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13Nov/17

ARTIST TALK: ROBERT LONGO AND HAL FOSTER

Robert Longo (American, born 1953). Untitled (Raft at Sea) (detail), 2017. Charcoal on mounted paper, 140 x 281 in. (355.6 x 713.7 cm). © Robert Longo, Private European Collection. (Photo: Courtesy of the artist and Metro Pictures, New York)

Robert Longo, detail, “Untitled (Raft at Sea),” charcoal on mounted paper, 2017 (© Robert Longo, Private European Collection / photo courtesy of the artist and Metro Pictures, New York)

Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway at Washington St.
Thursday, November 16, free with museum admission and advance registration, 7:00
212-864-5400
www.brooklynmuseum.org

In conjunction with the excellent exhibition “Proof: Francisco Goya, Sergei Eisenstein, Robert Longo,” which equates primarily black-and-white etchings, drawings, and films by Spanish painter Francisco Goya, Russian auteur Sergei Eisenstein, and American visual artist Robert Longo as they relate to the socioeconomic and -political issues of their times, the Brooklyn Museum is hosting an artist talk with Longo and American art critic and historian Hal Foster, author of such books as Compulsive Beauty, The Return of the Real: The Avant-Garde at the End of the Century, and The Art-Architecture Complex. The exhibition features stunning large-scale, multipanel charcoal drawings by the Brooklyn-born Longo that resemble photographs, including “Untitled (Black Pussy Hat in Women’s March),” “Untitled (Bullet Hole in Window),” and “Untitled (Mecca).” Longo and Foster will discuss how art and activism, and particularly photography, can have an impact in times of emergency, like what is happening right now in the United States and around the world.

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