Conversation Between Artists John Baldessari and R. H. Quaytman Set for The Jewish Museum Today
In How is Jack Goldstein?, presented by The Jewish Museum tonight, June 25 at 6:30 pm, artists John Baldessari and R. H. Quaytman will share their reflections and impressions of Jack Goldstein in an intergenerational dialogue moderated by Jens Hoffmann, the Museum's Deputy Director for Exhibitions and Public Programs. As Jack Goldstein's instructor at CalArts in the early 1970s, John Baldessari greatly informed the late artist's work. R. H. Quaytman continues the tradition of appropriation and mechanical reproduction that was a key part of Goldstein's oeuvre. This program is part of Dialogue and Discourse, conversations at The Jewish Museum featuring artists and scholars exploring global perspectives on topics related to current exhibitions and is offered in conjunction with the exhibition, Jack Goldstein × 10,000, on view through September 29, 2013.
Today's June 25 discussion is FREE and reservations are required and can be made online athttp://howisjackgoldstein.eventbrite.com. The Jewish Museum is located at 1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street, New York City.
How is Jack Goldstein? is part of the series, The What, Where, How and Who of Jack Goldstein. Other highlights include a September 22 symposium examining the 1970s and 1980s art world along with the impact of Goldstein and the Pictures Generation on artists today. For further information on programs at The Jewish Museum, the public may call 212.423.3200 or visit TheJewishMuseum.org/goldsteinprograms.
John Baldessari's art has been featured in more than 200 solo exhibitions and in over 1,000 group exhibitions in the U.S. and Europe. His projects include artist books, videos, films, billboards and public works. His awards and honors include memberships in the American Academy of Arts and Letters and in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Americans for the Arts Lifetime Achievement Award, the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative, the BACA International 2008, and the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement, awarded by La Biennale di Venezia and the City of Goslar Kaiserring in 2012. Recent projects include exhibitions in New York, Europe, and Los Angeles. Baldessari lives in Santa Monica, California.
R. H. Quaytman has had solo exhibitions at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, New York; and Kunsthalle Basel, among other venues. Her work has also been shown in international exhibitions and biennials, including Crossing the Line, Queens Museum of Art; ?ódz Biennial, Poland; Denial is a River, SculptureCenter, New York; Whitney Biennial (2010); and Venice Biennale (2011). She was awarded a Rome Prize fellowship in 1992. From 2005 through 2008, Quaytman served as the director of Orchard, an interdisciplinary and intergenerational artist-run gallery in New York's Lower East Side. Quaytman lives in New York.
Jack Goldstein × 10,000 is the first American museum retrospective devoted to the work of Canadian-born artist Jack Goldstein (1945-2003). This comprehensive exhibition brings to light Goldstein's important legacy, revealing his central position in the Pictures Generation of artists of the 1970s and 80s. The impressive range of the artist's imagination is being explored through Goldstein's influential films and paintings as well as his pioneering sound recordings, installations, and writings. Ten years after his untimely death in 2003, Goldstein's work is exerting fresh influence, especially among younger artists. With Jack Goldstein × 10,000, The Jewish Museum provides audiences an in-depth understanding of an extraordinary art innovator.
Born to a Jewish family in Montreal in 1945, Jack Goldstein moved to Los Angeles as a child. A member of the first graduating class of the California Institute of Arts (CalArts), Goldstein emerged as a key figure in the Pictures Generation and as a peer of such celebrated figures as Cindy Sherman, Robert Longo, Sherrie Levine, and James Welling, among others, participated in a fundamental shift in American art during the late 1970s.
Jack Goldstein × 10,000 was organized by the Orange County Museum of Art, where it was presented in 2012. The Jewish Museum in New York is the only other venue for the show, which includes nearly 40 works of art, along with rare writings providing a context for the reappraisal of Goldstein's contributions.
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