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Albert Oehlen
Art Basel Hong Kong 2019

March 23–31, 2019
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Alongside the presentation of works by several gallery artists at Art Basel Hong Kong, the Online Viewing Room features a single important painting by Albert Oehlen. Informational texts and video on the abstract work from 1988 are available in English and Chinese, and Gagosian staff are available online twenty-four hours a day for live assistance. This online offering of a major painting by Oehlen—a work made at a pivotal moment in his trajectory as a painter—comes on the heels of the career-spanning survey Albert Oehlen: Cows by the Water­­ at Palazzo Grassi, Venice.

The Art Basel Hong Kong Online Viewing Room will open at 12:00am on Saturday, March 23, in Hong Kong, and close at 11:59pm on Sunday, March 31, in Los Angeles and San Francisco.

For more information about the Art Basel Hong Kong 2019 Online Viewing Room or the work to be featured, please contact inquire@gagosian.com.

Albert Oehlen, Untitled, 1988 © Albert Oehlen

Albert Oehlen, Untitled, 1988 © Albert Oehlen

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Albert Oehlen, Untitled, 1993 © Albert Oehlen

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Albert Oehlen Invites Steamboat Switzerland and Lorenzo Senni

Wednesday, October 2, 2019, 7pm
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www.serpentinegalleries.org

To celebrate the opening of his major solo exhibition at Serpentine Gallery in London, Albert Oehlen has invited the ensemble Steamboat Switzerland and experimental musician Lorenzo Senni to create an evening of music inside the Serpentine Pavilion. To attend the event, purchase tickets at www.serpentinegalleries.org.

Albert Oehlen, Untitled, 1993 © Albert Oehlen

Albert Oehlen, Untitled, 2019 © Albert Oehlen. Photo: Jeff McLane

Tour

Albert Oehlen
New Paintings

Thursday, October 10, 2019, 6pm
Gagosian, Hong Kong

Gagosian senior director Han-I Wang will lead a tour of Albert Oehlen’s first exhibition in Asia, a series of new paintings in watercolor on canvas. In these works, Oehlen emphasizes the importance of spontaneity within his artistic method. Oehlen’s use of watercolor in this series diverges from his recent works created with oil or lacquer on aluminum or the aluminum composite Dibond, and marks a stylistic return to his hazy, blended, almost impressionistic oil paintings dating from 2016 and earlier. To attend the free event, RSVP to hktours@gagosian.com. Space is limited.

Albert Oehlen, Untitled, 2019 © Albert Oehlen. Photo: Jeff McLane

Albert Oehlen: The History

Video

Albert Oehlen: The History
Art Basel Hong Kong 2019 Online Viewing Room

We can now see that this painting marks the exact point where all of Oehlen’s influences—de Kooning, Rauschenberg, Richter, Polke—come to a head, and how it acts as a departure point for what he will do over the next thirty years.
—Sam Orlofsky

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