Neil Goldberg: Other People's Prescriptions
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Over the past 25 years, New York-based artist Neil Goldberg has created videos, photographs, mixed-media works and performance pieces on the subjects of embodiment, sensing, mortality and the everyday. For this new series – and Goldberg’s first published monograph – the artist photographed a number of bespectacled New Yorkers from behind in order to afford viewers a glimpse of the city through their corrective lenses. Other People’s Prescriptions traffics in the congenial voyeurism that informs so much of Goldberg’s practice. Whether his (often unwitting) subjects are perusing the contents of a bodega’s salad bar, emerging from a subway, carrying groceries, or checking an email on their iPhone through bifocals, Goldberg manages, through his trademark combination of conceptual rigor and deep empathy, to celebrate their humanity while encouraging us to recognise our own. The book includes a text by Pulitzer Prize–winning author Louis Menand (The Metaphysical Club).
ISBN 9780989911764. Esopus Books.