Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 6–7:30pm
Gagosian Shop, New York
British photographer Mary McCartney will sign copies of her new book, The White Horse, published by Rizzoli, featuring her largest body of work to date. The book is a tribute to her special relationship with her white stallion, Alejandro, and documents the horse during the course of a year. To attend the free event, RSVP to email@example.com.
Thursday, October 4, 2018, 6–7:30pm
Gagosian, Grosvenor Hill, London
Join Jenny Saville at Gagosian, Grosvenor Hill, London, for a signing of her new self-titled monograph, published by Rizzoli. The much-anticipated volume unites new work with many of Saville’s paintings and drawings to date and includes essays by Richard Calvocoressi and Mark Stevens, a conversation between Saville and Sally Mann, and an illustrated chronology by Lauren Mahony. To attend the free event, RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, October 2, 2018, 6:30pm
New York Studio School
Mary Weatherford will discuss her practice with art writer Phyllis Tuchman. The event is free and open to the public. Space is limited and will be granted on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Mary Weatherford, Bird of Paradise, 2018 © Mary Weatherford. Photo: Fredrik Nilsen Studio
The Sexy Beast Gala
Saturday, October 20, 2018, 6:30pm
Marciano Art Foundation, Los Angeles
The Sexy Beast Gala is an evening of art and activism benefitting Planned Parenthood Los Angeles. The event will include performances, a silent auction, a pop-up shop, and more. To attend the event, purchase tickets at www.sexybeast.org.
Ed Ruscha, Startup Text, 2015 © Ed Ruscha
A Quiet Evening of Dance
October 4–6, 2018
Sadler’s Wells, London
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 works range from sparse analytic condensation to baroque-inspired counterpoint. 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 sadlerswells.com.
Photo: Dorothea Tuch
Gender Equality and Art
within the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
Monday, September 24, 2018, 6–8pm
Gagosian, West 24th Street, New York
Gagosian, together with ART 2030 and BOTTLETOP, is pleased to present a panel discussion on gender representation, disparity, and equality in the arts, moderated by Johanna Burton, with the participation of Mary Weatherford, Ulla Tørnæs, Cameron Saul, and Hadeel Ibrahim. Coinciding with the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly, the panel discussion is the kickoff event of ART 2030 New York, a new, annual citywide initiative uniting the contemporary art world in support of the United Nations’ 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development. Attendance at this event is by invitation only. Watch live on Gagosian’s Instagram.
Mary Weatherford, 2018, 2018 © Mary Weatherford. Photo: Fredrik Nilsen Studio
Friday, September 21, 2018, 7pm
De la Cruz Collection, Miami
Dan Colen will speak about his practice and his new series of works inspired by desert landscapes. To attend the free event, reserve tickets at www.delacruzcollection.org.
Dan Colen, Vengeance, 2015 © Dan Colen. Photo: Christopher Burke
Richard Serra will be presented with the J. Paul Getty Medal to honor his creation of artwork that transforms our ideas about sculpture. The event will take place at the Getty Center in Los Angeles on September 24, 2018.
Photo: Jason Andrew/Getty Images
Opened May 31, 2018
Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn, Germany
Carsten Höller has developed a site-specific slide connecting the roof of the Bundeskunsthalle to the museum’s grounds. Bonner slide (2018) aims to create a symbiotic relationship with the museum’s architecture. The slide has been inaugurated as part of the exhibition The Playground Project—Outdoor, but will remain in place for several years to be enjoyed during the outdoor season.
Artwork © Carsten Höller. Photo: Laurin Schmid
Opening June 22, 2018
The Giacometti Foundation, Paris, is pleased to announce the opening of the Giacometti Institute, a new permanent space dedicated to exhibitions on the artist, and to art historical research and pedagogy. The institute aims to provide new perspectives on Giacometti’s work and the creative period in which it emerged. It will also include a re-creation of the artist’s studio as the artist left it on his death, in 1966.
Photo © Succession Alberto Giacometti (Fondation Giacometti, Paris + ADAGP, Paris) 2018
Roy Lichtenstein Foundation
The Lichtenstein Foundation has announced it will give four hundred artworks—about half its holdings—to the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, one of the biggest single-artist gifts the Whitney has ever received. The Foundation will also give historical material comprising approximately half a million documents to the Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art in Washington, DC.
Roy Lichtenstein, Shipboard Girl, 1965 © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein
On July 1, 2018, Mary Weatherford will join the Lewis Center for the Arts Advisory Council.
Photo: Lee Jaffe
Brown University will bestow an honorary doctorate of fine arts to Giuseppe Penone for his work as a visual artist on Sunday, May 27, 2018, during its 250th commencement ceremony.
Photo: James Ewing
Opening this Week
The World on Paper
September 27, 2018–January 7, 2019
Palais Populaire by Deutsche Bank, Berlin
This exhibition includes works on paper by 133 artists from thirty-four countries and explores the evolution of this medium from postwar modernism to the digital age. Work by Ellen Gallagher and Katharina Grosse is included.
Ellen Gallagher, DeLuxe, 2004–05 (detail) © Ellen Gallagher
Opening this Week
Carsten Höller in
September 29, 2018–February 24, 2019
Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Germany
This exhibition allows the visitor to become familiar with the various faces of ecstasy and with the shifting social significance of mind-altering states as it changed over the centuries. In doing so, it also considers how different cultural spheres handle the phenomenon of ecstasy. With art at its foundation, the show introduces viewers to various ways that artists have approached ecstatic states—including pictorial representations, video, installation works, and kinesthetic experiences. Work by Carsten Höller is included.
Carsten Höller, Light Wall, 2000/17 © Carsten Höller
Opening this Week
Rui Chafes and Alberto Giacometti
Gris, vide, cris
October 3–December 16, 2018
Fondation Calouste Gulbenkian, Paris
This exhibition developed as an exploration of the common lexicon of artists, timelessness, dematerialization, and emptiness. Fifteen works by Alberto Giacometti are presented alongside works by Rui Chafes that were commissioned specifically for this project.
Opening this Week
October 3, 2018–March 17, 2019
Museum of Arts and Design, New York
Sterling Ruby’s areas of interest are numerous, but sculptures in clay have long played a fascinating and primary position in his broader studio work. Process and materiality are paramount for Ruby, and using these attributes has enabled him to create an extraordinary body of work that is engaging, intuitive, and subversive. This exhibition has traveled from the Des Moines Art Center.
Sterling Ruby, Brass Ketamine User, 2010 © Sterling Ruby. Photo: Robert Wedemeyer
Closing this Week
The Great Atlas of Disorientation
Through September 29, 2018
Petach Tikva Museum of Art, Israel
This exhibition extends over the museum’s two main exhibition halls and includes sculptural works alongside a large site-specific installation. The first hall features a series of sculptural objects that appear as temporary structures, shelters of sorts, cast from used cardboard in bronze, aluminum, and copper. The second hall is devoted to the immersive installation Prepared Space, which extends over the entire space like a large navigation map.
Tatiana Trouvé, Prepared Space, 2014–17 (detail)
© Tatiana Trouvé. Photo: Untrefmedia
Closing this Week
Damien Hirst at Houghton Hall
Through September 30, 2018
An installation of sculptures by Damien Hirst are installed outdoors in the Houghton Hall gardens, featuring some of the artist’s most famous and visually arresting works such as Virgin Mother (2005–06) and Charity (2002–03).
Installation view, Damien Hirst at Houghton Hall: Outdoor Sculptures, Houghton Hall, England, July 18–September 30, 2018 © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2018
The Flexible Plan
The Rococo in Contemporary Art
Through January 6, 2019
Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany
The Flexible Plan: The Rococo in Contemporary Art examines the survival of European grandeur in contemporary art. The exhibition presents a varied panorama of works against the backdrop of the Rococo castle that houses the museum. Work by Glenn Brown and Katharina Grosse is included.
Glenn Brown, The Life Hereafter, 2011, Scharpff Collection © Glenn Brown
100 Years of Kinetic Art
Through January 20, 2019
Action<–>Reaction: 100 Years of Kinetic Art covers a wide range of kinetic art and offers visitors an opportunity to experience work that appeals to all of the senses. The exhibition is a revival of the successful 2013 Paris exhibition Dynamo. Work by Alexander Calder, Marcel Duchamp, and Carsten Höller is included.
Alexander Calder, Untitled, 1963 © 2018 Calder Foundation, New York/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Politics of Small Places
Paul Noble + Patrick Geddes
Through October 6, 2018
Cooper Gallery, University of Dundee, Scotland
Offering paradoxical visions of the cornucopia of concrete, glass, and steel that straddles the world, Politics of Small Places forges a unique dialogue between Paul Noble and pioneering Scottish urban planner Patrick Geddes. The exhibition comprises Noble’s Nest (2004) and Eggface (2014) accompanied by a suite of drawings from which Nest is derived. Alongside Noble’s works are nine original diagrams selected from the Geddes Archive Collections at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland.
Paul Noble, Egg Carton Technique Actual, 2004 © Paul Noble
Yves Klein Contemporary Art Exhibition
Through October 7, 2018
Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, England
Yves Klein Contemporary Art Exhibition features over fifty artworks, which is the most comprehensive exhibition of Yves Klein in the United Kingdom to date. Visitors are able to explore Klein’s wide-ranging practice, including painting, sculpture, and large-scale installation.
Yves Klein, Untitled Anthropometry, 1960 © Yves Klein Estate, ADAGP, Paris/DACS, London, 2018
MoMA at NGV
130 Years of Modern and Contemporary Art
Through October 7, 2018
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
MoMA at NGV will provide a unique survey of the museum’s iconic collection. Two hundred key works will be arranged chronologically into eight thematic sections. The exhibition will trace the development of art and design from late-nineteenth-century urban and industrial transformation through to the digital and global present. Work by Alexander Calder, Andreas Gursky, Jeff Koons, Roy Lichtenstein, Pablo Picasso, Cindy Sherman, and Andy Warhol will be included.
Pablo Picasso, Seated Bather, 1930, Museum of Modern Art, New York © 2018 Estate of Pablo Picasso/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Course of Empire
Through October 7, 2018
National Gallery, London
In Course of Empire, the audience will encounter Ed Ruscha’s modern take on the cyclical nature of civilization, evocative of Thomas Cole’s series of the same name concurrently on display. In contrast to Cole’s work, which evokes that artist’s grandiose vision of the rise and fall of a classical civilization, Ruscha’s Course of Empire focuses on the industrial buildings of Los Angeles—simple, utilitarian, boxlike structures with no pretension to beauty, but redolent of economic might and global reach.
Top: Ed Ruscha, Blue Collar Tech-Chem, 1992, Broad Art Foundation, Santa Monica, CA © Ed Ruscha. Bottom: Ed Ruscha, The Old Tech-Chem Building, 2003, Broad Art Foundation, Santa Monica, CA © Ed Ruscha