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Kevin Killian: Spreadeagle

November 3rd – December 2nd, 2018

Curated by John Neff

Kevin Killian: Spreadeagle audio tour

Iceberg Projects is pleased to present Spreadeagle, a survey of the work of writer, photographer, and
performer Kevin Killian. This multi-artist exhibition keys to the themes and chapters of Killian's 2012
novel Spreadeagle. Eileen Myles has named Spreadeagle one of the 100 best books of the 21st
Century, calling it "both comically droll and ardently, deeply noir." The exhibition presents work by
Killian alongside pieces by his collaborators, inspirations, and friends D-L Alvarez, Eric Bell and
Kristoffer Frick, Dodie Bellamy, Elijah Burgher, Jerome Caja, Joe Cassan, Marcel Duchamp, Cliff
Hengst, G.B. Jones, Arnold J. Kemp, Man’s Hand Films, Rex Ray, Wayne Smith, Mario García
Torres, and Carl Van Vechten. Additional programming TBA.

Kevin Killian, one of the original “New Narrative” writers, has written three novels, Shy (1989), Arctic
Summer (1997), and Spreadeagle (2012), three books of stories, and four books of poetry, most
recently Tweaky Village from Wonder Books. Forthcoming projects include a volume of memoirs,
Fascination, edited by Andrew Durbin, due in November from Semiotexte; and Stage Fright: Plays
from San Francisco Poets Theater, from Kenning Editions in Chicago (in February 2019). He teaches
writing to MFA students at California College of the Arts in San Francisco.


“Acrostics and Erotics: Kevin Killian Interviewed by John Neff,” Bomb Magazine, 2018