An exhibition at Gagosian, Paris, is raising funds to aid in the reconstruction of the Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris following the devastating fire of April 2019. Gagosian directors Serena Cattaneo Adorno and Jean-Olivier Després spoke to Jennifer Knox White about the generous response of artists and others, and what the restoration of this iconic structure means across the world.
Patti Smith takes us on a journey to visit the grave of French writer and activist Simone Weil.
Plan Your Vote
Created in 2020, Plan Your Vote is an initiative of Vote.org that harnesses the power of the visual arts to promote and empower citizens to exercise their right to vote. The organization has collaborated with artists, including Davide Balula, Sally Mann, and Patti Smith, to create a public library of voting advocacy images, available for anyone to download and share, in order to help ensure everyone has a voting strategy and is vote ready. To check if you are registered to vote, or learn more about your voting rights, visit vote.org.
Artwork © Sally Mann
Friday, October 11, 2019, 7pm
New York Society for Ethical Culture
Patti Smith will speak with New Yorker editor David Remnick as part of the New Yorker Festival. The annual event brings together key figures in politics, books, film, music, art, and popular culture for three days of programming, including panel discussions, live performances, intimate conversations, and exclusive screenings. A copy of Smith’s new memoir, Year of the Monkey, is included with each ticket. The event has reached capacity.
Patti Smith: Year of the Monkey (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2019)
Paris Photo 2017
November 9–12, 2017, booth B16
Grand Palais, Paris
Patti Smith, an internationally acclaimed musician, writer, and visual artist, has chosen a selection of her own photographs to be shown alongside works by other artists including Richard Avedon, Balthus, Gregory Crewdson, Peter Lindbergh, Vera Lutter, Sally Mann, Taryn Simon, Deborah Turbeville, Cy Twombly, and Andy Warhol. Smith began taking photographs in 1978, eventually developing an emotionally unfiltered archive of solitary moments, to which she is continually adding. Her lifelong fascination with eulogy and remembrance is reflected in her selection of works by other artists. “Curated by Patti Smith” provides a glimpse of Smith and her fellow travelers, and is a coming-together of people, places, and relics.
Patti Smith, Robert Mapplethorpe’s Slippers, NYC, 2002 © Patti Smith
Patti Smith in
Souvenirs de voyage: La collection d’Antoine de Galbert
April 27–July 28, 2019
Musée de Grenoble, France
Souvenirs de voyage explores Antoine de Galbert’s passion for contemporary art. The exhibition includes paintings, drawings, photographs, installations, primitive art, and religious and popular objects from the unique collection. Work by Patti Smith is included.
Patti Smith, Susan Sontag’s Grave, Paris, Montparnasse Cemetery, 2005 © Patti Smith
Patti Smith in
The Big Picture: A Transformative Gift from the Hall Family Foundation
April 28–October 7, 2018
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri
The Big Picture will feature a selection of more than 800 photographs recently donated by the Hall Family Foundation. These new pieces span the entire history of the medium from a 1826 print by Joseph Nicéphore Niépce, the inventor of photography, to a 2016 work by Patti Smith.
Patti Smith, Tolstoy’s Bear, Moscow, 2016 © Patti Smith. Photo: courtesy Nelson-Atkins Media Services/Tiffany Matson