Titus Kaphar and Zoé Whitley
Join Titus Kaphar and Zoé Whitley as they discuss the artist’s recent exhibition New Alte̲rs: Reworking Devotion, featuring paintings and sculptures in which Kaphar examines the history of representation by altering the work’s supports to reveal oft unspoken social and political truths.
Gagosian Quarterly Summer 2022
The Summer 2022 issue of Gagosian Quarterly is now available, with two different covers—featuring Takashi Murakami’s 108 Bonnō MURAKAMI.FLOWERS (2022) and Andreas Gursky’s V & R II (2022).
Cy Twombly: Making Past Present
In 2020, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, announced their plan for a survey of Cy Twombly’s artwork alongside selections from their permanent ancient Greek and Roman collection. The survey was postponed due to the lockdowns necessitated by the coronavirus pandemic, but was revived in 2022 with a presentation at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles from August 2 through October 30. In 2023, the exhibition will arrive at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. The curator for the exhibition, Christine Kondoleon, and Kate Nesin, author of Cy Twombly’s Things (2014) and advisor for the show, speak with Gagosian director Mark Francis about the origin of the exhibition and the aesthetic and poetic resonances that give the show its title: Making Past Present.
Cristina Iglesias and Iwona Blazwick
Join Gagosian for a conversation between Cristina Iglesias and Iwona Blazwick, former director of Whitechapel Gallery in London, on the occasion of the artist’s exhibition at Davies Street, London and concurrent outdoor commissions for the Annenberg Courtyard of the Royal Academy of Arts in London, and Madison Square Park in New York.
Nam June Paik: Art in Process: Part One
On the occasion of Nam June Paik: Art in Process: Part One, curator John G. Hanhardt and Nam June Paik Estate curator Jon Huffman discuss the survey of works spanning the artist’s career.
Amanda Williams: CANDYLADYBLACK
Jasmine Sanders addresses the economic, architectural, and chromatic roots of Amanda Williams’s new paintings.
Y.Z. Kami and Steven Henry Madoff
Y.Z. Kami and curator Steven Henry Madoff sit down in Kami’s studio to discuss the artist’s exhibition at the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, Spain. Entitled Y.Z. Kami: De forma silenciosa/In a Silent Way, the survey features portraits; images of buildings, both sacred and ordinary; a sculptural installation of loose bricks inscribed with texts; and recent dreamlike abstractions.
Brutalisten: An Interview with Carsten Höller
This spring, Carsten Höller launched Brutalisten, a new restaurant concept in Stockholm and the latest embodiment of his long-term culinary and artistic project called the Brutalist Kitchen. The twenty-eight-seat restaurant features a menu overseen by chef Stefan Eriksson that adheres to three classifications: “semi-brutalist” dishes (using oil or minimal ingredients), “brutalist” dishes (using salt and water), and “orthodox-brutalist” dishes (no additional ingredients). For the Quarterly, Höller speaks with Gagosian directors Serena Cattaneo Adorno and Mark Francis about this terminology, the importance of experimentation, and the fortuitous side effects of brutalist cuisine.
On the Dot
In the first installment of a two-part feature, John Elderfield discusses how dots found a special place in the vocabulary of painting with the work of the French artist Georges Seurat and continue to be used to this day, most famously by Damien Hirst and Yayoi Kusama. Elderfield asks: what is it about dots that attracted modern artists, and what functions do they serve?
The filmmaker sat down with Carlos Valladares to talk her chief inspirations, the countercultural radicality of being a nun, and the shifting landscape of the documentary.
Aria Darcella pays homage to the founder of Details magazine, enumerating the many ways in which Flanders changed discourses around fashion, nightlife, and photography.
Amanda Williams and Derrick Adams
On the occasion of her exhibition Amanda Williams: CANDYLADYBLACK at Gagosian in New York, the artist spoke with artist Derrick Adams about the way she uses color as a tool to examine the complex ways in which race informs our assignment of value to physical, social, and conceptual spaces.
The Brice Marden Catalogue Raisonné is announcing a call for works for the preparation of a catalogue of all of Brice Marden’s paintings and works on paper. The project is now accepting submissions for unique works of art on canvas and on paper. If you are an owner of an artwork by Brice Marden, please visit the catalogue raisonné website to access the submission form.
Initiated in 2019, the completed publication will document Brice Marden’s oeuvre with an entry for each work that includes descriptive information and a comprehensive provenance, exhibition history, and bibliography. Tiffany Bell is the editor of the catalogue raisonné, working closely with the artist’s studio, Plane Image, and with the support of Gagosian.
Saturday, August 20, 2022, 12–6pm
Gagosian at the Marciano Art Foundation, Los Angeles
Join Gagosian for a solo piano improvisation by Pete Drungle to celebrate the opening of Urs Fischer: CHAOS #1–#500 at the Marciano Art Foundation in Los Angeles. Through explorations of polyrhythm and polytonality, Drungle deconstructs existing musical modes and techniques in an attempt to expand the language of the piano. Performing inside the exhibition throughout the opening day, Drungle will respond to the trio of colossal suspended screens displaying five hundred unique digital sculptures from Fischer’s series CHAOS #1–#501. The event is free to attend with exhibition appointment.
September 3–5, 2022, booth C8
Gagosian is pleased to participate in the inaugural edition of Frieze Seoul with modern and contemporary works by gallery artists.
Thursday, September 1, 2022, 2–3pm
Art Institute of Chicago
Join Nancy Rubins and Ann Goldstein, deputy director and Dittmer Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Art Institute of Chicago, for a conversation about the artist’s exhibition Our Friend Fluid Metal. Two works from this series are presented in Chicago for the first time in an installation composed by Rubins for the Art Institute’s Bluhm Family Terrace. In these works, Rubins transforms children’s equipment from playgrounds, amusement parks, and coin-operated rides into dynamic, colorful sculptures that uncannily cantilever and bloom out of the ground.
Installation view, Nancy Rubins: Our Friend Fluid Metal, Art Institute of Chicago, September 30, 2021–September 26, 2022. Artwork © Nancy Rubins. Photo: Brian Guido
Through August 14, 2022
Amorepacific Museum of Art, Seoul
This is the first solo exhibition in Korea of work by Andreas Gursky, who often integrates multiple photographs to reconstruct reality, capturing places that encapsulate modern civilization to encourage viewers to contemplate the insignificance of individuals in a larger society. The show features more than forty works that provide an overview of Gursky’s entire artistic career, from his early photographs of the mid-1980s to new works produced in 2022.
Installation view, Andreas Gursky, Amorepacific Museum of Art, Seoul, March 31–August 14, 2022. Artwork © Andreas Gursky, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, Germany
Closing this Week
Sally Mann in
Love Songs: Photographies de l’intime
Through August 21, 2022
Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris
This exhibition, whose subtitle translates to Photography and Intimacy, aims to propose a new vision of the history of photography through the prism of intimate relationships between lovers. Bringing together fourteen series by some of the most important photographers of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, the show takes the viewer through many different stories and scenarios photographed between couples. Work by Sally Mann is included.
Sally Mann, Was Ever Love, 2009 © Sally Mann
Le grand atlas de la désorientation
Through August 22, 2022
Centre Pompidou, Paris
Invited to take over an eight-hundred-square-meter gallery at the Centre Pompidou, Tatiana Trouvé employs a variety of materials to re-create its floor. On this reconfigured surface she presents a group of drawings, some previously unseen and some made expressly for the exhibition, whose title translates to The Great Atlas of Disorientation. A selection of sculptures and constructed elements complete this fantastical landscape where reality engages in infinite exchanges with its doubles.
Installation view, Tatiana Trouvé: Le grand atlas de la désorientation, Centre Pompidou, Paris, June 8–August 22, 2022. Artwork © Tatiana Trouvé. Photo: Thomas Lannes
Here and Now
Through August 28, 2022
Hangaram Art Museum, Seoul Arts Center
Here and Now is one of the largest retrospectives to date of work by Michael Craig-Martin. The exhibition features more than one hundred paintings, drawings, prints, and installations from the 1970s to present day, including works made specially for this presentation.
Installation view, Michael Craig-Martin: Here and Now, Hangaram Art Museum, Seoul Arts Center, April 8–August 28, 2022. Artwork © Michael Craig-Martin