In October of 1997, the Patrick Painter Gallery in Santa Monica, California, hosted The Diary of Anne Frank, a solo exhibition by Harmony Korine. The exhibition included photographs, drawings (here) and The Diary of Anne Frank Part II, a thirty-minute film triptych projected on three walls. Among the works on display were Coke Head Swingers, a series of seven photographs, and The Milk Chicken Review, a series of twelve.

The Diary of Anne Frank Part II, The Milk Chicken Review and Coke Head Swingers were later shown at the Museum of Contemporary Art (S.M.A.K.), Ghent, Belgium, from February 26 through to April 15, 2000.

The Milk Chicken Review was also included in a solo exhibtion at the Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands, from September 2 through to October 15, 2000.




Coke Head Swingers #7 (1997)



Annet Gelink Gallery press release:
Twenty-four-year-old Harmony Korine broke through as the script-writer of Larry Clark's controversial film Kids, directed the confusing films Gummo and julien donkey-boy and the video for the song Sunday by Sonic Youth. He made a video installation with the title The Secret Diary of Anne Frank, Part ll, broke literary conventions with his book A Crackup at the Race Riots and recorded the CD SSAB Songs. His photos are characterized by the same dark and bizarre imagination as his other work. Korine documents fragmented moments of life, which could have been spit out by the demented lens of the media and television. His frayed images of people on the fringe of society, of American white trash, are offensive, sad, gloomy, funny, absurd, poetic and stony at the same time.