September 11–October 20, 2018
976 Madison Avenue, New York
September 5–October 13, 2018
Park & 75, New York
I’ve Seen Gray Whales Go By
September 13–October 15, 2018
West 24th Street, New York
PLAY with choreography by Madeline Hollander
September 6–October 13, 2018
West 21st Street, New York
I Don’t Like Fiction, I Like History
Duane Hanson with Thomas Demand, Andreas Gursky, Sharon Lockhart, and Jeff Wall
September 5–28, 2018
September 5–28, 2018
Edmund de Waal
the poems of our climate
September 20–December 8, 2018
September 12–November 3, 2018
Davies Street, London
September 4–October 3, 2018
Fire and Clay
Sylvie Auvray, Shio Kusaka, Takuro Kuwata, Grant Levy-Lucero, Ron Nagle, Sterling Ruby, Peter Voulkos, Betty Woodman
September 25–December 15, 2018
Extended through September 25, 2018
June 1–September 25, 2018
Change the Rule!
September 20–November 10, 2018
NY Art Book Fair
September 21–23, 2018, project space room, booth S202
MoMA PS1, New York
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.
From the Quarterly
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
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?
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
John Elderfield shares part of his lecture, prepared on the occasion of the exhibition Abstract Climates: Helen Frankenthaler in Provincetown.
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
Michael Craig-Martin and Jeffrey Sturges in conversation on Tom Wessselmann’s Standing Still Lifes.
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
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
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
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 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 and Francesco Bonami sat down with the Gagosian Quarterly to discuss Sōtatsu, a new painting in nine parts.
Events & Announcements
Gender Equality and Art
within the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
Monday, September 24, 2018, 6–8pm
Gagosian, West 24th Street, New York
Gagosian, together with ART 2030 and BOTTLETOP, is pleased to present a panel discussion on gender representation, disparity, and equality in the arts, moderated by Johanna Burton, with the participation of Mary Weatherford, Ulla Tørnæs, Cameron Saul, and Hadeel Ibrahim. Coinciding with the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly, the panel discussion is the kickoff event of ART 2030 New York, a new, annual citywide initiative uniting the contemporary art world in support of the United Nations’ 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development. Attendance at this event is by invitation only. Watch live on Gagosian’s Instagram.
Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 6–7:30pm
Gagosian Shop, New York
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mary McCartney, Canter. Number 1, Sussex, 2017, 2017 © Mary McCartney
The Sexy Beast Gala
Saturday, October 20, 2018, 6:30pm
Marciano Art Foundation, Los Angeles
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
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
Opening this Week
The World on Paper
September 27, 2018–January 7, 2019
Palais Populaire by Deutsche Bank, Berlin
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
Opening this Week
Carsten Höller in
September 29, 2018–February 24, 2019
Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Germany
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
Closing this Week
The Great Atlas of Disorientation
Through September 29, 2018
Petach Tikva Museum of Art, Israel
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
Closing this Week
Damien Hirst at Houghton Hall
Through September 30, 2018
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