Studying Michael Jackson’s Visual Art: 4 Reasons to ‘read’ ‘Kunstwerke von Michael Jackson’

Abstract: This online video series is designed to show learners how they can understand Michael Jackson as an artist through his visual art.

Lecture by Karin Merx BMus, MA, 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 published with academic publisher Eburon.

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Merx, Karin. “Studying Michael Jackson’s Visual Art: 4 Reasons to ‘read’ ‘Kunstwerke von Michael Jackson’” Video Series, The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies 3, no. 2 (2016). Published electronically 1/10/16.

Studying Michael Jackson’s Visual Art: 4 Reasons to ‘read’ ‘Kunstwerke von Michael Jackson’
By Karin Merx

Dear Friend,

As much as we believe that we know Michael Jackson and who he was, his visual art is one aspect of his creativity that has remained a hidden treasure for decades. The book Kunstwerke von Michael Jackson shows artworks that Michael Jackson created in the eighties and nineties.

In this first video, I’d like to share a few of the ways Kunstwerke von Michael Jackson can help you with your research. Although in German, this is a fantastic book that gives you insight into Michael Jackson’s visual art. In the first video of my free video series, you’ll discover 4 reasons why Kunstwerke von Michael Jackson is a very good companion to your research on the visual art of Michael Jackson.

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Q & A 

I will be answering your Visual Art of Michael Jackson study questions on a special ‘Q & A’ posted at the end of this Free Video Series.

In this Q & A, I’ll be discussing

Please feel free to share these video(s) with anyone in your life who is interested in the visual art of Michael Jackson or anyone who is a fan.

There are three more videos in this series coming your way to help you on your Michael Jackson research journey. My hope is that these videos help you get an better understanding of Michael Jackson as visual artist.

Here’s an overview of what you’ll learn during my new Visual Art ofmjart-ad Michael Jackson online video course:

  • How to appreciate Michael Jackson’s visual art
  • How to write about Michael Jackson’s art
  • All about Michael Jackson’s portraits
  • All about Michael Jackson’s abstract art and sculpture designs
  • Extras, tools, tips and a whopping 17 videos

Learn More about my Visual Art of Michael Jackson Online Video Course

Happy Learning,

Karin Merx –

Karin Merx, BMus, MA is the cover artist and illustrator of the first comprehensive academic book on Michael Jackson,  ‘The Dangerous Philosophies of Michael Jackson: His Music, His Persona, and His Artistic Afterlife. Merx is founder and editor of the world’s first peer-reviewed academic journal on Michael Jackson’s art, life and work, The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies and she is co-presenter of the acclaimed podcast, Michael Jackson’s Dream Lives On: An Academic Conversation, mentioned in iTunes as ‘New and Noteworthy’. Merx is an artist and academic. She studied at the Academy of Music in Amsterdam, and is alumna of Conservatorium van Amsterdam and the Open University, Netherlands and holds qualifications in Art History. For The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies, she wrote the well-received article: ‘From Throne to Wilderness. Michael Jackson’s ‘Stranger in Moscow’ and the Foucauldian Outlaw‘ and a book review on Dangerous by Susan Fast. This review is also translated in German and Italian. Find out more at

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