Monday, November 25, 2019, 6:30–8pm
Tate Modern, London
On the occasion of Helen Frankenthaler, a yearlong display of the artist’s work at Tate Modern, London, Clifford Ross, chairman of the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, and art historian Briony Fer will discuss Frankenthaler’s life, work, and legacy. The talk will be chaired by Mark Godfrey, senior curator of international art at Tate Modern. To attend the event, purchase tickets at www.tate.org.uk.
Videocittà VideoArt Week
November 19–27, 2019
Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo, Rome
Videocittà, a festival celebrating moving images, presents VideoArt Week. The contemporary art program will show the work of eighty artists, including Chris Burden, over the course of nine days and includes screenings, as well as meetings with artists, curators, and art critics. Burden’s Documentation of Selected Works 1971–74 will be screened on Tuesday, November 19, from 11am to 8pm. The event is free to attend.
Chris Burden, Documentation of Selected Works 1971–74, 1971–75 (still) © 2019 Chris Burden/Licensed by the Chris Burden Estate and Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: courtesy Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI), New York
November 27–30, 2019
Gagosian, Britannia Street, London
Join Gagosian for a special screening of Sterling Ruby’s Dihedral (2006) on the occasion of the exhibition ACTS + TABLE, on view through December 14. In the short video, a voice-over intones a modified quote from sociologist Roger Caillois’s surrealist etymological text, “Mimicry and Legendary Psychasthenia,” as waves of color encounter a clear liquid. Dihedral illustrates the process that is captured in Ruby’s ACTS series, in which liquid dye is fixed inside clear urethane blocks. The film will be screened during gallery opening hours, from 10am to 6pm. The event is free and open to the public.
Sterling Ruby, Dihedral, 2006 (still) © Sterling Ruby
Picasso and Maya
Father and Daughter
November 29–December 20, 2019
Gagosian, 4 rue de Ponthieu, Paris
Gagosian and Diana Widmaier-Picasso are presenting a small exhibition to celebrate the publication of Picasso and Maya: Father and Daughter. This comprehensive reference publication explores the figure of Maya Ruiz-Picasso, Pablo Picasso’s beloved eldest daughter, throughout Picasso’s work and chronicles the loving relationship between the artist and his daughter. On view will be a painting by Picasso, photographs of work by Picasso taken by Roe Ethridge, and a selection of the original archival materials featured in the book.
Picasso and Maya: Father and Daughter (New York: Gagosian, 2019)
November 29–December 1, 2019
PACT Zollverein, Essen, Germany
To mark a new piece of choreography by Rauf “RubberLegz” Yasit and Brigel Gjoka, William Forsythe is staging a film and installation program that celebrates his long-standing relationship with the duo, featuring the presentation of a new choreographic object (as Forsythe terms his works), called Heaven and Hell. The event is free and open to the public.
William Forsythe, Alignigung II, 2017 (still) © William Forsythe
Wednesday, December 4, 2019, 6:15pm
Gagosian, Grosvenor Hill, London
Join Gagosian for a tour of Cy Twombly: Sculpture, currently on view at Grosvenor Hill, London. The exhibition, presented in association with the Cy Twombly Foundation, marks the publication of the second volume of the catalogue raisonné of Twombly’s sculptures edited by Nicola Del Roscio and published by Schirmer/Mosel. Gagosian’s Alice Godwin will lead the tour, providing an overview of the materials, processes, and influences behind the artist’s sculptural works. To attend the free event, RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. Space is limited.
Cy Twombly, Untitled, 2004 © Cy Twombly Foundation
Art in Action
Sunday, December 8, 2019, 1:30pm
Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia
On select Sundays, visitors can explore the Water exhibition on view at QAGOMA through tours for kids, talks, hands-on workshops, and more. On Sunday, December 8, curatorial manager Geraldine Kirrihi Barlow will explore William Forsythe’s The Fact of Matter (2009), which is featured in the show. The event is free to attend with exhibition admission.
William Forsythe, The Fact of Matter, 2009 © William Forsythe. Photo: Liza Voll
This new podcast, produced by the Getty, explores the lives and work of six women artists spanning multiple generations. Hosted by curator Helen Molesworth, the podcast draws on rare audio interviews from the 1960s and ’70s from the archives of the Getty Research Institute and includes an episode on Helen Frankenthaler and another on Eva Hesse, including commentary by Mary Weatherford.
Helen Frankenthaler, Mountains and Sea, 1952, Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, New York, on extended loan to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC © 2019 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
2019 Rosa Schapire Kunstpreis
Tatiana Trouvé will receive the 2019 Rosa Schapire Kunstpreis in Hamburg, Germany, on Friday, December 6, for her contribution to the arts. Administered by the Freunde der Hamburger Kunsthalle, the prize is named after Rosa Schapire (1874–1954), the Polish-born art historian who lived in Hamburg and England and was one of the first supporters of Die Brücke. Trouvé was selected by Alexia Fabre, chief curator at Musée d’Art Contemporain du Val-de-Marne, Vitry-sur-Seine, France, who was chosen to bestow the award for 2019.
Photo: Claire Dorn
Sterling Ruby and Sam Orlofsky
Frieze London 2019 Online Viewing Room
Sterling Ruby sits down in his studio with Gagosian director Sam Orlofsky to discuss the Online Viewing Room collaboration on the occasion of Frieze London 2019, as well as his influences and the history of his work. Highlighting Ruby’s multidisciplinary approach to art making, this online event features seven artworks from pivotal moments in his trajectory, alongside a range of art historical influences that have shaped his practice over time.
To subscribe for updates about Online Viewing Room presentations, visit gagosianviewingroom.com.
Still of Sterling Ruby in conversation with Sam Orlofsky
Académie des Beaux-Arts Foreign Associate Member
Georg Baselitz has been elected a foreign associate member of the prestigious Académie des Beaux-Arts, one of five institutions comprising the Institut de France. Baselitz joins ten other foreign members, taking the seat previously held by the late Polish film director Andrzej Wajda.
Dedicated to the fine arts, the Académie des Beaux-Arts encourages artistic creation and ensures the defense of France’s cultural heritage by awarding prizes to both emerging and recognized artists, organizing competitions, funding artist residencies, and granting aid to artistic projects, events, and associations. As an advisory body to the French public authorities, it is organized around the notion of multidisciplinarity, bringing together members within eight different artistic sections, foreign associate members, and corresponding members.
Georg Baselitz, Ammersee, Germany, 2018. Photo: Martin Müller
Rudolf Stingel will be honored at the 2019 Swiss Institute of Contemporary Art Benefit and Auction on Sunday, November 10, in New York, for his contribution to the arts. The event helps the Swiss Institute to fund forward-thinking and experimental art making through innovative exhibitions, education, and programs. Stingel has also donated a work to the auction.
Rudolf Stingel in front of his painting Untitled (2010) at the Fondation Beyeler, Riehen/Basel, 2019. Artwork © Rudolf Stingel. Photo: Matthias Willi
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
Craft in Art, 1950–2019
November 22, 2019–January 2021
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Making Knowing: Craft in Art, 1950–2019 foregrounds how visual artists have explored the materials, methods, and strategies of craft over the past seven decades. Some expand techniques with long histories, such as weaving, sewing, or pottery, while others experiment with clay, beads, and glass, among other mediums. Work by Richard Artschwager and Shio Kusaka is included.
Shio Kusaka, (line 5), 2010 © Shio Kusaka
Opening this Week
Adriana Varejão in
November 29, 2019–March 29, 2020
Haus der Kunst, Munich
This show, whose title translates to Interiorities, explores the increasing externalization of the interior as we actively publish details of our private lives on social media and invite others to scrutinize, share, and rate them. The exhibition investigates how the artists in the show use the interior as a framework to find images for multifaceted identities. Work by Adriana Varejão is included.
Adriana Varejão, Ruína de Charque - Nova Capela (Nova Capela Jerked-Beef Ruin), 2003 (detail) © Adriana Varejão
Closing this Week
Y.Z. Kami in
The Spark Is You: Parasol unit in Venice
Through November 23, 2019
Conservatorio di Musica Benedetto Marcello, Venice
In celebration of its fifteenth anniversary, London’s Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art presents an exhibition of works by nine contemporary Iranian artists in Venice. The Spark Is You has at its heart the need to develop mutual respect and understanding between different nations and cultures. The exhibiting artists, all of whom look beyond the ordinary, were selected for the affinity with openness, respect, and human interconnectedness presented in their practice. Work by Y.Z. Kami is included.
Y.Z. Kami, Chartres III, 2018 © Y.Z. Kami
Closing this Week
Douglas Gordon in
Through November 24, 2019
Arsenale Institute for Politics of Representation, Venice
This exhibition looks at the work of two artists, Douglas Gordon and Florian Süssmayr, who share common backgrounds in film, music, and art, independent of national interests, in the historic context of Venice. Notably, Gordon’s film installation 24 Hour Psycho (1993) is viewable from the Riva dei Sette Martiri, between the Arsenale and Giardini, day and night. The show also includes new neon and sprayed texts and sculpture by Gordon. Pink neons in the windows, visible from afar, with the words “non-stop,” reflect on the uncontrollable nature of psychosis and obsession.
Douglas Gordon, Psycho Hitchhiker, 1993 © Douglas Gordon/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2019
Closing this Week
Carsten Höller in
Through November 24, 2019
Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice
Expanded features three newly commissioned works in stone by Marina Abramović, Carsten Höller, and Julião Sarmento. Höller presents a large-scale die made of Portuguese limestone based on his 2014 sculpture Dice (White Body, Black Dots). The exhibition is part of Primeira Pedra (First Stone), an experimental international research program that explores the potential of Portuguese stone. The project is managed by experimentadesign and cofunded by the EU.
Carsten Höller, Dice (Limestone), 2019 (in progress) © Carsten Höller. Photo: Ricardo Gonçalves
Cruels Objets du Désir
Through February 9, 2020
Institut Giacometti, Paris
This exhibition, whose title translates to Cruel Objects of Desire, explores the influence of the Marquis de Sade’s writings on the work and texts of Alberto Giacometti. It includes many of the Surrealist works Giacometti created between 1929 and 1934, photographs of missing works, and unpublished drawings.
Alberto Giacometti, Boule suspendue, 1930–31, Fondation Giacometti, Paris © 2019 Succession Giacometti (Fondation Giacometti, Paris + ADAGP, Paris)
Andy Warhol bis Cindy Sherman
Amerikanische Kunst aus der Albertina
Through March 29, 2020
Schlossmuseum Linz, Austria
Europe’s view of America is influenced by images of the entertainment industry: from film and television to advertising and newspapers. No other nation has placed so much reliance upon the power and impact of pictures and symbols as the US. With more than two hundred works of American art from 1960 to the present day, this large-scale exhibition, whose title translates to Andy Warhol to Cindy Sherman: American Art from the Albertina Museum, aims to illustrate how much our perceptions of truth and reality, facts and fake news, owe to America’s visual culture. Work by Gregory Crewdson, Roy Lichtenstein, Cindy Sherman, Andy Warhol, and Tom Wesselmann is included.
Cindy Sherman, Untitled (#112), 2003 © Cindy Sherman
Through November 22, 2020
Tate Modern, London
Tate Modern presents five works by Helen Frankenthaler, ranging in date from 1951 to 1977, on loan from the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, New York. The display marks the artist’s first extensive museum presentation in London since 1969.
Helen Frankenthaler, Europa, 1957 © 2019 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Rachel Feinstein in
HY × OffTheWall
Through November 30, 2019
Hudson Yards, New York
This exhibition features large-scale interactive and three-dimensional installations, curious and often humorous tableaux, and murals by thirteen artists. All artworks relate to the rich history and geographic location of the Hudson Yards. Work by Rachel Feinstein is included.
Rachel Feinstein, Romeo and Juliet, 2019 (detail) © Rachel Feinstein
Through December 1, 2019
Hall Art Foundation, Reading, Vermont
This exhibition includes approximately forty paintings, sculptures, and works on paper from the Hall Collection that span Richard Artschwager’s career from 1964 to 2011.
Richard Artschwager, Splatter Piano, 1999 © 2019 Richard Artschwager/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Through December 1, 2019
Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany
William Forsythe is presenting four exhibitions at the Museum Folkwang over the course of 2019. The first project is the interactive video work City of Abstracts (2000), which is installed in the museum’s foyer from February until the end of May. As visitors approach the piece their images are projected onto a screen, inviting interaction as their bodies are melded into a dance of stretched and spiraled forms. The second project is Human Writes Drawings, on view for the month of June, which shows Forsythe succeeding in transferring his choreographic exploration of human rights into the genre of drawing. The third, Aviariation, on view in one of the museum’s courtyards starting June 29, sets the branches of trees planted there swaying, the leaves rustling. Besides engaging viewers, the movements have an effect on the local bird population—as the title suggests. In November, Forsythe presents the fourth and final part, Acquisition/Körperschaft, a work, featuring two dancers, that is at once performative and participatory, and that he is adapting specially for Museum Folkwang.
William Forsythe, City of Abstracts, 2000, installation view, MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany © William Forsythe
Through December 9, 2019
Musée national Eugène-Delacroix, Paris
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