John Baldessari Will Discuss Jack Goldstein’s CalArts Days During Jewish Museum Exhibition


The Jewish Museum has just unveiled a star-studded lineup of talks, lectures, and panels to accompany its upcoming Jack Goldstein retrospective, which opens May 10, titled “The What, Where, How and Who of Jack Goldstein” and featuring the likes of Robert Longo, James Welling, R. H. Quaytman, Douglas Crimp, and Goldstein’s instructor at CalArts — where he was in the first graduating class — John Baldessari.

The program begins on May 18 with “What is Jack Goldstein?”, an exhibition walk-through with Jens Hoffmann, the Museum’s deputy director of exhibitions, discussing Goldstein’s distinguished status among the Pictures Generation artists. On the 23rd, in “Where is Jack Goldstein?”, Hoffman will discuss Goldstein’s work with Crimp, who curated the now-famous 1977 Artists Space exhibition “Pictures.”

On June 25, in the event titled “How is Jack Goldstein?”, Baldessari will offer his thoughts and remembrances on Goldstein’s college days. The series concludes on September 22 with the four-hour symposium “Who is Jack Goldstein?” tracking the influence he and other Pictures Generation artists have had on contemporary artists since.

Jack Goldstein x 10,000” runs May 10-September 29 at the Jewish Museum.

— Benjamin Sutton

(Image: James Welling, “Jack Goldstein, the Pacific Building, February 27,” 1977, 2012 Inkjet print. Courtesy the artist and Regen Projects.)