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John Currin, Shelley, 2019 © John Currin. Photo: Rob McKeever

Tour

John Currin

Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 6pm
Gagosian, Hong Kong

Join Gagosian for a tour of John Currin’s first solo exhibition in Asia, currently on view at Gagosian, Hong Kong. The exhibition presents a new series of portraits by Currin featuring his most beloved subject: women. Gagosian director Nick Simunovic will examine the genre of female portraiture in Currin’s oeuvre and explore how the artist channels his prodigious painterly skills into idealized yet perverse images that both charm and challenge. To attend the free event, RSVP to hktours@gagosian.com. Space is limited.

John Currin, Shelley, 2019 © John Currin. Photo: Rob McKeever

Left to right, top to bottom: Alexander Forbes, Ken Maxwell, Andrew McClintock, and Sarah Wendell Sherrill

Panel Discussion

Collecting in the Digital Age
Alexander Forbes, Ken Maxwell, Andrew McClintock, Sarah Wendell Sherrill

Thursday, January 16, 2020, 4:30pm
Fort Mason Festival Pavilion, San Francisco
fogfair.com

The last decade has seen the emergence of many new digital tools for engaging with art online. These range from sales platforms for galleries, collectors, and auction houses to art-specific systems for managing inventory, logistics, and client relations. Artsy’s Alexander Forbes, Gagosian’s Ken Maxwell, and Lobus’s Sarah Wendell Sherrill will discuss their experiences navigating this terrain. The talk, presented as part of FOG Design+Art 2020, will be moderated by Andrew McClintock. The event is free with fair admission.

Left to right, top to bottom: Alexander Forbes, Ken Maxwell, Andrew McClintock, and Sarah Wendell Sherrill

Adriana Varejão, Paraty, 2011 © Adriana Varejão. Photo: Vicente de Mello 

In Conversation

Adriana Varejão, Bernardo José de Souza, Sofía Hernández Chong Cuy

Tuesday, January 21, 2020, 6–7pm
Witte de With, Rotterdam, Netherlands
www.wdw.nl

On the occasion of the group show An exhibition with works by . . . at Witte de With in Rotterdam, Adriana Varejão will share personal perspectives on her work in the show and discuss the exhibition’s themes of historical conquest and the transformation of cultural identity. She will be joined by guest curator Bernardo José de Souza, and Witte de With director Sofía Hernández Chong Cuy. The event is free to attend.

Adriana Varejão, Paraty, 2011 © Adriana Varejão. Photo: Vicente de Mello 

Helen Frankenthaler, Message from Degas, 1972–74 © 2020 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/Universal Limited Art Editions (ULAE), West Islip, New York. Photo: Kevin Ryan

Lecture

Ruth E. Fine
Making Magic: Frankenthaler on Paper

Thursday, January 16, 2020, 5–7:30pm
Arthur Ross Gallery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
www.arthurrossgallery.org

Curator and author Ruth E. Fine will be giving a lecture on the occasion of the opening of Frankenthaler on Paper at the Arthur Ross Gallery, University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Fine will discuss Helen Frankenthaler’s print practice. During the 1960s and ’70s, several groundbreaking print workshops were established, reflecting a renewed interest on the part of artists and collectors in contemporary printmaking. Inspired by the process, Frankenthaler experimented endlessly, working with master printers across the country and abroad for more than three decades. The event is free to attend.

Helen Frankenthaler, Message from Degas, 1972–74 © 2020 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/Universal Limited Art Editions (ULAE), West Islip, New York. Photo: Kevin Ryan

SQÜRL (Carter Logan and Jim Jarmusch). Photo: Sara Driver

Performance

SQÜRL—Jim Jarmusch & Carter Logan
Live Scores for Films by Man Ray

Thursday, January 16, 2020, 6:30pm
906 World Cultural Center, San Francisco
906.world

SQÜRL, featuring filmmaker and composer Jim Jarmusch and producer and composer Carter Logan, will perform live original scores to four films by Man Ray: L’étoile de mer (1928), Emak Bakia (1926), Le retour à la raison (1923), and Les mystères du Château du Dé (1929). The performance is presented by Gagosian in association with the exhibition Man Ray: The Mysteries of Château du Dé at Gagosian, San Francisco. Doors open at 6pm; performance begins at 6:30pm. The event has reached capacity. To join the wait list, RSVP to rsvpsf@gagosian.com.

SQÜRL (Carter Logan and Jim Jarmusch). Photo: Sara Driver

John Mason, Crosses, Three of a Kind, 2004 © 2004 Estate of John Mason. All rights reserved. Photo: Jeff McLane

Tour

John Mason
Geometric Force

Saturday, January 11, 2020, 2pm
Gagosian, Park & 75, New York

Join Gagosian for a tour of the exhibition John Mason: Geometric Force, opening at Gagosian, Park & 75, New York, on January 10, 2020. The tour, led by director Rani Singh, will explore the work of one of the most visionary ceramic artists of the last century. Mason brought his medium into conversation with Abstract Expressionism by extending the physical and spatial properties of clay. Singh will discuss the arc of Mason’s artistic career, his innovative technical developments, and the artworks on display. To attend the free event, RSVP to nytours@gagosian.com. Space is limited.

John Mason, Crosses, Three of a Kind, 2004 © 2004 Estate of John Mason. All rights reserved. Photo: Jeff McLane

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Announcements

Photo: Claire Dorn

Honor

Tatiana Trouvé
2019 Rosa Schapire Kunstpreis

Tatiana Trouvé will receive the 2019 Rosa Schapire Kunstpreis in Hamburg, Germany, on Friday, December 6, for her contribution to the arts. Administered by the Freunde der Hamburger Kunsthalle, the prize is named after Rosa Schapire (1874–1954), the Polish-born art historian who lived in Hamburg and England and was one of the first supporters of Die Brücke. Trouvé was selected by Alexia Fabre, chief curator at Musée d’Art Contemporain du Val-de-Marne, Vitry-sur-Seine, France, who was chosen to bestow the award for 2019.

Photo: Claire Dorn

Helen Frankenthaler, Mountains and Sea, 1952, Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, New York, on extended loan to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC © 2019 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Podcast

Recording Artists
Radical Women

This new podcast, produced by the Getty, explores the lives and work of six women artists spanning multiple generations. Hosted by curator Helen Molesworth, the podcast draws on rare audio interviews from the 1960s and ’70s from the archives of the Getty Research Institute and includes an episode on Helen Frankenthaler and another on Eva Hesse, including commentary by Mary Weatherford.

Helen Frankenthaler, Mountains and Sea, 1952, Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, New York, on extended loan to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC © 2019 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Still of Sterling Ruby in conversation with Sam Orlofsky

Video

Sterling Ruby and Sam Orlofsky
Frieze London 2019 Online Viewing Room

Sterling Ruby sits down in his studio with Gagosian director Sam Orlofsky to discuss the Online Viewing Room collaboration on the occasion of Frieze London 2019, as well as his influences and the history of his work. Highlighting Ruby’s multidisciplinary approach to art making, this online event features seven artworks from pivotal moments in his trajectory, alongside a range of art historical influences that have shaped his practice over time.

To subscribe for updates about Online Viewing Room presentations, visit gagosianviewingroom.com.

Still of Sterling Ruby in conversation with Sam Orlofsky

Georg Baselitz, Ammersee, Germany, 2018. Photo: Martin Müller

Honor

Georg Baselitz
Académie des Beaux-Arts Foreign Associate Member

Georg Baselitz has been elected a foreign associate member of the prestigious Académie des Beaux-Arts, one of five institutions comprising the Institut de France. Baselitz joins ten other foreign members, taking the seat previously held by the late Polish film director Andrzej Wajda.

Dedicated to the fine arts, the Académie des Beaux-Arts encourages artistic creation and ensures the defense of France’s cultural heritage by awarding prizes to both emerging and recognized artists, organizing competitions, funding artist residencies, and granting aid to artistic projects, events, and associations. As an advisory body to the French public authorities, it is organized around the notion of multidisciplinarity, bringing together members within eight different artistic sections, foreign associate members, and corresponding members.

Georg Baselitz, Ammersee, Germany, 2018. Photo: Martin Müller

Rudolf Stingel in front of his painting Untitled (2010) at the Fondation Beyeler, Riehen/Basel, 2019. Artwork © Rudolf Stingel. Photo: Matthias Willi

Honor

Rudolf Stingel

Rudolf Stingel will be honored at the 2019 Swiss Institute of Contemporary Art Benefit and Auction on Sunday, November 10, in New York, for his contribution to the arts. The event helps the Swiss Institute to fund forward-thinking and experimental art making through innovative exhibitions, education, and programs. Stingel has also donated a work to the auction.

Rudolf Stingel in front of his painting Untitled (2010) at the Fondation Beyeler, Riehen/Basel, 2019. Artwork © Rudolf Stingel. Photo: Matthias Willi

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

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Museum Exhibitions

Francis Bacon, Oedipus and the Sphinx after Ingres, 1983, Museu Coleção Berardo, Lisbon © The Estate of Francis Bacon/All rights reserved/ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2019. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates Ltd.

Closing Today

Bacon en toutes lettres

Through January 20, 2020
Centre Pompidou, Paris
www.centrepompidou.fr

This exhibition presents paintings from Francis Bacon’s 1971 Grand Palais retrospective alongside his last works, made in 1992. The show aims to explore the unprecedented influence of literature on his work.

Francis Bacon, Oedipus and the Sphinx after Ingres, 1983, Museu Coleção Berardo, Lisbon © The Estate of Francis Bacon/All rights reserved/ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2019. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates Ltd.

Chris Burden, Exposing the Foundation of the Museum, 1986 © 2019 Chris Burden/Licensed by the Chris Burden Estate and Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Squidds and Nunns

Closing Today

The Foundation of the Museum
MOCA’s Collection

Through January 20, 2020
Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Los Angeles
www.moca.org

To mark the museum’s fortieth anniversary, this exhibition presents a selected topography of artworks that speak to the diversity of MOCA’s collecting over the past four decades. With special emphasis on works associated with the museum’s remarkable history of exhibitions, The Foundation of the Museum: MOCA’s Collection shows the institution’s holdings as shaped by a changing landscape of developments in contemporary art and curatorial focus, as well by as the social and cultural backdrops that inform them. Work by Chris Burden, Mike Kelley, Bruce Nauman, Albert Oehlen, Nancy Rubins, and Ed Ruscha is included.

Chris Burden, Exposing the Foundation of the Museum, 1986 © 2019 Chris Burden/Licensed by the Chris Burden Estate and Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Squidds and Nunns

Jenny Saville, Electra, 2012–19 © Jenny Saville. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Opening this Week

Jenny Saville in
Portraying Pregnancy: From Holbein to Social Media

January 24–April 26, 2020
Foundling Museum, London
foundlingmuseum.org.uk

Through paintings, prints, photographs, objects, and clothing from the fifteenth century to the present day, this show aims to explore the different ways in which pregnancy was, or was not, represented in art and society; how shifting social attitudes have impacted depictions of pregnant women; how the possibility of death in childbirth brought additional tension to such representations; and how more recent images, which often reflect increased female agency and empowerment, still remain highly charged. Work by Jenny Saville is included.

Jenny Saville, Electra, 2012–19 © Jenny Saville. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Helen Frankenthaler, Mount Sinai, 1956, Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, State University of New York © 2019 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Closing this Week

Helen Frankenthaler in
Sparkling Amazons: Abstract Expressionist Women of the 9th St. Show

Through January 26, 2020
Katonah Museum of Art, New York
www.katonahmuseum.org

Sparkling Amazons presents the often-overlooked contribution by women artists to the Abstract Expressionist movement and the significant role they played as bold innovators within the New York School during the 1940s and ’50s. Through the presentation of some thirty works of art alongside documentary photography, the exhibition captures an important moment in the history of Abstract Expressionism. Work by Helen Frankenthaler is included.

Helen Frankenthaler, Mount Sinai, 1956, Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, State University of New York © 2019 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Katharina Grosse, Untitled, 2018 © Katharina Grosse and VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2019

Closing this Week

Farbe absolut
Katharina Grosse × Gotthard Graubner

Through January 26, 2020
MKM Museum Küppersmühle für Moderne Kunst, Duisburg, Germany
www.museum-kueppersmuehle.de

Work by Katharina Grosse is juxtaposed with work by Gotthard Graubner (1930–2013) to show how the two abstract artists from different generations adopted varied artistic approaches to color. Both artists spent time at the Düsseldorf Academy of the Arts during the 1980s.

Katharina Grosse, Untitled, 2018 © Katharina Grosse and VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2019

Andy Warhol, Self-Portrait, 1963–64 © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS) New York

Closing this Week

Andy Warhol
From A to B and Back Again

Through January 26, 2020
Art Institute of Chicago
www.artic.edu

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 originated at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York.

Andy Warhol, Self-Portrait, 1963–64 © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS) New York

Installation view, Resonating Spaces, Fondation Beyeler, Riehen/Basel, October 6, 2019–January 26, 2020. Artwork © Rachel Whiteread

Closing this Week

Rachel Whiteread in
Resonating Spaces

Through January 26, 2020
Fondation Beyeler, Riehen/Basel
www.fondationbeyeler.ch

Resonating Spaces aims to create a specific quality of spatiality in very varied forms—acoustic, sculpted, and drawn. Although different from one another, the works in the show create spaces rather than being perceived as single objects only. They induce sites and respites in which the capacity of remembering is elicited and images and memories come to life. Work by Rachel Whiteread is included.

Installation view, Resonating Spaces, Fondation Beyeler, Riehen/Basel, October 6, 2019–January 26, 2020. Artwork © Rachel Whiteread

Adriana Varejão, Map of Lopo Homem II, 1992–2004 © Adriana Varejão

Just Opened

Adriana Varejão in
An Exhibition with Works By . . .

Through July 19, 2020
Witte de With, Rotterdam, Netherlands
www.wdw.nl

Focusing on works made in the medium of ceramic, this exhibition explores how national identities can be forged through aesthetics. Considering the immigration of forms, this show fosters a dialogue about global trade and about the role played by colonial enterprises and cultural influence. Work by Adriana Varejão is included.

Adriana Varejão, Map of Lopo Homem II, 1992–2004 © Adriana Varejão

Piero Golia’s performance of Roman Trilogy at Académie de France à Roma - Villa Medicis, Rome, 2016. Artwork © Piero Golia. Photo: Sebastiano Luciano

Just Opened

Piero Golia

Through March 21, 2020
La Fondazione Roma
www.lafondazione.info

This is the third and final performance of the Roman Trilogy, which premiered at Académie de France à Roma - Villa Medicis in 2002, and was performed there again in 2016. In this work Piero Golia uses language, performers, music, fire, and more to expose the public to a “total work of art,” or Gesamtkunstwerk, an unforgettable experience. During the event, Golia will leave a “sign” on the floor of the La Fondazione Roma, which visitors can view through March 21, 2020.

Piero Golia’s performance of Roman Trilogy at Académie de France à Roma - Villa Medicis, Rome, 2016. Artwork © Piero Golia. Photo: Sebastiano Luciano

Helen Frankenthaler, Fiesta, 1973 © 2020 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Just Opened

Frankenthaler on Paper

Through March 29, 2020
Arthur Ross Gallery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
www.arthurrossgallery.org

Helen Frankenthaler played a seminal role in both Abstract Expressionism and Color Field painting. This exhibition presents ten unique paintings on paper and fourteen prints that date from the 1970s to the 1990s. These rarely seen paintings on paper reflect Frankenthaler’s painterly process and were considered by the artist to be equal to her large-scale paintings.

Helen Frankenthaler, Fiesta, 1973 © 2020 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Simon Hantaï, Peinture, 1952–53, Fondation Gandur pour l’Art, Geneva © Archives Simon Hantaï/ADAGP, Paris. Photo: André Morin

Just Opened

Simon Hantaï
Par où on ne sait pas

Through April 27, 2020
Musée des Beaux-Arts, Rouen, France
mbarouen.fr

This exhibition celebrates the partnership between the Réunion des Musées Métropolitains and the Fondation Gandur pour l’Art by bringing together works painted by Simon Hantaï. Between 1951 and 1959 the artist’s pictorial inventions elevated the canvas to act alongside the painter; this idea subsequently opened a path for younger artists to consider new ways of painting.

Simon Hantaï, Peinture, 1952–53, Fondation Gandur pour l’Art, Geneva © Archives Simon Hantaï/ADAGP, Paris. Photo: André Morin

Richard Artschwager, Self-Portrait, 2003 © 2019 Richard Artschwager/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

On View

Richard Artschwager

Through February 2, 2020
Museo di arte moderna e contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Italy
www.mart.trento.it

This retrospective, curated by Germano Celant, celebrates Richard Artschwager’s diverse artistic production. By subtly altering the familiar, Artschwager’s art challenges accepted notions of the real and encourages unconventional ways of seeing.

Richard Artschwager, Self-Portrait, 2003 © 2019 Richard Artschwager/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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