Art Basel Hong Kong 2022
May 27–29, 2022, booth 1C15
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
Gagosian is pleased to participate in Art Basel Hong Kong 2022 with an ensemble of contemporary works by international artists.
Gagosian’s presentation will include Zeng Fanzhi’s expansive new painting, Untitled (2022). In Zeng’s canvases, allover linear networks generate dynamic rhythms and feature luminous chromatic shifts. Untitled represents a culmination of twenty years of investigating the expressive potentials of abstraction, in works ranging from landscapes to compositions with intertwined foliage, figures, and animals, to purely nonrepresentational explorations of painterly form.
Leneh (2020), from Georg Baselitz’s Springtime series (2020–21), features the motif of the inverted figure that the painter has explored over the past five decades and juxtaposes broad, flowing brushstrokes in bright, vernal colors with the direct imprint of a pair of nylon stockings. The title is an anagram of “Helen”—a reference to Helen Frankenthaler. Another painting that simultaneously represents and obscures the female figure is Ewa Juszkiewicz’s Lace Leaves (2022). Emulating the modes of historical European portraiture while subverting genre conventions, Juszkiewicz hides the faces of her subjects behind drapery or flowers. Here, the sitter’s face is replaced by anemone and anthurium (laceleaf) flowers and leaves.
Tetsuya Ishida’s haunting painting The Visitor (1999) pictures the head of a bearded man merged with a nautilus shell within the confined space of a door’s threshold. Realized in fine illustrative detail, its amalgamation of human and animal forms conveys the artist’s visionary imagination while reflecting the anxieties of his generation. Takashi Murakami’s Korpokkur in the Forest (2019) is titled after an ancient race of small people in the folklore of the Ainu of Japan’s northern islands. The painting’s profusion of colorful, smiling flowers is rendered in Murakami’s Superflat style, which is inspired by both manga and fine-art traditions.
The gallery’s presentation will also feature works by artists including Louise Bonnet, Edmund de Waal, Urs Fischer, Katharina Grosse, Mark Grotjahn, Jennifer Guidi, Simon Hantaï, Hao Liang, Damien Hirst, Thomas Houseago, Alex Israel, Rick Lowe, Albert Oehlen, Nam June Paik, Giuseppe Penone, Rudolf Polanszky, Sterling Ruby, Ed Ruscha, Jenny Saville, Jim Shaw, Rudolf Stingel, Spencer Sweeney, and Rachel Whiteread.
To receive a PDF with detailed information on the works, please contact the gallery at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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January 25–31, 2023
Alexandria Smith’s art addresses issues of identity as informed by autobiography, fiction, myth, collective memory, and history. She depicts metaphysical beings in primordial settings who embody states of growth and transformation. Her interest in hybridity and experimentation encompasses drawings with collage elements, paintings with sculptural assemblage, and immersive installations. Smith builds up dimensional components in her painted works, recently further articulating their surfaces through the incorporation of 3D-printed parts.
Photo: Ollie Adegboye
Frieze Los Angeles 2023
February 17–19, 2022, booth D2
Santa Monica Airport
Gagosian is pleased to announce its participation in Frieze Los Angeles 2023, at the fair’s new venue of Santa Monica Airport, with a solo presentation of recent paintings and works on paper by Rick Lowe. The booth features Rotation (Revolution) (2023), a monumental 12-by-27-foot multi-panel painting, alongside other works that explore line, color, and space with reference to the impact of rural and urban development.
Rick Lowe, Green Divide, 2023 © Rick Lowe Studio. Photo: Thomas Dubrock
Edmund de Waal and Theaster Gates
January 25–29, 2023, booth C30
Gagosian is pleased to announce the gallery’s participation in artgenève 2023 with a dual presentation of porcelain vessels by Edmund de Waal and wood-fired ceramics by Theaster Gates. Placing the works of these two artists in dialogue, the presentation juxtaposes two very different but nonetheless complementary approaches to the established traditions and new possibilities represented by an ancient medium and practice.
Left: Edmund de Waal, sestina, 2022 © Edmund de Waal. Photo: Alzbeta Jaresova. Right: Theaster Gates, Untitled (Bottle), 2022 © Theaster Gates. Photo: Annik Wetter
Languorous undulations (in the temple of my familiar)
Alexandria Smith and Akwaeke Emezi take up themes of queerness, hybridity, and embodied memory in their respective visual and literary works. Here, Emezi responds to Smith’s painting Languorous undulations (in the temple of my familiar) (2022) with an eponymous piece of flash fiction.
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Artist to Artist: Spencer Sweeney and Peter Doig
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Tyler Mitchell and Zoé Whitley
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