Mika Rottenberg: The Production of Luck
This volume offers a comprehensive look at the career of Mika Rottenberg (born 1976), an artist whose absurdist works offer subversive allegories for contemporary life. Each chapter of Production of Luck is devoted to one of the major videos/installations for which Rottenberg has become known, with an abundance of installation views, video stills, planning diagrams and source materials. Additional illumination on the artist’s process is provided through texts by Rottenberg herself that accompany each project. The book also includes drawing and photography, significant bodies of work by Rottenberg not previously explored in book form. Also included is a major new text by award-winning poet, novelist, humorist and cultural critic Wayne Koestenbaum, as well as texts on the artist by Rose Art Museum director Christopher Bedford, and author and theorist Julia Bryan-Wilson. The book contains a thorough biography and bibliography of the artist to date, making this a comprehensive resource on Rottenberg.