Robert Gober
Untitled, 2012
Plaster, beeswax, human hair, epoxy putty, enamel paint
44 1/2 x 43 x 23 inches
© Robert Gober, Courtesy Matthew Marks Gallery

Installation view of personal, political, mysterious at The FLAG Art Foundation, 2013.
Photography by Genevieve Hanson.

Installation view of personal, political, mysterious at The FLAG Art Foundation, 2013.
Photography by Genevieve Hanson.

Installation view of personal, political, mysterious at The FLAG Art Foundation, 2013.
Photography by Genevieve Hanson.

Installation view of personal, political, mysterious at The FLAG Art Foundation, 2013.
Photography by Genevieve Hanson.

Installation view of personal, political, mysterious at The FLAG Art Foundation, 2013.
Photography by Genevieve Hanson.

Installation view of personal, political, mysterious at The FLAG Art Foundation, 2013.
Photography by Genevieve Hanson.

Installation view of personal, political, mysterious at The FLAG Art Foundation, 2013.
Photography by Genevieve Hanson.

Installation view of personal, political, mysterious at The FLAG Art Foundation, 2013.
Photography by Genevieve Hanson.

Installation view of personal, political, mysterious at The FLAG Art Foundation, 2013.
Photography by Genevieve Hanson.

personal, political, mysterious

June 7 - September 7, 2013

The FLAG Art Foundation is pleased to present the group exhibition personal, political, mysterious, on view June 7-September 7, 2013, on its 10th floor. The exhibition explores the confines of the “personal, political, and mysterious” through a selection of works by 24 contemporary artists utilizing photography, painting, sculpture, video, and installation.

The exhibition’s title refers to a 2008 New York Times article written by its co-chief art critic Roberta Smith stating that Robert Gober “stands at the forefront of a generation that emerged in the 1980s and devised new ways to fuse the personal and the political, the accessible and the mysterious.” Emanating from Gober’s Untitled, 2012 the installation incorporates reoccurring motifs of commonplace objects, portraiture, and language to investigate themes such as autonomy, sexuality, race, and memory. Artists include:

Robert Gober Louise Bourgeois
Nancy Grossman Jonathan Owen
Theaster Gates Jim Hodges
Roni Horn Mark Bradford
Rashid Johnson Jennifer Dalton
Brian Jungen Ben Durham
Glenn Ligon Awol Erizku
Donald Moffett David Hammons
Tom Molloy Elmgreen & Dragset
Sissi Farassat Frank Selby
Ewan Gibbs Robert Therrien
Joseph Grigely Mickalene Thomas