Art Basel Hong Kong 2021
May 21–23, 2021, booth 1d30
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
Gagosian is pleased to participate in Art Basel Hong Kong with a presentation of modern and contemporary painting and sculpture by gallery artists. New paintings by Georg Baselitz, Alex Israel, Ed Ruscha, and Sarah Sze are featured alongside exceptional works in a range of mediums by Louise Bonnet, Theaster Gates, Henry Moore, Nam June Paik, and others, uncovering formal and conceptual innovations and associations that span genres and aesthetic approaches.
The dazzling radiant composition of Jennifer Guidi’s oil, acrylic, and sand painting The Divine Feminine (Painted White Sand SF #3B, Pink-Orange Gradient Fill) (2021) finds a visual echo in the intersecting vertical and diagonal strips of photographic imagery in Sarah Sze’s bold new collage painting Tell it Slant (2021), while the polychrome graphic burst of Mark Grotjahn’s color pencil drawing Untitled (Full Color Butterfly 54.11) (2020) has its literal opposite in Damien Hirst’s hypnotic canvas Martyr (2019), a blue-and-white mandala made of myriad concentric circles of dazzling butterfly wings preserved in household gloss paint.
Among the featured figural paintings are Tom Wesselmann’s distinctive oil-and-graphite composition Still Life with Odalisque and Goldfish (1998–99), which depicts a tabletop figurine within a colorful domestic arrangement, and Georg Baselitz’s large oil Noch ein Orangnesser (Another Orange Eater) (2020), where the artist uses a transfer technique to render an inverted male figure that evokes his Orangenesser (Orange Eater) series from 1980–82. A standout from the selection of sculptures is Takashi Murakami’s Oval Buddha Silver (2008–11), a gleaming metallic icon that combines material brilliance with pop-cultural style and an allusion to the quest for enlightenment.
Featured artists include Balthus, Georg Baselitz, Louise Bonnet, Helen Frankenthaler, Theaster Gates, Katharina Grosse, Mark Grotjahn, Jennifer Guidi, Damien Hirst, Tetsuya Ishida, Alex Israel, Henry Moore, Takashi Murakami, Yoshitomo Nara, Nam June Paik, Richard Prince, Ed Ruscha, Richard Serra, Rudolf Stingel, Spencer Sweeney, Sarah Sze, Tom Wesselmann, and Jonas Wood.
Featured works by Georg Baselitz, Helen Frankenthaler, Theaster Gates, Damien Hirst, Nam June Paik, Spencer Sweeney, and Sarah Sze are also accessible in the Art Basel Hong Kong Online Viewing Rooms at artbasel.com and on gagosian.com.
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Georg Baselitz, Noch ein Orangenesser, 2020 © Georg Baselitz
May 26–June 1, 2021
A pioneering member of a new generation of Chinese artists, Jia Aili creates dynamic paintings that at once emerge from and challenge art historical conventions in the context of a rapidly changing world. In his wide-ranging practice, which incorporates abstraction, portraiture, fantastic imagery, and scenes from daily life, he reflects on the dramatic modernization of society while probing the vulnerabilities of the existential human condition. For Jia, new meaning emerges out of both this interweaving of disparate narratives and the reconsideration of complex knowledge systems.
Nam June Paik
May 1–31, 2021
Gagosian is pleased to participate in a special presentation on 8-bridges in celebration of Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month. Three sculptures and one drawing by Nam June Paik are featured in anticipation of the artist’s major retrospective at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, opening May 8. In these works, Paik uses paper and TV screens interchangeably as surfaces for gestural improvisation. Dating from the last decade of the artist’s life, they embody his playful and predictive conflations of tech and mass communication with images from nature and spontaneous mark making.
Nam June Paik in Miami, c. 1990. Photo: Brian Smith
April 28–May 4, 2021
Mining art history and popular culture, Glenn Brown has created an artistic language that refuses categorization, combining a wide range of periods from art history through reference, appropriation, and precise attention to detail. His mannerist impulses stem from a desire to breathe new life into past images; they are treasuries of raw material, offering countless images, titles, and techniques to be combined and deconstructed, producing complex and sensuous works of art that are resolutely of our time.
Photo: Edgar Laguinia
Vicomtesse Marie-Laure de Noailles
Ariella Wolens explores the patron’s role in fostering the legendary art world of early twentieth-century France.
Gagosian Quarterly Summer 2021
The Summer 2021 issue of Gagosian Quarterly is now available, featuring Carrie Mae Weems’s The Louvre (2006) on its cover.
Building a Legacy
Famously Unknown: Legacy Building in the Art World
In this video, Raymond Foye and Rani Singh discuss the general principles and methodologies of archiving, editing, and presenting the work of overlooked artists and writers. They share firsthand accounts and learning experiences from working with artists and poets such as Jordan Belson, Gregory Corso, Rene Ricard, and Harry Smith.
Work in Progress
Jia Aili: In the Studio
This video presents a behind-the-scenes look at Jia Aili’s studio in Beijing. He elaborates on his in-progress works, the complexity of his compositions, as well as his philosophies of and motivations for painting.
To Create a Vision: Jia Aili in Conversation with Philip Tinari
Jia Aili speaks with curator Philip Tinari about his arts education, his working process, and his desire to expand the talking points around painting.
Dr. David Driskell
Taylor Aldridge reflects on the enduring legacy of the artist, educator, curator, and scholar.
Louise Bonnet: Sphinxes
Ali Subotnick investigates the artist’s surreal new series of drawings.
Albert Oehlen: Terrifying Sunset
The artist speaks with Mark Godfrey about his new paintings, touching on the works’ relationship to John Graham, the Rothko Chapel, and Leigh Bowery.
A Body in Fukushima
Ten years after Fukushima’s nuclear meltdown of 2011, movement-based artist Eiko Otake and historian/photographer William Johnston discuss their visits to that irradiated landscape. The forthcoming book A Body in Fukushima documents their ongoing performance project.
Adriana Varejão: For a Poetics of Difference
Curator Luisa Duarte considers the artist’s oeuvre, writing on Varejão’s active engagement with theories of difference, as well as the cultural specters of the past.
Artist to Artist: Rachel Feinstein and Ewa Juszkiewicz
On the occasion of Frieze New York 2021, the two artists discuss remixing conventions, the allure of Rococo, and the importance of research and history within their respective practices.
Helen Frankenthaler: A Painter’s Sculptures
On the occasion of three exhibitions in London exploring different aspects of Helen Frankenthaler’s work, Lauren Mahony introduces texts by the sculptor Anthony Caro and by the artist herself on her relatively unfamiliar first body of sculpture, made in the summer of 1972 in Caro’s London studio.