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Future History: Takashi Murakami and Virgil Abloh

Future History: Takashi Murakami and Virgil Abloh

Following their artistic collaboration in London, Takashi Murakami and Virgil Abloh, the recently appointed Louis Vuitton menswear designer, spoke with Derek Blasberg about how they met, their admiration for one another, and the power of collaboration to educate and impassion new audiences.

Gagosian Quarterly Fall 2018

Now available
Gagosian Quarterly Fall 2018

The Fall 2018 Gagosian Quarterly issue is now available, featuring Memory Quilt for a Large Ball by Nate Lowman on its cover.

Harmony Korine: BLOCKBUSTER

Harmony Korine: BLOCKBUSTER

The artist discusses his latest exhibition in New York with the Gagosian Quarterly, telling the story behind the works and their connection to his larger practice.

Unreal Americans

Unreal Americans

Benjamin Nugent reflects on questions of verisimilitude and American life in the group exhibition I Don’t Like Fiction, I Like History at Gagosian, Beverly Hills.

one way or other

one way or other

Edmund de Waal discusses his exhibition one way or other at the Schindler House in West Hollywood, CA.

Who is choreographing whom?

Who is choreographing whom?

PLAY, currently on view at Gagosian on West 21st Street in New York, is a work by Urs Fischer in which nine office chairs move through the gallery and interact with visitors. Artist and choreographer Madeline Hollander worked with Fischer and a team of programmers and animators to create various gestures, movements, and behavior sequences for the chairs. Gagosian’s Angela Brown sat down to talk with Hollander about this process.

Helen and High Water

Helen and High Water

John Elderfield shares part of his lecture, prepared on the occasion of the exhibition Abstract Climates: Helen Frankenthaler in Provincetown. 

The Parameters of Perception

The Parameters of Perception

Michael Craig-Martin and Jeffrey Sturges in conversation on Tom Wessselmann’s Standing Still Lifes. 

Jenny Saville Ancestors

Jenny Saville Ancestors

In this video, Jenny Saville speaks about Ancestors and her new works currently on view at Gagosian, West 21st Street, New York.

Edmund de Waal: white island

Edmund de Waal: white island

Edmund de Waal considers Ibiza, Walter Benjamin, and the “aura of things” in a text entitled white island, written to accompany his first exhibition in Spain at the Museu d’Art Contemporani d’Eivissa, Ibiza.

Brice Marden: Four Quartets

Brice Marden: Four Quartets

Four paintings by Brice Marden have been incorporated into a new dance commission based on T. S. Eliot’s Four Quartets, with choreography by Pam Tanowitz, and music by Kaija Saariaho. The performance will premiere on July 6, 2018 at the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard as part of the SummerScape Festival. Gideon Lester, the Fisher Center’s artistic director for theater and dance, spoke with Marden about the canvases that form the set design.

Anselm Kiefer: Uraeus

Anselm Kiefer: Uraeus

Taking viewers behind the scenes during the installation of Anselm Kiefer’s Uraeus at Channel Gardens, Rockefeller Center®, New York, this video features interviews with Kiefer, Robin Vousden, Nicholas Baume, and Richard Calvocoressi. The speakers detail the conception, installation, and symbolism of this monumental, public sculpture.

Nam June Paik, Global Groove, 1973 (still) © Nam June Paik Estate, courtesy Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI), New York

Screening

Videocittà
Nam June Paik

Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo, Rome
Saturday, October 20, 2018, 11am–10pm
www.maxxi.art

The first day of Videocittà, a small video art film festival at MAXXI, will be dedicated to Nam June Paik with screenings of his films Global Groove (1973) and Bye Bye Kipling (1986). To attend the event, purchase tickets at www.maxxi.art.

Nam June Paik, Global Groove, 1973 (still) © Nam June Paik Estate, courtesy Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI), New York

Artwork © Estate of Yves Klein/ADAGP, Paris/ARS, New York 2018

Shop Takeover

Yves Klein
By the Book

October 12–December 22, 2018
Hours: Tuesday–Saturday, 11am–7pm
Gagosian Shop, Paris
gagosianshop.com

As a tribute to Yves Klein to celebrate what would have been his ninetieth birthday, Gagosian Shop, Paris, presents Yves Klein: By the Book. The shop takeover will include rare books and ephemera. In various ways these printed works, such as Dimanche 27 novembre 1960 “Le journal d’un seul jour” (1960) and Les Fondements du Judo (1954), helped Klein to articulate his ideas to a broader audience. Significant new and out-of-print monographs and exhibition catalogues will also be available. For inquiries about available publications please contact rarebooks@gagosian.com or shop.paris@gagosian.com.

Artwork © Estate of Yves Klein/ADAGP, Paris/ARS, New York 2018

Vera Lutter, Rodin Garden, V: February 28, 2017, 2017 © Vera Lutter

Talk

Museum Pictures
Vera Lutter at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 1pm
Cerritos College, Norwalk, California
www.cerritos.edu

Jennifer King, the associate curator of contemporary projects at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, will speak about Vera Lutter’s ongoing residency at LACMA and the artist’s forthcoming exhibition at the museum in 2020. Since January 2017, Lutter has been documenting the museum using a camera obscura, creating photographs that examine the museum’s exterior architecture, gallery interiors, and permanent collection. The event is free and open to the public.

Vera Lutter, Rodin Garden, V: February 28, 2017, 2017 © Vera Lutter

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Museum Exhibitions

Alberto Giacometti, Homme qui marche I, 1960 © Succession Alberto Giacometti/VEGAP, Bilbao, 2018

Opening Today

Alberto Giacometti
A Retrospective

October 19, 2018–February 24, 2019
Guggenheim Bilbao, Spain
www.guggenheim-bilbao.eus

This comprehensive exhibition on Alberto Giacometti presents works from his Cubist and Surrealist period through to the works he created in the 1940s and at the end of his life. The show includes an exceptional group of Femmes de Venise, last shown at the Venice Biennale in 1956. This show has traveled from the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York.

Alberto Giacometti, Homme qui marche I, 1960 © Succession Alberto Giacometti/VEGAP, Bilbao, 2018

Anselm Kiefer, The Moral Law within Us, the Starry Heavens above Us, 1969–2010, Tate and National Galleries of Scotland © Anselm Kiefer

Opening Today

Artist Rooms
Anselm Kiefer

October 19, 2018–January 27, 2019
Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, Coventry, England
www.theherbert.org

This exhibition features works spanning forty years of Anselm Kiefer’s career, characterized by the artist’s unflinching willingness to confront taboo and controversial issues from recent history.

Anselm Kiefer, The Moral Law within Us, the Starry Heavens above Us, 1969–2010, Tate and National Galleries of Scotland © Anselm Kiefer

Davide Balula, Intestine Mesh, 2018 © Davide Balula. Photo: A. Coiro

Opening this Week

Davide Balula
37.5 °C

October 20, 2018–March 11, 2019
Centre Pompidou, Paris
www.centrepompidou.fr

Davide Balula presents an immersive installation in which children and parents experiment with space via physical movement and tactile, auditory, and visual sensations. 37.5 °C is the core temperature at which organs and their tissues function best, and this eponymous exhibition invites the public to awaken and better understand their inner mechanics.

Davide Balula, Intestine Mesh, 2018 © Davide Balula. Photo: A. Coiro

Albert Oehlen, Paravent 3, 2015 © Albert Oehlen

Opening this Week

Albert Oehlen
Trance

October 22, 2018
Aïshti Foundation, Lebanon
www.aishtifoundation.com

Trance is a solo exhibition by Albert Oehlen. Oehlen is also curating a group show drawn from both the Aïshti Foundation’s collection and from his personal collection.

Albert Oehlen, Paravent 3, 2015 © Albert Oehlen

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