In part 1 of On The Wall, Elizabeth and Karin discuss the exhibition guided by the Directors Essay The Last Modernist. They talk about the entry of Margot Jefferson and why they think it wasn’t maybe such a good idea to have her write her essay and several artists who participated in this travelling exhibition.
Merx, Karin, and Elizabeth Amisu. “Episode 47 – On The Wall Part 1” Podcast, Michael Jackson’s Dream Lives On: An Academic Conversation 7, no. 6 (2021). Published electronically 08/05/2021. https://michaeljacksonstudies.org/episode47-part-1-on-the-wall/.
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Episode 47 – On The Wall Part 1
By Karin Merx & Elizabeth Amisu
Karin Merx BMus, MA, is editor of The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies, and author of ‘A festive parade of highlights. La Grande Parade as evaluation of the museum policy of Edy De Wilde at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam’. Find out more about Karin here.
Elizabeth Amisu, PGCE, MA, is editor of The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies and author of The Dangerous Philosophies of Michael Jackson: His Music, His Persona, and His Artistic Afterlife. Find out more about Elizabeth here.
1. Nicolas Cullinan Appointed Director of The National Portrait Gallery https://www.npg.org.uk/about/press-old/nicholas-cullinan-appointed-new-director
2. Nicolas Cullinan, On The Wall exhibition, National Portrait Gallery (2018) https://www.npg.org.uk/whatson/michael-jackson-on-the-wall/exhibition/
3. Nicolas Cullinan, ed, On The Wall, National Portrait Gallery (2018) https://www.artbook.com/9781855147119.html
4. Nicolas Cullinan, ‘The last Modernist’, On The Wall (London: National Portrait Gallery, 2018)
5. Lorraine O’ Grady, The First And The Last Of The Modernists, Diptych Red (Charles and Michael) (2010).
6. Lorraine O’ Grady, The First And The Last Of The Modernists, Diptych Gray (Charles and Michael) (2010).
7. Margot Jefferson, ‘A life and afterlife of shape-shifting’, On The Wall (London: National Portrait Gallery, 2018)
8. Shakespeare, ‘Prospero’, The Tempest, https://www.sparknotes.com/shakespeare/tempest/character/prospero/
9. Barry Samaha, ‘Curator of EMMA’s Michael Jackson exhibition Comments and Controversy’, Surface (August 27, 2019) https://www.surfacemag.com/articles/michael-jackson-emma-on-the-wall/
10. Karin Merx, ‘La Grande Parade’ as evaluation of the museum policy of Edy De Wilde at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam (Eburon Academic Publishers, 2013) (Dutch https://www.amazon.co.uk/Een-feestelijke-optocht-van-hoogtepunten/dp/9059727274)
11. Isabelle Petitjean, Dangerous – from Mark Ryden to Michael Jackson: Pop music in the pantheon of Fine Arts (Delatour, 2016) https://www.amazon.com/Dangerous-Mark-Ryden-Michael-Jackson/dp/2752103042
12. Michelle Wallace, “Michael Jackson, Black Modernisms and ‘The Ecstasy of Communication.” The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies 1, no. 4 (2015) https://michaeljacksonstudies.org/michael-jackson-black-modernisms-and-the-ecstasy-of-communication/
13. Isabelle Petitjean, Conference – From Mark Ryden to Michael Jackson (2019) Watch HERE
14. Edward L. Bernays, Propaganda (Horace Liveright, 1928)
15. Jean Baudrillard, Simulacra and Simulation: The Body in Theory: Histories of Cultural Materialism, translation: Sheila Frasian Glaser (University Press Michigan, 1994).
16. Zadie Smith, ‘Michael, Before and After’, On The Wall (London: National Portrait Gallery, 2018).