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Performance

Gray Sound Sessions
Theaster Gates

Friday, July 31, 2020, 7–8pm edt

Theaster Gates and special guests will perform Gates’s sound piece Whoa de Whoa as part of Gray Sound Sessions, a free streaming weekly music-and-sound series featuring concerts, happenings, and experiments with form and platform. The event is put on by the Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry at the University of Chicago. To watch the live performance, visit Theaster Gates’s Instagram.

Photo: courtesy Theaster Gates Studio

Jonas Wood (New York: Gagosian, 2019)

Online Reading

Jonas Wood

Jonas Wood is available for online reading from August 2 through August 31 as part of the From the Library series. Published on the occasion of his 2019 exhibition at Gagosian, 555 West 24th Street, New York, the softcover catalogue features full-color reproductions of thirty new paintings and works on paper that range from his familiar and beloved pots to his most recent series of architectural interiors and exteriors.

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Jonas Wood (New York: Gagosian, 2019)

Vegetables from Sky High Farm being prepared for distribution in New York

Panel Discussion

Food Justice and Security
Dan Colen, Linda Goode Bryant, and Qiana Mickie in Conversation with Sonia Chopra

Thursday, August 6, 2020, 5pm EDT

Join Gagosian and 92nd Street Y for a conversation on contemporary food justice and community food security. The presentation will feature three speakers working in the field: Dan Colen, artist and founder of Sky High Farm, a nonprofit working to improve access to nutritious food for New Yorkers in underserved communities; gallerist and filmmaker Linda Goode Bryant, founder of Project EATS, an urban farming initiative aimed at sustainable food production in low income communities in New York City; and Qiana Mickie, special projects consultant for Just Food, a pioneer in food justice and an advocate for sustainable agriculture with an emphasis on community-driven solutions to inequities in our food system. The discussion will be moderated by writer Sonia Chopra, executive editor of Bon Appétit, and co-executive producer of No Passport Required on PBS. To attend the event, purchase tickets at 92y.org. A portion of ticket sales will be donated to Just Food, Project EATS, and Sky High Farm.

Vegetables from Sky High Farm being prepared for distribution in New York

Installation view, Michael Craig-Martin: Sculpture, Gagosian, Britannia Street, London, May 31–August 23, 2019. Artwork © Michael Craig-Martin. Photo: Mike Bruce

Talk

In Focus
Michael Craig-Martin, Man Ray, Giuseppe Penone

Thursday, July 30, 2020, 12pm edt

Join Gagosian for a trio of online presentations to learn about the ways Michael Craig-Martin, Man Ray, and Giuseppe Penone approach three-dimensional form and its potential to change the way we engage with the world. Craig-Martin will speak about his own practice, while Max Teicher and Pepi Marchetti Franchi will each discuss the works of Man Ray and Penone respectively.  To join, register at zoom.us.

Installation view, Michael Craig-Martin: Sculpture, Gagosian, Britannia Street, London, May 31–August 23, 2019. Artwork © Michael Craig-Martin. Photo: Mike Bruce

Harmony Korine: Young Twitchy (New York: Gagosian, 2019)

Online Reading

Harmony Korine
Young Twitchy

Harmony Korine: Young Twitchy is available for online reading from July 26 through August 25 as part of the From the Library series. This catalogue was published on the occasion of the 2019 exhibition at Gagosian, 980 Madison Avenue, New York, of new paintings by the artist. To make these works, Harmony Korine digitally painted different characters over iPhone photographs of his surroundings in Florida, and then re-created the compositions in oil paint on canvas. The publication includes a new text by Richard Prince.

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Harmony Korine: Young Twitchy (New York: Gagosian, 2019)

Charles Ray, Tractor, 2003–04 © Charles Ray, courtesy Matthew Marks Gallery

Tour

Crushed, Cast, Constructed
Sculpture by John Chamberlain, Urs Fischer, and Charles Ray

Thursday, July 23, 2020, 12pm EDT (5pm BST)

Join Gagosian for a virtual tour of Crushed, Cast, Constructed: Sculpture by John Chamberlain, Urs Fischer, and Charles Ray, an exhibition on view at Gagosian, Grosvenor Hill, London, through July 31. Gagosian’s Alice Godwin will discuss the three artists’ divergent sculptural processes, examining their individual approaches and identities with respect to materials and methods. To join, register at zoom.us.

Charles Ray, Tractor, 2003–04 © Charles Ray, courtesy Matthew Marks Gallery

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Announcements

Ed Ruscha, EE-NUF!, 2020 © Ed Ruscha

Support

Ed Ruscha
EE-NUF!

Ed Ruscha has created a limited-edition print and an accompanying poster, titled EE-NUF!, to support the People for the American Way’s (PFAW) campaign ENOUGH of Trump. The design features a “fast track” display at how Trump has worked to destroy our democracy. PFAW is a progressive advocacy organization founded to fight right-wing extremism and build a democratic society that implements the ideals of freedom, equality, opportunity, and justice for all.

The print and poster are available for purchase at the Gagosian Shop.

Ed Ruscha, EE-NUF!, 2020 © Ed Ruscha

Still from “Rudolf Polanszky: Translinear Structures”

Video

Rudolf Polanszky: Translinear Structures
KA21/Cast Your Art

Rudolf Polanszky speaks about his art in this video from KA21, produced on the occasion of his retrospective exhibition presented by Zeit Kunst Niederösterreich in 2015. Installed in a historical church in Krems, Austria, the exhibition reflected the artist’s ongoing engagement with philosophy, mathematics, and epistemology, articulated through abstract and poetic visual forms.

Still from “Rudolf Polanszky: Translinear Structures”

Tom Wesselmann, Great American Nude #1, 1961 © The Estate of Tom Wesselmann/Licensed by ARS/VAGA, New York

Tom Wesselmann
Digital Catalogue Raisonné

The Wildenstein Plattner Institute (WPI), in partnership with the Estate of Tom Wesselmann, announces the preparation of a digital catalogue raisonné of the works of Tom Wesselmann. The first installment will be published on the Great American Nudes series. In advance of publication, a publicly available searchable database of all works recorded by the artist’s Estate, which incorporates ongoing research for the forthcoming catalogue raisonné, called the Tom Wesselmann Digital Corpus, has been launched.

Parallel with this effort, the Estate of Tom Wesselmann, Almine Rech, and Gagosian are also pleased to announce the forthcoming publication of Tom Wesselmann: The Great American Nudes. Edited by Susan Davidson, the monograph will be the first comprehensive publication dedicated to Wesselmann’s most famous body of work, made between 1961 and 1973. The book will include full color reproductions of each artwork, as well as related drawings, studies, and relevant works from associated series.

For collectors to confirm that a work in their possession will be included in the digital catalogue raisonné, please visit wpi.art to begin the submission process.

Tom Wesselmann, Great American Nude #1, 1961 © The Estate of Tom Wesselmann/Licensed by ARS/VAGA, New York

Giuseppe Penone, Attorno alla scultura, attorno allo scultore (Around the Sculpture, Around the Sculptor), 1984, Centre Pompidou, Paris © 2020 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris. Photo: © Archivio Penone

Donation

Giuseppe Penone
Philadelphia Museum of Art and Centre Pompidou

Giuseppe Penone has given the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Centre Pompidou in Paris major gifts of works on paper. Each institution received more than three hundred pieces spanning five decades of the artist’s career, beginning in the late 1960s. The work reflects the artist’s wide range of influences and the connections he draws between humans and nature in exploring the involuntary processes of breathing, growth, and aging through materials such as stones, branches, and leaves. Both institutions plan to have exhibitions by Penone in 2022.

Giuseppe Penone, Attorno alla scultura, attorno allo scultore (Around the Sculpture, Around the Sculptor), 1984, Centre Pompidou, Paris © 2020 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris. Photo: © Archivio Penone

Still from “Virtual Studio Visits: Mary Weatherford”

Video

Mary Weatherford
Virtual Studio Visit with Klaus Biesenbach

In the Virtual Studio Visit series from the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, director Klaus Biesenbach digitally connects with artists around the world. Here, he speaks with Mary Weatherford at her working space in Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, South Africa. The pair discuss Weatherford’s show Canyon—Daisy—Eden, at the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York, and her practice in general.

Still from “Virtual Studio Visits: Mary Weatherford”

Nancy Rubins, Monochrome II, 2010–18, installation view, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art,  Bentonville, Arkansa © Nancy Rubins

Video

Nancy Rubins
Monochrome II

Nancy Rubins’s Monochrome II (2010–18) has been permanently installed in the North Forest of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas. In this video Rubins speaks about her thought process around the work, which is composed of recycled aluminum canoes and small boats, anchored around a steel armature.

Nancy Rubins, Monochrome II, 2010–18, installation view, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art,  Bentonville, Arkansa © Nancy Rubins

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Museum Exhibitions

Theaster Gates, Do you hear me calling? Mama Mamama or What Is Black Power?, 2018 (still) © Theaster Gates

Opening this Week

Future Histories
Theaster Gates and Cauleen Smith

Opening August 2020
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
www.sfmoma.org

Bringing together the work of two interdisciplinary artists, this presentation centers on video projections that each take archival magazine photography as a departure point. Theaster Gates’s Do you hear me calling? Mama Mamama or What Is Black Power? (2018) pays homage to the power of women by exploring the idea of the Black Madonna through a reworking of three decades of images drawn from the archives of the Chicago-based Johnson Publishing Company, publisher of Jet and Ebony magazines. Smith’s Sojourner (2018) culminates with a feminist reimagining of an unpublished photograph taken for Life magazine in 1966.

Theaster Gates, Do you hear me calling? Mama Mamama or What Is Black Power?, 2018 (still) © Theaster Gates

Installation view, Theaster Gates: Black Chapel, Haus der Kunst, Munich, October 25, 2019–August 16, 2020. Artwork © Theaster Gates

Closing this Week

Theaster Gates
Black Chapel

Through August 16, 2020
Haus der Kunst, Munich
hausderkunst.de

For the sixth iteration of Haus der Kunst’s Der Öffentlichkeit commission series, Theaster Gates has created the expansive Black Chapel. This multipartite installation directly responds to the architecture of Haus der Kunst’s Middle Hall, exposing it to a complex politically and spiritually charged narrative while rendering it as an inviting social space. Two large pavilions, as well as vitrines, contain sculptures, photographs, and documents. Rotating mirrored sculptures and illuminated panels displaying photographs from the landmark Johnson Publishing Company further animate the space.

Installation view, Theaster Gates: Black Chapel, Haus der Kunst, Munich, October 25, 2019–August 16, 2020. Artwork © Theaster Gates

Douglas Gordon and Philippe Parreno, Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait, 2006, installation view, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark. Artwork © Studio lost but found/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2020 and © Philippe Parreno. Photo: Kim Hansen

Closing this Week

Douglas Gordon and Philippe Parreno
Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait

Through August 16, 2020
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark
www.louisiana.dk

Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait (2006), a film collaboration by Douglas Gordon and Philippe Parreno, is screening outdoors as part of Summer at Louisiana. Shot on seventeen synchronized cameras, Zidane frames the movements of footballer Zinédine Zidane in real time over the course of a single match between Real Madrid and Villarreal at Madrid’s Santiago Bernabéu Stadium on April 23, 2005.

Douglas Gordon and Philippe Parreno, Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait, 2006, installation view, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark. Artwork © Studio lost but found/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2020 and © Philippe Parreno. Photo: Kim Hansen

Steven Parrino, Candy Stevens (Pink Disaster), 1988, Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Vaduz © Steven Parrino

Closing this Week

Steven Parrino
Nihilism Is Love

Through August 16, 2020
Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Vaduz
www.kunstmuseum.li

This exhibition is the first comprehensive retrospective of Steven Parrino’s work in the German-speaking world. The presentation includes early drawings and collages and several installations, and is accompanied by photographs of his concerts and videos.

Steven Parrino, Candy Stevens (Pink Disaster), 1988, Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Vaduz © Steven Parrino

Taryn Simon, White Tiger (Kenny), Selective Inbreeding, Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge and Foundation, Eureka Springs, Arkansas, 2006–07, from the series An American Index of the Hidden and Unfamiliar, 2007 © Taryn Simon

Closing this Week

Taryn Simon in
The World to Come: Art in the Age of the Anthropocene

Through August 16, 2020
DePaul Art Museum, Chicago
resources.depaul.edu

The World to Come: Art in the Age of the Anthropocene chronicles an era of rapid, radical, and irrevocable ecological change through works of art by more than forty-five international artists. Our age, a new geological epoch defined by human impact, has controversially been termed the Anthropocene. Despite the challenges of disaster and denial, artists in the exhibition respond with resistance, imagination, and new ways of seeing and thinking about the world to come. This exhibition originated at the Harn Museum of Art, University of Florida, in Gainesville. Work by Taryn Simon is included.

Taryn Simon, White Tiger (Kenny), Selective Inbreeding, Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge and Foundation, Eureka Springs, Arkansas, 2006–07, from the series An American Index of the Hidden and Unfamiliar, 2007 © Taryn Simon

Installation view, Richard Artschwager, Museo di arte moderna e contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Italy, October 12, 2019–February 2, 2020. Artwork © 2020 Richard Artschwager/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Luca Meneghel

On View

Richard Artschwager

Through August 23, 2020
Guggenheim Bilbao, Spain
www.guggenheim-bilbao.eus

This retrospective, curated by Germano Celant and Manuel Cirauqui, 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. This exhibition has traveled from the Museo di arte moderna e contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto in Italy.

Installation view, Richard Artschwager, Museo di arte moderna e contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Italy, October 12, 2019–February 2, 2020. Artwork © 2020 Richard Artschwager/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Luca Meneghel

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

On View

Jenny Saville in
Portraying Pregnancy: From Holbein to Social Media

Through August 23, 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

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

On View

Adriana Varejão in
An Exhibition with Works By . . .

Through August 23, 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

Roe Ethridge, Annabella for SEPP, 2012 © Roe Ethridge

On View

Pictures from Another Wall
The Collection of Huis Marseille at De Pont

Through August 30, 2020
De Pont Museum, Tilburg, Netherlands
depont.nl

On view in the De Pont Museum’s new wing are roughly one hundred contemporary photographic works from the collection of its sister institution, Huis Marseille in Amsterdam, with an emphasis on acquisitions of the past five years. Work by Roe Ethridge and Andreas Gursky is included.

Roe Ethridge, Annabella for SEPP, 2012 © Roe Ethridge

Taryn Simon, Finding Pursuant to Section 662 of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as Amended, Concerning Operations in Foreign Countries Other than Those Intended Solely for the Purpose of Intelligence Collection. White House, Washington, D.C., United States, 1981, from the series Paperwork and the Will of Capital, 2015 © Taryn Simon

On View

Taryn Simon in
Pine’s Eye

Through August 30, 2020
Talbot Rice Gallery, University of Edinburgh, Scotland
www.trg.ed.ac.uk

Taking its name from that of Pinocchio (the word means “pine eye” in Italian), Pine’s Eye explores what it means to be human in times of ecological change. The exhibition offers alternative perspectives for how we understand ourselves in the face of environmental crisis. Work by Taryn Simon is included.

Taryn Simon, Finding Pursuant to Section 662 of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as Amended, Concerning Operations in Foreign Countries Other than Those Intended Solely for the Purpose of Intelligence Collection. White House, Washington, D.C., United States, 1981, from the series Paperwork and the Will of Capital, 2015 © Taryn Simon

Installation view, Third Dimension: Works from the Brant Foundation, Brant Foundation, New York, November 13, 2019–September 3, 2020. Artwork, front to back: © Urs Fischer, © Dan Flavin

On View

Third Dimension
Works from the Brant Foundation

Through September 3, 2020
Brant Foundation, New York
brantfoundation.org

Bringing together more than twenty artists integral to the Brant Foundation’s collection, this exhibition offers a glimpse into the multifaceted practices of artists whose work Peter M. Brant has collected over the past fifty years. Work by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Urs Fischer, Mike Kelley, Adam McEwen, Richard Prince, Andy Warhol, and Franz West is included.

Installation view, Third Dimension: Works from the Brant Foundation, Brant Foundation, New York, November 13, 2019–September 3, 2020. Artwork, front to back: © Urs Fischer, © Dan Flavin

Jia Aili, Mountain and Line, 2020 © Jia Aili

On View

On Sabbatical

Through September 6, 2020
West Bund Museum, Shanghai
www.wbmshanghai.com

The exhibition includes more than a dozen works that nine contemporary Chinese artists created over the course of their respective “sabbaticals” during the covid-19 outbreak in an attempt to convey their unique perspectives on the world, and to evoke a sense of affinity, solace, resonance, and reflection. Work by Jia Aili and Hao Liang is included.

Jia Aili, Mountain and Line, 2020 © Jia Aili

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