In continuation of Kunstverein’s survey-as-shop series, Closer – The Dennis Cooper Papers profiles the influential literary figure of Dennis Cooper (1953, Pasadena, USA), acknowledging his important impact across literature, poetry, performance, and visual art.
The exhibition hinges on the George Miles Cycle (1989–2000), a series of interconnected novels that include graphic scenes of violence and desire, of pedophilia, mutilation, and necrophilia. The complex structure of the cycle could be seen as literary sculpture; one that is layered and constructed out of geometrical forms.
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