On the 18th, there's a gallery walkthrough with the museum's Deputy Director for Exhibitions. This is the first American retrospective of Goldstein's work. Goldstein was a preeminent figure from the Pictures generation of the 1970s and 80s. Here's a little blurb from the museum:
This comprehensive exhibition showcases Goldstein's influential paintings and films, while also including installations, ephemera, 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.
If everyone could be there by 1:45, that would be helpful. And since Victoria Day is Monday, if anyone wants to do a little celebrating, I can find a spot for us to go after. Maybe with Bloody Caesar's on the menu!
The gallery talk is free.