Galerie Lelong & Co., New York is pleased to present a conversation held on occasion of Andy Goldsworthy's solo exhibition Red Flags, on view in the gallery from March 31 to May 7, 2022.
Join the artist in conversation with Brett Littman, director of the Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum and curator of Frieze Sculpture 2020 as they discuss the birth and development of Red Flags (2020). From Goldsworthy’s initial visit to Rockefeller Center in 2019 to involving volunteers all over the U.S. in the collection of red earth, by the time the flags were installed for Frieze Sculpture they had accrued additional layers—becoming “bound up with the pandemic, lockdown, division and unrest,” as Goldsworthy says. The transformation of the weathered flags and their recontextualization within the gallery space, on view once more in New York City, invite viewers to a new mode of reflection.
About the speaker
Brett Littman is the Director of The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum in Long Island City, New York. He was the Executive Director of The Drawing Center from 2007–2018; the Deputy Director of MOMA PS1 from 2003–2007; the Co-Director of Dieu Donné Papermill from 2001–2003 and the Associate Director of UrbanGlass from 1996–2001.
His interests are multi-disciplinary. He has personally curated more than 30 exhibitions over the last decade dealing with visual art, outsider art, craft, design, architecture, poetry, music, and science. Littman is also an art critic and lecturer, an active essayist for museum and gallery catalogues, and has written articles for a wide range of United States–based and international art, fashion, and design magazines.
A native New Yorker, he was awarded a Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters from France in 2017, and was named curator of Frieze Sculpture at Rockefeller Center, NY, in 2019 and 2020. He received his B.A. in Philosophy from the University of California, San Diego.