DEBUTING FRIDAY, MARCH 7 AT 462 WEST BROADWAY IN NEW YORK, “FOUNTAINS OF THE DEEP: VISIONS OF NOAH AND THE FLOOD” WILL FEATURE ORIGINAL WORKS OF MORE THAN 50 CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS
THIS EXHIBIT IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AND WILL RUN FROM
MARCH 7 – MARCH 29
“Sea New York” (2013), by Peter Kuper
New York, NY (February 18, 2014) – Oscar-nominated filmmaker Darren Aronofsky presents an exhibition of contemporary artwork inspired by the biblical saga of Noah and the Ark. “Fountains of the Deep: Visions of Noah and the Flood” complements the release of Aronofsky's highly-anticipated upcoming film “NOAH.” The exhibition opens at 462 West Broadway in New York on Friday March 7, 2014 and will run through Saturday, March 29, 2014.
The exhibition includes work from 50 internationally-recognized artists, from celebrated contemporary artists Ugo Rondinone, Sue Williams, Karen Kilimnik, Mike Nelson, and Nan Goldin to comic book legends like Jim Lee, Jim Woodring and Simon Bisley, a leading contributor to Heavy Metal magazine and graffiti duo Faile. Of special note is the work of the now-deceased Reverend Howard Finster, a folk iconoclast who created album covers for the Talking Heads and R.E.M.
Each artist was handpicked by Aronofsky, who asked many to create original pieces in their own medium, in the same way that he approached the story of Noah: by exploring the evocative and timeless themes found in the Book of Genesis.
“While writing the script for NOAH, I wondered how my favorite artists would interpret the iconic text. So I decided to ask a few of them to return to Genesis and create an image of their own,” said Aronofsky. “This exhibit is the collection of their work: in painting, in drawing, in photography, in sculpture and in music."
The exhibition is a collaboration with Dominic Teja Sidhu, an independent curator and creative director focused on media as a platform for curatorial practice, whose work encompasses contemporary art, cinema and fashion imagery. Sidhu curated a series of works by Rudolf Stingel, Vija Celmins, Nick Mauss, and others that appear in a fictive character state within the scenes of Aronofsky’s film “BLACK SWAN.” In March of 2011, he curated the exhibition “Black Swan” at Regen Projects with works by Ugo Rondinone, Karen Kilimnik, Katharina Fritsch, Anish Kapoor, Richard Prince, and Christopher Wool, to name a few.
“NOAH,” from Paramount Pictures and Regency Enterprises, stars Academy Award®-winner Russell Crowe in the title role in the film inspired by the epic story of courage, sacrifice and hope. Directed by visionary filmmaker Darren Aronofsky. Jennifer Connelly, Ray Winstone, Emma Watson, Anthony Hopkins and Logan Lerman also star. The film was written by Darren Aronofsky & Ari Handel and produced by Scott Franklin, Darren Aronofsky, Mary Parent and Arnon Milchan. The film will open nationwide on March 28, 2014.
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MARCH 7 - MARCH 29
|LOCATION:||462 WEST BROADWAY
NEW YORK, NY 10012