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Talk: Alice Butler on Cookie Mueller

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Writer Alice Butler discusses the work of Cookie Mueller, engaging with themes of adolescence, personal performance and disease in Mueller’s short stories. Butler’s talk entends from her extensive research into Mueller’s life and work, and includes archival materials; a screening of Ira Sach’s Last Address; and a public reading of Mueller’s writing.

Alice Butler is a writer based in London, and a PhD researcher in Art History and Visual Studies at the University of Manchester. Her work has been published widely in the art press, including Cabinet, Art Monthly, gorse and Frieze. In 2012, she was the winner of the Frieze Writer’s Prize. Butler has written catalogue essays for artists such as Joanna Rajkowska, Lucy Clout, Marianna Simnett, and Kate Lyddon. In 2015, Butler was Jerwood Visual Arts Writer in Residence, and in 2016 she produced a series of miniature chapbooks for the 2016 Whitstable Biennale.

This event forms part of the public programme accompanying Putti’s Pudding, an exhibition of works by Cookie Mueller and Vittorio Scarpati (9 September–12 November 2017) at Studio Voltaire.

‘Putti’s Pudding’ is a book and ‘final project’ by American writer and actor Mueller, and her husband, Italian artist Scarpati. Published in 1989, the same year both died from complications related to AIDS, it pairs drawings by Scarpati with writing by Mueller.

Reimagined as an exhibition at Studio Voltaire, Putti’s Pudding features forty–five original felt–tip pen on notepad drawings made by Scarpati when he lost the ability to speak, accompanying texts by Mueller, and a public programme of talks, readings, screenings and performance.

Read more: http://www.studiovoltaire.org/exhibitions/

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