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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.

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.

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. 

Calder: Sculpting A Life

Calder: Sculpting A Life

The first authorized biography of Alexander Calder was published this past fall. Biographer Jed Perl and Alexander “Sandy” S. C. Rower, president of the Calder Foundation, discuss the genesis of the book, the nature of genius, and preview what’s to come in the second volume with the Quarterly’s Wyatt Allgeier.

The Parameters of Perception

The Parameters of Perception

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

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.

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.

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.

Urs Fischer: Things

Urs Fischer: Things

In midtown Manhattan, a new sculpture by Urs Fischer, entitled Things, was debuted in May 2018. Fischer and international curator, Francesco Bonami, discuss this unique exhibition with the Gagosian Quarterly.

Urs Fischer: Sotatsu

Urs Fischer: Sotatsu

Urs Fischer and Francesco Bonami sat down with the Gagosian Quarterly to discuss Sōtatsu, a new painting in nine parts.

Alex Israel: New Waves

Alex Israel: New Waves

An animated, short video by Alex Israel takes viewers on a visual journey through the ideas and imagery behind his latest exhibition in Hong Kong.

William Forsythe, Lectures from Improvisation Technologies, 2011, performed by William Forsythe © William Forsythe

Book Fair

NY Art Book Fair
William Forsythe

September 21–23, 2018, project space room, booth S202
MoMA PS1, New York
www.nyartbookfair.com

Gagosian is participating in the NY Art Book Fair 2018 with a special project space conceived in collaboration with choreographer William Forsythe, exploring visual and notational approaches to dance and movement. Forsythe is a radical innovator in choreography and dance who has redefined the very syntax and praxis of his field. In the course of his singular career spanning five decades, he has developed an extensive repertoire of groundbreaking ballet choreographies and experimental, non-proscenium-based dance-theater works, as well as an open-access digital platform for dance analysis, notation, and improvisation.

At the NYABF, printed materials and videos by Forsythe are featured alongside selected Gagosian publications, as well as additional books and ephemera that reveal Forsythe’s wide-ranging influences and interests including Chris Burden, Katharina Grosse, Richard Serra, Cy Twombly, and Rachel Whiteread.

William Forsythe, Lectures from Improvisation Technologies, 2011, performed by William Forsythe © William Forsythe

Mary McCartney, Canter. Number 1, Sussex, 2017, 2017 © Mary McCartney

Book Signing

Mary McCartney

Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 6–7:30pm
Gagosian Shop, New York
www.gagosianshop.com

British photographer Mary McCartney will sign copies of her new book, The White Horse, published by Rizzoli, featuring her largest body of work to date. The book is a tribute to her special relationship with her white stallion, Alejandro, and documents the horse during the course of a year. To attend the free event, RSVP to marymccartney@gagosian.com.

Mary McCartney, Canter. Number 1, Sussex, 2017, 2017 © Mary McCartney

Photo: Jason Andrew/Getty Images

Award

Richard Serra

Richard Serra will be presented with the J. Paul Getty Medal to honor his creation of artwork that transforms our ideas about sculpture. The event will take place at the Getty Center in Los Angeles on September 24, 2018.

Photo: Jason Andrew/Getty Images

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Museum Exhibitions

Alexander Calder, Untitled, 1963 © 2018 Calder Foundation, New York/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Opening this Week

Action<–>Reaction
100 Years of Kinetic Art

September 22, 2018–January 20, 2019
Kunsthal Rotterdam
www.kunsthal.nl

Action<–>Reaction: 100 Years of Kinetic Art covers a wide range of kinetic art and offers visitors an opportunity to experience work that appeals to all of the senses. The exhibition is a revival of the successful 2013 Paris exhibition Dynamo. Work by Alexander Calder, Marcel Duchamp, and Carsten Höller is included.

Alexander Calder, Untitled, 1963 © 2018 Calder Foundation, New York/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Glenn Brown, The Life Hereafter,&nbsp;2011, Scharpff Collection © Glenn Brown

Opening this Week

The Flexible Plan
The Rococo in Contemporary Art

September 23, 2018–January 6, 2019
Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany
www.museum-morsbroich.de

The Flexible Plan: The Rococo in Contemporary Art examines the survival of European grandeur in contemporary art. The exhibition presents a varied panorama of works against the backdrop of the Rococo castle that houses the museum. Work by Glenn Brown and Katharina Grosse is included.

Glenn Brown, The Life Hereafter, 2011, Scharpff Collection © Glenn Brown

Ellen Gallagher, DeLuxe, 2004–05 (detail) © Ellen Gallagher

Opening this Week

The World on Paper

September 27, 2018–January 7, 2019
Palais Populaire by Deutsche Bank, Berlin
www.db-palaispopulaire.de

This exhibition includes works on paper by 133 artists from thirty-four countries and explores the evolution of this medium from postwar modernism to the digital age. Work by Ellen Gallagher and Katharina Grosse is included.

Ellen Gallagher, DeLuxe, 2004–05 (detail) © Ellen Gallagher

Georg Baselitz, Lehr nich ratte much wilm&nbsp;(Lelf bal wile), 2013 © Georg Baselitz 2018

Closing this Week

Counterpoint
Selections from the Peter Marino Collection

Through September 23, 2018
Southampton Arts Center, New York
southamptonartscenter.org

In 1978 Peter Marino acquired an artwork from Andy Warhol. Since then, the Peter Marino Collection has grown to encompass hundreds of paintings and mixed-media pieces representing some of the most notable artists of today. Work by Georg Baselitz, Glenn Brown, Damien Hirst, Anselm Kiefer, Richard Prince, and Andy Warhol is included.

Georg Baselitz, Lehr nich ratte much wilm (Lelf bal wile), 2013 © Georg Baselitz 2018

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