My Life Long Dream is to Have a Retrospective at the Guggenheim in New York or Bilbao in my Life Time

Essay by Luke Foster

“Skin has become inadequate in interfacing with reality. Technology has become the body’s new membrane of existence.”

Nam Jun Paik

Nam Jun Paik’s TV Buddha

The only living artists I know of to have major retrospectives at the Guggenheim in New York were Joseph Beuys, Nam Jun Paik and Matthew Barney.

“I have a need to make these sorts of connections literal sometimes, and a vehicle often helps to do that. I have a relationship to car culture. It isn’t really about loving cars. It’s sort of about needing them.”

 Matthew Barney

I think my art is museum quality now after decades of plugging away at it. I have lost track of who I, have sent installations to but they include, the World Health Organisation, the Smith Family, the Obamas, Joe Biden, the CIA, ASIO, Anthony Albanese, Jacinda Ardern the Australian SAS, Sydney University Education Faculty, the Whitney, MOMA, the Guggenheim, Bill Gates, Pope Francis, the Dalai Lama and Xi Jinping, Adam Sandler and Bjork tomorrow. I also have sent both DVD and small brochures about my art to many galleries in Australia and abroad.

I think there is enough of my work out there for a big retrospective at the Guggenheim particularly in New York especially because I still think the whole of New York is in post-traumatic stress. So, it would heal New York.

“To make people free is the aim of art, therefore art for me is the science of freedom.”

Joseph Beuys

Joseph Beuys Pack Installation my favourite

It’s a shame that only male artists have only had retrospectives at the Guggenheim in New York. I hope there to be an equal number of talented female artists retrospective like Yayoi Kusama or the late Loise Bourgeois who had a great retrospective at the AGNSW building recently in Australia.

“I wanted to start a revolution, using art to build the sort of society I myself envisioned.”

Yayoi Kusama

The following is a few images of my installations: