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

Date: Saturday, March 29 2014, 5:30–7 pm
Location: Cabinet, 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn (map and directions here)
FREE. No RSVP necessary
Co-organized by Cabinet and the Art & Law Program

Jack Goldstein, Untitled, 1981. Courtesy (c) the Estate of Jack Goldstein.

Cabinet and the Art & Law Program invite you to join us for “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 as important today as 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 the Author
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 Goldstein.

Beer for this event has been lovingly provided by Brooklyn Brewery.