Scott Benzel: Mindless Pleasures
Format: Book
Keywords: Scott Benzel
Date Published/Produced: 2021
City Produced/Published: Los Angeles
Reference Number: ST.34921.BE
Location: Stacks
Acquisition Date: 5/21/2023
Copies: 1

Mindless Pleasures (2021, Los Angeles Contemporary Archive, 156 pp. softcover) examines Los Angeles artist Scott Benzel’s multifaceted project from its origins in a Spring 2019 course at California Institute of the Arts to a Fall 2020 exhibition and subsequent “addendum” works and texts. Mindless Pleasures (named for the abandoned working title of Thomas Pynchon’s novel Gravity’s Rainbow) is Benzel’s examination of the forces of leisure, chaos, and compulsion from the mid-20th Century to the present.

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