To celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the trailblazing New York institution the Kitchen, we present an oral history that includes contributions from Laurie Anderson, Charles Atlas, Wade Guyton, Jacqueline Humphries, Joan Jonas, Ralph Lemon, and Anicka Yi.
Extended through January 23, 2021
October 10, 2020–January 23, 2021
555 West 24th Street, New York
Extended through April 3, 2021
December 3, 2020–April 3, 2021
Extended through February 27, 2021
September 22, 2020–February 27, 2021
Grosvenor Hill, London
Extended through January 30, 2021
Edmund de Waal
some winter pots
December 3, 2020–January 30, 2021
Davies Street, London
Fragments of Time Past
January 7–20, 2021
Nothing is solid in memory. Our minds only hold on to traces, outlines—and that is what my photographs portray.
In Fragments of Time Past, Lutter depicts four different ancient and historical sites: the pyramids at Giza, the ancient Greek temples at Paestum, the eleventh-century Maria Laach Benedictine abbey in Germany, and the distinctive waterways and buildings of Venice during the city’s yearly acqua alta flood season. Presented in a monochromatic photonegative palette, these iconic landmarks and relics take on a new and uncanny visual life: lively canals are smoothed to glossy stillness and solid ground drops away, leaving behind skeletal architectural structures silhouetted against black skies.
The Iconoclasts: Part 1
The first installment of a four-part story cycle by Anne Boyer.
Gagosian Quarterly Winter 2020
The Winter 2020 issue of Gagosian Quarterly is now available, featuring Jenny Saville’s Prism (2020) on its cover.
Ewa Juszkiewicz: In vain her feet in sparkling laces glow
The artist elaborates on the creation of her first solo exhibition in New York.
Miranda July on Nichols Canyon
A new short film and essay by Miranda July, inspired by David Hockney’s painting Nichols Canyon (1980).
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
The Iconoclasts: Part 4
The final installment of a four-part story cycle by Anne Boyer.
Hans Ulrich Obrist
Tuesday, January 26, 2021, 1pm EST
Join Gagosian for a conversation between Giuseppe Penone and Hans Ulrich Obrist, artistic director of the Serpentine Galleries, London. The pair will discuss the artist’s practice, which is deeply engaged with nature and time, as well as his outdoor installation in San Francisco. Two large-scale bronze sculptures cast from trees—La logica del vegetale (The Logic of the Vegetal) (2012) and Idee di pietra (Ideas of Stone) (2004)—are dramatically installed in Fort Mason’s Great Meadow, overlooking San Francisco Bay and the Golden Gate Bridge, through March 2021. To join, register at eventbrite.com.
January 1–31, 2021, 8:21pm GMT daily
Piccadilly Lights, London
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
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
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
Closing this Week
Taryn Simon in
Measure Your Existence
Through January 24, 2021
Rubin Museum of Art, New York
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
Closing this Week
Through January 25, 2021
Musée du Louvre-Lens, France
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 in
Push the Limits
Through January 31, 2021
Fondazione Merz, Turin, Italy
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 in
More, More, More
Through January 31, 2021
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