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Hao Liang on “Eight Views of Xiaoxiang”

In this video produced by the arts organization Kadist, Hao Liang speaks about his painting series Eight Views of Xiaoxiang (2014–16). In addition to discussing the tools and methods he uses, Hao discusses his practice within the context of Chinese art history, drawing parallels between ancient masters such as Wu Bin and Dong Qichang and major Western figures like Sergei Eisenstein and Claude Monet.

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Photo: Fan Xi

Artist Spotlight

Hao Liang

December 8–14, 2021

In his intricately painted silk portraits and landscapes, Hao Liang filters the techniques, themes, motifs, and conventions of traditional Chinese guohua ink wash painting through a contemporary, cosmopolitan sensibility. Referencing projects and oeuvres from a variety of disciplines, periods, and contexts, he weaves together outwardly divergent influences, ranging from classical poetry to modern literature, film theory, and modern art. Much of Hao’s work is concerned with perspectives on temporality. He positions image making not simply as an exercise in technical skill and art historical knowledge, but also as a reflection of lived experience.

Photo: Fan Xi

Hao Liang, Spring and Fall, 2020 © Hao Liang

Art Fair

West Bund Art & Design 2020

November 12–15, 2020, booth A102
West Bund Art Center, Shanghai
westbundshanghai.com

Gagosian is pleased to participate in West Bund Art & Design 2020 with an extensive group presentation. Along with the gallery’s booth at ART021 Shanghai, on view between November 14 and 15, this will be Gagosian’s first in-person art fair since the covid-19 lockdown in March. The gallery’s participation was made possible by extraordinary support from the artists involved.

Hao Liang, Spring and Fall, 2020 © Hao Liang

Thomas Houseago, Untitled (Colored Skull I), 2018 © Thomas Houseago

Art Fair

West Bund Art & Design 2018

November 8–11, 2018, booth A120
West Bund Art Center, Shanghai
westbundshanghai.com

Gagosian is pleased to participate in West Bund Art & Design for the first time, with a booth of modern and contemporary works by artists including Glenn Brown,  Dan Colen, John Currin, Jean Dubuffet, Rachel Feinstein, Urs Fischer, Walton Ford, Ellen Gallagher, Douglas Gordon, Jennifer Guidi, Hao Liang, Damien Hirst, Thomas Houseago, Alex Israel, Y.Z. Kami, Takashi Murakami, Yoshitomo Nara, Nam June Paik, Richard Prince, Sterling Ruby, Ed Ruscha, Rudolf Stingel, and Jonas Wood.

Additionally, a large-scale painting by Takashi Murakami, Dragon in Clouds – Indigo Blue (2010), will be installed in a special presentation at the entrance to Hall N. To receive a PDF with detailed information on the works, please contact the gallery at inquire@gagosian.com. To preview our booth, go to artsy.net.

Download the full press release in English (PDF), Simplified Chinese (PDF), or Traditional Chinese (PDF)

Thomas Houseago, Untitled (Colored Skull I), 2018 © Thomas Houseago

Takashi Murakami cover and Andreas Gursky cover for Gagosian Quarterly, Summer 2022 magazine

Now available
Gagosian Quarterly Summer 2022

The Summer 2022 issue of Gagosian Quarterly is now available, with two different covers—featuring Takashi Murakami’s 108 Bonnō MURAKAMI.FLOWERS (2022) and Andreas Gursky’s Viktor & Rolf II (2022).

A Takashi Murakami painting of a female avatar with blue and pink hair: CLONE X #59 Harajuku-style Angel

Takashi Murakami and RTFKT: An Arrow through History

Bridging the digital and the physical realms, the three-part presentation of paintings and sculptures that make up Takashi Murakami: An Arrow through History at Gagosian, New York, builds on the ongoing collaboration between the artist and RTFKT Studios. Here, Murakami and the RTFKT team explain the collaborative process, the necessity of cognitive revolution, the metaverse, and the future of art to the Quarterly’s Wyatt Allgeier.

Andreas Gursky, Salinas, 2021, Diasec-mounted inkjet print, framed: 80 × 160 ⅜ × 2 ½ inches (203.2 × 407.2 × 6.2 cm)

Andreas Gursky

On the occasion of an exhibition at Gagosian, New York, from May 5 to June 18, 2022, Max Dax met with Andreas Gursky to speak with the photographer about his new work. Here, they discuss the consequences of the pandemic on certain works, the roles of techno music and art history in Gursky’s art process, and the necessary balance of beauty and honesty in the contemporary.

Alexandria Smith, London, 2022. Photo: © Amoroso Films

Alexandria Smith

The artist speaks with author Nalo Hopkinson about what it means to depict the body, the struggles to embark on new projects, and the contours of space and place in the creation of fiction and art.

Mary Weatherford, The Flaying of Marsyas—4500 Triphosphor, 2021–22 (detail), Flashe and neon on linen, 93 × 79 inches (236.2 × 200.7 cm). Photo: Fredrik Nilsen Studio

Mary Weatherford: The Flaying of Marsyas

Coinciding with the 59th Venice Biennale, an exhibition at the Museo di Palazzo Grimani in Venice presents new paintings by Mary Weatherford inspired by Titian’s The Flaying of Marsyas (1570–76). Francine Prose traces the development of these works.

Simon Hantaï cutting out a monumental yellow Tabula (1981), Meun, France, 1995. Artwork © Archives Simon Hantaï/ADAGP, Paris. Photo: Antonio Semeraro

Simon Hantaï: Les blancs de la couleur, la couleur du blanc

Anne Baldassari reflects on the art historical influences and radical breaks reflected in the artist’s work with color.

Peter Paul Rubens’s The Massacre of the Innocents (c. 1610)

Spotlight
Peter Paul Rubens

Larry Gagosian reflects on Peter Paul Rubens’s The Massacre of the Innocents (c. 1610).

Robert Mapplethorpe wearing a selection of his jewelry, New York, 1971. Photo: Valerie Santagto

Robert Mapplethorpe’s Jewelry: Gaia Repossi and Michael Ward Stout

As part of an ongoing collaboration, Gaia Repossi, creative director for the Paris jewelry house Repossi, has created a collection of pieces inspired by Robert Mapplethorpe’s art practice and jewelry. Speaking with Michael Ward Stout, president of the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, and the Quarterly’s Wyatt Allgeier, Repossi recounts the origins of this project and details her deep admiration for the artist’s precision and eye for composition.

Tatiana Trouvé’s studio, Montreuil, France, 2021

In Conversation
Tatiana Trouvé and Jean-Michel Geneste

Tatiana Trouvé speaks with Jean-Michel Geneste, archaeologist and curator, about the paradoxes of her practice: absence and presence, the ancient and the contemporary, the natural and the human-made.

Installation view, Georg Baselitz: Archinto, Museo di Palazzo Grimani, Venice, May 19, 2021–November 27, 2022. Photo: Matteo De Fina

Georg Baselitz: Archinto

On the occasion of Georg Baselitz: Archinto at Museo di Palazzo Grimani, Venice, Artcore Films produced a short documentary featuring the artist. In the video, Baselitz details the origins of the project, how he approached the unique space, and his experiments in process and technique.

Shirley Clarke behind a camera on the set of The Connection (1961).

Shirley Clarke’s Indefinite Truths

Rennie McDougall traces the blurred line between truth and fiction in the cinema of Shirley Clarke, with particular attention to the 1967 documentary Portrait of Jason. From her early dance films to later feature-length movies, themes of race, performance, and the body emerge in Clarke’s examination of the real.

Portrait of Rick Owens

Fashion and Art: Rick Owens

Derek Blasberg speaks with fashion designer Rick Owens, the American-born, Paris-based director of the eponymous brand, about his influences from the worlds of art and music, growing up without a television, and the sinister pleasures of the museum.