In celebration of The Broad’s 5th anniversary, the museum will unveil a series of deep presentations of ten artists whom The Broad has collected in depth. These installations will unfold over several months in 2020, highlighting the Broad collection’s unique, multi-decade commitment to some of the most influential artists of our time. The first of these artists to be installed in the museum’s galleries will be New York-based artist Christopher Wool.
In the latest event in The Broad’s signature series, The Un-Private Collection, the museum presents Wool in conversation with musician and artist Kim Gordon. Moderated by John Corbett (music curator and critic, author, and gallerist), this Un-Private Collection event will provide a platform for Wool and Gordon to share how their experiences with music, art, and other genres influenced how they approach their creative undertakings.
During the 70s and 80s, Wool and Gordon spent formative years in the vibrant, gritty art and music scenes of Lower Manhattan and the East Village. Artists and performers of this era freely ventured to the edges of film, literature, art, music, and fashion to craft an intentionally “lo-fi” aesthetic that favored abandon and process in contrast to the commercialization that was expanding into the downtown art scene.