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Private Tour of the "Proof" with curator Kate Fowle and artist Robert Longo

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Private Tour of the BM's "Proof: Francisco Goya, Sergei Eisenstein, Robert Longo" with curator Kate Fowle and artist Robert Longo

Joseph Brodsky Fellowship Fund welcomes you to join us for the private viewing of the Brooklyn Museum's exibit "Proof: Francisco Goya, Sergei Eisenstein, Robert Longo" with curator Kate Fowle and artist Robert Longo.

Proof: Francisco Goya, Sergei Eisenstein, Robert Longo is initiated by Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow, and curated by Kate Fowle, Garage Chief Curator, in collaboration with Robert Longo. The Brooklyn Museum presentation is organized by Sara Softness, Assistant Curator, Special Projects, Brooklyn Museum.

Featuring artwork almost exclusively in black and white, Proof showcases the artists’ technical acuity and bold experimentation in three mediums: etching, film, and charcoal drawing. With a rare combination of selections, it invites viewers to find new meaning in artworks not normally encountered together. These works call to mind images—such as mutiny on a Russian battleship, or American riot police standing guard at a political protest—that are usually represented through journalistic coverage, yet they express the artists’ personal, often emotional, perspectives. As the exhibition title suggests, Goya, Eisenstein, and Longo together provide proof not only of significant events or actions, but more crucially of their ongoing resonances through art.

Kate Fowle is the chief curator for the Garage Center for Contemporary Culture in Moscow, founded in 2008 as "an independent platform for new thinking" about contemporary art in Russia—primarily through experimental exhibitions, events, screenings and other educational projects for artists and the public. She is also director-at-large at Independent Curators International (ICI) in New York, where she served as executive director from 2009 to 2013. Before joining ICI, Fowle was the inaugural international curator at Ullens Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing. Fowle also co-founded the master's program in curatorial practice at California College of the Arts in San Francisco in 2001 and was chairperson from 2002 to 2007.

Robert Longo is an internationally renowned artist whose works are held in the collections of the Albertina in Vienna, the Art Institute of Chicago, The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Tate Gallery in London, and the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, among others. For his latest show at the Brooklyn Museum, Robert Longo remixes a selection of Eisenstein’s films and Goya’s famed etchings with his own graphite drawings, creating a show that adds up to a reflection on how artists respond to the events of their time.

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