January 12–15, 2023, booth BF05
Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Singapore
Gagosian is pleased to announce the gallery’s participation in the inaugural edition of ART SG, with a selection of works by international contemporary artists including Banksy, Georg Baselitz, Ashley Bickerton, Edmund de Waal, Helen Frankenthaler, Katharina Grosse, Mark Grotjahn, Damien Hirst, Howard Hodgkin, Thomas Houseago, Tetsuya Ishida, Alex Israel, Jia Aili, Harmony Korine, Takashi Murakami, Nam June Paik, Giuseppe Penone, Ed Ruscha, Spencer Sweeney, Sarah Sze, Tatiana Trouvé, Anna Weyant, Jonas Wood, and Zeng Fanzhi.
The presentation features two works by Ashley Bickerton, who passed away in November 2022. Seascape: Floating Ocean Chunk No. 1 (2017) and 6°50'03.0"S 121°06'55.0"E (2022) belong to Bickerton’s Ocean Chunk series of sculptures. These translucent resin blocks, embedded with fabricated formations of sand, rock, and coral, evoke the artist’s love of the sea. Bickerton first conceived the series in New York during the winter of 1992, just before his permanent relocation to the Indonesian island of Bali. The sculptures reflect not only his tropical roots, but also his surfing experience. Acknowledging the entanglement of nature and technology, they signal humanity’s exploitation of natural resources.
In his characteristically mordant gilt-framed painting Guantanamo (2006), from the series Crude Oils, Banksy depicts a figure wearing the orange jumpsuit of a prisoner at Guantánamo Bay detention camp, his wrists bound together and a hood covering his head as he crouches on a sunlit beach. Tetsuya Ishida’s surreal painting Untitled (1995) depicts a man curled up in the fetal position before a television set, a border of numbers and other information lending the composition the appearance of an ultrasound display. Zeng Fanzhi’s tangled landscape Untitled (2017) and abstracted skull image Untitled (2020) extend the artist’s visual exploration of Taoist insights into the transience of human life and endeavor in the context of a boundless natural world.
Gagosian’s booth at ART SG 2023. Artwork, left to right: © Ashley Bickerton; © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2022; © Banksy; © Zeng Fanzhi; © 2020 Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All rights reserved. Photo: Sebastiano Pellion di Persano
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, California
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
Anselm Kiefer and Michael Govan
On the occasion of his exhibition Anselm Kiefer: Exodus at Gagosian at Marciano Art Foundation in Los Angeles, the artist spoke with Michael Govan about his works that elaborate on themes of loss, history, and redemption.
Gagosian Quarterly Winter 2022
The Winter 2022 issue of Gagosian Quarterly is now available, featuring Anna Weyant’s Two Eileens (2022) on its cover.
Louise Bonnet: On “Red Study” and Supporting Reproductive Rights
Louise Bonnet speaks with Freja Harrell about her new painting, her donation to Planned Parenthood Los Angeles, and the role of art in the fight for reproductive justice.
Friends and Relations: Lucian Freud, Francis Bacon, Frank Auerbach, Michael Andrews
Join Jake Auerbach, Richard Calvocoressi, Bella Freud, Martin Gayford, and Florence Hallett as they discuss the work and legacy of four era-defining artists. Friends and Relations: Lucian Freud, Francis Bacon, Frank Auerbach, Michael Andrews, on view at Gagosian, Grosvenor Hill, London, elucidates the connections between their respective practices, and also features some of the artists’ portraits of each other.
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.
On Centering Latinx Video Art
In late 2022, Gagosian, in collaboration with Anthology Film Archives, presented a selection of videos by Latinx artists curated by Susan Breyer. Here, Quarterly film writer Carlos Valladares responds to each work in prose or with a poem.
Sterling Ruby: TURBINES
Join Sterling Ruby in his Los Angeles studio as he works on new abstract paintings ahead of his exhibition TURBINES at Gagosian in New York.
Jenny Saville: Latent
In this video, Jenny Saville describes the evolution of her practice inside her latest exhibition, Latent, at Gagosian, Paris. She addresses the genesis of the title and reflects on the anatomy of a painting.
Glenn Brown: We’ll Keep On Dancing Till We Pay the Rent
In conjunction with his exhibition Glenn Brown: We’ll Keep On Dancing Till We Pay the Rent at Gagosian in New York, the artist sits down to discuss his new paintings, sculptures, and drawings.
Duane Hanson at Fondation Beyeler
To celebrate their twenty-fifth anniversary, Fondation Beyeler, Riehen/Basel, Switzerland, staged an exhibition entitled Jubiläumsausstellung—Special Guest Duane Hanson. The presentation featured several sculptures by Duane Hanson alongside more than one hundred works from the foundation’s collection. Alice Godwin considers the fertile dialogues produced by these juxtapositions.
Fashion and Art: Madonna’s Sex and Saint Laurent Rive Droite
This year’s edition of Art Basel Miami Beach brought Saint Laurent to America for a special exhibition curated by creative director Anthony Vaccarello celebrating the thirtieth anniversary of the publication of Madonna’s groundbreaking book, Sex (1992). Staged on the Miami beachfront, the ephemeral exhibition was presented on the occasion of the reissue of Sex by Rive Droite and Callaway, New York, and featured large-format prints of Steven Meisel’s iconic photographs from the book, as well as unpublished images from the original photo shoots. Rennie McDougall reflects on the momentous impact of the publication, tracing Madonna’s ongoing influence on and provocation of popular culture.
Artist to Artist: Spencer Sweeney and Peter Doig
Peter Doig visits Spencer Sweeney’s studio and the two discuss automatism, ambiguity, and anguish in the creative process.