Jack Goldstein “× 10,000”

The Jewish Museum

poster for Jack Goldstein “× 10,000”

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The first American retrospective of the Canadian-born artist Jack Goldstein (1945 - 2003) brings to light his important legacy. This comprehensive exhibition frames Goldstein as a central figure of the Pictures Generation of the 1970s and 1980s and showcases his influential paintings and films, while also including installations, writings, and pioneering sound recordings. The artists of the Pictures Generation, such as Cindy Sherman, Sherrie Levine, Laurie Simmons, Barbara Kruger, David Salle and Robert Longo, explored a new stylistic vocabulary grounded in their interest in popular culture, appropriating images from books, magazines, advertisements, television, and film.

Goldstein transformed, restaged, and remade films in such a way as to strip out specific details, context, and function. Exhibition highlights include his celebrated film of a growling Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer lion. Another signature work is the film The Jump featuring a leaping diver, performing a somersault and disintegrating into fragments. Given Goldstein’s legacy and his increasing relevance to younger artists, this long overdue retrospective is essential to a larger re-evaluation of post-1960s American art.

[Image: Jack Goldstein “Still from Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer” (1975) 16mm film; color; sound; 3 min. Courtesy Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Berlin/Cologne and the Estate of Jack Goldstein. © Estate of Jack Goldstein]



from May 10, 2013 to September 29, 2013


Jack Goldstein

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