Nice, Musée d’Art Moderne et d’Art Contemporain (MAMAC)

Inspired by a fascination for film and contemporary media since his youth, New York artist Robert Longo has been creating powerful visual art works as society and cultural commentary for more than 30 years. Longo rose to fame in the 1980s with his seminal “Men in the Cities” series, a commentary on the solitude of city life, formed in graphite-like clay. “Bodyhammers” as well as “Black Flags” illustrate Longo’s critical stance on the foreign and domestic policies of the previous U.S. administration, particularly the power of large fuel conglomerates and the ubiquitous use of weapons within U.S. society.

Drawing remains Longo’s favorite form of expression, although the influence of his sculptural training is evident within other mediums of the artist’s repertoire, which include photography, performance art and video.

June 27 through November 29, 2009
Promenade des Arts
06364 Nice
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