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Frieze New York Online
Katharina Grosse

May 6–15, 2020

Gagosian is pleased to present a selection of new works on paper and recent sculptures by Katharina Grosse for the online edition of Frieze New York. These works will premiere simultaneously on the inaugural Frieze Viewing Room and the Frieze app.

A selection of new works on paper will be exhibited for the first time in this presentation. Spraying over a single sheet of paper in broad arcs and zigzags, Grosse creates rhythmic markings. Rough-edged yet crisp stenciled shapes are partially veiled by light speckles of sprayed pigment, revealing Grosse’s ability to alternate between exuberant force and more detailed control. These intensely textural compositions hint at sculptural form as well as at the colossal movements of nature; grounded in deep greens and teal blues, they conjure swirling, aqueous depths.

Also available are four sculptures from a series made in 2017, cast from cut polystyrene into solid aluminum forms that preserve the innate lightness of the original medium. Vibrant layers of acrylic paint are sprayed across the cast metal supports; the sweeping motions of the spray jet explore, enhance, or counteract the spatial contours of the form with clashes of warm and cool hues. The resulting polychrome sculptures exude an industrial artificiality and dynamism while maintaining a sense of the natural and organic through their resemblance to windswept rock formations or shards of bone.

In partnership with Frieze, a portion of the proceeds from the sale of selected works will be donated to Human Rights Watch.

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Photo: Mitro Hood, Baltimore Museum of Art

Photo: Mitro Hood, Baltimore Museum of Art

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Installation view, Katharina Grosse: Is It You?, Baltimore Museum of Art, March 1, 2020–January 3, 2021. Artwork © Katharina Grosse and VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, Germany 2020. Photo: Mitro Hood, courtesy Baltimore Museum of Art

In Conversation

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Using the exhibition Katharina Grosse: Is It You? at the Baltimore Museum of Art as a starting point, Grosse and fellow artist Eric N. Mack will discuss the intersections of their practices, processes, and inspirations. The talk will be moderated by critic and art historian Molly Warnock as part of the museum’s Violet Hour series. To watch the live conversation, visit BMA’s Facebook.

Installation view, Katharina Grosse: Is It You?, Baltimore Museum of Art, March 1, 2020–January 3, 2021. Artwork © Katharina Grosse and VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, Germany 2020. Photo: Mitro Hood, courtesy Baltimore Museum of Art

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Katharina Grosse will speak with writer, theorist, and filmmaker Alexander Kluge about his writings on Leibniz’s theory of the “separatrix” and its key impact on her new body of watercolors and paintings on canvas, on view at Gagosian, Rome, through January 7. The conversation will be moderated by special guests Joachim Bernauer, director of Goethe-Institut Italien, and Julia Draganović, director of Accademia Tedesca Roma Villa Massimo, Rome. For this online discussion, Bernauer and Draganović will be speaking live from the gallery while Grosse and Kluge will join remotely. To join, complete this form.

Still from Alexander Kluge’s film Separatrix (2020), featuring Katharina Grosse’s painting Untitled (2019)

Katharina Grosse, Shake Before Using, 2020 © Katharina Grosse and VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, Germany 2020

Support

Artist Plate Project
Coalition for the Homeless

November 16–December 14, 2020

Gagosian is pleased to support the Coalition for the Homeless’s Artist Plate Project fundraiser. Artwork by fifty artists, including Cecily Brown, Katharina Grosse, Sterling Ruby, Ed Ruscha, Sarah Sze, Andy Warhol, Jonas Wood, and Christopher Wool, is featured on limited-edition dinner plates produced by Prospect and made available through Artware Editions to support the Coalition’s lifesaving programs. All of the funds raised by the sale of the plates will provide food, crisis services, housing, and other critical aid to thousands of people experiencing homelessness and instability. The purchase of one plate can feed seventy-five homeless and hungry New Yorkers.

Katharina Grosse, Shake Before Using, 2020 © Katharina Grosse and VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, Germany 2020

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