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In Support of Change

Following the lead of our neighbor Gladstone Gallery and in solidarity with all those fighting against police brutality and racial injustice, Metro Pictures will match one hundred $100 donations to the following organizations:

Black Lives Matter blacklivesmatter.com
Reclaim The Block reclaimtheblock.org
Equal Justice Initiative eji.org
The Bail Project bailproject.org
NAACP Legal Defense Fund naacpldf.org
Know Your Rights Camp knowyourrightscamp.com
Communities United for Police Reform changethenypd.org

We also welcome donations to other vetted funds / collectives / organizations. Please send your receipts to us at gallery@metropictures.com.

Online Exhibitions

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Gary Simmons
Screaming into the Ether 

Simmons's latest exhibition was scheduled to open at the gallery on Thursday, March 26. It is now on view exclusively in our online viewing room. The work in the show expands the artist’s decades-long examination into the propagation of racial stereotypes through American media and its devastating effects on how people of color perceive themselves and are perceived by others.

Robert Longo
After Titian

Discover the story behind this iconic Robert Longo work, Untitled (X-Ray of Venus with a Mirror, 1555, After Titian), in our new online viewing room. Part of a series based on x-rays of famous artworks sourced from international museum conservation departments, this particular drawing depicts the x-ray of the famed titular Titian painting housed at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.

Olaf Breuning
Out of Balance

This selection of colorful new woodcut landscapes and carved stone sculptures by Olaf Breuning draws on the natural world to consider the pressing environmental concerns we face today.

Shelter in Place
Organized by Metro Pictures's Ryan Muller, this online exhibition explores how artists have envisioned new possibilities for architecture. It includes work by Cui Jie, René Daniëls, Mike Kelley, Martin Kippenberger, David Maljkovic, John Miller, Trevor Paglen, Jim Shaw, Gary Simmons, Sara VanDerBeek, and B. Wurtz.

Dog Days
This exhibition brings together a selection of works that draw on man’s best friend for inspiration. It includes work by Nina Beier, Jack Goldstein, Camille Henrot, Mike Kelley, Martin Kippenberger, Oliver Laric, John Miller, Paulina Olowska, Jim Shaw, and Cindy Sherman.

"'Armageddon'"
Oliver Laric, Louise Lawler, Sara VanDerBeek

Organized by Metro Pictures director Alexander Ferrando, this online exhibition brings together the work of three artists who incorporate historical sculpture into their practices. Read about the exhibition in the New York Times.

Metro Pictures Online Film Festival

The gallery is presenting a different artist's film or series of shorts each weekend to stream online from Friday at noon until Sunday at midnight (EST) on our Vimeo page.

Metro Pictures is presenting a different artist's film or series of shorts each weekend to stream online from Friday at noon until Sunday at midnight (Eastern Time).

Other Forthcoming Screenings:

June 5-7: Judith Hopf - Recent Short Films (2013-18)
June 12-14: Robert Longo - Icarus Rising (2019)
June 19-21: Bas Jan Ader - Falling Films (1970-71)
June 26-28: Alexandre Singh - The Humans (2013 Performance)
July 3-5: Gretchen Bender - Reality Fever (1983)

Artist Livestreams

Olaf Breuning
Breuning and and Gianni Jetzer – Curator-at-Large at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C. – discussed Breuning's online exhibition Out of Balance on Instagram Live on May 20, 2020. Click here to watch the conversation.

Judith Hopf
Click here to watch a conversation between Judith Hopf and Metro Pictures director Allison Card from April 29, 2020 on Instagram Live.

Gary Simmons
Simmons and curator Helen Molesworth discussed Simmons's exhibition Screaming into the Ether on Instagram Live on April 17, 2020. Click here to watch the conversation.

Simmons also spoke with curator Heidi Zuckerman for an episode of her Conversations about Art podcast. Click here to listen to the discussion.

Sara VanDerBeek
Click here to watch a conversation between Sara VanDerBeek and queer/feminist writer, curator, poet, and art historian William J. Simmons from May 14, 2020 on Instagram Live.

Activities for Home

Download Louise Lawler's Tracings to Color at Home
Louise Lawler has made 12 tracings – black-and-white line versions of her photographs produced with artist and children’s book illustrator Jon Buller – available for children and adults of all ages to print and use as coloring sheets. To access the project, please visit MoMA.org/magazine.

Paulina Olowska's Paper-Doll Clothes
T Magazine asked Paulina Olowska and a group of illustrators, artists, and designers to create paper-doll outfits. To see them all and download the project, visit NYTimes.com.

Artist Spotify Playlists

Click here to listen to playlists by Olaf Breuning, André Butzer, Robert Longo, John Miller, Gary Simmons, Alexandre Singh, and B. Wurtz on Spotify. Every Monday, Metro Pictures will be sharing a new playlist made by one of our artists.

Mask Crusaders

Mask Crusaders is a platform where artists, institutions, workshops, laborers, and others are able to donate their personal protective equipment (PPE) to frontline workers fighting the COVID-19 crisis. To donate PPE, receive PPE, volunteer, or create a new network of the platform in your area, please click here.

Catherine Sullivan Awarded Guggenheim Fellowship

Congratulations to Catherine Sullivan on receiving a 2020 Guggenheim Fellowship for Film! For more information on the award, please visit gf.org.

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