DENNY, Simon; MICHALKA, Matthias (ed.)
The Personal Effects of Kim Dotcom
In January 2012, Kim Dotcom, founder of Megaupload Limited, was arrested in Auckland, New-Zealand, and seized a large number of his properties. Simon Denny’s exhibition, “The Personal Effects of Kim Dotcom,” first presented at mumok, Vienna, in 2013, took this list of seized objects as its starting point: the artist conceived different ways to represent this weird amount of possessions—comprising a Predator statue as well as a large number of cars with specific license plates— through surrogate objects, graphics, reproductions, while press clippings set the context of the case.
This catalogue gathers essays by curator Matthias Michalka, Christian Höller, and Jasmine McNealy; and a conversation between Simon Denny and critic Laura Preston.