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Ed Ruscha’s Our Flag (2017) on display in the Robert A. and Martha S. Rubin Pavilion at the Brooklyn Museum, New York, September 30–December 13, 2020. Artwork © Ed Ruscha. Photo: Jonathan Dorado

In Conversation

Virtual Brooklyn Talks
Ed Ruscha, Kasseem “Swizz Beatz” Dean, and Jimmy Iovine

Monday, November 2, 2020, 12–1pm EST

As part of the Brooklyn Museum’s Virtual Brooklyn Talks seriesEd Ruscha, music producer Kasseem “Swizz Beatz” Dean, and entrepreneur Jimmy Iovine will discuss the current state of American democracy and how the arts can play a role in its future. The online conversation will be moderated by Anne Pasternak, director of the Brooklyn Museum. This critical conversation will examine how artists are using their platforms to contribute to civic engagement, in electoral politics and beyond. To register for the event, visit www.showclix.com.

Ed Ruscha’s Our Flag (2017) on display in the Robert A. and Martha S. Rubin Pavilion at the Brooklyn Museum, New York, September 30–December 13, 2020. Artwork © Ed Ruscha. Photo: Jonathan Dorado

Rachel Whiteread, Cabin, 2016, permanent installation, Governors Island, New York © Rachel Whiteread. Photo: Tim Schenck

In Conversation

Tom Eccles and Kiki Smith on Rachel Whiteread

Tuesday, October 27, 2020, 2pm EDT

Join curator Tom Eccles and artist Kiki Smith as they discuss the work of Rachel Whiteread through the lens of their personal friendships with her. They talk about the way her works reveal the memory embedded in familiar everyday objects, her drawing practice, and their experience of public projects by Whiteread such as Water Tower, installed on a New York rooftop in 1998. Their conversation, recorded on the occasion of Artist Spotlight: Rachel Whiteread, will air online. To register to watch, complete this form.

Rachel Whiteread, Cabin, 2016, permanent installation, Governors Island, New York © Rachel Whiteread. Photo: Tim Schenck

Sarah Sze and Bruno Latour in the exhibition Sarah Sze: Night into Day at Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris. Artwork © Sarah Sze. Photo © Édouard Caupeil

Tour

Sarah Sze
Night into Day

Monday, October 19, 2020, 1pm EDT

On the occasion of Sarah Sze’s exhibition Night into Day, which opens at the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris, on October 24, Sze and French philosopher Bruno Latour will lead a livestream walkthrough of the exhibition, inviting the public to discover the artist’s immersive installations. To watch the live event, visit Fondation Cartier’s Instagram.

Sarah Sze and Bruno Latour in the exhibition Sarah Sze: Night into Day at Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris. Artwork © Sarah Sze. Photo © Édouard Caupeil

The Fall 2020 issue of Gagosian Quarterly at Shreeji Newsagent, London

Panel Discussion

Artsy Webinar
The Art of Digital Storytelling

Wednesday, October 21, 2020, 11am–12pm EDT

Join Marina Cashdan, vice president of editorial and creative at Artsy; Alison McDonald, director of publications at Gagosian; Neil Wenman, partner and director of brand at Hauser & Wirth; and Alex Gilbert, associate director at Friedman Benda, for an online conversation on digital storytelling and content strategy for galleries. The speakers will share their expertise and perspectives on building brands and crafting compelling digital narratives. To register for the event, visit artsy.net.

The Fall 2020 issue of Gagosian Quarterly at Shreeji Newsagent, London

Vera Lutter, European Old Masters: December 7, 2018 - January 9, 2019, 2018–19 © Vera Lutter

Panel Discussion

The Artist in the Museum
Reconsidering the Artist’s Eye

Wednesday, October 21, 2020, 7–8:30pm EDT

Contemporary artists are often invited by museums to create site-responsive work, or to inhabit the role of artist-as-curator. As museums begin the important work of reevaluating their display practices, what part can artists play in this process? Using Vera Lutter: Museum in the Camera—an exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art—as a starting point, this online panel discussion will bring together different perspectives on artist/museum collaborations. Artists Liz Glynn and Ken Gonzales-Day join Vera Lutter in conversation, moderated by Jennifer King, associate curator of contemporary art at LACMA. To register for the event, visit www.lacma.org.

Vera Lutter, European Old Masters: December 7, 2018 - January 9, 2019, 2018–19 © Vera Lutter

Zeng Fanzhi. Photo: Guo Shaoming

Book Launch

Zeng Fanzhi
Catalogue Raisonné 1984–2004

October 22–November 22, 2020
Zall Bookstore, Wuhan, China

To celebrate the release of Zeng Fanzhi: Catalogue Raisonné 1984–2004, the Fanzhi Foundation for Art and Education is hosting an online conversation and exhibition of early works made by the artist, in his hometown of Wuhan, China. Three of Zeng’s former professors from Hubei Institute of Fine Art—Pi Daojian, Wei Guangqing, and Fang Shaoh—and Shanghart founder Lorenz Helbling will speak about the artist’s practice on October 22, at 2am EDT (2pm HKT). The online conversation will be conducted in Chinese. The event is free and open to the public on WeChat and Zaiyi.

Zeng Fanzhi. Photo: Guo Shaoming

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Announcements

Takashi Murakami’s transformation of the CT/PET Scan Suite at the Children’s National Hospital, Washington, DC. Artwork ©️ Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co. Ltd. All rights reserved. Photo: Kenson Noele

Design

Takashi Murakami
RxART

In collaboration with RxART, Takashi Murakami has transformed the CT/PET Scan Suite at the Children’s National Hospital in Washington, DC, by wrapping the walls and CT/PET scanner itself with a vibrant landscape featuring his signature smiling flowers. The installation has turned the once intimidating room—in which over 2,500 scans are performed each year—into an uplifting space, in an effort to alleviate the anxiety that many pediatric patients feel when they receive scans.

Takashi Murakami’s transformation of the CT/PET Scan Suite at the Children’s National Hospital, Washington, DC. Artwork ©️ Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co. Ltd. All rights reserved. Photo: Kenson Noele

Sally Mann, Georgia, Untitled (Kudzu), 1996 © Sally Mann

Honor

Sally Mann
Centenary Medal

Sally Mann has been awarded the 2020 Centenary Medal by the Royal Photographic Society (RPS) of Great Britain, in recognition of her sustained, significant contribution to the field of photography. Founded in 1853, the RPS aims to make the art and science of photography more widely accessible. The international charitable organization is dedicated to increasing knowledge and understanding of photography and film, supporting photographers, and inspiring public engagement.

Sally Mann, Georgia, Untitled (Kudzu), 1996 © Sally Mann

Sky High Farm T-shirts with illustrations by Joana Avillez. Photo: Quil Lemons

Partnership

Dan Colen × Dover Street Market
Twelve brands create exclusive merchandise to support Sky High Farm

Following their February 2020 partnership, Sky High Farm and Dover Street Market are launching an ambitious yearlong project featuring merchandise collaborations across the industries of fashion, art, film, food, and design. For the first iteration, Sky High Farm founder Dan Colen has selected twelve independently minded brands allied by a shared sense of civic responsibility to create exclusive garments or accessories bearing the farm’s signature artwork—created by Joana Avillez—to be sold online and at Dover Street Market’s New York and Los Angeles locations. Raising both funds and awareness, the collaboration will support Sky High Farm’s commitment to standing up against inequity in our food systems and to providing sustenance, nutrition, healing, and new opportunities for underserved communities.

Sky High Farm T-shirts with illustrations by Joana Avillez. Photo: Quil Lemons

Ed Ruscha, Cesar Chavez and North Broadway, 2007, Streets of Los Angeles Archive, Getty Research Institute © Ed Ruscha

Launch

12 Sunsets
Exploring Ed Ruscha’s Archive at the Getty Research Institute

The Getty Research Institute (GRI) has launched 12 Sunsets: Exploring Ed Ruscha’s Archive, an interactive website that allows users to browse more than 65,000 photographs of Sunset Boulevard taken by Ed Ruscha between 1965 and 2007. The website allows users to “drive” down a digitally composited representation of this key urban artery, as well as to view, search, and compare geotagged photographs. The photographs are part of Ed Ruscha’s Streets of Los Angeles Archive, a trove of 500,000 photographs, notes, drawings, and records documenting the artist’s photography of Los Angeles, which was acquired by the GRI in 2012.

Ed Ruscha, Cesar Chavez and North Broadway, 2007, Streets of Los Angeles Archive, Getty Research Institute © Ed Ruscha

The Spanish Steps, located near Gagosian, Rome. Photo: Pepi Marchetti Franchi

Launch

Italics
Art and Landscape

Launching on October 5, 2020, Italics: Art and Landscape is a new online editorial platform that will highlight the extraordinary cultural and artistic heritage of Italy through the country’s most celebrated gallerists. Initiated by Galleria Continua’s Lorenzo Fiaschi and Gagosian’s Pepi Marchetti Franchi, the project brings together sixty-three galleries to give readers behind-the-scenes access to contemporary, modern, and ancient art through storytelling and original imagery. In her first contribution, Marchetti Franchi recounts the memorable experience of listening to Gregorian vespers at Sant’Anselmo all’Aventino, Rome, with Theaster Gates.

The Spanish Steps, located near Gagosian, Rome. Photo: Pepi Marchetti Franchi

Jay DeFeo on Mount Tamalpais, Marin County, California, 1973. Photo: John Bogdanoff

Launch

8-bridges

Gagosian will be participating in 8-bridges, a new online initiative created to highlight artists and galleries in the San Francisco Bay Area. Launching in October 2020, 8-bridges will present monthly exhibitions by Bay Area galleries, with a particular focus on artists and conversations relevant to the region. The platform will feature eight new presentations each month, and each cycle will also spotlight a local institution, starting with the Museum of the African Diaspora in San Francisco. Gagosian is pleased to be a member of the 8-bridges founding committee. The gallery’s inaugural presentation will be devoted to the work of Jay DeFeo.

Jay DeFeo on Mount Tamalpais, Marin County, California, 1973. Photo: John Bogdanoff

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Museum Exhibitions

Sally Mann, Untitled (Scarred Tree), 1998 © Sally Mann

Closing Today

Among the Trees

Through October 31, 2020
Hayward Gallery, London
www.southbankcentre.co.uk

This exhibition brings together artworks that explore our relationships with trees and forests. Beginning with pioneering works from the late 1960s, Among the Trees surveys an expansive artistic terrain, including sculpture, painting, installation, video, and photography. The show invites viewers to consider trees as symbols and as living organisms that have helped to shape human civilization. Work by Sally Mann, Giuseppe Penone, and Jeff Wall is included.

Sally Mann, Untitled (Scarred Tree), 1998 © Sally Mann

Installation view, Urs Fischer: The Lyrical and the Prosaic, Aïshti Foundation, Beirut, October 20, 2019–October 31, 2020. Artwork © Urs Fischer. Photo: Stefan Altenburger

Closing Today

Urs Fischer
The Lyrical and the Prosaic

Through October 31, 2020
Aïshti Foundation, Beirut
www.aishtifoundation.com

This exhibition brings together a selection of recent works by Urs Fischer, which are shown alongside works by the artist from the Aïshti Collection and a series of new installations, paintings, and interventions. Evident everywhere in the exhibition is Fischer’s fascination with subversions of scale and with shifts from the monumental to the minuscule, and, as the show’s title suggests, from the sublime to the prosaic.

Installation view, Urs Fischer: The Lyrical and the Prosaic, Aïshti Foundation, Beirut, October 20, 2019–October 31, 2020. Artwork © Urs Fischer. Photo: Stefan Altenburger

Jean-Michel Basquiat, Untitled (Plaid), 1982, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York © The Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat. Licensed by Artestar, New York

Closing this Week

Around Day’s End
Downtown New York, 1970–1986

Through November 1, 2020
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
whitney.org

This exhibition pays homage to Gordon Matta-Clark’s legendary Day’s End (1975) and features works by twenty-two artists who engaged with the Meatpacking District and West Side piers, among other downtown Manhattan locations, in the 1970s and early 1980s. The show also anticipates David Hammons’s monumental public artwork Day’s End, to be completed in December 2020 and located directly across from the Whitney in Hudson River Park. Work by Jean-Michel Basquiat and Richard Serra is included.

Jean-Michel Basquiat, Untitled (Plaid), 1982, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York © The Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat. Licensed by Artestar, New York

Installation view, Bill Brandt / Henry Moore, Hepworth Wakefield, England, May 31–November 1, 2020. Artwork, left to right: Reproduced by permission of The Henry Moore Foundation, © Bill Brandt/Bill Brandt Archive Ltd. Photo: George Baggaley

Closing this Week

Bill Brandt / Henry Moore

Through November 1, 2020
Hepworth Wakefield, England
hepworthwakefield.org

This exhibition explores the parallel and intersecting paths of the photographer Bill Brandt and sculptor Henry Moore, who first met during the Second World War, when they both created images of civilians sheltering from the Blitz in the London Underground. The show brings together more than two hundred works, including Moore’s celebrated Reclining Figure sculptures and Brandt’s well-known photographs of coal miners and their families in Durham and Yorkshire. Also on view are rare original color transparencies by Brandt, and Moore’s little-known photocollages.

Installation view, Bill Brandt / Henry Moore, Hepworth Wakefield, England, May 31–November 1, 2020. Artwork, left to right: Reproduced by permission of The Henry Moore Foundation, © Bill Brandt/Bill Brandt Archive Ltd. Photo: George Baggaley

Tatiana Trouvé, Refolding, 2013 © Tatiana Trouvé

Closing this Week

Tatiana Trouvé in
Recyclage/Surcyclage

Through November 1, 2020
Fondation Villa Datris pour la sculpture contemporaine, L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, France
fondationvilladatris.fr

This exhibition, whose title translates to Recycling/Upcycling, explores recycling in contemporary sculpture. At a time when sustainable development has become an absolute priority, contemporary artists are tackling the fundamental question of our relationship to objects with particular acuity. The exhibition focuses on works by artists who deploy waste as an artistic material in its own right; objects left behind or rejected by the flow of consumption thus find utility and a new identity—a true social metaphor.Work by Tatiana Trouvé is included.

Tatiana Trouvé, Refolding, 2013 © Tatiana Trouvé

Taryn Simon, Hymenoplasty, Cosmetic Surgery, P. A., Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 2005/2007, from the series An Index of the Hidden and Unfamiliar, 2007 © Taryn Simon

Just Opened

Time for Outrage!
Art in Times of Social Anger

Through January 10, 2021
Kunstpalast Düsseldorf, Germany
www.kunstpalast.de

Based on a 2010 manifesto of the same title by former French resistance fighter Stéphane Hessel, the exhibition Time for Outrage! brings together more than forty international artists who visualize, reflect on, and comment on various facets of anger and rage in our society during this era of political turmoil and democratic crisis. Work by Taryn Simon and Adriana Varejão is included.

Taryn Simon, Hymenoplasty, Cosmetic Surgery, P. A., Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 2005/2007, from the series An Index of the Hidden and Unfamiliar, 2007 © Taryn Simon

Sarah Sze, Twice Twilight, 2020, installation view, Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris © Sarah Sze. Photo © Luc Boegly

Just Opened

Sarah Sze
Night into Day

Through March 7, 2021
Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris
www.fondationcartier.com

Sarah Sze presents two immersive installations in the gallery spaces of Jean Nouvel’s iconic building. Commissioned by the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, her new works explore how the proliferation of images—printed in magazines, gleaned from the Web, intercepted from outer space—fundamentally changes our relation to physical objects, memories, and time. The works will also engage with the materiality and history of Nouvel’s structure and its surrounding garden. Enveloping the architecture, these sculptures will alter the visitor’s sense of gravity, scale, and time, confusing the boundaries between inside and outside, mirage and reality, past and present.

Sarah Sze, Twice Twilight, 2020, installation view, Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris © Sarah Sze. Photo © Luc Boegly

On View

Romuald Hazoumé

Originally scheduled May 6–November 11, 2020; currently postponed until May 2021
Château des ducs de Bretagne, Nantes, France
www.levoyageanantes.fr

This exhibition places twenty works of art by Romuald Hazoumé, some created especially for this show, on view alongside the museum’s collection. Hazoumè’s art—which ranges across sculpture, photography, film, and sound—absorbs and confronts the complex realities of contemporary life in Benin and the broader ramifications of Pan-African politics. 

Helen Frankenthaler, Europa, 1957 © 2019 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

On View

Helen Frankenthaler

Through November 15, 2020
Tate Modern, London
www.tate.org.uk

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

On View

None of the Above
2004–2020

Through November 15, 2020
Kanal–Centre Pompidou, Brussels
www.kanal.brussels

For None of the Above, John Armleder invited artists to present a work of art that is either no bigger than a postage stamp or immaterial. Originally presented at the Swiss Institute in New York in 2004, this new staging of the exhibition forces visitors to search for the artworks in the form of a conceptual treasure hunt conceived by Armleder. Work by Piero Golia, Olivier Mosset, and Blair Thurman is included.

Installation view, Andy Warhol, Tate Modern, London, July 27–November 15, 2020. Artwork © 2020 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc./Licensed by DACS, London. Photo: Andrew Dunkley

On View

Andy Warhol

Through November 15, 2020
Tate Modern, London
www.tate.org.uk

This major retrospective is the first Andy Warhol exhibition at Tate Modern in almost twenty years. In addition to the artist’s iconic pop images of Marilyn Monroe, Coca-Cola bottles, and Campbell’s soup cans, it includes works never before seen in the United Kingdom. Twenty-five works from his Ladies and Gentlemen series—portraits of Black and Latinx drag queens and trans women—are on view for the first time in thirty years.

Installation view, Andy Warhol, Tate Modern, London, July 27–November 15, 2020. Artwork © 2020 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc./Licensed by DACS, London. Photo: Andrew Dunkley

Installation view, L’homme qui marche: Une icône de l’art du XXè siècle, Institut Giacometti, Paris, July 4–November 29, 2020 © Succession Alberto Giacometti

On View

L’homme qui marche
Une icône de l’art du XXè siècle

Through November 29, 2020
Institut Giacometti, Paris
www.fondation-giacometti.fr

This exhibition, whose title translates to The Walking Man: An Icon of 20th Century Art, explores Alberto Giacometti’s most famous work, the Walking Man. The show brings together for the first time the various life-size models, as well as most of the sculpted and drawn variations, of the famous artwork. Accompanied by numerous unpublished documents and drawings, it traces the genealogy of the motif, from the Walking Woman of Giacometti’s Surrealist period to the icons created between 1959 and 1960.

Installation view, L’homme qui marche: Une icône de l’art du XXè siècle, Institut Giacometti, Paris, July 4–November 29, 2020 © Succession Alberto Giacometti

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