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The Iconoclasts: Part 1

The first installment of a four-part story cycle by Anne Boyer.

Jenny Saville’s Prism (2020) on the cover of Gagosian Quarterly magazine.

Now available
Gagosian Quarterly Winter 2020

The Winter 2020 issue of Gagosian Quarterly is now available, featuring Jenny Saville’s Prism (2020) on its cover.

Installation view, Ewa Juszkiewicz: In vain her feet in sparkling laces glow, Gagosian, Park & 75

Ewa Juszkiewicz: In vain her feet in sparkling laces glow

The artist elaborates on the creation of her first solo exhibition in New York.

Behind the scenes photograph of Miranda July's short-film, Nichols Canyon Road.

Miranda July on Nichols Canyon

A new short film and essay by Miranda July, inspired by David Hockney’s painting Nichols Canyon (1980).

Francesca Woodman, Untitled, Providence, Rhode Island, 1976, gelatin silver print, 5 ¼ × 5 ¼ inches (12.7 × 12.7 cm) © Woodman Family Foundation/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Living Death

As part of “New Interiorities,” a supplement guest edited by Alison M. Gingeras and Jamieson Webster for the Winter 2020 issue of the Quarterly, Jacqueline Rose writes powerfully and soberly on the future of feminism in the time of covid.

Francesca Woodman, Untitled, New York, 1979, chromogenic print

Becoming Together

Alison M. Gingeras and Jamieson Webster consider the paradigm shifts brought on by 2020’s biological, psychological, and social crises. The essay serves as an introduction to “New Interiorities,” a supplement they guest edited for the Winter 2020 issue of the Quarterly.

Installation view, Edmund de Waal: some winter pots, Gagosian, Davies Street

Edmund de Waal: some winter pots

Join the artist in his ceramics studio as he describes the impetus behind his exhibition in London and the importance of touch in the creation of these new works.

Takashi Murakami with works from his ceramics collection.

Murakami on Ceramics

Takashi Murakami writes about his commitment to the work of Japanese ceramic artists associated with the seikatsu kōgei, or lifestyle crafts, movement.

Takashi Murakami with his dog, Pom, Full Steam Ahead, Dark Matter in the Farthest Black Reaches of Visible Space, and Blue Flowers & Skulls (all 2012), Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd., studio, Saitama, Japan, 2012

In Conversation
Takashi Murakami and Hans Ulrich Obrist

Hans Ulrich Obrist interviews the artist on the occasion of his 2012 exhibition Takashi Murakami: Flowers & Skulls at Gagosian, Hong Kong.

A Jenny Saville painting titled Self-Portrait (after Rembrandt), oil on paper

Jenny Saville: Painting the Self

Jenny Saville speaks with Nicholas Cullinan, the director of the National Portrait Gallery, London, about her latest self-portrait, her studio practice, and the historical painters to whom she continually returns.

Titus Kaphar at NXTHVN, New Haven, Connecticut

NXTHVN

NXTHVN is a new national arts model that empowers emerging artists and curators of color through education and access. Through intergenerational mentorship, professional development, and cross-sector collaboration, NXTHVN accelerates professional careers in the arts. Join Titus Kaphar and Jason Price on a tour of the organization’s headquarters in New Haven, Connecticut. They discuss the founding and vision for this singular arts space.

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The Iconoclasts: Part 4

The final installment of a four-part story cycle by Anne Boyer.

Patti Smith, A New Year, 2021, Piccadilly Lights, London

Public Installation

c.20:21
Patti Smith

January 1–31, 2021, 8:21pm GMT daily
Piccadilly Lights, London
circa.art

Patti Smith will take over the Piccadilly Lights advertising screen in London’s Piccadilly Circus for two and half minutes every day at 20:21 gmt (8:21pm), transforming the 4k screen into a digital canvas. Her monthlong presentation A New Year will combine musical performance and poetry, and feature two live prerecorded events at midnight on New Year’s Eve and January 20, the date of the US presidential inauguration. The project is presented by Circa, a new platform presenting digital art in the public space established in 2020. Circa commissions a different artist each month to present new ideas that consider our present-day world. To watch the events online, visit circa.art. 

Patti Smith, A New Year, 2021, Piccadilly Lights, London

Miranda July, Nichols Canyon Road, 2020 (still) © Miranda July

New Release

Miranda July
Nichols Canyon Road

On December 11, 2020, writer, filmmaker, and artist Miranda July released a new short film inspired by David Hockney’s painting Nichols Canyon (1980), alongside an accompanying essay, on Gagosian Quarterly.

July states, “I exited the freeway abruptly at Hollywood Blvd.—it was like deciding at the last minute to go with your lover instead of seeing them off. I mean, not at all, it wasn’t at all like this, unless, as I said, you were living a very restricted life. The road was only fifteen or twenty minutes away from my house. There were hundreds of roads that were only fifteen or twenty minutes away, all radiating in a halo around me; I never drove on any of them anymore.”

Miranda July, Nichols Canyon Road, 2020 (still) © Miranda July

Tom Wesselmann, Still Life #38, 1964 © The Estate of Tom Wesselmann/Licensed by ARS/VAGA, New York

In Conversation

Discovering Wesselmann

Wednesday, December 16, 2020, 6pm EST

Join the Wildenstein Plattner Institute (WPI) for a conversation on how archival research intersects with and supports the development of catalogues raisonnés. Samantha Rowe, a digital archivist and research associate at WPI, and Huffa Frobes-Cross, project manager for the Tom Wesselmann catalogue raisonné to be published by WPI, will discuss how their roles can both prove integral to each other’s discoveries and diverge completely. The event will also offer an exclusive look at the Tom Wesselmann Papers sourced from the artist’s archives. To join, register at zoom.us.

Tom Wesselmann, Still Life #38, 1964 © The Estate of Tom Wesselmann/Licensed by ARS/VAGA, New York

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Museum Exhibitions

Taryn Simon, Chapter XIV, 2011, from the series A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters I–XVIII, 2008–11 © Taryn Simon

Closing this Week

Taryn Simon in
Measure Your Existence

Through January 24, 2021
Rubin Museum of Art, New York
rubinmuseum.org

Measure Your Existence questions and expands the Buddhist concept of impermanence through artworks by six contemporary artists who explore duration, survival, memory, fate, history, loss, disappearance, and reappearance. Work by Taryn Simon is included.

Taryn Simon, Chapter XIV, 2011, from the series A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters I–XVIII, 2008–11 © Taryn Simon

Simon Hantaï, Etude I, suite pour Pierre Reverdy, 1969 © Archives Simon Hantaï/ADAGP, Paris, 2020. Photo: Claude Gaspari

Closing this Week

Soleils noirs

Through January 25, 2021
Musée du Louvre-Lens, France
www.louvrelens.fr

This sensory exhibition, whose title translates to Black Suns, offers a fresh perspective on the color black, which has been endowed with a multitude of symbolic meanings in Western art from antiquity to the present day. The exhibition features nearly 180 works, intermingling periods and disciplines, and spanning painting, fashion, the decorative arts, the moving image, and installations. Work by Douglas Gordon, Simon Hantaï, and Damien Hirst is included.

Simon Hantaï, Etude I, suite pour Pierre Reverdy, 1969 © Archives Simon Hantaï/ADAGP, Paris, 2020. Photo: Claude Gaspari

Katharina Grosse, The Horse Trotted a Little Bit Further, 2020, installation view, Fondazione Merz, Turin, Italy. Artwork © Katharina Grosse and VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, Germany 2020. Photo: courtesy Fondazione Merz

On View

Katharina Grosse in
Push the Limits

Through January 31, 2021
Fondazione Merz, Turin, Italy
www.fondazionemerz.org

Push the Limits is an exhibition that investigates how art probes cultural, geographical, sexual, social, and visual limits to expand horizons of thinking, perception, and speech. Each work on display is a push forward in a space where current codes of behavior are suspended and transformation becomes possible. Work by Katharina Grosse is included.

Katharina Grosse, The Horse Trotted a Little Bit Further, 2020, installation view, Fondazione Merz, Turin, Italy. Artwork © Katharina Grosse and VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, Germany 2020. Photo: courtesy Fondazione Merz

Hao Liang, Wedding of Lord of the River, 2019 © Hao Liang

On View

Hao Liang in
More, More, More

Through January 31, 2021
Tank Shanghai
tankshanghai.com

Titled after a popular disco song from the mid-’70s, More, More, More features new commissions and existing artwork by twenty-eight international artists and groups. Like the song, the exhibition embraces an attitude of sensorial play, extra-linguistic excess, and mutable meaning. In addition to traditional media, it features works that open the field of artistic experience to a diversity of phenomena by incorporating mediums such as perfume, music, bacteria, and light frequencies. Work by Hao Liang is included.

Hao Liang, Wedding of Lord of the River, 2019 © Hao Liang

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