Neil Goldberg's conceptual art focuses on the ephemeral and overlooked aspects of daily experience, both public and personal.

*Photo above: Neil Goldberg, Ten-and-a-Half Years of To-Dos, 2014, Single channel video installation with five channels of audio. Image Courtesy the artist.

July 18 - Oct 1, 2014

Anthology explores three aspects of the conceptual artist Neil Goldberg's ethos of incorporating life into art: video, photography and objects of the last 15 years. Anthology debuts Ten-and-a-Half Years of To-Dos (2014), a five-channel audio-visual installation.

Throughout his work, Neil Goldberg turns his gaze to the structure of time and the mechanisms of empathy within everyday encounters. Goldberg has made artworks with his parents as collaborators and with complete strangers he approaches on the street. At turns both public and deeply personal, Goldberg's video, photography, and performative interactions isolate moments that become meditative specimens of ordinary experience.

Artist Biography

Neil Goldberg has exhibited his video, photo and mixed media work in solo and group exhibitions since 1992 at venues including The Museum of Modern Art (permanent collection), New York, NY; The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY; The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT; The MIT List Visual Art Center, Cambridge, MA; The Jewish Museum, New York, NY; The Kitchen, New York, NY; The Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA; neue Gesellschaft für bildende Kunst (nGbK), Berlin, Germany; El Centro de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain; and the British Film Institute, London, England. In 2012 his work was the subject of a mid-career survey at the Museum of the City of New York, entitled Stories the City Tells Itself. In 2013 his video Surfacing appeared simultaneously on multiple digital signs in Times Square in New York City, sponsored by Times Square Arts. His work has been supported by fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, the Experimental Television Center, Harpo Foundation, CEC ArtsLink, Yaddo, and the MacDowell Colony. In 2013 Goldberg was appointed a critic at the Yale School of Art. He has served as a visiting artist at Cooper Union, The School of Visual Arts, Parsons/The New School, New York University, and Temple University, among others.

2014 Solo Series–Summer: Claire Harvey / Neil Goldberg

Artists Claire Harvey and Neil Goldberg hold our attention rapt on the small, ephemeral and seemingly ordinary aspects of daily reality, making observation fascinating.

Curated by Cora Fisher, SECCA Curator of Contemporary Art.

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