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PROOF - Francisco Goya, Sergei Eisenstein, Robert Longo

Introduction by Robert Longo

Proof: Francisco Goya, Sergei Eisenstein, Robert Longo at Garage Museum for Contemporary Art  [September 30, 2016 – February 5, 2017]

Featuring works by Francisco Goya, Sergei Eisenstein and Robert Longo, the exhibition Proof offers insight into the singularity of vision through which artists can reflect social, cultural, and political complexities of their times.

Curated by Garage Chief Curator, Kate Fowle, in collaboration with Robert Longo, the project was developed through extensive conversations between the artist and curator arising out of Longo’s decades-long influence of Goya and Eisenstein.

This inspired two research trips to Russia, during which Robert Longo met with the leading Eisenstein specialist, Naum Kleiman, and visited the Russian State Archive of Literature and Art to study the Eisenstein archive and select drawings for the show.

Longo also consulted with curators from the Central Museum of Contemporary History of Russia in Moscow, and the Hermitage State Museum in St Petersburg, to explore the importance of Goya in Russia, particularly in relation to the Russian Revolution.

Courtesy of Garage Museum of Contemporary Art