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Michael Craig-Martin at his London studio, 2019

Behind the Art
Michael Craig-Martin: Ordinariness

Join Michael Craig-Martin at his London studio as he speaks about his working methods, his interest in the ordinary, and his abiding concern for the sculptural.

Gagosian Quarterly Summer 2019

Now available
Gagosian Quarterly Summer 2019

The Summer 2019 issue of Gagosian Quarterly is now available, featuring a detail from Afrylic by Ellen Gallagher on its cover.

Rachel Feinstein working at the Porzellan Manufaktur Nymphenburg, Munich, 2019.

Rachel Feinstein at Chatsworth

A new sculpture by Rachel Feinstein has been unveiled on the grounds of Chatsworth, the celebrated Derbyshire estate, where Feinstein recently spent time as Gucci’s inaugural artist in residence. Alice Godwin tells the story of how it came to be.

Nina Simone at the Globe Jazz festival at Symphony Hall, Boston, March 20, 1986.

Nina Simone, Our National Treasure

Text by Salamishah Tillet.

Helen Frankenthaler in gondola with various friends, Venice, June 1966

Pittura/Panorama: Paintings by Helen Frankenthaler, 1952–1992

Pittura/Panorama: Paintings by Helen Frankenthaler, 1952–1992 marks the first time that Frankenthaler’s paintings have been exhibited in Venice since her inclusion in the 1966 Biennale as part of the US Pavilion. This video, including interviews with the show’s curator, John Elderfield; the chairman of the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Clifford Ross; and the Foundation’s executive director, Elizabeth Smith, provides viewers with an in-depth look at the fourteen paintings included in the exhibition.

Left: Sally Mann, Self-Portrait, 1974; right: Jenny Saville in her studio, c. 1990s.

Sally Mann and Jenny Saville

The two artists discuss being drawn to difficult subjects, the effects of motherhood on their practice, embracing chance, and their shared adoration of Cy Twombly.

Installation view of the exhibition Henry Moore at Houghton Hall: Nature and Inspiration.

Nature and Inspiration: Henry Moore at Houghton Hall

Sebastiano Barassi reflects on the centrality of nature in the work of Henry Moore—as form, material, inspiration, and site.

Thelma Golden and David Adjaye.

The Studio Museum in Harlem

Established in 1968, the Studio Museum in Harlem has served as a crucial institution in the development, presentation, and promotion of artists of African descent. With the museum now preparing for the construction of a new home, Gagosian’s Mark Francis spoke with Thelma Golden, director and chief curator, and Sir David Adjaye OBE, the project’s principal architect, about the building plans and the centrality of artists in their collaboration.

Glenstone Museum.

Intimate Grandeur: Glenstone Museum

Paul Goldberger tracks the evolution of Mitchell and Emily Rales’s Glenstone Museum in Potomac, Maryland. Set amid 230 acres of pristine landscape and housing a world-class collection of modern and contemporary art, this graceful complex of pavilions, designed by architects Thomas Phifer and Partners, opened to the public in the fall of 2018.

Edmund de Waal: psalm

Edmund de Waal: psalm

The artist speaks about his two-part exhibition psalm, on view in Venice. He describes its connection to the history of the city and to notions of exile, and the profound cultural wealth that comes from migration.

The artist Setsuko in Paris

Behind the Art
Setsuko: Into the Trees

Setsuko takes Jean-Olivier Després on a tour of her exhibition of terra-cotta and enameled ceramics in Paris, explaining her passion for trees and describing her approach to painting.

Billy Martin.

Digital Pompeii

Guitarist and legendary composer Marc Ribot and acclaimed percussionist Billy Martin speak with Brett Littman, the director of the Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum, about how they met, New York in the 1980s, and the way the visual arts have informed their music.

Adriana Varejão, Rome Meat Ruin, 2016 © Adriana Varejão. Photo: Vicente de Mello

In Conversation

Adriana Varejão
Adriano Pedrosa

Saturday, August 24, 2019, 12pm
Museo Tamayo, Mexico City
museotamayo.org

On the occasion of the opening of her exhibition Otros cuerpos detrás at the Museo Tamayo, Mexico City, Adriana Varejão will speak with the show’s curator Adriano Pedrosa. The pair will discuss the evolution of the artist’s practice and her emphasis on a historical revision of colonialism in Brazil. To attend the free event, register with Museo Tamayo.

Adriana Varejão, Rome Meat Ruin, 2016 © Adriana Varejão. Photo: Vicente de Mello

Gagosian’s presentation at the FT Weekend Festival 2018

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FT Weekend Festival 2019

Saturday, September 7, 2019, 10am–8pm
Kenwood House, London
www.ftweekendfestival.com

Gagosian is partnering to host the Arts Stage at this year’s FT Weekend Festival in London, a one-day event where leading experts and commentators discuss arts, music, literature, food, business, and technology. Recent Gagosian Quarterly films will be screened between sessions on the stage throughout the day, while Gagosian publications will also be presented.

As part of the program, Edmund de Waal will be in conversation with Lucia van der Post on the poetry of pots. Other speakers include Skye Gyngell, Neil MacGregor, Edna O’Brien, Vanessa Redgrave, and Simon Schama. To attend the event, purchase tickets at www.ftweekendfestival.com.

Gagosian’s presentation at the FT Weekend Festival 2018

Nathaniel Mary Quinn, How Come Not Me, 2019 © Nathaniel Mary Quinn

Tour

Nathaniel Mary Quinn
Hollow and Cut

Saturday, September 14, 2019, 1pm
Gagosian, Beverly Hills

Gagosian director Ashley Stewart will lead a tour of the exhibition Nathaniel Mary Quinn: Hollow and Cut at Gagosian, Beverly Hills. The show features new composite portraits by the artist that explore the relationship between perception and memory. The paintings and works on paper probe deeply embedded experiences and emotions that are not often discussed in public by illuminating the subconscious aspects of the human psyche. To attend the free event, RSVP to bhtours@gagosian.com. Space is limited.

Nathaniel Mary Quinn, How Come Not Me, 2019 © Nathaniel Mary Quinn

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Museum Exhibitions

Douglas Gordon, Monster, 1996–97 © Studio lost but found/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2019

Opening this Week

Mask
In Present-Day Art

September 1, 2019–January 5, 2020
Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau, Switzerland
www.aargauerkunsthaus.ch

This exhibition explores how the subject of the mask is being addressed in contemporary art. Interest in masks among contemporary artists focuses not just on the mask as an object but also, and in particular, on its social, cultural, and political implications. Work by Theaster Gates, Douglas Gordon, and Cindy Sherman is included.

Douglas Gordon, Monster, 1996–97 © Studio lost but found/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2019

Albert Oehlen, Untitled, 1992–2005, Collection Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris © Albert Oehlen. Photo © Primae/David Bordes

Closing this Week

Albert Oehlen in
La Collection de la Fondation: Le parti de la peinture

Through August 26, 2019
Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris
www.fondationlouisvuitton.fr

Seventy-five paintings by twenty-three international artists from the Fondation Louis Vuitton’s collection, dating from the 1960s to today, are on view. Work by Albert Oehlen is included.

Albert Oehlen, Untitled, 1992–2005, Collection Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris © Albert Oehlen. Photo © Primae/David Bordes

Installation view, Alex Israel, MAMO–Marseille Modulor, France, June 8–August 31, 2019. Artwork © Alex Israel

Closing this Week

Alex Israel

Through August 31, 2019
MAMO–Marseille Modulor, France
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Alex Israel at MAMO occupies the rooftop deck and former gymnasium of Le Corbusier’s iconic Cité Radieuse. Inspired by Marseille’s gritty history and the architect’s use of concrete, Alex Israel has reimagined the building as Gotham City, and as a temporary home for two new works appropriated from Tim Burton’s Batman (1989). Continuing the artist’s ongoing exploration of rented film props as readymade sculpture, the Batmobile serves as the centerpiece of an installation with smoke, light, and sound, while the Bat-Signal, projected high above the city, activates the night sky throughout the summer.

Installation view, Alex Israel, MAMO–Marseille Modulor, France, June 8–August 31, 2019. Artwork © Alex Israel

Chris Burden, TV Hijack, 1972 © 2019 Chris Burden/Licensed by the Chris Burden Estate and Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Gary Beydler

Closing this Week

Chris Burden in
Closer Look: Intimate-Scale Sculpture from the Permanent Collection

Through September 1, 2019
Orange County Museum of Art, Santa Ana, California
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This exhibition provides a focused look at small sculpture in OCMA’s permanent collection. Selected for their innovative materials and playfulness in scale and function, the artworks in Closer Look are intended to be viewed at a close distance, providing the viewer with intimate moments in which to make slow and careful observations about content and construction. Work by Chris Burden is included.

Chris Burden, TV Hijack, 1972 © 2019 Chris Burden/Licensed by the Chris Burden Estate and Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Gary Beydler

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