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Albert Oehlen, Untitled, 2019 © Albert Oehlen. Photo: Jeff McLane

Tour

Albert Oehlen
New Paintings

Thursday, October 10, 2019, 6pm
Gagosian, Hong Kong

Gagosian senior director Han-I Wang will lead a tour of Albert Oehlen’s first exhibition in Asia, a series of new paintings in watercolor on canvas. In these works, Oehlen emphasizes the importance of spontaneity within his artistic method. Oehlen’s use of watercolor in this series diverges from his recent works created with oil or lacquer on aluminum or the aluminum composite Dibond, and marks a stylistic return to his hazy, blended, almost impressionistic oil paintings dating from 2016 and earlier. To attend the free event, RSVP to hktours@gagosian.com. Space is limited.

Albert Oehlen, Untitled, 2019 © Albert Oehlen. Photo: Jeff McLane

Richard Serra, Railroad Turnbridge, 1976 (still), Museum of Modern Art, New York © 2019 Richard Serra/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Screening

Richard Serra
The Complete Films and Videos

October 17–23, 2019
Anthology Film Archives, New York
anthologyfilmarchives.org

In conjunction with a trio of Gagosian exhibitions of Richard Serra’s work in New York, the gallery and Anthology Film Archives will present a three-day retrospective of the artist’s films and videos from October 17 through 19, drawn from the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Anthology Film Archives; Joan Jonas; and Stiftung Situation Kunst, Bochum, Germany. This is the first time that all of the artist’s film and video work will be shown together. The screening on October 19 will be followed by a panel discussion between curators Søren Grammel, Chrissie Iles, and Jeffrey Weiss, moderated by art historian Benjamin Buchloh. Additional screenings of the full program will take place on October 20 and 23. To attend the event, purchase tickets at www.brownpapertickets.com or at the box office on the day of the show.

Richard Serra, Railroad Turnbridge, 1976 (still), Museum of Modern Art, New York © 2019 Richard Serra/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Photo: courtesy the Shed

Performance

William Forsythe
A Quiet Evening of Dance

October 11–25, 2019
The Shed, New York
theshed.org

For this fresh configuration of new and existing work, William Forsythe has imagined something akin to an evening of chamber music, designed to be listened to. The intricate phrasing of the dancers’ breath is the primary accompaniment for a distillation of the geometric origins of classical ballet. To attend the event, purchase tickets at theshed.org.

Photo: courtesy the Shed

Giuseppe Penone with his Idee di pietra – 1372 kg di luce (Ideas of Stone – 1372 kg of Light) (2010) in Madison Square Park, New York, 2013. Photo: James Ewing

In Conversation

Giuseppe Penone
Elizabeth Mangini

Thursday, October 24, 2019, 5pm
Fort Mason Center Chapel, San Francisco
fortmason.org

In celebration of the unveiling of Giuseppe Penone at Fort Mason, the artist will discuss his large-scale outdoor sculptures with art historian Elizabeth Mangini, associate professor and chair of Visual Studies at California College of the Arts and author of a forthcoming monograph on the artist. Doors will open at 4:30pm. A reception will take place in Fort Mason’s Great Meadow immediately following the talk, at 5:45pm. The conversation is presented by Gagosian Quarterly Talks. 

This event has reached capacity. To attend the reception at 5:45pm, RSVP to rsvpsf@gagosian.com.

Giuseppe Penone with his Idee di pietra  1372 kg di luce (Ideas of Stone – 1372 kg of Light) (2010) in Madison Square Park, New York, 2013. Photo: James Ewing

Richard Serra, Nine, 2019 © 2019 Richard Serra/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Rob McKeever

Tour

Richard Serra

Thursday, November 7, 2019, 6pm
Gagosian, West 24th Street and West 21st Street, New York

Hal Foster and Julian Rose will lead a tour of two exhibitions by Richard Serra at Gagosian, New York: Forged Rounds, featuring four new forged-steel sculptures each composed of multiple 50-ton elements of differing diameters and heights, and Reverse Curve, a sculpture measuring 99 feet long and 13 feet high. Foster recently coauthored Conversations about Sculpture (2018) with Serra, and Rose is writing for the forthcoming exhibition catalogue on the three concurrent Gagosian exhibitions. The tour will begin at 555 West 24th Street. To attend the free event, RSVP to nytours@gagosian.com. Space is limited.

Richard Serra, Nine, 2019 © 2019 Richard Serra/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Rob McKeever

Earrings from Liz Swig’s Cameo collection, featuring Cindy Sherman’s Pensive from her Instagram series

Launch

LizWorks
Cameo

Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 6–7:30pm
Gagosian Shop, New York

Gagosian Shop is pleased to present the launch of Cameo, a new project from LizWorks in collaboration with Catherine Opie and Cindy Sherman. Founded in 2014 by Liz Swig, LizWorks partners with leading contemporary artists to create one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces and accessories. Taking its name from a tradition of portraiture dating all the way back to antiquity, Cameo updates and reimagines this classical art form for the present day through the lens of photographers Opie and Sherman. A selection of these limited-edition cameos—each hand-carved in Torre del Greco, Italy, under the vision of third-generation cameo maker Gino di Luca—will be available. To attend the free event, RSVP to cameorsvp@gagosian.com.

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Earrings from Liz Swig’s Cameo collection, featuring Cindy Sherman’s Pensive from her Instagram series

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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

Giuseppe Penone, Idee di pietra (Ideas of Stone), 2004, installation view, Académie de France à Rome – Villa Médicis, 2008 © 2019 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris. Photo: Archivio Penone

Public Installation

Giuseppe Penone at Fort Mason

October 24, 2019–October 25, 2020
Fort Mason, San Francisco
parksconservancy.org

Gagosian presents a yearlong outdoor installation by Giuseppe Penone in San Francisco’s historic Fort Mason. Two sculptures by Penone—La logica del vegetale (The Logic of the Vegetal) (2012) and Idee di pietra (Ideas of Stone) (2004)—will be installed in Fort Mason’s Great Meadow, part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, overlooking San Francisco Bay and the Golden Gate Bridge. This project is presented in partnership with the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy and the Golden Gate National Recreation Area through the Art in the Parks program. To attend the opening reception on Thursday, October 24, from 5:45 to 6:30pm, RSVP to rsvpsf@gagosian.com.

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Giuseppe Penone, Idee di pietra (Ideas of Stone), 2004, installation view, Académie de France à Rome – Villa Médicis, 2008 © 2019 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris. Photo: Archivio Penone

Simon Hantaï in his studio, Meun, France, 1967. Artwork © Archives Simon Hantaï/ADAGP, Paris. Photo: Édouard Boubat

New Representation

Estate of Simon Hantaï

Gagosian is pleased to announce the representation of the Estate of Simon Hantaï. Born in Bia, Hungary, in 1922, Hantaï is best known for originating the technique of pliage (folding), in which a canvas is crumpled and knotted, uniformly painted over, and then spread out to reveal a matrix of abstract alternations between pigment and ground. Hantaï moved to Paris in 1948 and began creating pliage paintings in 1960, conceiving of the process as a marriage between Surrealist automatism and the allover gestures of Abstract Expressionism. The technique dominated the work he made during the rest of his career, re-emerging in diverse forms. To inaugurate Hantaï’s representation, LES NOIRS DU BLANC, LES BLANCS DU NOIR, an exhibition of black-and-white paintings and prints dating between 1969 and 1997, will be presented at Gagosian, Le Bourget.

Simon Hantaï in his studio, Meun, France, 1967. Artwork © Archives Simon Hantaï/ADAGP, Paris. Photo: Édouard Boubat

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

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Museum Exhibitions

Closing Today

William Forsythe in
Sinnesrausch: Kunst und Bewegung

Through October 13, 2019
OÖ Kulturquartier, Linz, Austria
www.sinnesrausch.at

This exhibition includes large installations on the roof and in the great hall that must be “actively” perceived by visitors in a playful way, not only with the eyes but with the whole body. Work by William Forsythe is included.

Nam June Paik, TV Garden, 1974–77 © Estate of Nam June Paik

Opening this Week

Nam June Paik

October 17, 2019–February 9, 2020
Tate Modern, London
www.tate.org.uk

This major exhibition brings together more than two hundred works from throughout Nam June Paik’s five-decade career—from robots made from old TV screens, to his innovative video works, and all-encompassing room-size installations. The exhibition looks at his close collaborations with Joseph Beuys, John Cage, Merce Cunningham, Charlotte Moorman, and others.

Nam June Paik, TV Garden, 1974–77 © Estate of Nam June Paik

Sally Mann, On the Maury, 1992 © Sally Mann

Opening this Week

Sally Mann
A Thousand Crossings

October 19, 2019–February 2, 2020
High Museum of Art, Atlanta
high.org

For more than forty years Sally Mann has made experimental, elegiac, and hauntingly beautiful photographs that span a broad body of work, including figure studies, still lifes, and landscapes. This show, with more than a hundred photographs, many of which have never been exhibited, explores how her relationship with the American South has shaped her work. This exhibition originated at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.

Sally Mann, On the Maury, 1992 © Sally Mann

Taryn Simon, Exploding Warhead, Test Area C-80C, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, 2007 (detail) © Taryn Simon

Closing this Week

Taryn Simon in
Aichi Triennale

Through October 14, 2019
Various locations in Japan
aichitriennale.jp

The fourth iteration of the Aichi Triennale features an international contemporary art exhibition alongside film, performing arts, and music programs, bringing together more than eighty individual artists and artist groups across a range of expressive domains to showcase their cutting-edge works. Work by Taryn Simon is included.

Taryn Simon, Exploding Warhead, Test Area C-80C, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, 2007 (detail) © Taryn Simon

Helen Frankenthaler, Madame Butterfly, 2000 © 2019 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/Tyler Graphics, Ltd., Mount Kisco, New York

Closing this Week

Helen Frankenthaler Prints
Seven Types of Ambiguity

Through October 20, 2019
Princeton University Art Museum, New Jersey
artmuseum.princeton.edu

This exhibition celebrates the gift of ten prints and five related proofs from the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation to the Princeton University Art Museum. Spanning five decades and more than a dozen distinct technical processes, these works represent the generative role of printmaking in Helen Frankenthaler’s oeuvre. Approximately fifty exhibited works explore Frankenthaler’s compositional language, working process, collaborations, evocations of place, and historical referents, revealing the vitality of the artist’s work in prints throughout her career.

Helen Frankenthaler, Madame Butterfly, 2000 © 2019 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/Tyler Graphics, Ltd., Mount Kisco, New York

Simon Hantaï, Untitled, 1973 © Archives Simon Hantaï/ADAGP, Paris, 2019. Photo: Clérin/Morin © Consortium Museum

Closing this Week

Simon Hantaï in
Pattern, Crime & Decoration

Through October 20, 2019
Consortium Museum, Dijon, France
www.leconsortium.fr

Pattern, Crime & Decoration explores the groundbreaking, artist-led American art movement Pattern and Decoration, which started in the mid-1970s and lasted until the mid-1980s. Strongly grounded in feminism, it included many women artists and sought to highlight arts and crafts, which were often dismissed as belonging to the domestic or decorative sphere. In this exhibition artists from the Pattern and Decoration movement are presented alongside American and European artists from the same era whose work shares similar formal concerns including Simon Hantaï.

Simon Hantaï, Untitled, 1973 © Archives Simon Hantaï/ADAGP, Paris, 2019. Photo: Clérin/Morin © Consortium Museum

Pablo Picasso, Colombe, 1954, Fundación Almine y Bernard Ruiz-Picasso para el Arte, Madrid © Succession Picasso 2019. Photo: © FABA Marc Domage

Closing this Week

Picasso and Antiquity
Line and Clay

Through October 20, 2019
Museum of Cycladic Art, Athens
cycladic.gr

Picasso and Antiquity: Line and Clay includes rare drawings, engravings, and pottery by Pablo Picasso, depicting marine creatures, animals, human figures, and mythological scenes.

Pablo Picasso, Colombe, 1954, Fundación Almine y Bernard Ruiz-Picasso para el Arte, Madrid © Succession Picasso 2019. Photo: © FABA Marc Domage

Richard Artschwager, Self-Portrait, 2003 © 2019 Richard Artschwager/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Just Opened

Richard Artschwager

Through February 2, 2020
Museo di arte moderna e contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Italy
www.mart.trento.it

This retrospective, curated by Germano Celant, celebrates Richard Artschwager’s diverse artistic production. By subtly altering the familiar, Artschwager’s art challenges accepted notions of the real and encourages unconventional ways of seeing.

Richard Artschwager, Self-Portrait, 2003 © 2019 Richard Artschwager/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Chris Burden, 1/4 Carat Diamond 1/4 Carat Cubic Zirconium Magnified 25 Times, #3, 2007 © 2019 Chris Burden/Licensed by the Chris Burden Estate and Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Just Opened

Crystals in Art
Ancient to Today

Through January 6, 2020
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas
crystalbridges.org

Crystals in Art explores the connections between crystals and art throughout the world, spanning history and geography. The exhibition includes a selection of works and specimens from ancient Egypt up to the present day and addresses broader recurring themes in the history of crystals such as science and religion, art and medicine, aesthetic beauty and transformation, and more. Work by Chris Burden, Pablo Picasso, Cindy Sherman, and Andy Warhol is included.

Chris Burden, 1/4 Carat Diamond 1/4 Carat Cubic Zirconium Magnified 25 Times, #3, 2007 © 2019 Chris Burden/Licensed by the Chris Burden Estate and Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Karin Kneffel, Untitled, 1998 © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2019

Just Opened

Karin Kneffel

Through March 8, 2020
Museum Frieder Burda, Baden-Baden, Germany
www.museum-frieder-burda.de

Karin Kneffel’s lush and eloquent pictures are perfectly constructed impossibilities—collapsing heterogeneous places and incidents in a flawlessly executed, seductively realist manner. Although many of her sources actually exist, the resulting images are cunningly wrought scenes inspired by the many lives of art, and which highlight painting’s unique ability to simultaneously uphold and destroy illusions.

Karin Kneffel, Untitled, 1998 © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2019

Glenn Brown, Passchendaele, 2017 © Glenn Brown

Just Opened

Glenn Brown

Through December 9, 2019
Musée national Eugène-Delacroix, Paris
www.musee-delacroix.fr

Glenn Brown’s work transcends time and pictorial conventions, disarming common distinctions between good and bad taste, beauty and abjection, and heightening the emotive tension present within. In this exhibition at the Musée national Eugène-Delacroix, which is an affiliate of the Musée du Louvre, Brown presents new works, with an emphasis on drawing, as well as a large sculpture inspired by Delacroix, among other artists, in association with FIAC 2019.

Glenn Brown, Passchendaele, 2017 © Glenn Brown

Helen Frankenthaler, Mount Sinai, 1956, Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, State University of New York © 2019 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Just Opened

Helen Frankenthaler in
Sparkling Amazons: Abstract Expressionist Women of the 9th St. Show

Through January 26, 2020
Katonah Museum of Art, New York
www.katonahmuseum.org

Sparkling Amazons presents the often-overlooked contribution by women artists to the Abstract Expressionist movement and the significant role they played as bold innovators within the New York School during the 1940s and ’50s. Through the presentation of some thirty works of art alongside documentary photography, the exhibition captures an important moment in the history of Abstract Expressionism. Work by Helen Frankenthaler is included.

Helen Frankenthaler, Mount Sinai, 1956, Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, State University of New York © 2019 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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