Art Basel Unlimited
June 14–17, 2018, hall 1
Douglas Gordon’s 2016 film I had nowhere to go: Portrait of a displaced person will be presented at Art Basel Unlimited (stand U28). The film is a portrait of Jonas Mekas, the legendary artist, filmmaker, poet, curator, and godfather of American avant-garde cinema. At ninety-five years old, Mekas is among the few remaining survivors of Nazi persecution. The film has been hailed by critics and viewers alike for its revelatory treatment of history and innovative approach to the biographical genre.
Gordon’s Feature Film (1999) will be screened at 9pm on Thursday, June 14, as part of the Art Basel Short Film Program. The film focuses intimately on the hands and facial gestures of conductor James Conlon while he conducts the orchestra of the Opéra National de Paris in performing the haunting soundtrack of Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo (1958). To reserve tickets, contact email@example.com.
Visit our Artsy page to preview Gordon’s work at Unlimited, and for an online-only presentation of his photographs and prints.
Douglas Gordon, I had nowhere to go: Portrait of a displaced person, 2016 (detail) © Studio lost but found/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2018
Art Basel Unlimited
June 15–18, 2017, hall 1
Chris Burden’s monumental performance sculpture, Ode to Santos-Dumont, will be presented at Art Basel Unlimited. The flying machine was inspired by Brazilian-born pioneer aviator Alberto Santos-Dumont, widely considered the father of aviation in France, and modeled after Santos-Dumont’s 1901 dirigible that flew around the Eiffel Tower. Completed after a decade of research and work by Burden, Ode to Santos-Dumont offers a palpable and emotional expression of the density of air, gravity, and energy required to move about in our earthly environment.
June 12: 4:30pm, 7pm
June 13–14: 11:30am, 1:30pm, 3:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm
June 15–18: 12:30pm, 2:30pm, 4:30pm, 6:30pm
Chris Burden, Ode to Santos-Dumont, 2015. Photo: Peter Brenner
Gagosian at Selfridges Corner Shop
Through March 30, 2019
Selfridges has invited the Gagosian Shop to showcase a curated selection of items at the department store’s Corner Shop in anticipation of the unveiling of London’s new Elizabeth railway line in 2020. The pop-up features apparel by Douglas Gordon and prints by Richard Wright—both artists who will have new public installations in the Tottenham Court Road station, located close to Selfridges—and much more.
To celebrate the closing of the collaboration, Gagosian and Selfridges will host a reception at the Corner Shop in Selfridges on Thursday, March 28, from 6pm to 8pm. To attend the event, RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo: Lucy Dawkins
Douglas Gordon and Richard Wright
Through March 28, 2019
Ahead of the unveiling of London’s new Elizabeth railway line in 2020, Douglas Gordon and Richard Wright were commissioned to create artworks for the windows of Selfridges as part of the department store’s recently launched State of the Arts project.
Selfridges Oxford Street shop windows featuring work by Richard Wright, London, 2019
Marc Newson and Derek Blasberg
Marc Newson tells Derek Blasberg about his newest creations, explaining the backstory of these ornate works.
Gagosian Quarterly Summer 2019
The Summer 2019 issue of Gagosian Quarterly is now available, featuring a detail from Afrylic by Ellen Gallagher on its cover.
Andy Warhol: Everything Is Good
Richard Hell writes about the “transcendentally camp” Pop artist, portraitist of daily life.
Frieze Sculpture New York: An Interview with Brett Littman
The inaugural presentation of Frieze Sculpture New York at Rockefeller Center opened on April 25, 2019. Before the opening, Brett Littman, the director of the Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum and the curator of this exhibition, told Wyatt Allgeier about his vision for the project and detailed the artworks included.
Roy Lichtenstein: 1961 to 1965
Gillian Pistell examines Roy Lichtenstein’s aesthetic developments in the years 1961 to 1965.
Arakawa: Diagrams for the Imagination
The exhibition Arakawa: Diagrams for the Imagination receives a closer look by Gagosian director Ealan Wingate. In this video, he discusses the artist’s arrival in New York and examines the importance of maps and language in Arakawa’s work.
Jeff Wall: The World as It Appears
The artist speaks with David Rimanelli about his newest works, the physicality of photography, and the persistence of certain motifs throughout his career.
Time by Dance by Paik
Gillian Jakab considers the role of choreography in Nam June Paik’s 1989 video installation Fin de Siècle II.
Zeng Fanzhi on Cézanne, Morandi, and Sanyu
Zeng Fanzhi speaks about curating the exhibition Cézanne, Morandi, and Sanyu at Gagosian, Hong Kong, and the connections between the three artists’ works. Interview by Jin Jing.
David Bailey: The Sixties
The photographer speaks about his signature portraits of the 1960s, recounting how he came to photograph such luminaries of the era as Mick Jagger, Jean Shrimpton, and Andy Warhol, among many others.
Helen Frankenthaler: Sea Change
Elizabeth Smith, executive director of the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, and curator John Elderfield discuss a decade of Frankenthaler’s work on the occasion of her first exhibition of paintings in Rome.
Anna Eavis, the curatorial director of English Heritage, traces the history of Kenwood House and details the remarkable collection of paintings that reside there.