Alice Butler on Cookie Mueller

2 November 2017

Writer Alice Butler discusses the work of Cookie Mueller, engaging with the themes of adolescence, personal performance and disease in Mueller’s short stories. Butler’s talk extends from her extensive research into Mueller’s life and work and includes archival materials, a screening of Ira Sach’s Last Address, and a public reading of Mueller’s writing.

This talk took place as part of the public programme for Putti’s Pudding, an exhibition of works by Cookie Mueller and Vittorio Scarpati at Studio Voltaire, 2017.

  1. Alice Butler is a writer based in London, and a PhD researcher in Art History and Visual Studies at the University of Manchester. Her work has been published widely in the art press, including Cabinet, Art Monthly, gorse and Frieze. In 2012, she was the winner of the Frieze Writer’s Prize. Butler has written catalogue essays for artists such as Joanna Rajkowska, Lucy Clout, Marianna Simnett, and Kate Lyddon. In 2015, Butler was Jerwood Visual Arts Writer in Residence, and in 2016 she produced a series of miniature chapbooks for the 2016 Whitstable Biennale.

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