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Gallery Tour of ROBERT LONGO: A HISTORY OF THE PRESENT with Christina Mossaides Strassfield

Join Museum Director/Chief Curator Christina Mossaides Strassfield for an intimate tour of Robert Longo’s A History of the Present.

This long-awaited exhibition is a celebration of and a critical investigation into the span of American history bookended by Abstract Expressionism and the current moment in which we live. In two adjacent galleries Longo juxtaposes America’s past with its present through 17 monumental, highly labor-intensive charcoal drawings that act as mirrors into history.

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Present History by The Artist Profile Archive – Robert Longo Documentary Film

The Artist Profile Archive presents a new documentary, Present History, on acclaimed contemporary artist Robert Longo, directed by Sophie Chahinian. The film, told in the artist’s own words, captures insights into Longo’s current exhibition A History of the Present and shares the artist’s vision for his future while discussing his upcoming inaugural exhibition at Pace Gallery. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Robert Longo and Sophie Chahinian, founder of The Artist Profile Archive, moderated by Christina Strassfield, Museum Director/ Chief Curator. Excerpts from the film make up a shorter documentary that is now on view in Longo’s exhibition. 

Film run time: 35 minutes followed by 30 minute Q&A


THIS PROGRAM WILL NOW TAKE PLACE INDOORS IN THE JOHN DREW THEATER. Guests attending any INDOOR John Drew Theater programs must show proof of FULL vaccination. At this time, only fully vaccinated guests are permitted to attend programs in the indoor theater.  Face coverings are required indoors for all guests, regardless of vaccinated status.

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Maren Hassinger in Conversation with Donna De Salvo and Christina Mossaides Strassfield

In collaboration with Dia: and in honor of her exhibition at Dia: Bridgehampton, we welcome Maren Hassinger back to the East End. Donna De Salvo, former curator at the Parrish Art Museum and Guild Hall’s Museum Director/Chief Curator Christina Mossaides Strassfield, will engage in a conversation with Maren on her current exhibition, her new work, and her time on the East End.

For more about Maren Hassinger’s exhibition at Dia: click HERE.


THIS PROGRAM WILL NOW TAKE PLACE INDOORS IN THE JOHN DREW THEATER. Guests attending any INDOOR John Drew Theater programs must show proof of FULL vaccination. At this time, only fully vaccinated guests are permitted to attend programs in the indoor theater.  Face coverings are required indoors for all guests, regardless of vaccinated status.

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Robert Longo and Shirin Neshat in Conversation

THIS PROGRAM WILL NOW TAKE PLACE INDOORS IN THE JOHN DREW THEATER. Guests attending any INDOOR John Drew Theater programs must show proof of FULL vaccination. At this time, only fully vaccinated guests are permitted to attend programs in the indoor theater.

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Artists Robert Longo and Shirin Neshat will discuss process of visual artists making and directing films – how the approach is different, and what the advantages are of being an artist involved in creating cinema. Longo will also discuss his directorial debut with the film Johnny Mnemonic which celebrated its 25th Anniversary last year, and was transferred from color to black and white – the artist’s original intention.

The conversation will be followed by a special screening of the black & white version of Johnny Mnemonic at 8:30PM. CLICK for more info.

Concessions are available at our new eAT Coffee Bar.

Robert Longo’s exhibition, A History of the Present, is on view at Guild Hall through October 17.

Robert Longo: A History of the Present

Robert Longo’s exhibition, A History of the Present, is a celebration of and a critical investigation into the span of American history bookended by Abstract Expressionism and the current moment in which we live. In two adjacent galleries Longo juxtaposes America’s past with its present through 17 monumental, highly labor-intensive charcoal drawings that act as mirrors into history.

The exhibition begins with Longo’s Gang of Cosmos series–exquisitely rendered, highly sensitized black and white translations in charcoal–based on prominent paintings from the American Abstract Expressionist movement. Many of the artists who made the works upon which these interpretations are made lived and worked in the East End of Long Island, making the ubiquity of the local landscape’s presence in the abstractions at once mesmerizing and inevitable.

Considered the most advanced American art at the time, Abstract Expressionism was championed for being monumental in scale, romantic in mood, expressive of freedom and uniquely American in spirit. These works embody America’s willful rise out of the ashes after the world tried to destroy itself during the Second World War. Longo’s personal fascination with this era is no coincidence: he was born around the beginning of it and bore witness to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, an event which took place as the Abstract Expressionist influence was beginning to wane.

Pictures in the second gallery comprise The Agency of Faith, echoing our current state of affairs, and posing questions about our national and environmental narratives. A massive wave drawing anchors the visual energy of the gallery and serves as a reminder of nature’s enigmatic, unrelenting power. Longo’s connection to the ocean and surfing the East End goes back decades and inspired his creating the classic wave drawing–the largest wave Longo has made to date and specifically for this exhibition. A quiet wing of a fallen bird evinces nature’s vulnerability. Yet once the viewer encounters a drawing depicting a field of cotton alongside a drawing of a closely cropped Native American headdress, the seeming innocuousness of the natural imagery begins to unravel to expose a more provocative narrative. Longo presents us with captivating images both of our American crimes and answered calls to action, unleashing an urgency to acknowledge our shared burdens and therefore shared responsibilities. Longo’s signature, velvety charcoal chiaroscuro activates the power of beauty, seducing the viewer into a state of, if not unadulterated optimism, renewed faith in our agency to create possibilities for our future.

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EXHIBITION-RELATED PROGRAMS

August 7, 6-8PM: Meet Robert Longo in the Galleries

August 17, 7PM: Robert Longo and Shirin Neshat in Conversation
Artists Robert Longo and Shirin Neshat will discuss process of visual artists making and directing films

August 17, 8:30PM: Screening of Johnny Mnemonic Introduced by Robert Longo
New Black & White conversion of the 1995 action drama starring Keanu Reeves

August 31, 7PM: Robert Longo Documentary Film by The Artist Profile Archive Followed by a Q&A with Robert Longo, Filmmaker Sophie Chahinian, and moderated by Christina Mossaides Strassfield

September 25, 3PM: Gallery Tour with Christina Mossaides Strassfield

Communicating the Plastic Crisis: Erica Cirino & The Bridgehampton Childcare & Recreation Center

A Guild Hall Education Initiative

Led by science-writer and visual artist, Erica Cirino, Communicating the Plastic Crisis is a series of watercolor and plastic works by student artists at the Bridgehampton Childcare & Recreation Center (BHCCRC). Over the course of four week one-hour art and science workshops, Cirino and the BHCCRC Students engaged in conversations and activities on waste, plastic pollution, and how plastic trash can be repurposed as an art medium of the modern age; conveying the importance of humanity’s relationship to the planet earth and how it might be improved.

The exhibition is paired with a participatory talk, Thicker Than Water with Erica Cirino, as part of the Guild Hall After Hours program on July 15.

BRDIGEHAMPTON CHILDCARE & RECREATION CENTER STUDENT ARTISTS

Nigel Ambercrombie Zacheriah Michelle
Deyver Cabanas Jessica Morocho
Anna Bella Delgiorno Kaylee Munoz
Johnny Delgiorno Michael Munoz
Jaili Escobar Johan Otavalo
Daniella Garnica Alysson Pichon
Samantha Garnica Ashley Reyes
Kaylee Gordillo  

CURATOR
Casey Dalene, Lewis B. Cullman Associate Curator for Learning & Public Engagement
Anthony Madonna, Patti Kenner Senior Associate for Learning & Public Engagement

Materials for Communicating the Plastic Crisis were generously donated by the Hawai’i Wildlife Fund

Moments Choisis by Josephine Meckseper

Guild Hall and the Elaine de Kooning House are pleased to present a new digital film series by Josephine Meckseper, entitled Moments Choisis.

During her residency at the Elaine de Kooning House, Meckseper will share weekly three to five-minutes film clips — produced and edited by the artist — chronicling the non-linear process of her new works in the studio. The studio’s architecture will be featured in various cinematic modes with layered shots of the artist’s works in progress and the surrounding landscape. The short films will create a unique view of her residency as well as the space and its history.

Each new installment from the film series will become available for viewing on guildhall.org at 12PM EST on Tuesdays, June 22, June 29, July 6, July 13, July 20.

Meckseper’s large-scale installations and films have been exhibited in numerous international biennials and museum shows worldwide, including solo-exhibitions at: Frac des Pays de la Loire, Nantes, France (2019); MOSTYN Contemporary Art Gallery, Wales (2018); Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen, Germany (2014); Kunsthalle Münster, Germany (2009); Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich (2009); and Museum of Modern Art, New York (2008). Her works are in the permanent collections of numerous institutions, including the Guggenheim Museum, New York, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Metropolitan Museum, New York, the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, and the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles. The artist lives and works in New York.

Concurrent with the inclusion of her film Mall of America, 2010 in the Whitney Biennial, she was commissioned to create a short film (Amalgamated, 2010) for the museum’s website featuring the museum’s Marcel Breuer architecture. In 2013, Andrea Grover organized Josephine Meckseper: Platform at The Parrish Art Museum in Watermill, NY. The exhibition challenged traditional disciplinary boundaries by utilizing the entire Museum as a “canvas.”

About Josephine Meckseper

Josephine Meckseper, born in Lilienthal, Germany, lives and works in New York. She received her MFA at the California Institute of the Arts, Los Angeles. Her large-scale installations, vitrines and films create a window into the collective unconscious of our time. Meckseper’s recent narrative movie Pellea[s], 2018 includes footage of the historical event of the 45th Presidential Inauguration and concurrent protests filmed
by the artist. The artist’s first public project in New York, Manhattan Oil Project, commissioned by Art Production Fund was installed adjacent to Times Square in 2012. Meckseper’s works have been exhibited in numerous international solo museum shows worldwide, including her most recent survey exhibition at the Frac des Pays de la Loire (2019); and Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen, Germany
(2014); The Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, NY (2013); Kunsthalle Münster, Germany (2009); Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich (2009); and Museum of Modern Art, (with Mikhael Subotzky) New York (2008). Her work was included in numerous biennales, such as the Taipei Biennial 2014, Taiwan, curated by Nicolas Bourriaud (2014); Sharjah Biennial, United Arab Emirates, curated by Suzanne
Cotter (2011); Whitney Biennale 2010, New York, curated by Francesco Bonami and Gary Carrion-Murayari (2010); the 2nd International Biennial of Contemporary Art of Seville, Spain, curated by Okwui Enwezor (2006); Whitney Biennial 2006, New York, curated by Chrissie Iles and Philippe Vergne. Her works are in the permanent collections of many major institutions, including the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Metropolitan Museum, New York and the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles.

Elaine de Kooning House
In 1975, Elaine de Kooning reconciled with her husband Willem and purchased a house on Alewive Brook Road. She added the studio three years later and created her last important bodies of work — the Cave Walls and Cave Paintings (1985-88). She also painted the portrait of the Brazilian soccer player Pele, Motown mogul Berry Gordy, and many others at this time. After her death, the sculptor John Chamberlain owned the property, followed by the painter Richmond Burton.

Since 2011, the Elaine de Kooning House has hosted events, exhibitions, and informal artist residencies with the artists Charles Andresen, Aaron Aujla, Katherine Bernhardt, Lizzi Bougatsos, Joe Bradley, Jessie Dunahoo, Chris Duncan, Jonah Freeman and Justin Lowe, Mike Goodlett, Eric Haze, Lonnie Holley, Sedrick Huckaby, Kim “Mudman” Jones, Susan Te Kahurangi King, Laura and Rachel Lancaster, Sadie Laska, Jose Lerma, Liz Markus, Adam Marnie, Katherine McMahon, Scott and Tyson Reeder, John Riepenhoff, Kambel Smith, Celeste Dupuy-Spencer, Jerry “The Marble Faun” Torre, Michael Williams, and Anke Weyer.

Aurelio Torres: Valparaíso, 2021

A Guild Hall Education Initiative

Valparaíso by Aurelio Torres is on view in the Minikes Garden, June 13–July 5, during Museum hours.

For the first Guild Hall After Hours immersive event, Artist, Aurelio Torres, brought us a new participatory installation allowing visitors to contribute in the creation of one of his largescale sculptures. The sculpture, Valparaíso, is reflective of Aurelio’s larger body of work which references ships, sailboats, and other maritime symbols. Chosen as a complement to the exhibition within the museum galleries, Alexis Rockman: Shipwrecks, Aurelio’s piece is made up of 4 main ‘totems’ or ‘masts’ with attached abstract hull-shaped elements consisting of repurposed building materials. The sculpture was located at the front of Guild Hall during the After Hours event on June 12, where patrons were invited to contribute by creating and attaching a message-in-a-bottle. The bottles consisted of recycled water bottles, wine corks, and a piece of brightly colored fabric. Visitors were prompted to write or illustrate a response to the question: If you could tell the plastics industry something what would it be? The assembled bottle was then attached with twine to the rope system of the sculpture.

The sculpture will be on view in Guild Hall’s Minikes Garden, just off of Dunemere Lane, from June 13–July 5 during Museum hours. Enjoy refreshments from our newly expanded eAT Coffee Bar while you sit and view the installation.

Art and Cinema: A conversation with Alexis Rockman and Carter Burwell, moderated by Andrea Grover

Following current New York State guidelines, Guild Hall will no longer require six feet of social distancing in the John Drew Backyard Theater (with the exception of our KidFEST shows). Guests ages 5 and up attending any show besides a KidFEST performance must show proof of full vaccination or recent negative COVID-19 test results. Scroll down for full details.

A lively conversation on the links and inspirations between all artistic media and the culmination of such into cinematic presentations.  With visual artist Alexis Rockman and sound artist Carter Burwell, moderated by Andrea Grover.


IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING PROGRAMS IN THE JOHN DREW BACKYARD THEATER

Following current New York State guidelines, Guild Hall will no longer require six feet of social distancing in the John Drew Backyard Theater (with the exception of our KidFEST shows). Guests ages 5 and up attending any show besides a KidFEST performance must show proof of full vaccination or recent negative COVID-19 test results. Face coverings are now optional for fully vaccinated guests and children under the age of 2 for all shows with the exception of KidFEST performances, when masks are required for all patrons over the age of 2 regardless of vaccination status. 

In order to attend non-KidFEST programs in the John Drew Backyard Theater, guests will be responsible for displaying proof of one of the following on arrival:

  • Full vaccination, meaning both doses of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine received at least 14 days prior to the day of the program
  • A negative test result from a COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of the day of the program
  • A negative test result from a COVID-19 Antigen test taken within six (6) hours of the program’s scheduled start time
  • Current New York State Excelsior Pass with proof of vaccine or negative testing/Antigen results. Click HERE to download the free app for seamless entry.

Note: Social distancing will continue to be required indoors, for outdoor KidFEST performances, and on the rest of the grounds. Guests will not need to show proof of vaccination or negative test results in these spaces, and will be required to wear masks regardless of vaccination status. Please stay home if you don’t feel well, have exhibited symptoms of COVID-19 in the past 10 days, have tested positive for COVID-19 within the past 10 days, or been in contact with someone with COVID-19 in the past 10 days.

As of 5/18/2021