Friday, May 29, 2020

Talk: “Jack Goldstein: All Day Night Sky,” with Alexander Dumbadze

Jack Goldstein, The Knife, 1975.

Jack Goldstein, The Knife, 1975. Image © and courtesy The Estate of Jack Goldstein.

When: Sat, March 29, 5:30pm – 7:00pm

Where: Cabinet, 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn
FREE. No RSVP necessary.

Co-organized by Cabinet and the Art & Law Program.

Cabinet and the Art & Law Program are pleased to present “Jack Goldstein: All Day Night Sky,” a talk by Alexander Dumbadze drawing on his forthcoming book on Goldstein. In many ways, the idea of Jack Goldstein the artist is more important today than his multifaceted art practice. This is due to the legend that has arisen after his untimely death, as well as the romanticization of his “failures” and subsequent “disappearance” from the art world. The detached nature of his films, records, performances, and paintings has only complicated the understanding of his complex and layered art, while simultaneously deepening the interest in his persona. “Jack Goldstein: All Day Night Sky” investigates the tension between myth and detachment in Goldstein’s art and life, and posits that in this tangle of art and biography is a nuanced engagement with both the utter necessity of the creative act and fundamental questions about living in the contemporary world.
ABOUT ALEXANDER DUMBADZE:  Alexander Dumbadze is the author of “Bas Jan Ader: Death Is Elsewhere” (University of Chicago Press, 2013) and co-editor and co-author, with Suzanne Hudson, of “Contemporary Art: 1989 to the Present” (Wiley-Blackwell, 2013). He is an Associate Professor of Art History at George Washington University, and is currently at work on a book about Jack Goldstein.

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