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; October 25, 2014 – January 31, 2015

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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.


Featured Artists:

Morton Bartlett

Vanessa Beecroft

Hans Bellmer

Amy Bennett

Louise Bourgeois

James Casebere

Jake & Dinos Chapman

Bonnie Collura

Will Cotton

Gregory Crewdson

George Condo

James Croak

Chris Cunningham

Henry Darger

E.V. Day

Peter Drake

Carroll Dunham

Inka Essenhigh

Eric Fischl

Alberto Giacometti

Steve Gianakos
Ralph Gibson

Robert Gober

Martin Gutierrez

Hilary Harkness

Andrew Huang

Mike Kelley

Elizabeth King &

Richard Kizu-Blair

Charles LeDray

David Levinthal

Roy Lichtenstein

Sarah Lucas

Loretta Lux

Walter Martin &

Paloma Muñoz

Paul McCarthy

Ralph Eugene Meatyard

Jim Nutt

Tony Oursler

Alexandra Penney

Ellen Phelan

Richard Prince

Man Ray

Aura Rosenberg

Jennifer Rubell

Gideon Rubin
David Salle

Claudette Schreuders

Cindy Sherman

Laurie Simmons

Wolfgang Stoerchle

Inez Van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin

Helen Verhoeven

John Waters

John Wesley

Lucy Winton

Ivan Witenstein

Dare Wright

Lisa Yuskavage

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.

More about FLAG here.

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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