Past Exhibition

  • Jonathan Horowitz

Occupy Greenwich

Greenwich, CT May 8th to September 30th, 2016

Jonathan Horowitz: Occupy Greenwich

The Brant Foundation Art Study Center is pleased to present an exhibition of works by Jonathan Horowitz entitled Occupy Greenwich. Opening amid the presidential election season, the exhibition is comprised mostly of work made over the course of Barack Obama’s eight-year presidency. As such, the exhibition presents a timely opportunity to examine Horowitz’s ever-evolving practice within the context of the current political landscape.

Since the early 1990s, Horowitz has created work that combines the imagery and ambivalence of Pop Art with the engaged criticality of conceptualism. His work in video, sculpture, painting and photography examines the deep-seated links between consumerism and political consciousness, as well as the political silences of postwar art. Recent painting projects have explored the personal psychology of mark making, at times prominently employing the hands of others. Appropriation of both pop cultural and art historical sources figures heavily in the show, with imagery transformed through both technology and the human hand.

Anchoring the exhibition is the installation November 4, 2008, which re-stages the day eight years ago when Obama was elected president. In the piece, 19 hours of CNN and Fox News coverage (originally presented as live feeds) play on back-to-back monitors in the center of a room. Red and blue carpets divide the space into opposing sides and 42 official presidential portraits circle the room, with Obama’s portrait in waiting on the floor.

Upon arrival at the Foundation, viewers are confronted by a functional solar panel sculpture on the lawn, which powers Horowitz’s video Apocalypto Now inside. Using found footage, the film weaves narratives on the history of the Hollywood disaster movie, climate change, terrorism, and the Christian apocalypse. In another room, a human scale, bronze statue of Hillary Clinton greets visitors. Rendered in the style of a 1970’s greeting card figurine, the sculpture is captioned “Hillary Clinton is a Person Too,” evoking Clinton’s vilification as both a political leader and a powerful woman.

Notwithstanding its political undertones, viewer participation and social interaction are recurring tenets of Horowitz’s work. A sculptural installation titled Free Store invites viewers to leave objects that they wish to discard and take away whatever they would like. Another work, Contribution Cubes, is a series of Plexiglas donation boxes each dedicated to a different charitable or political organization. Suggesting minimalist sculpture and relational aesthetics, the work describes the population that passes through the exhibition space through the varying donation amounts that accumulate. 402 Dots, the first of Horowitz’s Dot Paintings, is a monumentally scaled work comprised of 402 canvases, each painted by a different person. Participants in the project were instructed to paint a perfect, solid black dot with an 8-inch diameter in the center of a 12-inch square canvas, using only provided paint and brushes. The resulting dots all differ in size, shape, position, and texture. The paintings are hung in a brick pattern, suggesting a blown-up field of irregular Ben-Day dots. Like a vast population, together they create a paean to human struggle, acceptance, and individuality.

 

Artist Biography

Jonathan Horowitz

Jonathan Horowitz

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Since the early 1990s, Jonathan Horowitz has made art that combines the imagery and ambivalence of Pop art with the engaged criticality of conceptualism. Often based in both popular commercial and art historical sources, his work in video, sculpture, painting and photography examines the deep-seated links between consumerism and political consciousness, as well as the political silences of postwar art. Recent painting projects have explored the personal psychology of mark making, at times, prominently employing the hands of others.  Solo exhibitions include Occupy Greenwich (Brant Foundation, Connecticut, 2016),Your Land/My Land: Election ’12, presented concurrently at seven museums across the US (from the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles to the New Museum, New York, 2012); Minimalist Works from the Holocaust Museum (Dundee Contemporary Arts, Scotland, 2010-11); Apocalypto Now (Museum Ludwig, Cologne, 2009); and the retrospective exhibition, And/Or, (P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, New York, 2009). Horowitz lives and works in New York.

(Courtesy of the artist and Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York/Rome)

SOLO

2016

Occupy Greenwich, The Brant Foundation Art Study Center, Greenwich, CT / Hillary Clinton Is A Person Too (2008), Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Detroit

2015

304.8cm Paintings, Sadie Coles HQ, London, UK160 Dots, project at Swiss Institute / Contemporary Art, New York

2014

590 Dots, 356 S. Mission Rd., Los Angeles, CA402 Dots, Line, and the One Note Samba, Karma, New YorkPlants, Mirrors, Coke/Pepsi Paintings and More, Xavier Hufkens, Brussels, Belgium

2013

Mrs. Carter and the Diet Cola for Men War, Galerie Barbara Weiss, Berlin, GermanyGroup Self-portrait in “Mirror #1 (Six Panels), Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York

2012

Your Land/My Land: Election ‘12, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, St. Louis, MO; Contemporary Art Museum Raleigh, Raleigh, NC; Hammer Museum of Art and Culture Center, Los Angeles; Contemporary Art Museum Houston, Houston, TX; Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Salt Lake City, UT; New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York; Telfair Museums, Savannah, GASecret Life, Sadie Coles HQ, London, UK (with Elizabeth Peyton)Self-portraits in “Mirror #1, Gavin Brown’s enterprise (cat.), New York

2011

Art, History, Sadie Coles HQ, London, UK

2010

Minimalist Works from the Holocaust Museum, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee, UK Go Vegan!, LaFrieda Meats/Gavin Brown's enterprise, New York

2009

And/Or, MoMA PS1, New York (curated by Klaus Biesenbach) (cat.) Apocalypto Now, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, GermanyFree Store, Sadie Coles HQ, London, UK

2008

Obama ‘08, Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York

2007

People Like War Movies, Galerie Barbara Weiss, Berlin, Germany

2006

Rome, Sadie Coles HQ, London, UK

2005

The New Communism, Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New YorkSilent Movie, Yvon Lambert Gallery, New York

2004

Galerie Barbara Weiss, Berlin, Germany

2003

Silent Movie, Martix 151, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT Surreal Estate, Gavin Brown's enterprise, New York (with Rob Pruitt)Buero Friedrich, Berlin, GermanyGalerie Yvon Lambert, Paris, France

2002

Go Vegan!, Greene Naftali Gallery, New YorkPillow Talk, Sadie Coles HQ, London, UK

2001

Time, Life, People: Jonathan Horowitz, Kunsthalle St. Gallen, Kunsthalle St. Gallen, SwitzerlandGalerie Yvon Lambert, Paris, FranceWe the People, China Art Objects Galleries, Los AngelesIn Person, Bard College Center for Curatorial Studies, Annandale-on- Hudson, NY (curated by Kim Simon)

2000

The Jonathan Horowitz Show, Greene Naftali Gallery, New York The Universal Calendar/talking without thinking, Van Laere Contemporary Art, Antwerp, Belgium

1998

Bach Two Part Invention #9, Kenny Schachter/Rove, New YorkMaxell, Greene Naftali Gallery, New York

GROUP

2018

Michael Jackson: On the Wall, National Portrait Gallery, London, UK

2017

99 Cents or Less, MoCAD, Detroit

Activism as Art, Art Queen, Joshua Tree, CA (Organized by Mojave Animal Protection)

We Need to Talk..., Petzel Gallery, New York

2016

Divided States of America, The Lesbian, Gay, Transgender and Bisexual Community Center, New York

Take Me (I’m Yours), The Jewish Museum, New York

Moving Tales. Video works from the La Gaia Collection, La Gaia Collection, Cuneo, Italy

Identity Revisited, The Warehouse, Dallas, TX (curated by Allan Schwartzman)

Winter 2015: Collected Works, Rennie Collection at Wing Sang, Vancouver, BC, Canada

The Cats-in-Residence Program at Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA

2015

Art AIDS America, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, Washington (curated by Jonathan Katz and Rock Hushka); 2016: Zuckerman Museum of Art, Kennesaw, GA

Take Me (I’m Yours), Monnaie de Paris, France (curated by Christian Boltanski, Hans Ulrich Obrist and Chiara Parisi); 2016: Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark
Facts and Fiction, Lenbachhaus, Munich, Germany

Beyond the Monument, le Commun, BAC, Geneva, Switzerland (curated by Denis Pernet)
Shit and Die, Palazzo Cavour, Turin, Italy
(organized by Maurizio Cattelan, Myriam Ben Salah and Marta Papini)

Redeux (Sort of), Kai Matsumiya Gallery, New York (curated by Lucky DeBellevue)

2014

No Such Thing As History: Four Collections and One Artist, Espace Louis Vuitton, Munich, Germany (curated by Jens Hoffmann)

Black Milk – Holocaust in Contemporary Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Roskilde, Denmark

Rainbow in the Dark, SALT Galata, Istanbul, Turkey; 2015-16: Malmö Art Museum, Malmö, Sweden

The Cats–in–Residence Program, Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT; 356 S. Mission Road, Los Angeles, CA (curated by Rhonda Lieberman)

do it, Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town, South Africa

The Disappearance of the fireflies, Collection Lambert, Sainte Anne prison, Avignon, France

2013

Biennale Online 2013, biennaleonline.org, selected by Jan Hoet

In the Heart of the Country, The collection of the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Poland
Beg, Borrow, and Steal, Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Desert, CA

The Cat Show, White Columns, New York (curated by Rhonda Lieberman)

Your Content Will Return Shortly, Franklin Street Works, Stamford, CT

2012

For President, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy

Skyscraper: Art and Architecture Against Gravity, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago, IL

Video Killed the Radio Star, Warsaw Museum of Contemporary Art, Warsaw, Poland Escape: Video Art, Guild Hall, East Hampton, NY

Miracles, Art, Science and Religion, Kunsthalle Krems, Krems an der Donau, Austria Ministry of Truth, Boers-Li Gallery, Beijing, China

Synchrony, Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, TN

2011

Miracles, Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany (curated by the Praxis für Ausstellung und Theorie- Hürlimann/Lepp/Tyradellis)

Flags for Venice, Istituto Svizzero di Roma and Swiss Institute, Venice, Italy

Commercial Break, presented by the Garage Center for Contemporary Culture, 54th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy (curated by Neville Wakefield)

Replay: Out of Storage III, Musée d'Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg (curated by Clément Minighetti)

Day of the Locust, White Flags Projects, St. Louis, MO

Wit, Paddle8, www.paddle8.com, New York (curated by Glenn O’Brien)

Wunder, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany. Traveling to Kunsthalle Krems, Krems an der Donau, Austria (2012)

Secret Societies, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany; Museé d’art Contemporain de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France (curated by Christina Ricupero and Alexis Vaillant) (cat.)
Sammlung auf Reisen- Time to Act, Kunsthalle Krems, Krems an der Donau, Austria
Evolution Revolution, Arena 1 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

l.o.l.: A Decade of Antic Art, Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, MA (curated by Sue Spaid)

2010

Trailer Park, Teatro Margherita, Bari, Italy (curated by Jörg Heiser)

Hello World, Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh, UK

Viaggio in Italia, Palazzo Fabbroni, Pistoia, Italy
(curated by Ludovico Pratesi and Benedetta Carpi De Resmini)

Christmas in July, Yvon Lambert Gallery, New York (curated by Simon Castets)

Moving Images: Artists & Video/Film, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany

The woods that see and hear, Dertien Hectare, The Netherlands

Che cosa sono le nuvole? Artworks from the Enea Righi Collection, Museion – Museo d’arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Bolzano, Italy

SIR Cinema, Sculpture International Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

2009

Beg Borrow and Steal, Rubell Family Collection, Miami

Saints and Sinners, Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

2008

An Unruly History of the Readymade, La Colección Jumex, Mexico City, Mexico, (curated by Jessica Morgan)

Sudden White (After London), Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK

Moral Imagination – Contemporary Art and Climate Change, Kunstmuseum Thurgau, Warth, Switzerland; Ittinger Museum, Warth, Switzerland; and Museum Morsbroich Leverkusen, Leverkusen, Germany Italia Italie Italien Italy Wlochy, ARCOS Museo d'Arte Contemporanea Sannio, Benevento, Italy (curated by Gigiotto Del Vecchio, Alessandro Rabottini, Elena Lydia Scipioni, Andrea Viliani) (cat.)

Good News for People Who Love Bad News, Swiss Institute, New York (curated by Gianni Jetzer)

Other Than Yourself - An Investigation Between Inner and Outer Space, Thyssen - Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna, Austria (cat.)

2007

RAW, Museum of Modern Art, New York

In The Poem About Love You Don't Write The Word Love, Overgarden Institut for Samtidskunst, Copenhagen, Denmark (curated by Tanya Leighton)

Playback, ARC/Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France (cat.)

The Future of Futurism, GAMeC/Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Bergamo, Italy

MARTa is silent. Garde le silence, le silence te gardera, MARTa Herford Museum, Herford, Germany

New York: State of Mind, House of World Cultures, Berlin, Germany; Queens Museum, New York (curated by Shaheen Merali) (cat.)

Lines, Grids, Stains, Words, Museum of Modern Art, New York, organized by Christian Rattemeyer; Traveling to Museu de Arte Contemporanea de Serralves, Portugal, and Museum Wiesbaden, Germany (cat.)
Love Addiction: Practices in Video Art from ’61 to the Present, Galleria Comunale d'Arte Contemporanea, Monfalcone, Italy (curated by Andrea Bruciati)

Das Kapital - Blue Chips and Masterpieces, Museum fur Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany

Art in America: 300 Years of Innovation, National Art Museum of China, Beijing; Shanghai Museum and the Museum of Contemporary Art Shanghai (organized by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and the Terra Foundation for American Art) (cat.)

Raw. Among the Ruins, Marres Center for Contemporary Art, Maastricht, The Netherlands (curated by Lisette Smits and Alexis Vaillant) (cat.)

2006

Defamation of Character, MoMA PS1, Long Island City, NY (curated by Neville Wakefield)

Repeat Redux, Screening and Performance Series, Whitney Museum of American Art at Altria, New York

Into Me/ Out of Me, MoMA PS1, Long Island City, NY; KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany; MACRO Museum of Contemporary Art at Mattatoio, Rome, Italy
(curated by Klaus Biesenbach) (cat.)

Down by Law, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (curated by Maurizio Cattelan, Massimiliano Gioni, and Ali Subotnick) (cat.)
The Eighth Square: Gender, Life, and Desire in the Visual Arts Since 1960, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany (curated by Kasper Konig and Frank Wagner) (cat.)

The Kate Show, Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands (curated by Rita Ackermann and Olivier Zahm)

Figures de l‘acteur: Le Paradoxe du comédien, Collection Lambert, Avignon, France (cat.)

Modern Times, Museo d'Arte Provincia di Nuoro, Nuoro, Italy (curated by Maria Rosa Sossai) (cat.)
The Name of the Show Is Not ‘Gay Art Now’, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York (curated by Jack Pierson)

Survivor, Bortolami Dayan Gallery, New York (curated by David Rimanelli) (cat.)

Take One, Glassell School of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX (curated by Domenick Ammirati)

The Fact, Abstract, Dorsky Gallery Curatorial Programs, New York (curated by Claire Barliant)

2005

Superstars, The Celebrity Factor. From Warhol to Madonna, Kunstahlle Wien, Vienna, Austria (cat.)

Log Cabin, Artists Space, New York (curated by Jeffrey Uslip)

Realit;-)t. 30 Video Works from the Goetz Collection in Munich. From Olaf Breuning to Sam Taylor-Wood, Seedamm Kulturzentrum, Pfaffikon, Switzerland

Jump Cut Nights, SK Stiftung Kultur, Cologne, Germany

Museumsnacht, SK Stiftung Kultur, Cologne, Germany

What’s New Pussycat?, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany (cat.)

5 ans, Collection Lambert en Avignon, Avignon, France

Theorema, Une Collection Privée en Italie la Collection d'Enea Righi, Collection Lambert, Avignon, France

The Wonderful Fund Collection, La Musée de Marrakech, Marakech, Morocco (cat.)

2004

The Future Has a Silver Lining, Geneologies of Glamour, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zürich, Switzerland (cat.)

The Ten Commandments, The Deutsches Hygiene-Museum, Dresden, Germany, (curated by Klaus Biesenbach) (cat.)

100 Artists See God, The Jewish Museum San Francisco, San Francisco; Laguana Art Museum, Laguana Beach CA; Contemporary Art Center of Virginia, Virginia Beach, VA (2005); Institute of Contemporary Arts London, London, UK (2005) (curated by John Baldessari and Meg Cranston) (cat.)

A Fripon, Frion et Demi. Pour une Ecole Buissonniere, Collection Lambert, Avignon, France

Drunk vs. Stoned, Gavin Brown's enterprise at Passerby, New York, (organized by The General Store)

Marilyn: from Anastasi to Weegee, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York

Aus acktuellem Anlass, Johann König, Berlin, Germany

Let the Bullshit Run a Marathon, Nicole Klagsbrun, New York (curated by Nate Lowman)

2003

Love, Bregenzer Art Association and Magazin4, Berlin, Germany (cat.)

Dust Memories, Swiss Institute, New York
First Person, Mercer Union, Toronto, Canada (curated by Kim Simon)

Homeland, The Whitney Independent Study Program, New York

20th Anniversary Exhibition, Gavin Brown's enterprise, New York

Nation, Kunstverein Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany (curated by Rene Zechlin) (cat.)
La Nuit Americaine, Yvon Lambert New York, New York

Parle a Mes Peres, Collection Lambert at PhotoEspana, Madrid, Spain

2002

Just Love Me: Post/Feminist Positions of the 1990s from the Goetz Collection, Bergen Kunstmuseum, Bergen, Norway; Staatlich Kunsthalle, Baden-Baden, Germany; Sammlung Goetz, Munich, Germany (2002-3) (cat.)

The Object Sculpture, The Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, UK (selected by Tobias Rehberger, Joelle Tuerlinckx and Keith Wilson, curated by Penelope Curtis) (cat.)

Tableaux Vivants, Kunsthalle Wien, Austria (curated by Sabine Folie and Michael Glasmeier) (cat.)

Non-Places, Kunstverein Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany (cat.)

Dark Spring, Ursual Blickle Stiftung, Kraichtal-Unterowisheim, Germany, (curated by Liam Gillick) (cat.)

Zusammenhaenge Herstellen, Kunstverein in Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany (cat.)

Mensaje De Texto, Galeria Helga De Alvear, Madrid, Spain

2001

The Americans, New Art, Barbican Art Gallery, London, UK (cat.)

Casino 2001, Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Ghent, Belgium, (curated by Jeanne Greenberg) (cat.)

Tele(visions), Kunsthalle Wein, Austria (curated by Joshua Decter) (cat.)

4FREE, Burofriedrich, Berlin, Germany (cat.)

Video Mania, Migros Museum fur Gegenwartskunst, Zürich, Switzerland

Anonyme, Rencontres Internationales de La Photographie, Arles, France (cat.)

Fresh: The Altoids Curiously Strong Collection, 1998-2000, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York

Desins, Ecole Regionale Des Beaux-Artes, Dunkerque, France

Pause, Marc Foxx Gallery, Los Angeles
Metropolis Now, Brusan Kültür Sanat, Istanbul, Turkey (cat.)

2000

Over the Edges, Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Ghent, Belgium (curated by Jan Hoet and Giacinto di Pietrantonio) (cat.)

Greater New York: New Art in New York Now, MoMA PS1, New York (cat.)

Making Time: Considering Time as a Material in Contemporary Film & Video, Palm Beach Institute for Contemporary Art, Palm Beach, Florida; University of California Los Angeles Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (curated by Amy Cappellazzo) (cat.)

New York Projects, Delfina Project Space, London, UK (curated by Luke Dowd)

Achieving Failure: Gym Culture 2000, Thread Waxing Space, New York (curated by Bill Arning)

New Work from New York, Cheekwood Museum of Art, Nashville, TN

Pop Unlimited, Special Program, International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Germany (cat.)

1999

Zeitwenden - The Outlook, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn, Germany; Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wein, Austria (cat.)

Regarding Beauty in Performance and Media Arts, 1967-1998; Program III- Icons of Beauty, Hirschorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC; Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany (cat.)

The Opening, The Collection in the New Museum of Contemporary Art of Contemporary Art, Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Ghent, Belgium (cat.)

Exit, Chisenhale, London, UK (curated by Allison Gingeras)

Persuasion: Tales of Commerce and the Avant-garde, University at Buffalo Art Gallery/Research Center in Art + Culture, Buffalo, NY (cat.)

interplay, The Contemporary Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ, (curated by Caitlin Masley)

New York Neither/Nor, Grand Arts, Kansas City, MO (curated by Bill Arning)

Conceptual Art as Neurobiological Praxis, Thread Waxing Space, New York (curated by Warren Neidich)

A Place Called Lovely, Greene Naftali Gallery, New York (curated by Sima Familant)

1998

Invited Exhibition of Visual Art 1998, Limerick City Gallery of Art, Limerick, Ireland (cat.)

Cambio, Museo Universitario del Chopo, Mexico City, Mexico (cat.)

Oriental Nights, Gavin Brown's enterprise, 436 W 15 Street, New York

Group Show, The Fifth International, curated by Jennifer Bornstein and Chivas Clem, New York

Biovoid, Museum of Natural History, Lisbon, Portugal (cat.)

Tune In, Lawing Gallery, Houston, TX

Superfreaks: Post Pop & the New Generation; Part I, Trash, Greene Naftali Gallery, New York

1997

Bring Your Own Walkman, Achterzaal, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (curated by Jack Jaeger)

Thriller, 303 Gallery, New York (curated by Tom Borgese Group Show); Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York

Hotel 17 performance series, 192 Third Avenue, New York

1996

Password: Ferdydurke, Postmasters Gallery, New York

The Strange Power of Cheap Sentiment, White Columns, New York (curated by Bill Arning)

Facing the Millennium, The Arlington Museum of Art, Arlington, TX (curated by Kenny Schacter)

1995

Gang Warfare, Independent Art Space, London, UK; McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas; The Consortium, Dijon, France (curated by Michael Corris) (cat.)

Looky Loo, Sculpture Center, New York (curated by Kenny Schachter) (cat.)

1994

Played, Printed Matter, New York (curated by Kenny Schachter)

1993

Arts Festival of Atlanta, Atlanta, GA (cat.)

1992

Morality Cafe, Postmasters Gallery, New York

1991

Unlearning, 142 Greene Street, New York (curated by Kenny Schachter)

1989

Document and Dream, Artists Space, New York (curated by Dan Walworth) (cat.)

Installation view

Photography: Thomas Mueller
Courtesy the artist and Gavin Brown's enterprise, New York/Rome

  • Self-Portrait in "Mirror #2" (Ara), 2016
  • Self-Portrait in "Mirror #2" (Toby), 2015
  • Self-Portrait in "Mirror #2" (Greg), 2015

Installation view

Photography: Laura Wilson
Courtesy the artist and Gavin Brown's enterprise, New York/Rome

  • Beyoncé (3 x 3) x 2, 2016
  • Beyonce, 2014
  • Tennyson, Jasper and Bob, 2014

Installation view

Photography: Tom Powel Imaging, Inc.
Courtesy the artist and Gavin Brown's enterprise, New York/Rome

Installation view

Photography: Tom Powel Imaging, Inc.
Courtesy the artist and Gavin Brown's enterprise, New York/Rome

  • Hillary Clinton is a Person Too, 2008
  • Installation view
  • We the People are People Too, 2008

Installation view

Photography: Tom Powel Imaging, Inc.
Courtesy the artist and Gavin Brown's enterprise, New York/Rome

  • Crucifix for Two, 2010
  • White Rainbow Flag for Jasper in the Style of the Artist's Boyfriend, 2015
  • Helen Keller Coin (Capitalist Scheme), 2003

Installation view

Photography: Laura Wilson
Courtesy the artist and Gavin Brown's enterprise, New York/Rome

  • Mel Gibson Story, 2010
  • Apocalypto Now, 2009
  • Go Vegan! (Stephanie), 2016

Installation view

Photography: Tom Powel Imaging, Inc.
Courtesy the artist and Gavin Brown's enterprise, New York/Rome

Installation view, Go Vegan!

Photography: Tom Powel Imaging, Inc.
Courtesy the artist and Gavin Brown's enterprise, New York/Rome

  • Green Einstein, 2002/2012
  • Installation view, Go Vegan!
  • Installation view, Go Vegan!

Installation view

Photography: Thomas Mueller
Courtesy the artist and Gavin Brown's enterprise, New York/Rome

  • Installation view
  • 402 Dots, 2014
  • 402 Dots (Detail)

Contribution Cubes, 2016 / 402 Dots, 2014

The Contribution Cubes, consist of series of Plexiglas donation boxes each dedicated to a different charitable or political organization. Suggesting minimalist sculpture and relational aesthetics, the work describes the population that passes through the exhibition space through the varying donation amounts that accumulate. 402 Dots, the first of Horowitz’s Dot Paintings, is a monumentally scaled work comprised of 402 canvases, each painted by a different person. Participants in the project were instructed to paint a perfect, solid black dot with an 8-inch diameter in the center of a 12-inch square canvas, using only provided paint and brushes. The resulting dots all differ in size, shape, position, and texture. The paintings are hung in a brick pattern, suggesting a blown-up field of irregular Ben-Day dots. Like a vast population, together they create a paean to human struggle, acceptance, and individuality.

Installation view

Photography: Tom Powel Imaging, Inc.
Courtesy the artist and Gavin Brown's enterprise, New York/Rome

  • Coke/Pepsi (Detail)
  • Coke/Pepsi (518 Cans), 2012/2016
  • Pink Curve, 2010
  • November 4, 2008, 2008
  • November 4, 2008, 2008
  • November 4, 2008, 2008 (detail)

November 4, 2008

Obama ’08: framed c-prints, Culture War (CNN vs. Fox): 2 75 inch flat screens, 2 hard drives with 19 hours of CNN/FOX News recorded on election day, Your Land /My Land: 2 rugs, 1 red, 1 blue
Framed c-prints, each: 38 x 30 inches
Overall: Dimensions variable

 

November 4, 2008 re-stages the day eight years ago when Obama was elected president. This piece features 19 hours of CNN and Fox News coverage (originally presented as live feeds) on back-to-back monitors in the center of a room. Red and blue carpets divide the space into opposing sides and 42 official presidential portraits circle the room, with Obama’s portrait in waiting on the floor.

November 4, 2008 at Gavin Brown’s enterprise

Your Land My Land, 2012

Installation view

Photography: Laura Wilson
Courtesy the artist and Gavin Brown's enterprise, New York/Rome

  • Coke and/or Pepsi Machine, 2007
  • Self-Portrait in "Mirror 1" (Akira), 2012
  • I, Hillary, 2016
  • I, Hillary, 2016 (Detail)
  • Man, 2010

Installation view

Photography: Thomas Mueller
Courtesy the artist and Gavin Brown's enterprise, New York/Rome