Meditations on Social Sculpture
September 8–October 22, 2022
541 West 24th Street, New York
There is No Neutral Space: The Architecture of Donald Judd, Part 2
In this second installment of a two-part essay, Julian Rose continues his exploration of Donald Judd’s engagement with architecture. Here, he examines the artist’s proposals for projects in Bregenz, Austria, and in Basel, arguing that Judd’s approach to shaping space provides a model for contemporary architectural production.
Gagosian Quarterly Fall 2022
The Fall 2022 issue of Gagosian Quarterly is now available, featuring Jordan Wolfson’s House with Face (2017) on its cover.
Picture Books: Sam Lipsyte and Jordan Wolfson
The third book published by Picture Books, an imprint organized by Emma Cline and Gagosian, is Sam Lipsyte’s Novella Friend of the Pod. Accompanying the text is a new artwork by Jordan Wolfson. In celebration of this forthcoming publication, Lipsyte and Wolfson speak with their mutual friend Joey Frank about the year 1993, eroticism and art, and what the proliferation of podcasts is doing to the ego.
Chloe Barter, John Kasmin, and Paul Moorhouse on Anthony Caro
Join Chloe Barter, John Kasmin, and Paul Moorhouse as they discuss the work and legacy of Anthony Caro. Their conversation took place in conjunction with the exhibition Caro and North American Painters, which included sculptures by Anthony Caro from the 1960s and 1970s, shown together with contemporaneous paintings by his friends and peers.
Setsuko and Y.Z. Kami
The artists address their shared ardor for poetry, the surfaces of painting, and nature.
The Iron Curtain: Christo & Jeanne-Claude
To mark the sixtieth anniversary of Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s seminal installation The Iron Curtain, author William Middleton addresses the radicality of this work and its enduring relevance to the artists’ subsequent projects.
Katy Hessel: The Story of Art without Men
Author, curator, and podcaster Katy Hessel met with the artist Somaya Critchlow to discuss Hessel’s latest publication, The Story of Art without Men.
Tyler Mitchell: This Side of Paradise
Brendan Embser reports on his encounter with Tyler Mitchell’s newest series of photographs, addressing their aesthetic motifs and art-historical references, while charting the development of these works in relation to the photographer’s earlier projects.
Minnette De Silva
Amie Corry traces the trailblazing Sri Lankan architect’s biography, philosophy, and achievements.
Tatiana Trouvé: Le grand atlas de la désorientation
In this video, Tatiana Trouvé provides an overview of her latest installation, presented at the Centre Pompidou, Paris. The exhibition, whose title translates to The Great Atlas of Disorientation, includes a selection of drawings and sculptures that create fantastical landscapes where reality engages in infinite exchanges with its doubles.
Giuseppe Penone À La Tourette
Le Couvent Sainte-Marie de La Tourette, in Éveux, France, is both an active Dominican priory and the last building designed by Le Corbusier. As a result, the priory, completed in 1961, is a center both religious and architectural, a site of spiritual significance and a magnetic draw for artists, writers, architects, and others. This fall, at the invitation of Frère Marc Chauveau, Giuseppe Penone will be exhibiting a selection of existing sculptures at La Tourette alongside new work directly inspired by the context and materials of the building. Here, Penone and Frère Chauveau discuss the power and peculiarities of the space, as well as the artwork that will be exhibited there.
Negar Azimi speaks with the artist about his murals in Tehran, his preoccupation with slides, and his inspirations from Giorgio de Chirico to Alfred Hitchcock.
Artsy Spotlight Auction: Stanley Whitney
In Support of the Art for Justice Fund and Planned Parenthood of Greater New York
September 27–October 7, 2022
The Freedom We Fight For (2022), a new painting by Stanley Whitney, will be featured in a single-lot benefit auction hosted by Artsy, in partnership with Gagosian. All proceeds from the sale will support Art for Justice Fund and Planned Parenthood of Greater New York in their respective urgent fights for decarceration and criminal justice reform and reproductive rights in the United States.
The eighty-inch-square oil-on-linen abstract painting underscores Whitney’s facility as a colorist. Pieced together from rectilinear fields of red, yellow, green, blue, orange, brown, black, and gray divided by horizontal bands of red, blue, and teal, its “stacked” composition, translucent layers of paint, and energetic brushwork effectively deconstruct the modernist grid. Whitney draws inspiration from Greek and Mediterranean ceramics and the juxtaposition of ancient and modern Roman architecture.
Friday, September 23, 2022, 5:30pm
Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Washington University, St. Louis www.kemperartmuseum.wustl.edu
Katharina Grosse will be in conversation with Sabine Eckmann, director and chief curator of the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Washington University in St. Louis, to celebrate the opening of the exhibition Katharina Grosse Studio Paintings, 1988–2022: Returns, Revisions, Inventions at the museum. The pair will discuss the artist’s studio-based paintings, from her earliest works in the 1990s to her most recent canvases, which are subject of this major survey. The event is free and open to the public.
Left: Katharina Grosse. Photo: Larissa Hofmann. Right: Sabine Eckmann. Photo: Bryan Schraier
Katharina Grosse Studio Paintings, 1988–2022
Returns, Revisions, Inventions
Saturday, September 24, 2022, 2pm
Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Washington University, St. Louis
Join student educators from the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum at Washington University in St. Louis for an interactive tour of the exhibition Katharina Grosse Studio Paintings, 1988–2022: Returns, Revision, Inventions. The show highlights the role that Katharina Grosse’s studio-based paintings—thirty-seven of which are on view—have played throughout her career in her experiments with the aesthetic potentials and physical and optical properties of color and paint. The event is free and open to the public.
Katharina Grosse, Untitled, 2021 © Katharina Grosse and VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, Germany 2022. Photo: Jens Ziehe
Helen Frankenthaler: Late Works, 1988–2009
Wednesday, September 28, 2022, 5–7pm
Gagosian Shop, 976 Madison Avenue, New York
Douglas Dreishpoon will sign copies of the book Helen Frankenthaler: Late Works, 1988–2009 at the Gagosian Shop, New York, to celebrate its recent publication. The first title to explore the late period of Frankenthaler’s art and life, the book features a new essay by Dreishpoon, director of the Helen Frankenthaler catalogue raisonné project and chief curator emeritus at the Buffalo AKG Art Museum, New York. It accompanies the first major exhibition of Frankenthaler’s late work, curated by Dreishpoon for the New Britain Museum of American Art, Connecticut, in 2021, and on view at the Baker Museum, Naples, Florida, through November 2022. Published by Radius Books in conjunction with the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, the volume will be available for purchase at the event.
Helen Frankenthaler: Late Works, 1988–2009 (Santa Fe, New Mexico: Radius Books in conjunction with the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, 2022)
Opening this Week
The Photography Collection of Judy Glickman Lauder
September 30, 2022–January 15, 2023
Portland Museum of Art, Maine
Presence aims to capture the full spectrum of the human experience, from the anonymous to the celebrity and from the everyday to era-defining events such as the Great Depression, the Holocaust, and the civil rights movement. With approximately 140 photographs by seventy artists, the exhibition is drawn entirely from the collection of Judy Glickman Lauder. Work by Richard Avedon and Sally Mann is included.
Sally Mann, Emmett, Jessie and Virginia, 1989 © Sally Mann
Opening this Week
October 1, 2022–January 22, 2023
National Gallery, London
New Perspectives presents more than sixty paintings by Lucian Freud (1922–2011). Spanning a lifetime of work, it shows how Freud’s painting changed over the course of seventy years, from his early and intimate works to his well-known, large-scale canvases and monumental naked portraits. Freud’s celebrity often overshadowed the work he produced and the historical context in which he practiced. This exhibition looks beyond Freud’s fame and infamy to focus on the artist’s uncompromising commitment to painting in the twentieth century.
Lucian Freud, Michael Andrews and June, 1965–66 © The Lucian Freud Archive. All rights reserved 2022. Photo: Bridgeman Images
Closing this Week
John Currin in
Pictus Porrectus: Reconsidering the Full Length Portrait
Through October 2, 2022
Isaac Bell House, Newport, Rhode Island
After more than a century of falling out of fashion, the full-length, life-size portrait—which originally served as an ostentatious display of power and wealth that reinforced aristocratic and ecclesiastical hierarchies—has undergone a radical paradigm shift in recent decades. Contemporary artists have breathed new life into this old-fashioned genre by reinvigorating it with new subjects outside of passé Anglo-European power structures. This exhibition of full-length portraiture, curated by Alison Gingeras and Dodie Kazanjian, is a collaboration between Art & Newport and the Preservation Society of Newport County. Work by John Currin is included.
John Currin, Sunflower, 2021 © John Currin
Closing this Week
Through October 2, 2022
Dia:Beacon, New York
Andy Warhol’s Shadows (1978–79) was first presented by Dia in 1979. A single painting in multiple parts, Shadows is one of Warhol’s most abstract works, yet one that cohesively synthesizes key elements of his practice, including film, painting, photography, and screen printing. The installation surrounds the viewer with a series of canvases, presented edge-to-edge around the perimeter of the room, in conformity with Warhol’s original vision. Most recently the work was installed by Dia at the Calvin Klein Headquarters in New York.
Installation view, Andy Warhol: Shadows, Dia:Beacon, New York, 2003–11. Artwork © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Bill Jacobson Studio, New York