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.
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.
Saturday, August 27, 2022, 3pm
Taschen Store, East Hampton, New York
Walton Ford will sign copies of the updated edition of his book Pancha Tantra (2020). The most comprehensive survey of the artist’s work to date, the expanded publication features forty new works, more than 120 additional pages, and a new essay by the artist. These appear alongside a text by Bill Buford, excerpts from Ford’s textual inspirations—including Indian folktales, the letters of Benjamin Franklin, and The Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini—and a complete biography of the artist. The event is free and open to the public.
Walton Ford: Pancha Tantra (New York: Taschen, 2020)
New Social Environment
A Conversation on Chris Burden
Tuesday, August 23, 2022, 1pm EDT
As part of the Brooklyn Rail’s online series New Social Environment, art history professor Alexander Dumbadze joins Yayoi Shionoiri, executive director of the Estate of Chris Burden, and art historian Sydney Stutterheim for a conversation about Chris Burden and the 1970s California Conceptual art scene. The talk will conclude with a poetry reading.
Chris Burden, Solaris, 1980, performance at Pacific Ocean, Santa Monica, California © 2022 Chris Burden/Licensed by the Chris Burden Estate and Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
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
Closing this Week
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
Gregory Crewdson in
Chegar à boca da noite
Through August 28, 2022
Centro de Arte Contemporânea de Coimbra, Portugal
This exhibition, whose title translates to Arriving in the Middle of the Night, is organized in conjunction with Anozero, the Coimbra Contemporary Art Biennial, whose theme is “midnight.” The works on view are marked by a twilight ambience, reflecting the period of time that the Portuguese poet Camilo Pessanha referred to as “this vague suffering from the end of the day.” Work by Gregory Crewdson is included.
Gregory Crewdson, Untitled, 2002 © Gregory Crewdson