75 Reasons to Live: Rudolf Frieling on Felix Gonzalez-Torres

Rudolf Frieling is curator of media arts here at SFMOMA. He’s talking about Felix Gonzalez-Torres‘s Untitled (Golden) (1995). The gold curtain just begs for a dramatic entrance and exit: compare Stephen Hartman’s—very different—talk on the same piece, coming up later today. Thanks Rudolf!


Remember the end of Manhattan, when Woody Allen asks himself what makes life worth living? Last January, during SFMOMA’s three day 75th anniversary celebration, 75 people from the Bay Area creative community gave extremely short talks—7.5 minutes or less!—on a single collection work of their choosing. Someone called it ‘manic splendor’—and it was. You can follow the 75 Reasons to Live talks as we post them by checking in here.

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  • The gold curtain is so pornographic. Like pornography, it is dramatic, looks cheap. There are enough strings of gold beads to make 39 skirts, I think. If you cut the strings of gold beads, you could make 1,957 skirts, maybe. That’s a lot of pornography. The Golden Gate Bridge has nice legs. Roni Horn looks sexy in short skirts.

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