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September 24th-28th, 2018: A Week of Art for the Global Goals

Chelsea Galleries – A pledge for the Global Goals

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Metro Pictures

Inaugural Partner: ART 2030 New York

519 W 24th Street, New York City

Metro Pictures was founded in 1980 by Janelle Reiring, formerly of Leo Castelli Gallery, and Helene Winer, formerly of Artists Space, at 169 Mercer Street in New York. The gallery’s inaugural exhibitions featured artists such as Cindy Sherman, Robert Longo, Troy Brauntuch, Jack Goldstein, Louise Lawler, Sherrie Levine, James Welling, Richard Prince, and Walter Robinson—artists who would later be identified by critics and historians as Pictures artists. Many of them were prominently included in the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s 2009 exhibition "The Pictures Generation.”

Later, the gallery presented the first New York exhibitions of Mike Kelley, Jim Shaw, Gary Simmons, John Miller, and Tony Oursler, all of whom elaborated ideas proposed by the California conceptual artists with whom they had studied at CalArts. In 1983 the gallery relocated to 150 Greene Street. During this period René Daniëls and Martin Kippenberger had their first exhibitions outside of Europe at the gallery. Metro Pictures moved to its present location in Chelsea in 1997 and in 2016 1100 Architects renovated the gallery with an award-winning new design.

Selected exhibition: B. Wurtz: Domestic Space

Installation view: B. Wurtz, Domestic Space, Sept 6 - Oct 20, Metro Pictures, New York, 2018.

Coinciding with “Kitchen Trees," B. Wurtz’s major installation for Public Art Fund at City Hall Park in lower Manhattan, “Domestic Space” at Metro Pictures includes new large-scale sculptures and photographic works printed on fabric. While Wurtz is known for his carefully assembled sculptures made from quotidian objects, the works on view here demonstrate the post-conceptual broadening of art inherent to the artist’s long-standing practice. Playing with scale, perspective, and various media, he continues to mine the full potential of household objects and materials, testing aesthetic principles and notions of intrinsic value with humor and insight.

Related Global Goals: 12.

Selected exhibition: Catherine Sullivan: The Startled Faction (a sensitivity training)

Installation view: Catherine Sullivan, The Startled Faction (a sensitivity training), Sept 6 - Oct 20, Metro Pictures, New York, 2018.

Renowned for elaborate video installations that draw upon theater and live performance, Catherine Sullivan debuts her most recent film project, The Startled Faction (a sensitivity training), at Metro Pictures. A propositional film concerned with ambiguous labor (uncompensated work outside one’s job description), the prevailing question for the nine characters in the film is whether to “lean in” to it or resist through strategies of withdrawal, redaction and retreat. With varying degrees of aptitude and motivation, the group rehearses symptoms of and methods for avoiding ambiguous labor including feigned surprise and incompetence, subtle displays of hostility and conspicuous demonstrations of fatigue. They participate in these exercises and in partially reconstructed scenes of resistance drawn from the 1954 film Salt of the Earth, a semi-fictional account of a strike at a New Mexico zinc mine.

Related Global Goals: 8.

Selected artist: Cui Jie

Cui Jie, Tianjin Book Building #2, 2018, acrylic and oil on canvas, 78 3/4 x 74 13/16 inches, 200 x 190 cm.

Cui Jie was born in Shanghai in 1983, where she now lives and works. She graduated from the China Academy of Art in Hangzhou in 2006. Her work has been featured in exhibitions at MoMA PS1, New York; Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing; chi K11 Art Space, Shanghai; K11 Art Foundation, Hong Kong; CASS Sculpture Foundation, Chichester, United Kingdom; Tampa Museum of Art, Florida; and the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. In 2016, she was featured in Phaidon Press’s Vitamin P3, a print survey of leading contemporary painters. In January 2018 she presented an exhibition titled The Enormous Space at OCAT Contemporary Art Terminal, Shenzhen. She will participate in An American City: Eleven Cultural Exercises, the inaugural edition of the FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art, in July 2018.

Related Global Goals: 9 and 11.

Selected artist: Isaac Julien

Isaac Julien, Yishan Island, Dreaming (Ten Thousand Waves), 2010, Endura Ultra photograph, 70 7/8 x 94 3/8 inches, 180 x 239.7 cm.

Isaac Julien was born in 1960 in London, where he lives and works. He has had one-person exhibitions at MUAC Museo Universitario Arte Contemporanea, Mexico City; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Moderna Museet, Stockholm; Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego; Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; Art Institute of Chicago; Milwaukee Art Museum; Bass Museum of Art, Miami; St. Louis Art Museum; Kestnergesellschaft, Hannover; SESC Pompeia, São Paulo; and Aspen Art Museum. His acclaimed film installation Ten Thousand Waves has been exhibited in Shanghai, Sydney, Madrid, Helsinki, São Paolo, Gwangju, Gothenburg, Moscow, New York, Miami, and London. Julien participated in the 2004 Whitney Biennial, the 8th Shanghai Biennale, 2012’s La Triennale at Palais de Tokyo, Paris, and the 56th Venice Biennale. His films have been included in film festivals such as the Cannes Film Festival, Berlin Biennale, and Venice Film Festival.

Related Global Goals: 10 and 15.

Selected artist: Robert Longo

Robert Longo, Untitled (William's Berg), 2017, charcoal on mounted paper, 70 x 66 3/4 inches (image), 177.8 x 169.5 cm, 71 1/8 x 67 7/8 inches (frame), 180.7 x 172.4 cm.

Robert Longo was born in 1953 in New York, where he lives and works. In 2016, the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow, presented a major exhibition of his works alongside those of Francisco Goya and Sergei Eisenstein. The exhibition, titled Proof, traveled to the Brooklyn Museum in 2017 and to the Deichtorhallen Hamburg in 2018. Longo additionally has had one-person exhibitions at the Musée d‘art moderne et d‘art contemporain, Nice; Kunstmuseen Krefeld, Germany; Albertina, Vienna; Isetan Museum of Art, Tokyo; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; and the Menil Collection, Houston. He has been included in Documenta 7 and 8, the 1983 and 2004 Whitney Biennials, and the 47th Venice Biennale.

Related Global Goals: 13 and 16.

Uniting with other leading Chelsea art galleries

For the first edition of ART 2030 New York, the gallery unites with other leading Chelsea art galleries to welcome UN delegates, the art community, and the public to extended public hours during the week of the United Nations’ General Debate, to foster discussion, engagement and advocacy towards the Global Goals through art.

Related Global Goals: 17.

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