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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.

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.

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. 

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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

Ed Ruscha, Startup Text, 2015 © Ed Ruscha

Fundraiser

The Sexy Beast Gala

Saturday, October 20, 2018, 6:30pm
Marciano Art Foundation, Los Angeles
www.sexybeast.org

The Sexy Beast Gala is an evening of art and activism benefitting Planned Parenthood Los Angeles. The event will include performances, a silent auction, a pop-up shop, and more. To attend the event, purchase tickets at www.sexybeast.org.

Ed Ruscha, Startup Text, 2015 © Ed Ruscha

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

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

Carsten Höller, Light Wall, 2000/17 © Carsten Höller

Opening this Week

Carsten Höller in
Ecstasy

September 29, 2018–February 24, 2019
Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Germany
kunstmuseum-stuttgart.de

This exhibition allows the visitor to become familiar with the various faces of ecstasy and with the shifting social significance of mind-altering states as it changed over the centuries. In doing so, it also considers how different cultural spheres handle the phenomenon of ecstasy. With art at its foundation, the show introduces viewers to various ways that artists have approached ecstatic states—including pictorial representations, video, installation works, and kinesthetic experiences. Work by Carsten Höller is included.

Carsten Höller, Light Wall, 2000/17 © Carsten Höller

Tatiana Trouvé, Prepared Space, 2014–17 (detail)© Tatiana Trouvé. Photo: Untrefmedia

Closing this Week

Tatiana Trouvé
The Great Atlas of Disorientation

Through September 29, 2018
Petach Tikva Museum of Art, Israel
www.petachtikvamuseum.com

This exhibition extends over the museum’s two main exhibition halls and includes sculptural works alongside a large site-specific installation. The first hall features a series of sculptural objects that appear as temporary structures, shelters of sorts, cast from used cardboard in bronze, aluminum, and copper. The second hall is devoted to the immersive installation Prepared Space, which extends over the entire space like a large navigation map.

Tatiana Trouvé, Prepared Space, 2014–17 (detail)
© Tatiana Trouvé. Photo: Untrefmedia

Installation view, Damien Hirst at Houghton Hall: Outdoor Sculptures, Houghton Hall, England, July 18–September 30, 2018 © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2018

Closing this Week

Damien Hirst at Houghton Hall
Outdoor Sculptures

Through September 30, 2018
www.houghtonhall.com

An installation of sculptures by Damien Hirst are installed outdoors in the Houghton Hall gardens, featuring some of the artist’s most famous and visually arresting works such as Virgin Mother (2005–06) and Charity (2002–03).

Installation view, Damien Hirst at Houghton Hall: Outdoor Sculptures, Houghton Hall, England, July 18–September 30, 2018 © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2018

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