Nicholas Muellner: Welcome to Club Scenario

Nicholas Muellner
Nicholas Muellner during his presentation in the Abby and Howard Milstein Auditorium. William Staffeld / AAP
Micheal Ashkin and Nicholas Muellner in the Abby and Howard Milstein Auditorium
Micheal Ashkin and Nicholas Muellner in the Abby and Howard Milstein Auditorium. William Staffeld / AAP
Nicholas Muellner during his presentation in the Abby and Howard Milstein Auditorium. William Staffeld / AAP Micheal Ashkin and Nicholas Muellner in the Abby and Howard Milstein Auditorium. William Staffeld / AAP

Nicholas Muellner is an artist who operates at the intersection of photography and writing. Through books, exhibitions, and slide lectures, his projects investigate the limits of photography as a documentary pursuit and as an interface to literary, political, and personal narratives.

Muellner's recent textual and visual books include The Photograph Commands Indifference (A-Jump Books, 2009), and The Amnesia Pavilions (A-Jump Books, 2011). He has given readings at numerous venues in the U.S. and Europe, including MoMA PS1, the Carnegie Museum of Art, and the Museum of Contemporary Photography. In addition to solo exhibitions in the U.S., the U.K., and Russia, Muellner's writings on photography have been published by MACK, Aperture, Afterimage, Triple Canopy, and Routledge, and he edits the Self Publish, Be Happy pamphlet series.

Muellner's work has been supported by MacDowell and Yaddo Colony Fellowships, as well as grants from the Trust for Mutual Understanding and CEC Artslink. He teaches photography and critical studies at the Park School of Communications at Ithaca College.