If you would like to get up close and personal with Curt Kirkwood's artwork for the Lee Ranaldo Silver Wonder chapbook- Hello From the American Desert and you happen to be in France then you still have a chance.
Sensational Fix is an art exhibit focused around Sonic Youth and is running from June 18th-September 7th. It also features a live performance by the group August 9th.
There is talk of this exhibition traveling around Europe and the U.S. but I think the details have yet to be hammered out.
Other Kirkwood art includes the cover art from Meat Puppets II & Up On The Sun. Here is the list of the other stellar artists involved:
Vito Acconci, Rita Ackerman, Jerry Aronson, Olivier Assayas, Dara Birnbaum, Angelique Bosio, Joe Brainard, Glenn Branca, William S. Burroughs, John Cage, Ira Cohen, Tony Conrad, Sofia Coppola, Tacita Dean, Jeremy Earl, Barbara Ess, John Fahey, Jeff Feuerzeig, Marco Fusinato, Isa Genzken, Allen Ginsberg, Stefano Giannvanini, Jack Goldstein, Mark Gonzalez, Kim Gordon, Dan Graham, Rodney Graham, Matt Groening, Brion Gysin, Tim Hailand, Jeff Hartford, Todd Haynes, Dick Higgins, Ake Hodell, Jenny Holzer, Tim Irwin, Marc Jacobs, Cameron Jamie, Spike Jonze, Mike Kelley, Richard Kern, Jack Kerouac, Jutta Koether, Harmony Korine, D.A. Levy, Robert Longo, George Maciunas, Yukinori Maeda,Gerard Malanga, Manda, Christian Marclay, Paul McCarthy, Loren Mazzacane Connore, Jonas Mekas, John Miller, Maya Miller, Heath Moerland, Robert Mooney, Thurston Moore, Michael Morely, Bill Nace, John Olsen, Roberto Opalio, Jim O'Rourke, Tony Oursler, Steven Parrino, Raymond Pettibon, Edwin Pouncey, Richard Prince, Lee Ranaldo, Ed Ruscha, Gus Van Sant, Wilheim Sasnal, Dana Schutz, Jim Shaw, David Shrigley, Leah Singer, Mike Smith, Patti Smith, Robert Smithson, The Club In Shadow, Kathy Temin, Gokita Tomoo, Dennis Tyfus, Alan Vega, Jeff Wall, Mike Watt, Marnie Weber, Jamer Welling, White Columns Archive, Christopher Wool, Shinya Yamamoto, & Nate Young.
For more info:
LiFE- International Space of Emerging Arts
Submarine Base, Bay 14
Bd de la Legion d'Honneur 44600 Saint Nazaire
t: +33 (0)2 28 45 99 45
Copies of the chapbook Hello From The American Desert with Lee Ranaldo's Poetry & Curt Kirkwood's artwork are still available via www.silver-wonder.com