Seeing Is Believing
Lee Miller and Friends
November 11–December 22, 2023
976 Madison Avenue, New York
Bauhaus Stairway Mural
September 9–December 22, 2023
555 West 24th Street, New York
A Foreigner Called Picasso
Curated by Annie Cohen-Solal and Vérane Tasseau
November 10, 2023–February 10, 2024
West 21st Street, New York
Impronte di luce / Empreintes de lumière
October 17–December 22, 2023
rue de Ponthieu, Paris
Gagosian Quarterly Winter 2023
The Winter 2023 issue of Gagosian Quarterly is now available, featuring Pablo Picasso’s Le miroir (1932) on its cover.
Larry Gagosian celebrates the unmatched life and legacy of Brice Marden.
Georg Baselitz and Richard Calvocoressi
In conjunction with the exhibition The Painter in His Bed, at Gagosian, New York, Georg Baselitz and Richard Calvocoressi discuss the motif of the stag in the artist’s newest paintings.
Officine Générale: Pierre Mahéo
In October 2023, Officine Générale, the Paris-based brand of elegantly crafted, understated menswear and womenswear, opened its newest store on Madison Avenue in New York. Pierre Mahéo, the brand’s founder and creative director, met with the Quarterly’s Wyatt Allgeier at this location to discuss the evolution and consistency of his process, the influence of modernists like Charlotte Perriand, and what’s next for the brand.
Jerome Rothenberg and Charles Bernstein
Gagosian and Beyond Baroque Literary | Arts Center hosted a conversation between poets Jerome Rothenberg and Charles Bernstein inside Anselm Kiefer’s exhibition Exodus at Gagosian at Marciano Art Foundation, Los Angeles. Rothenberg and Bernstein explored some of the themes that occupy Kiefer—Jewish mysticism, the poetry of Paul Celan, and the formulation of a global poetics in response to the Holocaust—in a discussion and readings of their poetry.
Lee Miller and Friends
The American Surrealist photographer Lee Miller is the subject of the exhibition Seeing Is Believing at Gagosian, New York. Here we present a conversation on the stewardship of Miller’s legacy, her photography and writing from the frontlines of war to the pages of Vogue, and the intertwined lives of her friends, lovers, and the many artists she knew.
A Foreigner Called Picasso
Cocurator of the exhibition A Foreigner Called Picasso, at Gagosian, New York, Annie Cohen-Solal writes about the genesis of the project, her commitment to the figure of the outsider, and Picasso’s enduring relevance to matters geopolitical and sociological.
This Is Hardcore: Pulp, and the Making of an Image
This year marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of This Is Hardcore, the sixth album by the band Pulp. A new book by Paul Burgess and Louise Colbourne celebrates the occasion by bringing together behind-the-scenes imagery and anecdotes from the creation of the album and its music videos. Author Young Kim reflects on the album’s impact, both musical and visual, on the late ’90s and speaks with the primary collaborators—Pulp lead singer Jarvis Cocker, art director Peter Saville, and artist John Currin—behind the iconic imagery.
The Road Opens: In Conversation with Okwui Okpokwasili
Multidisciplinary artist Okwui Okpokwasili’s new work adaku, part 1: the road opens is a continuation of her efforts to bring West African forms of dance, poetry, song, and theater into a contemporary framework. Catching up with Okpokwasili after the work’s premiere in Los Angeles this past spring, Rennie McDougall traces adaku’s artistic lineages ahead of its New York debut in the fall.
Louise Bonnet and Stefanie Hessler
Gagosian hosted a conversation between Louise Bonnet and Stefanie Hessler, director of Swiss Institute, New York, inside 30 Ghosts, the artist’s exhibition of new paintings at Gagosian, New York. The pair explores the work’s recurring themes—the cycles of life, continuity and the future, and death—and discuss how the conceptual and pictorial structures Bonnet borrows from seventeenth-century Dutch still-life painting converge to form a metaphor for hard labor, basic animal urges, and the things we often try, but fail, to hide.
A Horse, of Course
Alix Browne considers the enduring presence of horses in the contemporary imagination.
Kiss Me, Stupid
Carlos Valladares mines the history of the romantic comedy and proposes an expanded canon for the genre.
Opening reception: Tuesday, December 5, 5–8pm
December 5–10, 2023
Miami Design District, 35 NE 40th Street, Miami
Gagosian is pleased to announce Forms, the eighth annual thematic group exhibition presented jointly by Gagosian and Jeffrey Deitch during Art Basel Miami Beach. The dominant narrative of modern art has focused largely on a swing between the stylistic oppositions of figuration and abstraction. Forms explores alternatives to these paired categories through works that investigate how objects might function as surrogates for human reality, or that refer to objects indirectly through abstracted visual language. Playing on the ambiguities of its title, the art in Forms exists somewhere between a nonrepresentational formalism and a realism of forms, proposing different models for communicating the physical and symbolic complexities of the body.
Wednesday, January 24, 2024, 7:30pm
Sarabande Foundation, London
Rachel Whiteread will be in conversation with Tim Marlow, director of the Design Museum, London, for the next installment in the series of INSPIRED talks organized by the Sarabande Foundation. The pair will discuss Whiteread’s recent and current projects and delve into the twists and turns of her creative career to date—from concept to form, and everything in between. Using industrial materials such as plaster, concrete, resin, rubber, and metal to cast everyday objects and architectural elements, Whiteread’s sculptural works are instantly recognizable as evocative interrogations of negative space, from the domestic to the monumental.
This event was originally scheduled for Wednesday, December 6, 2023.
Rachel Whiteread, Untitled (Azure Blue), 2021–22 © Rachel Whiteread. Photo: Thomas Lannes
My Harry: Magick and Mysticism
Carol Bove, Raymond Foye, Andrew Lampert, Charles Stein
Friday, December 8, 2023, 5:30–9pm
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
“Magick and Mysticism” is the first night of My Harry, a three-day gathering celebrating the eclectic life and serpentine pursuits of Harry Smith. Featuring Carol Bove, Raymond Foye, Andrew Lampert, and Charles Stein, this evening is devoted to talks and conversations about Smith’s interest in and artistic explorations of spiritual and occult practices alongside listening sessions and screenings.
Harry Smith, Untitled (Zodiacal hexagramscratchboard), c. 1952 © Harry Smith
Jordan Wolfson and Russell Storer
Saturday, December 9, 2023, 2pm
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Jordan Wolfson will be in conversation with National Gallery of Australia’s head curator, Russell Storer, to celebrate the world premiere of Wolfson’s new robotic work, Body Sculpture (2017–23), a recent major acquisition by the gallery. Together they will trace the development of the work over the past six years, from the artist’s original vision to the various collaborations and cutting-edge technologies required to realize it. The event will also be livestreamed and is free to attend online with registration.
Jordan Wolfson at the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, 2023. Photo: National Gallery of Australia
Nan Goldin in
Purple Haze: Art and Drugs across the Americas
Through December 10, 2023
Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, State University of New York, New Paltz
Purple Haze: Art and Drugs across the Americas explores the representation of drugs in the media and public imagination. The exhibition brings together works from the 1960s to the present by more than twenty international artists, as well as a selection of pre-Hispanic objects associated with drug use. Work by Nan Goldin is included.
Nan Goldin, Memory Lost, 2020 © Nan Goldin
Opening this Week
THE TIGHTER THEY’RE WOUND, THE HARDER THEY UNRAVEL
December 15, 2023–April 7, 2024
Aspen Art Museum, Colorado
Curated by Urs Fischer and developed in collaboration with Dia Art Foundation, New York, THE TIGHTER THEY’RE WOUND, THE HARDER THEY UNRAVEL is the first institutional survey in the United States devoted to John Chamberlain in over a decade. Spanning three floors of the museum and arranged in an evocative, cross-temporal mise-en-scène, the exhibition embraces Chamberlain’s love of discovery and intuitive approach to scale, fit, and attachment.
John Chamberlain with his raw materials at Stanley Marsh 3’s ranch Toad Hall, Amarillo, Texas, 1972. Photo: Leo Castelli Gallery records, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
Closing this Week
Sterling Ruby in
Un patrimoine méconnu. Tableaux du diocèse de Paris du XVe au XXe siècle
Through December 16, 2023
Collège des Bernardins, Paris
This exhibition, whose title translates to A Little-Known Heritage: Paintings from the Diocese of Paris from the Fifteenth to the Twentieth Centuries, places fourteen rarely seen paintings from the collection of the diocese in dialogue with a work by Sterling Ruby. Ruby’s ceramic sculpture Basin Theology/BRAVAMAX (2014) alludes to the rich Christian symbolism of the basin as a purifying vessel. Made by fusing discarded clay shards into a new form, the work engages the paintings’ sacred themes.
Installation view, Un patrimoine méconnu. Tableaux du diocèse de Paris du XVe au XXe siècle, Collège des Bernardins, Paris, October 18–December 16, 2023. Artwork © Sterling Ruby. Photo: Thomas Lannes
Closing this Week
Through December 17, 2023
Friedrichs Foundation, Weidingen, Germany
Albert Oehlen has produced an expansive installation that playfully integrates twelve paintings into the Friedrichs Foundation’s exhibition hall. He creates overtly fragmented images in which traces, stimuli, and afterimages of reality flash across the canvases, causing a sense of disorientation. This approach has afforded Oehlen an exceptional degree of freedom, as with each new image, he updates and renews the possibilities and impossibilities of painting.
Installation view, Albert Oehlen, Friedrichs Foundation, Weidingen, Germany, August 27–December 17, 2023. Artwork © Albert Oehlen. Photo: Günzel | Rademacher