Issue #02 – Fall 2009

John Miller. The Ruin of Exchange

If it is true, as it is, that Peep-Hole Sheet is a project designed to host artists’ thoughts, theories and stories, through their own words, then John Miller is one of those artists who cannot be missed. Since 1977 Miller has been working extensively as artist, critic and writer finding himself in a “singular position of an artist involved both in the production of his work and the reception of other artists’ works.”* Peep-Hole Sheet #02 comes out in conjunction with the opening of Miller’s solo exhibition at Kunsthalle Zürich; a coincidence that gives evidence to the coexistence of his parallel and coherent artistic and critical activity. The Ruin of Exchange, the purposely made contribution for this second issue of Peep-Hole Sheet, is a high and significant example of this last practice. 
* Lionel Bovier, in John Miller: The Price Club, Selected Writings (1977-1998), JRP|Ringier & Les Presses du Réel, 2000, p. 8.

John Miller (Cleveland, 1954) lives and works in New York and Berlin.

Peep-Hole Sheet is a quarterly of writings by artists. Each issue is dedicated solely to one artist, who is invited to contribute with an unpublished text whose content is completely free in terms both of subject and format. The texts are published in their original language, with accompanying translation in English. Peep-Hole Sheet is meant for those who believe artists are catalysts for ideas all around us, and who want to read their words without any filter. Over time it aspires to build up an anthology of writings that might open new perspectives for interpreting and understanding our times. Peep-Hole Sheet is published and distributed by Mousse Publishing.