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Ed Ruscha, Street Cred, 2019 © Ed Ruscha

Auction

LAXART
2020 Benefit Auction

September 15–29, 2020

The nonprofit visual art space LAXART is hosting a benefit auction, featuring works by Katharina Grosse, Jennifer Guidi, and Ed Ruscha. Proceeds will help the organization continue its mission to promote emerging and under-recognized talent and engage with key issues of our time through exhibitions, publications, and public programs. The live auction begins at 5pm edt on September 15 on Artsy. The works will also be available for viewing at LAXART by appointment beginning September 15. To register to bid, visit artsy.net.

Ed Ruscha, Street Cred, 2019 © Ed Ruscha

Original walnut and pine table conceived in 1941 by Curzio Malaparte in situ at Casa Malaparte, Capri © Malaparte. Photo: Dariusz Jasak

Tour

Casa Malaparte
Furniture

Monday, September 21, 2020, 1pm EDT (6pm BST)

Join Gagosian for a virtual tour of Casa Malaparte: Furniture, an exhibition on view at Gagosian, Davies Street, London, through September 19, 2020. Gagosian director Millicent Wilner and Tommaso Rositani Suckert, Curzio Malaparte’s youngest descendant, will discuss Casa Malaparte in Capri, Italy. Designed in its entirety by Malaparte, from floor plan to furniture, the house blends classical and modernist influences, united under one roof with inimitable poetic drama. Editions of the furniture are installed in the gallery to replicate the layout of the main room of the house, including a one-to-one scale image of the ocean vista. Rositani Suckert has produced the editions based on key pieces of furniture that grace the house to this day: a table, a bench, and a console. Manufactured in Italy, each piece comprises a simple, elegant solid walnut slab with supports in different materials. To join, register at zoom.us.

Original walnut and pine table conceived in 1941 by Curzio Malaparte in situ at Casa Malaparte, Capri © Malaparte. Photo: Dariusz Jasak

Ed Ruscha: Custom-Built Intrigue: Drawings 1974–1984 (New York: Gagosian, 2018)

Online Reading

Ed Ruscha
Custom-Built Intrigue: Drawings 1974–1984

Ed Ruscha: Custom-Built Intrigue: Drawings 1974–1984 is available for online reading from September 16 through October 15 as part of the From the Library series. Published on the occasion of the artist’s 2017 exhibition at Gagosian, 980 Madison Avenue, New York, this catalogue features over seventy-five text drawings by Ruscha, rendered in pastel, dry pigment, and various edible substances. An essay by Lisa Turvey, editor of the Ed Ruscha catalogue raisonné of works on paper, examines the artist’s use of humor in this body of work.

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Ed Ruscha: Custom-Built Intrigue: Drawings 1974–1984 (New York: Gagosian, 2018)

Installation view, Katharina Grosse: It Wasn’t Us, Hamburger Bahnhof–Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin, June 1, 2020–January 10, 2021. Artwork © Katharina Grosse and VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2020. Photo: Jens Ziehe

Performance

Katharina Grosse
Stefan Schneider

Sunday, September 13, 2020, 7:30pm, 8:15pm, and 9pm
Hamburger Bahnhof–Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin
www.smb.museum

As part of Berlin Art Week, Katharina Grosse and musician Stefan Schneider will present three performances together in the exhibition Katharina Grosse: It Wasn’t Us at the Hamburger Bahnhof–Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin. The pair released their first album Tiergarten three years ago after a series of joint spontaneous musical dialogues incorporating analogue synthesizers. To attend the event, purchase tickets at www.berlinartweek.de.

Installation view, Katharina Grosse: It Wasn’t Us, Hamburger Bahnhof–Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin, June 1, 2020–January 10, 2021. Artwork © Katharina Grosse and VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2020. Photo: Jens Ziehe

Titus Kaphar at NXTHVN, New Haven, Connecticut, 2020. Photo: John Dennis

In Conversation

FT Weekend Digital Festival 2020
Titus Kaphar and Jan Dalley

Friday, September 4, 2020, 8:42am edt (1:42pm BST)
ftweekend.live.ft.com

As part of this year’s FT Weekend Digital Festival, Titus Kaphar will speak with Jan Dalley about the driving forces behind his work, as well as his nonprofit arts incubator, NXTHVN, which harnesses the power of creativity and education to change lives. During the conversation, a Gagosian Quarterly video about NXTHVN will premiere.

Gagosian is partnering to host the arts program throughout the three-day virtual event. Recent Gagosian Quarterly films on Dan ColenTheaster GatesJenny SavilleSarah Sze, and Stanley Whitney, will be screened between the sessions. To join, purchase tickets at ftweekend.live.ft.com

Titus Kaphar at NXTHVN, New Haven, Connecticut, 2020. Photo: John Dennis

Howard Hodgkin: Last Paintings (New York: Gagosian, 2018)

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Howard Hodgkin
Last Paintings

Howard Hodgkin: Last Paintings is available for online reading from September 6 through October 5 as part of the From the Library series. Published on the occasion of his 2018 exhibition at Gagosian, Grosvenor Hill, London, the catalogue celebrates Hodgkin’s final works, many of which had never been previously published. His brushstrokes, set against wooden supports, often continue beyond the picture plane and onto the frame, breaking from traditional confines. Embracing time as a compositional element, his work is testament to his immersion in the intangibility of thoughts, feelings, and fleeting private moments. A new essay by Paul Hills is included along with a biography by Antony Peattie and poem by Stevie Smith.

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Howard Hodgkin: Last Paintings (New York: Gagosian, 2018)

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Damien Hirst, Fruitful, 2020 © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2020. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Support

Damien Hirst
Fruitful and Forever Editions

Organized in collaboration with Fondazione Prada in Milan, Damien Hirst has created four new limited-edition prints to raise money for Save the Children’s campaign Riscriviamo il Futuro (Rewrite the Future). The initiative aims to support Italian children from disadvantaged backgrounds who have been affected by school closures during the covid-19 crisis. The editions, titled Fruitful and Forever, feature bright, abstract details from Hirst’s new series of Cherry Blossom paintings, and are available through September 27, 2020. To purchase the prints, visit leviathan.heni.com.

Damien Hirst, Fruitful, 2020 © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2020. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Artwork © Sally Mann

Support

Plan Your Vote

Created in 2020, Plan Your Vote is an initiative of Vote.org that harnesses the power of the visual arts to promote and empower citizens to exercise their right to vote. The organization has collaborated with artists, including Davide Balula, Sally Mann, and Patti Smith, to create a public library of voting advocacy images, available for anyone to download and share, in order to help ensure everyone has a voting strategy and is vote ready. To check if you are registered to vote, or learn more about your voting rights, visit vote.org.

Artwork © Sally Mann

Ed Ruscha. Photo: Sten Rosenlund

Online Exclusive

Artist Spotlight
Ed Ruscha to kick off new season of Gagosian’s online series

Launching September 16, 2020

Gagosian is unveiling a new vision for the Artist Spotlight series that will operate independently of our exhibition program. This will cement the platform’s status as a vibrant aspect of the gallery’s programming that allows artists to operate imaginatively beyond the physical exhibition format.

The second season of Artist Spotlight—a series that focuses on an individual artist for one week each month—premieres on September 16, 2020, with a new project by legendary artist Ed Ruscha. A selection of works by preeminent artists—including John Currin, Takashi Murakami, Nathaniel Mary Quinn, and Rachel Whiteread—will debut this fall. For updates, please contact the gallery at collecting@gagosian.com.

Ed Ruscha. Photo: Sten Rosenlund

Still from “MoMA Virtual Views: Donald Judd”

Video

MoMA Virtual Views
Donald Judd

As we “museum from home,” exhibition curator Ann Temkin introduces the 2020 retrospective Judd at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Temkin discusses Donald Judd’s installation process and how the artist’s revolutionary approach has widened our understanding of sculpture for generations to come.

Still from “MoMA Virtual Views: Donald Judd”

Left to right: Titus Kaphar, Nico Wheadon, and 2020–21 NXTHVN Fellows, New Haven, Connecticut. Photo: John Dennis, courtesy NXTHVN

Partnership

Gagosian and NXTHVN
Three New Programming and Funding Initiatives

Gagosian is pleased to announce three new initiatives in conjunction with its support of NXTHVN in New Haven, Connecticut. First, the gallery will endow the paid NXTHVN Apprenticeship Program for students from local high schools. Second, it will launch a professional development program for NXTHVN Fellows, adding to the organization’s existing education projects through discussions and studio visits with Gagosian staff. Finally, it will offer sales support to Pleading Freedom, an exhibition at the NXTHVN Gallery to raise funds for work toward racial justice.

NXTHVN is a new national arts model established by Titus Kaphar with cofounder and chairman of the board Jason Price and cofounder Jonathan Brand, which empowers artists and curators of color through education and access, mentorship and collaboration. NXTHVN connects high school students, early-career artists, and creative professionals with resources and networks vital to their success.

Left to right: Titus Kaphar, Nico Wheadon, and 2020–21 NXTHVN Fellows, New Haven, Connecticut. Photo: John Dennis, courtesy NXTHVN

Douglas Gordon’s hand alongside a sculpture by Alberto Giacometti at Institut Giacometti, Paris. Artwork © Succession Giacometti. Photo: Thomas Gangnet

Partnership

Douglas Gordon and
Institut Giacometti

The exhibition Douglas Gordon: The Morning After was scheduled to open at the Giacometti Institute in Paris on April 24, 2020, placing original works by Gordon side by side with those of Alberto Giacometti. Unfortunately, owing to the covid-19 crisis, the exhibition had to be delayed for a year. As a result, the institution has invited Douglas Gordon to collaborate on several activities from April 2020 through April 2021. This unprecedented partnership, the institute’s first with a contemporary artist, will variously take the form of impromptu interventions, disseminations, exchanges, and meetings on the foundation’s website and in the spaces of the institute and its partners.

Douglas Gordon’s hand alongside a sculpture by Alberto Giacometti at Institut Giacometti, Paris. Artwork © Succession Giacometti. Photo: Thomas Gangnet

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Museum Exhibitions

Cindy Sherman, Untitled #582, 2016 © Cindy Sherman. Photo: courtesy the artist and Metro Pictures, New York

Opening Today

Crossing Views

September 23, 2020–January 3, 2021
Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris
www.fondationlouisvuitton.fr

Presented in conjunction with a retrospective on Cindy Sherman, Crossing Views examines a selection of works from the collection of the Fondation Louis Vuitton, chosen in collaboration with Cindy Sherman. Echoing the artist’s work, the exhibition unfolds across two floors and is centered on the theme of the portrait and its interpretation through different approaches and media, including painting, photography, sculpture, video, and installation. Work by Damien Hirst, Albert Oehlen, Cindy Sherman, and Andy Warhol is included.

Cindy Sherman, Untitled #582, 2016 © Cindy Sherman. Photo: courtesy the artist and Metro Pictures, New York

Chris Burden, The Atomic Alphabet, 1980 © Chris Burden/Licensed by the Chris Burden Estate and Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Opening Today

Disonata
Arte en sonido hasta 1980

September 23, 2020–March 1, 2021
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid
www.museoreinasofia.es

This exhibition, whose English title is Disonata: Art in Sound up to 1980, analyzes the development of sound as a creative field of visual arts differentiated from music across the first eighty years of the twentieth century. The show reflects the efforts of artists who resorted to sound beyond its traditional use in such manifestations as mixed-media work, poetry, and theater. Work by  Chris Burden and Nam June Paik is included.

Chris Burden, The Atomic Alphabet, 1980 © Chris Burden/Licensed by the Chris Burden Estate and Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Cindy Sherman, Untitled Film Still #13, 1978 © Cindy Sherman. Photo: courtesy the artist and Metro Pictures, New York 

Opening Today

Cindy Sherman

September 23, 2020–January 3, 2021
Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris
www.fondationlouisvuitton.fr

This career retrospective on the work of Cindy Sherman, designed in close collaboration with the artist, presents more than 170 works from 1975 to 2020, with a particular focus on pieces produced in the early 2010s, as well as some previously unseen works.

Cindy Sherman, Untitled Film Still #13, 1978 © Cindy Sherman. Photo: courtesy the artist and Metro Pictures, New York 

Opening this Week

All of the Above
2011–2020

September 24–December 27, 2020
Kanal–Centre Pompidou, Brussels
kanal.brussels

Curated by artist John Armleder, All of the Above was inspired by his memories of feeling that he was being observed in return by the cultural artifacts he saw when he visited museums and temples as a child. This exhibition seeks to reproduce that experience by presenting a constellation of works by more than forty artists on a large multilevel platform to form a landscape that visitors can explore from a distance. Work by Chris Burden, Olivier Mosset, and Blair Thurman is included.

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None of the Above
2004–2020

September 24–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.

Taryn Simon, Transatlantic Sub-Marine Cables Reaching Land, VSNL International, Avon, New Jersey, 2006–07, from the series An American Index of the Hidden and Unfamiliar, 2007 © Taryn Simon

Opening this Week

Taryn Simon in
We Never Sleep

September 24, 2020–January 10, 2021
Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Germany
www.schirn.de

This exhibition explores the “golden age” of espionage during the Cold War in the context of media super-exposure through the works of more than forty international artists. On view are a multitude of artistic strategies and unexpected objects: Paintings, photographs, videos, sculptures, and installations address the topic from a contemporary perspective. The works in the show touch on aspects of spy culture such as surveillance, paranoia, conspiracy, threat, camouflage, cryptography, manipulation, and propaganda. Work by Taryn Simon is included.

Taryn Simon, Transatlantic Sub-Marine Cables Reaching Land, VSNL International, Avon, New Jersey, 2006–07, from the series An American Index of the Hidden and Unfamiliar, 2007 © Taryn Simon

Blair Thurman, Ribbons & Bows, 2019 © Blair Thurman

Opening this Week

Blair Thurman in
Milléniales: Peintures 2000–2020

September 25, 2020–January 3, 2021
Frac Nouvelle-Aquitaine MÉCA, Bordeaux Cedex, France
fracnouvelleaquitaine-meca.fr

This exhibition aims to present a set of works representative of the most significant developments in painting over the past twenty years, made by artists of all generations. The “millennials” here are the paintings on display, all produced since 2000. Work by Blair Thurman is included.

Blair Thurman, Ribbons & Bows, 2019 © Blair Thurman

Giuseppe Penone, Propagazione (Propagation), 2020 © Giuseppe Penone/2020 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris. Photo: Mauro Del Papa

Opening this Week

La rivoluzione siamo noi
Collezionismo italiano contemporaneo

September 26, 2020–January 10, 2021
XNL Piacenza Contemporanea, Italy
www.xnlpiacenza.it

XNL Piacenza Contemporanea, a new cultural center dedicated to contemporary art, presents its inaugural exhibition, whose title translates to We Are the Revolution: Contemporary Italian Collecting. The show features more than 150 works from eighteen of the most important art collections in Italy. Giuseppe Penone is creating a site-specific piece for the exhibition, and work by Urs Fischer, Ellen Gallagher, Piero Manzoni, and Andy Warhol is also included.

Giuseppe Penone, Propagazione (Propagation), 2020 © Giuseppe Penone/2020 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris. Photo: Mauro Del Papa

Ed Ruscha, Double Standard, 1966–69 © Ed Ruscha

Opening this Week

Ed Ruscha
Travel Log

September 26, 2020–January 3, 2021
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, Sonoma, California
svma.org

This exhibition by Ed Ruscha includes rarely seen black-and-white photographs documenting the artist’s frequent trips from Los Angeles to Oklahoma in the 1960s, which reveal inspirations for his iconic prints and paintings, including images of gas stations, diners, and the streets of rural towns like Gallup, New Mexico, and Winslow, Arizona. Also featured are examples of his well-known word prints, including color lithographs that combine visual formality with playful language.

Ed Ruscha, Double Standard, 1966–69 © Ed Ruscha

Photo © Taryn Simon

Opening this Week

Taryn Simon
Assembled Audience

September 26–December 27, 2020
Wexner Center for the Arts, Ohio State University, Columbus
wexarts.org

Taryn Simon’s Assembled Audience (2018) draws on the notion of engineered applause, gathering individuals with varying political, corporate, and ideological allegiances into a single crowd. Simon assimilated recordings of single attendees applauding at local concerts, sporting events, and political rallies at three of the largest venues in the capital city of the bellwether state of Ohio. Her experiential installation wholly immerses the visitor in a darkened space punctuated only by the sound of randomized individual applause tracks; the same crowd never comes together twice. Presented for the first time in the city of its creation, Assembled Audience proves prescient in the isolation that it forecasted as these same gathering spaces, once crowd-filled, are now quieted by covid-19, the spaces respectively repurposed for eviction trials, police trainings, and a field hospital.

Photo © Taryn Simon

Gregory Crewdson, Untitled (Long Clump of Beetles), 1992–97 © Gregory Crewdson

Just Opened

Gregory Crewdson in
Le mauvais œil

Through January 10, 2021
FRAC Auvergne, Clermont-Ferrand, France
clermont-ferrand.fr

Clément Cogitore’s 2018 film The Evil Eye lends this exhibition its title and, projected in the center of the museum, is also the show’s heart. Its soundtrack is broadcast in each of the institution’s rooms and accompanies the other works to create a sense of a whispered litany announcing the end of the world. Work by Gregory Crewdson is included.

Gregory Crewdson, Untitled (Long Clump of Beetles), 1992–97 © Gregory Crewdson

Chris Burden, L.A.P.D. Uniforms, 1993, installation view, Made in California: Art, Image and Identity, 1900–2000, Los Angeles County Museum of Art © Chris Burden/Licensed by the Chris Burden Estate and Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Museum Associates/LACMA

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Chris Burden in
States of Mind: Art and American Democracy

Through December 19, 2020
Moody Center for the Arts, Rice University, Houston
moody.rice.edu

Reflecting on some of the most pressing topics facing American democracy, States of Mind is timed to coincide with the 2020 presidential election in order to encourage dialogue around current social and political issues. Many of the works on view examine the status of our country’s founding principles of freedom and equality, while others engage with questions of voting access, gun control, and immigration policies—three issues that are common throughout the United States and that are of particular concern to Texas. The exhibition does not attempt to cover the myriad complexities of a democratic government but rather invites viewers to consider timely yet recurrent questions around these themes. Work by Chris Burden is included.

Chris Burden, L.A.P.D. Uniforms, 1993, installation view, Made in California: Art, Image and Identity, 1900–2000, Los Angeles County Museum of Art © Chris Burden/Licensed by the Chris Burden Estate and Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Museum Associates/LACMA

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