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Full on Forsythe

March 7–17, 2019
Boston Opera House

The Boston Ballet’s 2019 spring season will open with Full on Forsythe by choreographer William Forsythe. The program features the world premiere of Playlist (EP), driven by an eclectic mix of hip-hop and R&B songs; the North American premiere of Blake Works I, set to music by Grammy-nominated musician James Blake; and Pas/Parts 2018, featuring an electronic score by Thom Willems. To attend the event, purchase tickets at

Photo: Rosalie O’Connor

Photo: Rosalie O’Connor

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William Forsythe, The Fact of Matter, 2009 © William Forsythe. Photo: Liza Voll

In Conversation

William Forsythe
Eva Respini

Thursday, February 21, 2019, 7pm
Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston

William Forsythe will speak with Eva Respini, Barbara Lee Chief Curator of the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, about his current exhibition at the museum, Choreographic Objects, on view through February 21, 2019. He will also discuss his artistic practice, physical thinking, and how he uses problem solving in his work. The event is free and open to the public.

William Forsythe, The Fact of Matter, 2009 © William Forsythe. Photo: Liza Voll

Photo: Dorothea Tuch


William Forsythe
A Quiet Evening of Dance

October 4–6, 2018
Sadler’s Wells, London

For this fresh configuration of new and existing work, William Forsythe has imagined something akin to an evening of chamber music, designed to be listened to. The works range from sparse analytic condensation to baroque-inspired counterpoint. The intricate phrasing of the dancers’ breath is the primary accompaniment for a distillation of the geometric origins of classical ballet. To attend the event, purchase tickets at

Photo: Dorothea Tuch

William Forsythe, Lectures from Improvisation Technologies, 2011, performed by William Forsythe © William Forsythe

Book Fair

NY Art Book Fair
William Forsythe

September 21–23, 2018, project space room, booth S202
MoMA PS1, New York

Gagosian is participating in the NY Art Book Fair 2018 with a special project space conceived in collaboration with choreographer William Forsythe, exploring visual and notational approaches to dance and movement. Forsythe is a radical innovator in choreography and dance who has redefined the very syntax and praxis of his field. In the course of his singular career spanning five decades, he has developed an extensive repertoire of groundbreaking ballet choreographies and experimental, non-proscenium-based dance-theater works, as well as an open-access digital platform for dance analysis, notation, and improvisation.

At the NYABF, printed materials and videos by Forsythe are featured alongside selected Gagosian publications, as well as additional books and ephemera that reveal Forsythe’s wide-ranging influences and interests including Chris Burden, Katharina Grosse, Richard Serra, Cy Twombly, and Rachel Whiteread.

William Forsythe, Lectures from Improvisation Technologies, 2011, performed by William Forsythe © William Forsythe

Helen Frankenthaler in gondola with various friends, Venice, June 1966

Pittura/Panorama: Paintings by Helen Frankenthaler, 1952–1992

Pittura/Panorama: Paintings by Helen Frankenthaler, 1952–1992 marks the first time that Frankenthaler’s paintings have been exhibited in Venice since her inclusion in the 1966 Biennale as part of the US Pavilion. This video, including interviews with the show’s curator, John Elderfield; the chairman of the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Clifford Ross; and the Foundation’s executive director, Elizabeth Smith, provides viewers with an in-depth look at the fourteen paintings included in the exhibition.

Gagosian Quarterly Summer 2019

Now available
Gagosian Quarterly Summer 2019

The Summer 2019 issue of Gagosian Quarterly is now available, featuring a detail from Afrylic by Ellen Gallagher on its cover.

Installation view of the exhibition Henry Moore at Houghton Hall: Nature and Inspiration.

Nature and Inspiration: Henry Moore at Houghton Hall

Sebastiano Barassi reflects on the centrality of nature in the work of Henry Moore—as form, material, inspiration, and site.

The artist Setsuko in Paris

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Setsuko: Into the Trees

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Participants in Arts Express, a Children’s Arts Guild after-school program.

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Children’s Arts Guild

Founded in 2010, the Children’s Arts Guild is using creative expression to empower young people in defining who they are and who they want to be. Guild co-founder Alexander Kopelman talks to Jennifer Knox White about the organization’s mission and future plans.

Edmund de Waal: psalm

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The artist speaks about his two-part exhibition psalm, on view in Venice. He describes its connection to the history of the city and to notions of exile, and the profound cultural wealth that comes from migration.

Installation view of Jeff Wall exhibition at Gagosian, New York

Jeff Wall: The Space of Photography

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Richard Prince, Untitled, 2016–18.

Richard Prince

Text by Richard Hell.

Still from video Visions of the Self: Jenny Saville on Rembrandt

Visions of the Self: Jenny Saville on Rembrandt

Jenny Saville reveals the process behind her new self-portrait, painted in response to Rembrandt’s masterpiece Self-Portrait with Two Circles.

Marc Newson, London, 2018.

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Marc Newson and Derek Blasberg

Marc Newson tells Derek Blasberg about his newest creations, explaining the backstory of these ornate works.

Rachel Whiteread, Untitled (Notre-Dame), 2019.

For Notre-Dame

An exhibition at Gagosian, Paris, is raising funds to aid in the reconstruction of the Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris following the devastating fire of April 2019. Gagosian directors Serena Cattaneo Adorno and Jean-Olivier Després spoke to Jennifer Knox White about the generous response of artists and others, and what the restoration of this iconic structure means across the world.

Andy Warhol: Everything Is Good

Andy Warhol: Everything Is Good

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