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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
www.andersonranch.org

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

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
www.andersonranch.org

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

Jonas Wood’s limited-edition Louis Vuitton Artycapucines bag

Design

Louis Vuitton X

June 28–September 15, 2019
Louis Vuitton X, Beverly Hills
us.louisvuitton.com

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

Nancy Rubins, Crocodylius Philodendrus, 2016–17 © Nancy Rubins. Photo: Lucy Dawkins

Public Installation

Nancy Rubins in
Sculpture in the City 2019

June 2019–April 2020
Various locations in London
www.sculptureinthecity.org.uk

Nancy Rubins’s Crocodylius Philodendrus (2016–17) has remained on view in London’s Square Mile to be featured again in Sculpture in the City, an annual urban sculpture park. Clusters of animal forms are arranged in balanced compression and secured with tensile cables. “Tensegrity,” the term for the structural property that Rubins employs, galvanizes the aluminum, brass, bronze, and cast iron animals into purely formal, abstract components that propel into space due to their aggregate momentum. The work is from her series Diversifolia, which was first exhibited last year at Gagosian, Britannia Street, London.

Nancy Rubins, Crocodylius Philodendrus, 2016–17 © Nancy Rubins. Photo: Lucy Dawkins

Shio Kusaka and Jonas Wood. Photo: Ruud Baan

In Conversation

Shio Kusaka, Jonas Wood, Helen Molesworth

Saturday, July 6, 2019, 4:30–7pm
Private residence, Aspen, Colorado
www.andersonranch.org

Shio Kusaka and Jonas Wood draw from each other’s work as potter and painter, respectively to probe the tensions between representation and expression, precision and chance, and influences from art history and life. The pair will discuss the symbiosis and distinctive nature of their practices with curator Helen Molesworth. The event is open to Anderson Ranch National Council members only.

Shio Kusaka and Jonas Wood. Photo: Ruud Baan

Jeff Wall, Summer Afternoons, 2013 © Jeff Wall 

Tour

Jeff Wall

Thursday, June 27, 2019, 6:30pm
Gagosian, West 21st Street, New York

Artist James Welling and film director and writer Jane Weinstock will lead an exhibition tour of Jeff Wall, currently on view at Gagosian, West 21st Street, New York. Welling and Weinstock will offer their unique perspectives on various photographs, with time for questions at the end. The pair recently wrote an essay for the exhibition catalogue accompanying Jeff Wall’s show currently on view at the George Economou Collection, Athens. The event has reached capacity. To join the wait list, contact nytours@gagosian.com

Jeff Wall, Summer Afternoons, 2013 © Jeff Wall 

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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

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

Nam June Paik, TV Cello, 1971 © Nam June Paik Estate

Closing Today

The Body Electric

Through July 21, 2019
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
walkerart.org

In an age dominated by digital technology, The Body Electric explores themes of the real and the virtual, the organic and the artificial, moving from world to screen and back again. This exhibition presents work by an international and intergenerational group of artists who examine ways that photographic, televisual, and digital media change our perceptions of the human body and everyday life. Work by Bruce Nauman and Nam June Paik is included.

Nam June Paik, TV Cello, 1971 © Nam June Paik Estate

Ellen Gallagher, Odalisque, 2005 © Ellen Gallagher

Closing Today

Ellen Gallagher in
Le modèle noir de Géricault à Matisse

Through July 21, 2019
Museé d’Orsay, Paris
www.musee-orsay.fr

This exhibition explores the changing modes of representation of the black figure as central to the development of modern art. The models’ interactions with and influences on painters, sculptors, and photographers are highlighted through archival photographs, correspondence, and films. The artists featured in the exhibition depicted black subjects in a manner counter to typical representations of the period. This exhibition has traveled from the Wallach Art Gallery at Columbia University, New York as Posing Modernity: The Black Model from Manet to Matisse to Today. Work by Ellen Gallagher is included.

Ellen Gallagher, Odalisque, 2005 © Ellen Gallagher

Douglas Gordon and Philippe Parreno, Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait, 2006 (still) © Studio lost but found/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2018 and © Philippe Parreno

Closing Today

Douglas Gordon in
Foot et monde arabe: La révolution du ballon rond

Through July 21, 2019
Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris
www.imarabe.org

This exhibition examines football as a key to understanding the political and social issues structuring the Arab world. The show, whose title translates to Football and the Arab World, includes ephemera, photographs, documentaries, interviews, and contemporary art. Work by Douglas Gordon is included.

Douglas Gordon and Philippe Parreno, Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait, 2006 (still) © Studio lost but found/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2018 and © Philippe Parreno

Damien Hirst, Death Is Irrelevant, 2000 (detail) © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2019

Closing Today

Damien Hirst in
Death Is Irrelevant: Selections from the Marc and Livia Straus Collection, 1975–2018

Through July 21, 2019
Hudson Valley MOCA, Peekskill, New York
www.hudsonvalleymoca.org

Through a selection of figurative sculptures by artists from seventeen countries, Death Is Irrelevant looks at how artists consider their existence and how they express their present sociopolitical and personal situation. The exhibition questions whether the practice of making art is a method of self-preservation, a road to immortality; whether figurative sculpture is a form of self-reflection or represents the outward projection of ideas of the surrounding world. Work by Damien Hirst is included.

Damien Hirst, Death Is Irrelevant, 2000 (detail) © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2019

Taryn Simon, Agreement to form a Palestinian national unity government. Mecca, Saudi Arabia, February 8, 2007, from the series Paperwork and the Will of Capital, 2015 © Taryn Simon

Closing Today

Taryn Simon in
Durch die Blume–Florale Metamorphosen

Through July 21, 2019
Kunstverein Heilbronn, Germany
www.kunstverein-heilbronn.de

In celebration of the Federal Horticultural Show, which in 2019 takes place in Heilbronn, Kunstverein Heilbronn is hosting Durch die Blume–Florale Metamorphosen, which examines Yves Bélorgey’s depictions of everyday architecture from the 1950s, ’60s, and ’70s and pairs it with the themes of gardens and parks. Work by Taryn Simon is included.

Taryn Simon, Agreement to form a Palestinian national unity government. Mecca, Saudi Arabia, February 8, 2007, from the series Paperwork and the Will of Capital, 2015 © Taryn Simon

Sally Mann, Windsor by Moonlight, 1998 © Sally Mann

Closing this Week

Sally Mann in
Meditations on the Landscape in Art and Literature

Through July 27, 2019
University of Mississippi Museum, Oxford
museum.olemiss.edu

This exhibition celebrates the University of Mississippi Museum’s acquisition of William Dunlap’s Meditations on the Origins of Agriculture in America (1987) by bringing together works that celebrate the Southern landscape. Work by Sally Mann is included.

Sally Mann, Windsor by Moonlight, 1998 © Sally Mann

Isaac Sutton, Moneta Sleet Jr., 1965. Photo: courtesy Johnson Publishing Company, LLC. All rights reserved

Closing this Week

The Black Image Corporation

Through July 28, 2019
Gropius Bau, Berlin
www.berlinerfestspiele.de

Conceived by Theaster Gates, this exhibition looks at the legacy of the Johnson Publishing Company archive, which features more than four million images and has helped shape the aesthetic and cultural languages of the contemporary African American identity. Founded by John H. Johnson in 1942, the company created Ebony and Jet, two of the landmark publications for black American audiences. The participatory exhibition focuses on the works of Moneta Sleet Jr. and Isaac Sutton, two photographers whose works are in the collection. This exhibition has traveled from the Fondazione Prada in Milan.

Isaac Sutton, Moneta Sleet Jr., 1965. Photo: courtesy Johnson Publishing Company, LLC. All rights reserved

Installation view, William Forsythe: Objetos coreográficos, SESC Pompéia, São Paulo, March 27–July 28, 2019 © William Forsythe. Photo: Jackson Matos

Closing this Week

William Forsythe
Objetos coreográficos

Through July 28, 2019
SESC Pompéia, São Paulo
www.sescsp.org.br

This exhibition presents eleven works by William Forsythe from his Choreographic Objects series. The show includes a new work created specifically for this presentation, Unsustainables, São Paulo (2019).

Installation view, William Forsythe: Objetos coreográficos, SESC Pompéia, São Paulo, March 27–July 28, 2019 © William Forsythe. Photo: Jackson Matos

William Forsythe, White Bouncy Castle, 1997 © William Forsythe

Closing this Week

William Forsythe
White Bouncy Castle

Through July 28, 2019
Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya, Barcelona
es.teatrebarcelona.com

William Forsythe’s White Bouncy Castle is a choreographic space designed to accommodate spectators. Inside, the people who visit it are invited to fall and bounce, to feel their bodies completely destabilized to the sound of a musical composition created by Joel Ryan.

William Forsythe, White Bouncy Castle, 1997 © William Forsythe

Ellen Gallagher, DeLuxe, 2004–05 (detail) © Ellen Gallagher

Closing this Week

Ellen Gallagher in
Straying from the Line

Through July 28, 2019
Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin
www.schinkelpavillon.de

This exhibition interrogates the boundaries of political discourse through the work of more than forty artists. Examining orthodox and marginalized forms of feminist praxis over the past one hundred years, this presentation explores the potential of reorganizing various terrains—social as well as gender—beyond a limiting logic. Work by Ellen Gallagher is included.

Ellen Gallagher, DeLuxe, 2004–05 (detail) © Ellen Gallagher

Patti Smith, Susan Sontag’s Grave, Paris, Montparnasse Cemetery, 2005 © Patti Smith

Closing this Week

Patti Smith in
Souvenirs de voyage: La collection d’Antoine de Galbert

Through July 28, 2019
Musée de Grenoble, France
www.museedegrenoble.fr

Souvenirs de voyage explores Antoine de Galbert’s passion for contemporary art. The exhibition includes paintings, drawings, photographs, installations, primitive art, and religious and popular objects from the unique collection. Work by Patti Smith is included.

Patti Smith, Susan Sontag’s Grave, Paris, Montparnasse Cemetery, 2005 © Patti Smith

Glenn Brown, New Plastic Experiences, 2016 © Glenn Brown

Just Opened

Glenn Brown in
Comeback: Kunsthistorische Renaissancen

Through November 10, 2019
Kunsthalle Tübingen, Germany
kunsthalle-tuebingen.de

Comeback: Art Historical Renaissances features the work of contemporary artists who are inspired by paintings from bygone eras, and who respond more freely and playfully to the “mnemic energies” stored in ancient works. Work by Glenn Brown is included.

Glenn Brown, New Plastic Experiences, 2016 © Glenn Brown

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