Peter Halley: An Incomplete Project? An essay in the catalogue accompanying 'Peter Halley: Conduits–Paintings from the 1980s' at MUDAM. I also co-produced an 'expanded interview' with Halley, which is also in the catalogue. 


Assembling thirty key works from public and private collections, this retrospective survey presents paintings alongside previously unseen drawings, sketches and notes from the first decade of Peter Halley’s career.

The exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue reproducing Halley’s paintings alongside kodaliths, drawings, studies, notes and texts. Published by Mudam and Hatje Cantz, this extensive monograph includes three new essays by Tim Griffin, Paul Pieroni and the exhibition’s curator, Michelle Cotton. It also features a 35-page, expanded interview with the artist compiled from various published and unpublished conversations recorded between 1985 and 2021. Interlocutors include Juan Bolivar, Dan Cameron, Yann Chateigné Tytelman, Trevor Fairbrother, Kathryn Hixson, Annette Leddy, Tom McGlynn, Giancarlo Politi and Helena Kontova, Jeanne Siegel and Jim Walrod. 

Contributors: Michelle Cotton, Tim Griffin, Paul Pieroni

Graphic Design: Dan Solbach

Publishers: Mudam Luxembourg, Hatje Cantz

Language: English

Pages: 223 pages

My essay can be read here