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Helen Frankenthaler, Summer Picture, 1959, collection of Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, New York © 2019 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Tim Pyle

In Conversation

Alexander Nemerov and Clifford Ross on Helen Frankenthaler

Friday, August 23, 2019, 6–8pm
Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, New York
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Art historian Alexander Nemerov, who is currently working on a new book about Helen Frankenthaler, will speak with Clifford Ross, chairman of the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation. The pair will discuss Nemerov’s forthcoming publication as well as the exhibition currently on view at the Parrish Art Museum, Abstract Climates: Helen Frankenthaler in Provincetown. To attend the event, purchase tickets at parrishart.org.

Helen Frankenthaler, Summer Picture, 1959, collection of Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, New York © 2019 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Tim Pyle

Adriana Varejão, Rome Meat Ruin, 2016 © Adriana Varejão. Photo: Vicente de Mello

In Conversation

Adriana Varejão
Adriano Pedrosa

Saturday, August 24, 2019, 12pm
Museo Tamayo, Mexico City
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On the occasion of the opening of her exhibition Otros cuerpos detrás at the Museo Tamayo, Mexico City, Adriana Varejão will speak with the show’s curator Adriano Pedrosa. The pair will discuss the evolution of the artist’s practice and her emphasis on a historical revision of colonialism in Brazil. To attend the free event, register with Museo Tamayo.

Adriana Varejão, Rome Meat Ruin, 2016 © Adriana Varejão. Photo: Vicente de Mello

Nathan, Teahupo’o, French Polynesia, 2011. Photo: Brian Bielmann

Screening

Heavy Water

Monday, July 29, 2019, 7pm
Guild Hall, East Hampton, New York
www.guildhall.org

Join Gagosian and the Fletcher family for a screening of Heavy Water (2019), directed by Michael Oblowitz and produced by Red Bull Media House and All Edge Entertainment, in conjunction with the exhibition The Fletcher Family: A Lifetime in Surf at Gagosian, 976 Madison Avenue, New York. The film follows big-wave surfer Nathan Fletcher through the evolution of his career, tracing his lineage back to his grandfather, Walter Hoffman, a surfing pioneer on Oahu’s North Shore. Fletcher and fellow surf and skate legends share stories of the pursuit of their passion for the big wave. To attend the free event, RSVP to nyfilms@gagosian.com.

Nathan, Teahupo’o, French Polynesia, 2011. Photo: Brian Bielmann

Bettina Korek, Hans Ulrich Obrist, and Alex Israel

Seminar

Alex Israel, Bettina Korek, Hans Ulrich Obrist

July 29–August 2, 2019, 10am–3pm
Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass Village, Colorado
www.andersonranch.org

Alex Israel, Bettina Korek, and Hans Ulrich Obrist will host a five-day seminar for practicing artists at Anderson Ranch. Through lectures, discussions, readings, and critiques, the trio will guide artists deeper into the concepts behind their work and their agency in the art world.

Bettina Korek, Hans Ulrich Obrist, and Alex Israel

Taryn Simon, A Cold Hole, 2018, installation view, MASS MoCA, North Adams, Massachusetts, May 26, 2018–March 24, 2019. Artwork © Taryn Simon

In Conversation

Taryn Simon
Kate Fowle

Thursday, July 25, 2019, 12:30pm
Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass Village, Colorado
www.andersonranch.org

Taryn Simon will discuss the way she directs our attention to familiar systems of organization—bloodlines, criminal investigations, mourning, flower arrangements—and makes visible the hidden contours of power and authority with curator Kate Fowle. To attend the event, register at www.andersonranch.org.

Taryn Simon, A Cold Hole, 2018, installation view, MASS MoCA, North Adams, Massachusetts, May 26, 2018–March 24, 2019. Artwork © Taryn Simon

Jonas Wood’s limited-edition Louis Vuitton Artycapucines bag

Design

Louis Vuitton X

June 28–September 15, 2019
Louis Vuitton X, Beverly Hills
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Louis Vuitton X celebrates the fashion house’s 160-year history of artistic collaborations and marks the world premiere of the Artycapucines Collection. The line includes limited-edition reinterpretations of the label’s iconic Capucines bag by six artists including Urs Fischer, Alex Israel, and Jonas Wood. The exhibition also brings together a collection of early twentieth-century special-order trunks, art deco perfume bottles, iconic Monogram bags reworked by artists such as Frank Gehry and Cindy Sherman, and original collaborations by artists such as Richard Prince.

Jonas Wood’s limited-edition Louis Vuitton Artycapucines bag

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Announcements

Nancy Rubins’s 5,000 lbs. of Sonny’s Airplane Parts, Linda’s Place, and 550 lbs. of Tire-Wire (1997) being installed at Ruby City in San Antonio, Texas, 2019

Video

Nancy Rubins
Installation at Ruby City

Watch as Nancy Rubins’s 5,000 lbs. of Sonny’s Airplane Parts, Linda’s Place, and 550 lbs. of Tire-Wire (1997) gets installed at Ruby City, a contemporary art center in San Antonio, Texas, opening October 13, 2019. Designed by Adjaye Associates in collaboration with Alamo Architects, Ruby City will provide a space for the city’s thriving creative community to experience works by both local and internationally acclaimed artists.

Nancy Rubins’s 5,000 lbs. of Sonny’s Airplane Parts, Linda’s Place, and 550 lbs. of Tire-Wire (1997) being installed at Ruby City in San Antonio, Texas, 2019

Left: Frank Gehry, Bear With Us, 2014 © Frank Gehry. Right: Thomas Houseago, Striding Figure (Rome I), 2013 © Thomas Houseago. Photos: Roman Alokhin

Permanent Installation

Frank Gehry
Thomas Houseago

Six additional acres have been added to the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at the New Orleans Museum of Art. The expansion features twenty-six new works including Frank Gehry’s Bear With Us (2014) and Thomas Houseago’s Striding Figure (Rome I) (2013).

Left: Frank Gehry, Bear With Us, 2014 © Frank Gehry. Right: Thomas Houseago, Striding Figure (Rome I), 2013 © Thomas Houseago. Photos: Roman Alokhin

Adriana Varejão, Cores Polvo, 2019 © Adriana Varejão

Commission

Adriana Varejão
Cores Polvo

Adriana Varejão was commissioned by Sesc Guarulhos, Brazil, to create a mural for the building’s entranceway. Cores Polvo (2019) is comprised of seven giant abstract color wheels that address issues of race, colonialism, and self-identification. The skin-tone shades featured in the motifs were inspired by a 1976 Brazilian government survey in which ordinary citizens were invited to describe their own skin tones in terms meant to replace the existing five previously established characterizations.

Adriana Varejão, Cores Polvo, 2019 © Adriana Varejão

Glenn Brown with his painting In the end we all succumb to the pull of the molten core (2016). Photo: Edgar Laguinia

Honor

Glenn Brown

Glenn Brown was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in Queen Elizabeth II’s 2019 birthday honors list for his service to the arts. The title CBE is bestowed to individuals who have made distinct and innovative contributions to the United Kingdom. 

Glenn Brown with his painting In the end we all succumb to the pull of the molten core (2016). Photo: Edgar Laguinia

Rachel Whiteread with her sculpture Detached I (2012) at Gagosian, Britannia Street, London, 2013. Photo: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Honor

Rachel Whiteread

Rachel Whiteread has been awarded a damehood in Queen Elizabeth II’s 2019 birthday honors list. The annual honors mark the reigning monarch’s official birthday by recognizing individuals whose outstanding and longterm achievements have contributed to the United Kingdom.

Rachel Whiteread with her sculpture Detached I (2012) at Gagosian, Britannia Street, London, 2013. Photo: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Rachel Feinstein, Chuey, 2019 © Rachel Feinstein

Award

Rachel Feinstein

The British Friends of the Art Museums of Israel recognizes women who have made outstanding contributions to the contemporary art world at the organization’s yearly Women in Art lunch. Rachel Feinstein is the 2019 guest of honor at the London event on June 27, 2019. Feinstein will speak with English television executive and presenter Alan Yentob about her dual role of artist and muse. She has also donated her work Chuey (2019) to support BFAMI.

Rachel Feinstein, Chuey, 2019 © Rachel Feinstein

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Museum Exhibitions

Walton Ford, Grifo de California, 2017 © Walton Ford. Photo: Christopher Burke

Closing Today

Book of Beasts
The Bestiary in the Medieval World

Through August 18, 2019
Getty Center, Los Angeles
www.getty.edu

This exhibition is inspired by The Bestiary, a popular medieval book that describes the beasts of the world with vibrant and fascinating images. With over one hundred works on display, this major loan exhibition transports visitors into the world of the medieval bestiary. Work by Walton Ford and Damien Hirst is included.

Walton Ford, Grifo de California, 2017 © Walton Ford. Photo: Christopher Burke

Chris Burden, Shoot, 1971 © 2019 Chris Burden/Licensed by the Chris Burden Estate and Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Barbara T. Smith

Closing Today

Chris Burden in
Artists Respond: American Art and the Vietnam War, 1965–1975

Through August 18, 2019
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC
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Artists Respond brings together nearly one hundred works by fifty-eight of the most visionary and provocative artists and collectives of the Vietnam War era. Galvanized by the moral urgency of the conflict, these artists reimagined the goals and uses of art across multiple movements and media: painting, sculpture, printmaking, performance and body art, installation, documentary art, and conceptual art. Work by Chris Burden is included.

Chris Burden, Shoot, 1971 © 2019 Chris Burden/Licensed by the Chris Burden Estate and Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Barbara T. Smith

Helen Frankenthaler, Orange Mood, 1966 © 2019 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Closing Today

Helen Frankenthaler in
Spilling Over: Painting Color in the 1960s

Through August 18, 2019
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
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This exhibition gathers paintings from the 1960s and early 1970s that inventively use bold and saturated color to activate perception. During this period, many artists adopted acrylic paint—a newly available, plastic-based medium—and explored its expansive technical possibilities and wider range of hues. Work by Helen Frankenthaler is included.

Helen Frankenthaler, Orange Mood, 1966 © 2019 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Katharina Grosse, Untitled, 2011 © Katharina Grosse and VG Bild-Kunst Bonn, 2019

Closing Today

Frozen Gesture
Gesten in der Malerei

Through August 18, 2019
Kunst Museum Winterthur, Switzerland
www.kmw.ch

In 1965 Roy Lichtenstein created his famous Brushstrokes and in doing so highlighted the fundamental elements of the image, such as the appearance of the colors and the pigment, the color fields and their limits, and not least the application of paint in the form of a gesture. This exhibition aims to explore the sheer range of gestures in contemporary painting. Work by Katharina Grosse, Roy Lichtenstein, and David Reed is included.

Katharina Grosse, Untitled, 2011 © Katharina Grosse and VG Bild-Kunst Bonn, 2019

Douglas Gordon, The Making of Monster, 1996 (still) © Studio lost but found/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2019

Closing Today

Douglas Gordon in
Talking Heads: Contemporary Dialogues with F. X. Messerschmidt

Through August 18, 2019
Belvedere, Vienna
www.belvedere.at

Taking Franz Xaver Messerschmidt’s famous “character heads” as its starting point, this exhibition takes a look at extreme psychological states depicted in images of faces or busts. What endures in our “facial society” beyond the realm of Facebook and selfies? To answer this question, this show juxtaposes Messerschmidt’s sculptural heads with works by contemporary artists. Work by Douglas Gordon is included.

Douglas Gordon, The Making of Monster, 1996 (still) © Studio lost but found/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2019

David Reed, Working Drawing for #653, 2016 (page 7) © 2019 David Reed/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Closing Today

David Reed
Drawings

Through August 18, 2019
Kunst Museum Winterthur, Switzerland
www.kmw.ch

This exhibition includes seven working drawings (comprising forty-four sheets in total) by David Reed, and has been organized in conjunction with the group show Frozen Gesture, which features work by Reed, concurrently on view at the museum. These fascinating works on paper provide unparalleled insight into Reed’s processes in creating large-scale abstract paintings. The drawings serve as a visual diary for each new work: they feature meticulous notes on the experiences and visual cues that inform the works, record decisions made in the painting process, and are illustrated with sketches, diagrams, and color tests.

David Reed, Working Drawing for #653, 2016 (page 7) © 2019 David Reed/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Tatiana Trouvé, Les indéfinis, 2014 (detail) © Tatiana Trouvé. Photo: Annette Kradisch

Opening this Week

Feel the Sun in Your Mouth
Recent Acquisitions

August 24, 2019–February 2020
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC
hirshhorn.si.edu

This exhibition brings together artworks acquired by the museum over the past five years with a focus on art that incites sensation and demonstrates a renewed interest in sublime encounters with the world. Spanning a period of extreme technological growth that has led us from the first steps on the moon to the development of the Internet, this exhibition illuminates a return to the poetic, the intuitive, and the cosmic in current artistic practice. Work by Alex Israel, Tatiana Trouvé, and Mary Weatherford is included.

Tatiana Trouvé, Les infinis, 2014 (detail) © Tatiana Trouvé. Photo: Annette Kradisch

Adriana Varejão, Testemunhas oculares X, Y e Z, 1997 © Adriana Varejão. Photo: Eduardo Ortega

Opening this Week

Adriana Varejão
Otros cuerpos detrás

August 24–November 10, 2019
Museo Tamayo, Mexico City
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This show, whose title translates to Other Bodies Behind, explores the lines of research that Adriana Varejão has developed in her artistic practice since the 1990s, bringing together work created over the past thirty years. The exhibition is structured around three different bodies of work—early figurative canvases, a selection from the series Ruínas de Charque (Jerked-Beef Ruins), and recent Polvo paintings.

Adriana Varejão, Testemunhas oculares X, Y e Z, 1997 © Adriana Varejão. Photo: Eduardo Ortega

Installation view, Fiçcão e fabricação: Fotografia de arquitetura após a revolução digital, Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology, Lisbon, March 20–August 19, 2019. Artwork, left to right © Jeff Wall, © Gregory Crewdson

Closing this Week

Fiçcão e fabricação
Fotografia de arquitetura após a revolução digital

Through August 19, 2019
Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology, Lisbon
www.maat.pt

This exhibition, whose English title is Fiction and Fabrication: Photography of Architecture after the Digital Turn, looks at artists who have created and engaged with imagery of architecture. It examines how digital manipulation has enabled a fictionalization of architectural spaces, and explores architecture’s role in an expanded practice of photography within contemporary art. Work by Gregory Crewdson, Andreas Gursky, and Jeff Wall is included.

Installation view, Fiçcão e fabricação: Fotografia de arquitetura após a revolução digital, Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology, Lisbon, March 20–August 19, 2019. Artwork, left to right © Jeff Wall, © Gregory Crewdson

Albert Oehlen, Untitled, 1992–2005, Collection Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris © Albert Oehlen. Photo © Primae/David Bordes

On View

Albert Oehlen in
La Collection de la Fondation: Le parti de la peinture

Through August 26, 2019
Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris
www.fondationlouisvuitton.fr

Seventy-five paintings by twenty-three international artists from the Fondation Louis Vuitton’s collection, dating from the 1960s to today, are on view. Work by Albert Oehlen is included.

Albert Oehlen, Untitled, 1992–2005, Collection Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris © Albert Oehlen. Photo © Primae/David Bordes

Installation view, Alex Israel, MAMO–Marseille Modulor, France, June 8–August 31, 2019. Artwork © Alex Israel

On View

Alex Israel

Through August 31, 2019
MAMO–Marseille Modulor, France
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Alex Israel at MAMO occupies the rooftop deck and former gymnasium of Le Corbusier’s iconic Cité Radieuse. Inspired by Marseille’s gritty history and the architect’s use of concrete, Alex Israel has reimagined the building as Gotham City, and as a temporary home for two new works appropriated from Tim Burton’s Batman (1989). Continuing the artist’s ongoing exploration of rented film props as readymade sculpture, the Batmobile serves as the centerpiece of an installation with smoke, light, and sound, while the Bat-Signal, projected high above the city, activates the night sky throughout the summer.

Installation view, Alex Israel, MAMO–Marseille Modulor, France, June 8–August 31, 2019. Artwork © Alex Israel

Chris Burden, TV Hijack, 1972 © 2019 Chris Burden/Licensed by the Chris Burden Estate and Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Gary Beydler

On View

Chris Burden in
Closer Look: Intimate-Scale Sculpture from the Permanent Collection

Through September 1, 2019
Orange County Museum of Art, Santa Ana, California
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This exhibition provides a focused look at small sculpture in OCMA’s permanent collection. Selected for their innovative materials and playfulness in scale and function, the artworks in Closer Look are intended to be viewed at a close distance, providing the viewer with intimate moments in which to make slow and careful observations about content and construction. Work by Chris Burden is included.

Chris Burden, TV Hijack, 1972 © 2019 Chris Burden/Licensed by the Chris Burden Estate and Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Gary Beydler

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