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Press conference on Tue 20 Aug at 10 am: Michael Jackson: On the Wall presents contemporary artists' explorations of Michael Jackson as a phenomenon

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Welcome to the press conference for Michael Jackson: On the Wall exhibition. The event is held at EMMA’s Aitio Space (2nd floor) on Tuesday August 20th at 10 am. EMMA’s Chief Curator Arja Miller and Curator Milja Liimatainen will introduce the exhibition and artists Graham Dolphin, Michael Gittes, Todd Gray, Dan Mihaltianu and Susan Smith-Pinelo will present their works.

An Illuminating Path 1998 by David LaChapell. courtesy of the artist  © David LaChapell
An Illuminating Path 1998 by David LaChapell. courtesy of the artist © David LaChapell

The exhibition brings together works by 48 international artists to explore the influence of Michael Jackson on some of the leading names in contemporary art. The show has previously been seen at the National Portrait Gallery, London, in 2018. After London the exhibition toured in Grand Palais, Paris and in Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn. EMMA is the last venue of the tour, where the exhibition will be on display 21.8.2019-26.1.2020. Produced by the National Portrait Gallery, the show is curated by the Gallery Director Dr Nicholas CullinanMichael Jackson: On the Wall is produced in cooperation with the Michael Jackson Estate.  

The press conference is held in Finnish and English. Coffee service 

RSVP and interview requests by August 13th: asta.teravainen@emmamuseum.fi 

Artists in the exhibition:
Rita Ackermann, Emma Amos, Lyle Ashton Harris, Dara Birnbaum, Appau Junior Boakye-Yiadom, Candice Breitz, Monster Chetwynd, Michael Craig-Martin, Dexter Dalwood, Graham Dolphin, Mark Flood, Isa Genzken, Michael Gittes, Todd Gray, Kai Guetta, Maggi Hambling, Jonathan Horowitz, Rashid Johnson, Isaac Julien, Johannes Kahrs, KAWS, David LaChapelle, Louise Lawler, Klara Lidén, Glenn Ligon, Sam Lipp, Isaac Lythgoe, Paul McCarthy, Rodney McMillian, Dawn Mellor, Dan Mihaltianu, Mr. Brainwash, Lorraine O’Grady, Catherine Opie, Yan Pei-Ming, Grayson Perry, Paul Pfeiffer, Faith Ringgold, Michael Robinson, Pamela Rosenkrantz, Mark Ryden, Susan Smith-Pinelo, Donald Urquhart, Andy Warhol, Kehinde Wiley, Hank Willis Thomas, Jordan Wolfson ja Rose Wylie.

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An Illuminating Path 1998 by David LaChapell. courtesy of the artist  © David LaChapell
An Illuminating Path 1998 by David LaChapell. courtesy of the artist © David LaChapell
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Graham Dolphin
Thriller (Black and White)
2017
acrylic on record cover
625 x 310 mm
Courtesy of the artist
Graham Dolphin Thriller (Black and White) 2017 acrylic on record cover 625 x 310 mm Courtesy of the artist
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Exquisite Terribleness in the Mangrove, 
2014 by Todd Gray. 
The collection of Aryn Drake-Lee Williams & Jesse Williams. 
Image courtesy of Meliksetian | Briggs, Los Angeles. 
© Todd Gray
Exquisite Terribleness in the Mangrove, 2014 by Todd Gray. The collection of Aryn Drake-Lee Williams & Jesse Williams. Image courtesy of Meliksetian | Briggs, Los Angeles. © Todd Gray
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Stills from King (A Portrait of Michael Jackson), 2005 by Candice Breitz. Courtesy: Kaufmann Repetto (Milan) + KOW (Berlin)
Stills from King (A Portrait of Michael Jackson), 2005 by Candice Breitz. Courtesy: Kaufmann Repetto (Milan) + KOW (Berlin)
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Paul McCarthy: Michael Jackson and Bubbles (Gold), 1997–1999
Friedrich Christian Flick Collection
Stefan Altenburger Photography Zürich
Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth
Paul McCarthy: Michael Jackson and Bubbles (Gold), 1997–1999 Friedrich Christian Flick Collection Stefan Altenburger Photography Zürich Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth
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Kehinde Wiley
Equestrian Portrait of King Philip II
(Michael Jackson)
2010
oil on canvas
3510 x 3010 mm
Olbricht Collection, Berlin. Photo by Jeurg
Iseler. Courtesy of Stephen Friedman Gallery,
London and Sean Kelly Gallery, New York
© Kehinde Wiley
Kehinde Wiley Equestrian Portrait of King Philip II (Michael Jackson) 2010 oil on canvas 3510 x 3010 mm Olbricht Collection, Berlin. Photo by Jeurg Iseler. Courtesy of Stephen Friedman Gallery, London and Sean Kelly Gallery, New York © Kehinde Wiley
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