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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
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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
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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
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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

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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

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 Today

Fiçcão e fabricação
Fotografia de arquitetura após a revolução digital

Through August 19, 2019
Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology, Lisbon
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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

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
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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

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

Closing this Week

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

Through August 26, 2019
Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris
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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

Douglas Gordon, Feature Film, 1999 (still) © Studio lost but found/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2019

On View

Douglas Gordon
Feature Film

Through September 1, 2019
The Tanks, Tate Modern, London
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Douglas Gordon’s Feature Film (1999) focuses intimately on the hands and facial gestures of conductor James Conlon while he conducts the orchestra of the Opéra National de Paris in performing the haunting soundtrack of Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo (1958).

Douglas Gordon, Feature Film, 1999 (still) © Studio lost but found/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2019

Douglas Gordon, Self Portrait of You + Me (2 piece Andy), 2008 © Studio lost but found/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2019

On View

Douglas Gordon in
Fire: Flashes to Ashes in British Art 1692–2019

Through September 1, 2019
Royal West of England Academy, Bristol
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The show examines how artists’ approach to the subject of fire has changed over time, recording historical, religious, domestic, and natural events. This exhibition is the third in a series of element-themed exhibitions at the RWA, bringing together a number of important historic, modern, and contemporary artworks. Work by Douglas Gordon is included.

Douglas Gordon, Self Portrait of You + Me (2 piece Andy), 2008 © Studio lost but found/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2019

Glenn Brown, Half-Life (after Rembrandt) 6, 2016 © Glenn Brown. Photo: courtesy Rembrandt House Museum, Amsterdam

On View

Inspired by Rembrandt
100 jaar verzamelen door het Rembrandthuis

Through September 1, 2019
Museum het Rembrandthuis, Amsterdam
www.rembrandthuis.nl

To mark one hundred years of its collection, Museum het Rembrandthuis celebrates the famous artist with a special program in his own house. This exhibition features works from the museum’s collection by Rembrandt as well as by contemporary artists who were inspired by him. Work by Glenn Brown and Pablo Picasso is included.

Glenn Brown, Half-Life (after Rembrandt) 6, 2016 © Glenn Brown. Photo: courtesy Rembrandt House Museum, Amsterdam

Installation view, Murakami vs Murakami, Tai Kwun Contemporary, Hong Kong, June 1–September 1, 2019. Artwork © 2019 Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All rights reserved. Photo: Guillaume Ziccarelli

On View

Murakami vs Murakami

Through September 1, 2019
Tai Kwun Contemporary, Hong Kong
www.taikwun.hk

This comprehensive survey features more than sixty paintings and sculptures in an immersive setting that showcases the intriguing paradoxes embodied in the diverse work and life of Takashi Murakami.

Installation view, Murakami vs Murakami, Tai Kwun Contemporary, Hong Kong, June 1–September 1, 2019. Artwork © 2019 Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All rights reserved. Photo: Guillaume Ziccarelli

Andy Warhol, Ladies and Gentlemen (Wilhelmina Ross), 1975 © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

On View

Andy Warhol
From A to B and Back Again

Through September 2, 2019
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
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Few American artists are as widely known and instantly recognizable as Andy Warhol. This exhibition—the first Warhol retrospective organized in the US since 1989—reconsiders his work with more than 350 works of art, many assembled together for the first time. Building on a wealth of new materials, research, and scholarship that has emerged since the artist’s untimely death in 1987, this exhibition, curated by Donna De Salvo, reveals new complexities about the Warhol we think we know, and introduces a Warhol for the twenty-first century. This exhibition has traveled from the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York.

Andy Warhol, Ladies and Gentlemen (Wilhelmina Ross), 1975 © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

On View

What is an edition, anyway?

Through September 7, 2019
McEvoy Foundation for the Arts, San Francisco
www.mcevoyarts.org

What is an edition, anyway? explores the traditions, conditions, and inventive expressions of the contemporary artist’s multiple. Photography, performance, illustration, technology, and installation further explore the notion of the edition as an idea reproduced in limited quantities. Work by Richard Prince and Taryn Simon is included.

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