January 10–February 22, 2020
980 Madison Avenue, New York
Extended through February 15, 2020
November 8, 2019–February 15, 2020
976 Madison Avenue, New York
January 10–February 15, 2020
Park & 75, New York
September 17, 2019–February 1, 2020
West 21st Street, New York
The Mysteries of Château du Dé
January 14–February 29, 2020
Always On My Mind
January 16–March 14, 2020
Grosvenor Hill, London
Live in Your Head
Richard Artschwager’s Cabinet of Curiosities
January 17–March 7, 2020
Davies Street, London
Blanc sur Blanc
January 16–March 7, 2020
LES NOIRS DU BLANC, LES BLANCS DU NOIR
October 13, 2019–March 14, 2020
January 18–March 21, 2020
November 26, 2019–February 29, 2020
Giuseppe Penone at Fort Mason
A yearlong outdoor installation by Giuseppe Penone in San Francisco’s historic Fort Mason features two life-size bronze sculptures cast from fallen trees. The project continues the artist’s long investigation of the perpetual give-and-take between humans and nature. In this video, Penone discusses what drew him to this landscape and the concepts behind the installation.
Gagosian Quarterly Winter 2019
The Winter 2019 issue of Gagosian Quarterly is now available, featuring a selection from Christopher Wool’s Westtexaspsychosculpture series on its cover.
Tatiana Trouvé: In Time
In upstate New York, Jenny Jaskey discovers Tatiana Trouvé’s Between sky and earth. Begun in 2012, this multifaceted installation exists as a crucial nexus in the artist’s career, both a result of her ongoing practice and a generative source for continuing investigations.
Edmund de Waal and Sally Mann
Sally Mann joins Edmund de Waal onstage at the Frick Collection in New York to converse about art, writing, and the importance of place in their respective bodies of work.
Theaster Gates: Amalgam
Theaster Gates’s exhibition Amalgam explores the social histories of migration and interracial relations by highlighting the specific history of the Maine island of Malaga. Here, William Whitney considers the exhibition in relation to Gates’s ongoing art practices and social commitments.
Casa Malaparte: A House Like Ourselves
Wyatt Allgeier explores the legacy of Curzio Malaparte and corresponds with the avant-garde author’s youngest descendant, Tommaso Rositani Suckert, on the subject of his decision to reproduce select pieces of furniture from the iconic Casa Malaparte in Capri, Italy.
Giuseppe Penone: Foglie di bronzo / Leaves of Bronze
Gagosian director Pepi Marchetti Franchi speaks about Giuseppe Penone’s recent exhibition in San Francisco, detailing the various works and their relationships to the artist’s long-standing sculptural practice.
The artist discusses her life and work with Alan Yentob.
Work in Progress
The artist tells Negar Azimi about her interest in the monstrous, the influence of science fiction on her practice, and her recent rooftop commission at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
Edmund de Waal and Jan Dalley
At the FT Weekend Festival 2019 in London, Edmund de Waal sat down for a conversation with Financial Times arts editor Jan Dalley. They spoke about the relationship between words and sculpture in his practice, and about two recent projects: the two-part exhibition psalm, in Venice, and Elective Affinities, at the Frick Collection, New York.
Discovering Dora Maar
Brigitte Benkemoun’s book Je suis le carnet de Dora Maar takes a novel approach to the art of biography. For the Quarterly, Benkemoun recounts her discovery of a mysterious Hermès address book, the subsequent realization of its genius former owner, and her journey to learn more about the life, friends, and art of Dora Maar.
Mansplaining: Figuring Masculinity in the Age of #MeToo
In light of recent developments around the definition of masculinity in American culture, Alison M. Gingeras, the curator of John Currin: My Life as a Man at Dallas Contemporary looks closely at the artist’s depictions of male subjects.
The Films and Videos of Richard Serra
January 27–February 9, 2020
Harvard Film Archive, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Over four evenings, Harvard Film Archive will screen Richard Serra’s films and videos, drawn from the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Anthology Film Archives; and Joan Jonas. Benjamin Buchloh will introduce the screening on Monday, January 27. To attend the event, purchase tickets at the box office. The box office opens forty-five minutes prior to the screening time.
Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 6pm
Gagosian, Hong Kong
Join Gagosian for a tour of John Currin’s first solo exhibition in Asia, currently on view at Gagosian, Hong Kong. The exhibition presents a new series of portraits by Currin featuring his most beloved subject: women. Gagosian director Nick Simunovic will examine the genre of female portraiture in Currin’s oeuvre and explore how the artist channels his prodigious painterly skills into idealized yet perverse images that both charm and challenge. To attend the free event, RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. Space is limited.
John Currin, Shelley, 2019 © John Currin. Photo: Rob McKeever
Collecting in the Digital Age
Alexander Forbes, Ken Maxwell, Andrew McClintock, Sarah Wendell Sherrill
Thursday, January 16, 2020, 4:30pm
Fort Mason Festival Pavilion, San Francisco
The last decade has seen the emergence of many new digital tools for engaging with art online. These range from sales platforms for galleries, collectors, and auction houses to art-specific systems for managing inventory, logistics, and client relations. Artsy’s Alexander Forbes, Gagosian’s Ken Maxwell, and Lobus’s Sarah Wendell Sherrill will discuss their experiences navigating this terrain. The talk, presented as part of FOG Design+Art 2020, will be moderated by Andrew McClintock. The event is free with fair admission.
Left to right, top to bottom: Alexander Forbes, Ken Maxwell, Andrew McClintock, and Sarah Wendell Sherrill
Adriana Varejão, Bernardo José de Souza, Sofía Hernández Chong Cuy
Tuesday, January 21, 2020, 6–7pm
Witte de With, Rotterdam, Netherlands
On the occasion of the group show An exhibition with works by . . . at Witte de With in Rotterdam, Adriana Varejão will share personal perspectives on her work in the show and discuss the exhibition’s themes of historical conquest and the transformation of cultural identity. She will be joined by guest curator Bernardo José de Souza, and Witte de With director Sofía Hernández Chong Cuy. The event is free to attend.
Adriana Varejão, Paraty, 2011 © Adriana Varejão. Photo: Vicente de Mello
Bacon en toutes lettres
Through January 20, 2020
Centre Pompidou, Paris
This exhibition presents paintings from Francis Bacon’s 1971 Grand Palais retrospective alongside his last works, made in 1992. The show aims to explore the unprecedented influence of literature on his work.
Francis Bacon, Oedipus and the Sphinx after Ingres, 1983, Museu Coleção Berardo, Lisbon © The Estate of Francis Bacon/All rights reserved/ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2019. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates Ltd.
The Foundation of the Museum
Through January 20, 2020
Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Los Angeles
To mark the museum’s fortieth anniversary, this exhibition presents a selected topography of artworks that speak to the diversity of MOCA’s collecting over the past four decades. With special emphasis on works associated with the museum’s remarkable history of exhibitions, The Foundation of the Museum: MOCA’s Collection shows the institution’s holdings as shaped by a changing landscape of developments in contemporary art and curatorial focus, as well by as the social and cultural backdrops that inform them. Work by Chris Burden, Mike Kelley, Bruce Nauman, Albert Oehlen, Nancy Rubins, and Ed Ruscha is included.
Chris Burden, Exposing the Foundation of the Museum, 1986 © 2019 Chris Burden/Licensed by the Chris Burden Estate and Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Squidds and Nunns
Opening this Week
Jenny Saville in
Portraying Pregnancy: From Holbein to Social Media
January 24–April 26, 2020
Foundling Museum, London
Through paintings, prints, photographs, objects, and clothing from the fifteenth century to the present day, this show aims to explore the different ways in which pregnancy was, or was not, represented in art and society; how shifting social attitudes have impacted depictions of pregnant women; how the possibility of death in childbirth brought additional tension to such representations; and how more recent images, which often reflect increased female agency and empowerment, still remain highly charged. Work by Jenny Saville is included.
Jenny Saville, Electra, 2012–19 © Jenny Saville. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates
Closing this Week
Helen Frankenthaler in
Sparkling Amazons: Abstract Expressionist Women of the 9th St. Show
Through January 26, 2020
Katonah Museum of Art, New York
Sparkling Amazons presents the often-overlooked contribution by women artists to the Abstract Expressionist movement and the significant role they played as bold innovators within the New York School during the 1940s and ’50s. Through the presentation of some thirty works of art alongside documentary photography, the exhibition captures an important moment in the history of Abstract Expressionism. Work by Helen Frankenthaler is included.
Helen Frankenthaler, Mount Sinai, 1956, Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, State University of New York © 2019 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York