CURATED BY ERIC FISCHL
October 25, 2014 – January 31, 2015
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 25, 6-8pm
545 West 25th Street, 9th Floor
The FLAG Art Foundation is pleased to present Disturbing Innocence, a group exhibition curated by artist Eric Fischl, on view on FLAG’s 9th floor.
Disturbing Innocence features over 50 historical and contemporary artists whose use of dolls, toys, mannequins, robots, and other surrogates forms a deep and powerfully expressive genre. The exhibition poses profound questions surrounding social constructs of youth, beauty, transformation, violence, sexuality, gender, identity, and loneliness. Inspired by Fischl’s own childhood in suburban Long Island, NY, and his early career as an artist working in New York City in the 1980’s, Disturbing Innocence presents a subversive and escapist world at odds with the values and pretensions of polite society.
Accompanying the exhibition is a fully illustrated catalogue with an original text by James Frey, “A Real Doll” by A.M. Homes, and a conversation featuring Eric Fischl, David Salle, Cindy Sherman, and Laurie Simmons, moderated by FLAG Founder Glenn Fuhrman.
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Image: Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, Kirsten, Star, 1997. Pigment print, 392/5 x 29½ inches.
© Inez & Vinoodh / Courtesy Gagosian Gallery
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