- Proof: Francisco Goya, Sergei Eisenstein, Robert Longo
- September 30, 2016 - February 5, 2017
Garage Museum of Contemporary Art
9/32 Krymsky Val
119049, Moscow, Russia
Featuring works by Francisco Goya (1746-1828), Sergei Eisenstein (1898-1948) and Robert Longo (1953-) Proof offers insight into the singularity of vision through which artists can reflect social, cultural, and political complexities of their times.
Spanning eras and continents, each artist witnessed the turbulent transition from one century to another, experiencing the seismic impacts of revolution, civil unrest, and war. While Goya served church and king, Eisenstein the state, and Longo emerged during the rise of the contemporary art market—the dominant benefactors of each period—they all rose to prominence through developing nuanced practices that challenged expectations and demand.
Looking to innovations in technique and technology, each artist has worked across mediums—from painting and printmaking, to sculpture, film, and performance—but all continuously turn to drawing as a primary tool to articulate thinking. Rendering the societal impact of politics and power in black and white, the artists have diversely experimented with narrative visual forms, beyond traditional reportage, to chronicle events and provide an impassioned portrayal of the world around them.
Curated by Garage chief curator, Kate Fowle, in collaboration with Robert Longo, Proof was developed through extensive conversations between the artist and curator arising out of Longo’s decades-long influence of Goya and Eisenstein. This inspired two research trips by Longo to Russia, during which he met with the leading Eisenstein specialist, Naum Kleiman, and visited the Russian State Archive of Literature and Art to study the Eisenstein archive and select drawings for the show. Longo also consulted with curators from the Central Museum of Contemporary History of Russia (formerly the Museum of the Revolution) in Moscow, and the Hermitage State Museum in St Petersburg, to explore the importance of Goya in Russia, particularly in relation to the Russian Revolution.
As a result, the exhibition includes forty-three of Eisenstein’s sketches from the Russian State Archive of Literature and Art that have not been exhibited before. These will be presented alongside seven of his films that will be projected in slow motion, so that each frame can be experienced as independent images. Forty-nine of Goya’s aquatint etchings, from all four of his suites, will be loaned for the first time from the State Central Museum of Contemporary History of Russia and more than thirty-five works by Longo, produced in the last five years, loaned from international collections.
A catalogue will be published.
- I Like America
- September 27, 2015 - September 4, 2016
The exhibition I LIKE AMERICA, with works from the collection of Christiane Schaufler-Münch and Peter Schaufler, brings together over a hundred works of art by forty American artists.The presentation includes works from the period between 1960 and 2014 with an emphasis on the 1990s and 2000s. The exhibition traces back conceptual movements in painting, sculpture, graphic arts and photography since the 1960s with a focus on Abstract Expressionism, Pop-Art, Minimal Art, and Concept Art.
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- The Artist Project
- June 24, 2015 - March 1, 2016
- Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, launches the second season of The Artist Project, an online series in which 100 artists choose individual works of art or galleries that spark their imaginations. In this online series, artists reflect on what art is and what inspires them from across 5,000 years of art. Their unique and passionate ways of seeing and experiencing art encourage all museum visitors to look in a personal way.
Over the course of five seasons, The Artist Project will share the perspectives of one hundred artists with the public, telling us what they see when they look at The Met.
In Season 1 which started in March 2015 renowned artists such as Tom Sachs or Cory Arcangel participated in the project. In the second season Robert Longo, Rona Pondick and David Salle will share their view amongst seventeen other international artists.
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- This Is (not) Music
- April 25, 2013 - June 9, 2013
Friche Belle de Mai
During 40 days, This is (not) Music will occupy the 40 000 m2 of the Friche la Belle de Mai. It will combine contemporary art, music, action sports, street art, graphic arts and projections shedding light on the influence boardsports have on contemporary art and culture. Works by Tom Sachs and Robert Longo will be featured in the exhibition curated by Richard Leydier.
- The Capitol Project
- March 24, 2013 - August 25, 2013
The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
The Capitol Project juxtaposes an immense seven-panel drawing of the US Capitol Building against eighty-one intimate and immediate studies. Capitol (2013) hangs alone on the longest wall, its placement and dimensions reminiscent of a cinema screen. The drawing's compositional perspective suggests an optical zooming in; the building appears to be moving forward towards the center of the room. The dialogue between the studies and Capitol is sparked by the starkly contrasting scales and installations, speaking to the play of dualities pervading Longo's many bodies of work. This exhibition is curated by Aldrich curatorial consultant Kelly Taxter.Read more
- Art and Press
- March 22, 2012 - June 24, 2012
Im Martin - Gropius Bau
This exhibition in Gropius Bau, Berlin, provides information on the role of Newspaper in the art from the mid-19th Century to the 1990s, since the beginning of the modern art, newspaper have been used very differently: as an independent subject, as artistic material, as a political statement or as a motif pattern.