installation view of Guarded View and Picasso/Whose Rules, Fred Wilson, both 1991
Lucien Smith & Jake Siegal "Imagined Nostalgia" Exhibition
Excerpt from article:
June 14, 2011
by James Oliver of SlamxHype
"Lucien Smith and Jack Siegel, two young talented artists recently opened a duel exhibition entitled “Imagined Nostalgia”. With a theme based on memory that becomes vague after time, the Cooper Union seniors have made a huge impression by using personal items as well as other items to prove there point. If this exhibition is anything to go by, you can be certain to hear a lot more from this pair who represent the next generation of New York’s downtown art scene."
Synthetic polymer paint on canvas with plastic
138 x 108 x 10 inches
"this will have been: art, love & politics in the 1980s" at the MCA Chicago, 2012
Installation view with David Hammons, How Ya Like Me Now?, 1988; Hans Haacke, Ölgemälde, Hommage à Marcel Broodthaers, 1982.
Hannah Feldman’s brilliant Artforum review is here.
Her criticisms of the exhibition, as well as her sense of its strengths, are spot-on—in particular her suggestion that “it would have been helpful to have seen (or heard) more of what one might call the decade of Grandmaster Flash than that of grand-master painting,” and her assertion that, in sticking so closely to New York’s version of the 80s, the exhibition risked offering pleasures that were “regrettably narcissistic: the pleasures of recognition, not of displacement or disruption.”
How Ya Like Me Now?, 1988
From This Will Have Been: Art, Love & Politics in the 1980s currently on exhibit at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) in Boston.