Museum of the City of New York presents The Video Art and Photography of Neil Goldberg

The Museum of the City of New York presents Stories the City Tells Itself. The Video Art and Photography of Neil Goldberg, an exhibition on view through May 28, 2012.

Stories the City Tells Itself Subway Trapezoids, 2011-2012 Giclee print Courtesy of Neil Goldberg

Stories the City Tells Itself: The Video Art and Photography of Neil Goldberg is the first-ever exhibition of contemporary video art at the Museum of the City of New York. The exhibition presents nine video artworks and three photographic projects that capture the unexpected power and resonance of everyday moments in New York City. Goldberg stitches together images of people emerging from subway stations in Surfacing (2010-2011) and choosing what to eat in Salad Bar (2006), while Ten Minutes with X02180-A (2006) focuses on a single lilac bush in the Brooklyn Botanical Garden and the way passers-by interact with it. Photographic projects include Missing the Train (2002-2006), which captures a common disappointment in images that evoke oil paintings, Truck Drivers Elbows (2005), photographed while the artist was stopped at red lights on his bicycle, and Subway Trapezoids (2012), which celebrates the trapezoidal piece of sky framed at the top of the subway steps.

Goldberg’s videos and photographs direct the viewer’s attention to activities that are usually experienced only fleetingly. Taken together, they produce a sweeping, dynamic, and generous portrait of the city and its people.

Neil Goldberg (b. 1963) has exhibited his work internationally since 1992 at such institutions as the Museum of Modern Art, where it is part of the permanent collection, the New Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, among others. Goldberg is the recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts, and the Experimental Television Center.

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