfour, A COURAGEOUS LITTLE GALLERY TAKES ON MOMA, THE NEW YORKER, 5. June, 2012 (web only).

Maika Pollack, Interiors: 'Edouard Vuillard: A Painter and His Muses, 1890-1940' at the Jewish Museum and 'Merlin Carpenter: Tate Café' at Reena Spaulings Fine Art, THE NEW YORK OBSERVER, 5. June 2012.

Roberta Smith, Merlin Carpenter - Tate Café, THE NEW YORK TIMES, 17. May 2012.

Benjamin Sutton, Artist Merlin Carpenter Made a Painstaking Copy of the Tate Cafe on the Lower East Side, BLOUIN ARTINFO, 15. May 2012 (web only).

Roberta Smith, Promising Tyros Join an Art Fair Club, THE NEW YORK TIMES, 8. March 2012.

Andrew Hunt, Merlin Carpenter - Simon Lee Gallery, FRIEZE, March 2012, p. 169.

Laura McLean-Ferris, West London, ART REVIEW, January/February 2012, p. 103.

Kim Toffoletti, Baudrillard Reframed, I.B. Tauris, London /New York, 2011, p. 51-55.

Caroline Busta, Body Doubles, in Art and Subjecthood, Sternberg Press, Berlin, 2011, p. 38.

Laura Owens, The Artists' Artists, ARTFORUM, December 2011, p. 102.

Manfred Hermes, Mitteilungen an die Presse und für die Öffenlichkeit, TEXTE ZUR KUNST, No. 82, June 2011, p. 260.

Mark Prince, Merlin Carpenter - MD 72, FLASH ART, May-June 2011, p. 160.

Catherine Taft, Merlin Carpenter - Overduin and Kite, ARTFORUM, May 2011, p. 296.

Angela Hohmann, Der böse Bube, DER TAGESSPIEGEL (Berlin), 19. March 2011, p. 26.

Andrea Backhaus, 5000 Euro und dann mal sehen, DIE WELT (Berlin), 12. March 2011, p. 23.

Sharon Mizota, Yes, he invited the copycat, LOS ANGELES TIMES, 25. February 2011, p. D18.

Catherine Wagley, Pure Exploitation, DAILY SERVING, 25. February 2011 (web only).

Carpenter zieht die Heldenkarte, BZ AM SONNTAG (Berlin), 6. February 2011, p. 15.

Adam Kleinman, All That Glitters, ART AGENDA, 7. December 2010 (web only).

Barbara Buchmaier and Magnus Schäfer, Köln, von Berlin aus gesehen (via Philadelphia), in Metropolitan Views: Berlin, Berlin. Kunstszenen 1989-2009, Deutscher Kunstverlag, Berlin, 2010, p. 154.

Justin Lieberman / Chris Sharp, Waxing Durr, ART LIES, Issue 66, Summer 2010, p. 20.

Achim Hochdörfer / Isabelle Graw, Die Malerei Gibt es Nicht, TEXTE ZUR KUNST, No. 77, March 2010, p. 46.

Isabelle Graw, High Price (book), Sternberg Press, Berlin/New York, 2010, p. 214, p. 221.

Catherine Chevalier, Event / not event - Merlin Carpenter at Gallery Dépendance, MAY, No. 2, October 2009, p. 47.

Luk Lambrecht, The opening, KNACK (Belgium), 14. July 2009, p. 55.

Mike Sperlinger, Holy Terror, TEXTE ZUR KUNST, No. 74, June 2009, p.153 & p. 119.

Martin Coomer, Merlin Carpenter - The Opening, ART REVIEW, Summer 2009, p. 124.

Matthew Collings, An Artist of Our Time, MODERN PAINTERS, Summer 2009, p. 18.

Louisa Buck, Biting the hand that feeds you, THE ART NEWSPAPER, May 2009, p. 47.

Emiko Terazono, Kunst ist Kapital, FINANCIAL TIMES, 9. April 2009, p. 18.

Scott Reyburn, Banks Attacked at Art Show as London Galleries Fight to Survive, BLOOMBERG.COM, 7. April, 2009.

Jessica Lack, Merlin Carpenter - London, THE GUARDIAN (Guide), 28. March 2009, p. 39.

Melanie Gilligan, Public Image LLC: The Three-Year Plan, GREY ROOM, 35, Spring 2009, p. 102.

Sean Ashton, Canvases and Careers Today: Criticism and Its Markets, MAP (Dundee), issue 17, Spring 2009, p. 93.

Isabelle Graw, Der große Preis (book), Dumont, Germany, 2008, p. 220, p. 226.

Maria Fusco, Canvases and Careers Today: Criticism and Its Markets, FRIEZE, issue 119, November 2008.

Roberta Smith, At Frieze fair, creativity and caution, INTERNATIONAL HERALD TRIBUNE, 21. October 2008, p. 20.

Ann Goldstein, The Problem Perspective, (in Martin Kippenberger book of same name), MOCA Los Angeles, MIT, Cambridge, 2008, p. 93, p. 103.

Sean Ashton, Atrocity Exhibition, MAP (Dundee), issue 15, Autumn 2008, p. 54.

Christopher Knight, After the party, the depletion, LOS ANGELES TIMES, 22. February 2008.

Martin Seidel, Élégance, KUNSTFORUM, No. 189, January/February 2008, p. 340.

Caroline Busta, Merlin Carpenter - Reena Spaulings Fine Art, ARTFORUM, December 2007, p. 355.

John Kelsey, (Top Ten), ARTFORUM, December 2007, p. 322.

Frank Frangenberg, Eleganz im bröckelnden Haus, KÖLNER STADT-ANZEIGER, 6. November 2007, p. 22.

Amoreen Armetta, Merlin Carpenter, "The Opening", TIME OUT NEW YORK, 18. October 2007, p. 99.

Martha Schwendener, Merlin Carpenter - The Opening, THE NEW YORK TIMES, 5. October 2007, p. E41.

André Rottmann, Relax It's Only Merlin, TEXTE ZUR KUNST, No. 66, June 2007, "Besprechungen" p. 67.

Hans-Jürgen Hafner, Merlin Carpenter "Relax It's Only a Bad Cosima von Bonin Show", SPIKE, No. 11, Spring 2007, p. 95.

Matthias Dusini, Schrei nach Farbe, FALTER (Vienna), No. 9 / 2007, p.60.

Anon., Showcase - Arts & Culture, CREATIVE REVIEW, Vol 27, No. 3, March 2007, p. 36.

Manisha Jothady, Entspannen Sie sich, es ist nur eine schlechte Show, DIE PRESSE (Vienna), 15. February 2007.

Gean Moreno, Merlin Carpenter - Geneva, ART PAPERS, November/December 2006, p. 55.

Sam Lewitt, Club You Can't Get Into, TEXTE ZUR KUNST, No. 63, September 2006, p. 242.

Isabelle Graw, Von Hier Aus, TEXTE ZUR KUNST, No. 63, September 2006, p. 64.

Christian Rattemeyer, "Make Your Own Life: Artists In & Out of Cologne", ARTFORUM, Summer 2006, p. 344.

Roberta Smith, Cologne as Mythic Hot Spot (Cue the Background Music), THE NEW YORK TIMES, 2. June 2006.

Adrian Shaughnessy (preface), non-format (book), Pyramyd, Paris, 2006, p.116.

Katie Stone Sonnenborn, Merlin Carpenter - Reena Spaulings Fine Art, FRIEZE, Issue 97, March 2006, p. 164.

Kirsty Bell, in Art Now Vol 2, ed. Uta Grosenick, Taschen, Köln, 2005, p. 92.

Isabelle Graw, Merlin Carpenter - Galerie Christian Nagel, ARTFORUM, November 2005, p. 265.

Michael Krebber, Außerirdische Zwitterwesen (book), Verlag der Buchhandlung Walter König, Köln, 2005, p. 80 & 122.

Josephine Pryde, Da Bin Ich Machtlos, TEXTE ZUR KUNST, No. 58, June 2005, p. 175.

Mare Næss Olsen, Snøscootere møter 70-tallskunst, BERGENS TILDENDE, 11. March 2005, p. 38.

Benedickte Eriksen, Snøscootere blir kunst, BA (Bergen, Norway), 11. March 2005, p.44.

Victor Zarza, Merlin Carpenter, ABC BLANCO Y NEGRO CULTURAL (Spain), No. 662, 2004, p. 32.

Thomas Groetz (ed.), Berlin 1994-2003, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, 2003, pp. 29 & 40.

Gareth James, Please Kill Me, TEXTE ZUR KUNST, No. 51, September 2003, p. 155.

John Kelsey, Merlin Carpenter - American Fine Arts, Co., ARTFORUM, October 2003, p. 171.

Alex Mar, Gallery - Going, THE NEW YORK SUN, 7. August 2003, p.16.

Ken Johnson, Merlin Carpenter - Children of the Projects, THE NEW YORK TIMES, 13. June 2003, p. E37.

Anon., Focus Painting Part II, FLASH ART, No. 227, November 2002, p. 81.

Mark Prince, Painting & Photography, ART MONTHLY, October 2002, p. 2.

David Bussel, in Vitamin P, ed. Valérie Breuvart, Phaidon, London/New York, 2002, p. 58.

Barbara Hess, in Art Now, ed. Uta Grosenick and Burkhard Reimschneider, Taschen, Köln, 2002, p. 84.

Michael Krebber, An der langen Leine, TEXTE ZUR KUNST, No. 46, 2002, p. 116 .

Merlin Carpenters Kunstzitate, KÖLNER STADTANZEIGER, 19. Feb. 2002, p. 26.

Matthew Collings, Art Crazy Nation, 21 Publishing, London, 2001, p. 212.

Mark Harris, Merlin Carpenter - Magnani, ART IN AMERICA, July 2001, p. 111.

Michael Wilson, Merlin Carpenter/Sigmar Polke, ART MONTHLY, February 2001, p. 34.

Michael Archer, Merlin Carpenter ­ Magnani, ARTFORUM, February 2001, p. 163.

Stefan Heidenreich, In der Luxuszone, FRANKFURTER ALLGEMEINE ZEITUNG (Berliner Seiten), 17. October 2000.

Peter Herbstreuth, Angriff an der Oberfläche, DER TAGESSPIEGEL (Berlin), 7. October 2000.

Mercedes Bunz, Wo ist Kunst?, DE-BUG (Berlin), October 2000, p. 32.

Anselm Wagner, Das Picabia-Verfahren, FRAME, July/August 2000, p. 62.

Josephine Pryde, Merlin Carpenter at Secession, MODERN PAINTERS, Summer 2000, p. 52.

Martin Prinzhorn, Dislozierte Ikonen, TEXTE ZUR KUNST, No. 38, June 2000, p. 142.

Matthias Dusini, Malen Nach Zahlen, FALTER (Vienna), No. 17, 2000, p. 61.

Markus Mittringer, Bilder auf die feine englische Art, DER STANDARD (Vienna), 30. March 2000, p. 17.

Susanne Leeb, Notorische Zweifel, TEXTE ZUR KUNST, No.35, September 1999, p. 316.

Die Kritik am Betrieb, Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger, 8/9. May 1999, p. 39.

Jutta Koether, Chant No 1, TEXTE ZUR KUNST No. 30, June 1998, p. 168.

Anke Kempkes, Prinzipiell Sekundär, SPEX, March 1998, p. 54.

Peter Herbstreuth, DER TAGESSPIEGEL (Berlin), 7. February 1998, p. 29.

Brigitte Werneburg, TAGESZEITUNG (Berlin), 24. January 1998.

Isabelle Graw, Vermintes Gelände, TEXTE ZUR KUNST, No. 23, August 1996.

Gérard A. Goodrow, Ironically Playful, ARTNEWS, September 1994, p. 111.

Roberta Smith, For the New Galleries of the 90s, Small (and Cheap) is Beautiful, NEW YORK TIMES, 22. April 1994.

Joshua Decter, Merlin Carpenter - Petzel/Borgmann, ARTFORUM, Summer 1994.

Gregor Schwering/Christophe Marx, Merlin Carpenter - Max Hetzler, ZYMA, March/April 1993.

Tom Holert, Merlin Carpenter - Max Hetzler, FLASH ART, March 1993.

Peter Herbstreuth, DER TAGESSPIEGEL (Berlin), 17. February 1993.

Werner Köhler, Merlin Carpenter - Bruno Brunnett Fine Arts, ARTIS, June 1993.

Ulrich Clewing, Frech Kommt Weiter, ZITTY (Berlin), March 1993.

 

 

 

Texts by MC

 

Contribution to Media Study, ARTFORUM, September 2012, p. 238.

Introduction to Complete Poetry by Nicolás Guagnini, 100% Publications, New York, 2011.

Fashion is Fun - an Interview with Stefano Pilati, TEXTE ZUR KUNST, No. 78, June 2010, p. 52 & 116.

The Tail That Wags The Dog, first publication on this website. Also available in Canvases and Careers Today: Criticism and Its Markets, pub. Sternberg Press, Berlin, 2008, p. 75.

David Hockney, 1971, TEXTE ZUR KUNST, No. 67, September 2007, p. 183 & p. 270.

Back Seat Driver, in PACEMAKER, Paris, June 2004.

Back Seat Driver, in Gitarren, die nicht Gudrun heißen, Herausgegeben von Thomas Groetz, Galerie Max Hetzler/Holzwarth Publications, Berlin, 2002.

Media Guy, TEXTE ZUR KUNST, No. 45, March 2002, p.155.

The Sound of Bamboo, catalogue essay for Apothekerman by Michael Krebber, pub. Kunstverein Braunschweig, Stätische Galerie Wolfsburg, Walther König, 2000.

The Protest Had Already Impacted on London in the Form of its Absence, with Anthony Davies, in catalogue for the exhibition As a Painter I Call Myself the Estate of, Secession, Vienna, 2000.

Concentration, A.N.Y.P. No. 9 1999, p. 7.

Der Nichtzerbrochene Nichtspiegel, TEXTE ZUR KUNST, No. 31 September 1998, p. 66. Reprinted in Erste Wahl - 20 Jahre "Texte zur Kunst" 1. Dekade, pub. Philo Fine Arts, Hamburg, 2011, p. 298.

The Charlatans, SPEX, September 1997, p. 12.

Ein Haufen Sprache (Robert Smithson), SPEX, Febrauary 1997, p. 53.

Robert Smithson, TEXTE ZUR KUNST, No. 5 1992, p. 205.

I Was an Assistant, TEXTE ZUR KUNST, No. 1 Autumn 1990, p.119.

Various reviews, ARTSCRIBE, 1988-90.

 

 

 

Books/Catalogues

 

Solo Show, Formalist Sidewalk Poetry Club, Miami, 2011.

The Opening, published by Sternberg Press, Berlin, 2011.

„Heroes“ (playing cards), MD 72, Berlin, 2011.

Social Aesthetics, The Institute of Social Hypocrisy, Paris, 2010.

Relax It's Only a Bad Cosima von Bonin Show, Galerie Bleich-Rossi, Vienna, 2007.

Nueva Generación, Distrito 4, Madrid, 2004.

Militant, Christian Nagel Gallery, Cologne, 2002.

Jewels-in-Art, (with Jeremy Glogan, Josephine Pryde and Sarah Staton), Galerie Bleich-Rossi, Graz, 2001.

As a Painter I Call Myself the Estate of, Secession, Vienna, 2000.

Voluntary Effort, for an exhibition at Tom Solomon's Garage, Los Angeles, 1995.

Meet You by the Strange Twisted Old Oak Tree on the Secluded Knoll at Dawn in Your Swimming Trunks and I'll Tell You Something Secret, Published by MC and Nils Norman for exhibition at Galerie Z, Göttingen, 1993.

 

 

 

Recent Book / Magazine contributions

 

Provence, issue E - Madame, Nice, France, Autumn/Winter 2012, p. 130.

The Sound Of Downloading Makes Me Want To Upload, pub: Frenetic Happiness, 2010, pp. various.

(PROJECT BY NANG GALLERY): Pigiarniq, No. 17, May 2009, p. 61.

Provence, issue P, pub. materialverlag_HfbK, Nice, France, 2009, p. 17.

Mute 2 - The Face: Stripped, pub. Tanin Inc., Tokyo, 2008, p. 106.

 

 

 

 

 

Videography

 

Carpenters Road, 2009.* Mini DV format. Screened at The Institute of Social Hypocrisy, Paris, 2010.

Cancer, 2004.* format: Quicktime movie. Screened at the generic video nite at Flaxman Lodge, London, September 2004.

The Making of 1945, 1997. Screened at the McAllister Institute, New York, March 2002.

Love is a Contact Sport, 1998. Part of the Doppelganger show at The Top Room, London.

Why Henry Bond Left the Art Fair So Quickly, 1994. For Omron screening, London, 1995.

Untitled, 1992. Blow-Up remake for Meadow/Wiese.

Untitled, 1991. Documentation on To the extreme for Luhring Augustine group show (not shown).

(All VHS PAL Format, except *)

 

 

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