FIAC Online 2021
March 2–12, 2021
Long considered the season of rebirth, springtime marks the transition from the austere months of winter into the lush abundance of summer, serving as a reminder of nascent growth, life, and possibility.
Drawing inspiration from the 1865 poem “Printemps oublié” (“Forgotten Spring”) by Sully Prudhomme, Gagosian’s presentation for the first online edition of FIAC alludes to the duality inherent to spring: carrying forth the weight of the immediate past while presenting glimpses of a vibrant and prolific future to come. In 2021, recognizing the enduring magnificence of the natural world—in the face of both the previously unimaginable circumstances that defined the past year and the precarity of environmental futures—gains considerable urgency today.
Printemps oublié celebrates the poignancy of these contradictions by presenting artworks that reflect on, investigate, or revel in the joys of spring as the new season both literally and metaphorically approaches.
All the artworks will appear on the Gagosian website and a rotating selection will appear in the inaugural FIAC Online Viewing Rooms, from March 4 to 7. To receive a pdf with detailed information on the works, please contact the gallery at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jeff Koons, Bluebird Planter, 2010–16 © Jeff Koons
Art Basel Miami Beach 2022
December 1–3, 2022, Booth D5
Miami Beach Convention Center
Gagosian is pleased to present a selection of modern and contemporary works at Art Basel Miami Beach 2022. Returning to Miami for the fair’s twentieth anniversary, the gallery is honored to have participated each year the fair has been held.
Sarah Sze, Left Field (Times Zero), 2019 © Sarah Sze
November 16–22, 2022
Since the 1970s, Jim Shaw has responded to American cultural history through painting, drawing, and sculpture. He draws from sources as wide-ranging as comic books, pulp novels, rock albums, protest posters, and amateur paintings. Often unfolding in extended narrative cycles, Shaw’s works juxtapose images of friends and family with those depicting world events, pop-cultural phenomena, and alternative realities, blending the personal, the commonplace, and the visionary.
Photo: LeeAnn Nickel
Paris Photo 2022
Deana Lawson and Sally Mann
November 10–13, 2022
Grand Palais Ephémère, Paris
For the 2022 edition of Paris Photo, Gagosian is pleased to announce a joint presentation of works by Deana Lawson and Sally Mann. The two artists collaborated to choose photographs from one another’s oeuvre, including some that have never before been exhibited. The resulting selection establishes a dialogue between their respective practices, using portrait, landscape, and interior imagery to examine themes of identity and representation.
Gagosian’s booth at Paris Photo 2022, featuring photographs by Deana Lawson and Sally Mann. Artwork © Deana Lawson and © Sally Mann
Frank Auerbach: Artist Friends
In this candid interview with Richard Calvocoressi, the painter Frank Auerbach reminisces on his friendships with Michael Andrews, Francis Bacon, and Lucian Freud. The two spoke during the planning of the exhibition Friends and Relations, a show that examines the interconnected lives and art practices of this group of London painters.
Gagosian Quarterly Winter 2022
The Winter 2022 issue of Gagosian Quarterly is now available, featuring Anna Weyant’s Two Eileens (2022) on its cover.
“The Present Decline”: Jim Shaw’s Epic Parables
Catherine Taft examines Jim Shaw’s visionary work, which probes the American psyche through political, historical, and cultural allegory.
Sky High Farm Symposium at Judd Foundation: The Community Panel
In this video, Thelma Golden, Chief Curator and Director of the Studio Museum in Harlem; Tremaine Emory, Founder of Denim Tears and Creative Director of Supreme; Father Mike Lopez, Founder of the Hungry Monk Rescue Truck; and artist Anicka Yi sit down to explore how the concept of community has shaped their work, and the power in seeing the places we live, our histories, and even our bodies as porous, interdependent, and alive.
Walter De Maria: The Object, the Action, the Aesthetic Feeling
The definitive monograph on the work of Walter De Maria was published earlier this fall. To celebrate this momentous occasion, Elizabeth Childress and Michael Childress of the Walter De Maria Archive talk to Gagosian senior director Kara Vander Weg about the origins of the publication and the revelations brought to light in its creation.
Myths and Monsters
Mike Stinavage visits Dimitris Papaioannou in Athens as he closes one world tour and opens another.
Anna Weyant: Baby, It Ain’t Over Till It’s Over
Novelist Emma Cline traces the boundaries between terror and hilarity in Anna Weyant’s new paintings.
Bruce Bernard: Portraits Of Friends
Virginia Verran details the photographer’s friendships with the London painters.
The Actual Picture: On Karin Kneffel’s Painting
In 2021, Karin Kneffel embarked on a new series of oil paintings, different from anything she had made before. Derived from her photographic studies of early Northern Renaissance polychrome-painted wood sculptures, these portrait diptychs appear for the first time in the exhibition Face of a Woman, Head of a Child at Gagosian, Rome. Art historian Ulrich Wilmes provides a first look, noting how Kneffel links pictorial and empirical realities, past and present, in a topic of universal human significance.
Fashion and Art: Pierre-Alexis Dumas
Pierre-Alexis Dumas, the artistic director of Hermès, speaks with curator Abby Bangser about the central role of the house’s art collection in its creative process.
Shaw Studio Sing-along Songs
In this Shortlist series we invite artists and writers to tell us about works of art, literature, film, or music that have influenced their work or are at the forefront of their minds today. Here Jim Shaw shares a selection of songs he listens to while working, from new discoveries to childhood staples. Shaw writes of the balance between delight and regret, hope and gloom in his playlist.
Bickerton’s “Bickertons” in the Realm of the Fetish
Abigail Solomon-Godeau analyzes periodization, artistic persona, and fetishism in the expansive work of Ashley Bickerton.