Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 6pm
Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Rome
On the occasion of Huma Bhabha’s first exhibition in Rome, the Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea will host a conversation between the artist and Cristiana Perrella, director of the Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci in Prato, Italy. The show features expressive drawings on photographs as well as figurative sculptures carved from cork and Styrofoam, assembled from refuse and clay, or cast in bronze, through which Bhabha probes the tensions between time, memory, and displacement. References to science-fiction, archeological ruins, Roman antiquities, and postwar abstraction combine as she transforms the human figure into grimacing totems that are both unsettling and darkly humorous. The event is free and open to the public.
Huma Bhabha, Untitled, 2019 © Huma Bhabha
A Vital Legacy
September 19–20, 2019
Princeton University Art Museum, New Jersey
A series of conversations among artists and art historians on the impact of mid-twentieth-century abstraction will take place in conjunction with Helen Frankenthaler Prints: Seven Types of Ambiguity, currently on view at the Princeton University Art Museum. The talks will begin at 5:30pm on Thursday, September 19, and continue at 9am on Friday, September 20. The events are free and open to the public.
Helen Frankenthaler, Deep Sun, 1983, Princeton University Art Museum, New Jersey © 2019 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/Tyler Graphics Ltd., Bedford Village, New York
Benefit Auction + Party 2019
Thursday, September 19, 2019, 6:30–9:30pm
Drawing Center, New York
The Drawing Center’s annual Benefit Auction + Party takes place on Thursday, September 19, with an evening of music and cocktails, and a silent auction featuring works generously donated by over forty leading artists, including Joe Bradley, John Currin, Rudolf Stingel, and Mary Weatherford. Funds raised through this event provide crucial support for the Drawing Center’s ambitious roster of exhibitions, publications, education initiatives, and public programs. To attend the event, purchase tickets at www.drawingcenter.org.
John Currin, Untitled, 2015 © John Currin
Chatsworth Arts Festival
Saturday, September 21, 2019, 4:15–5:15pm
Chatsworth House, Derbyshire, England
John Currin is participating in the Chatsworth Arts Festival, a weekend of culture and performance. He will discuss his practice, including his depictions of his own gender, which are the focus of a new solo exhibition currently on view at Dallas Contemporary. To attend the event, purchase tickets at chatsworth.seetickets.com.
John Currin, Hot Pants, 2010 © John Currin
The Art of Perception: Richard Serra’s Films
For eleven years, from 1968 to 1979, Richard Serra created a collection of films and videos that felt out the uncharted phenomenological boundaries of the medium. Carlos Valladares explores a selection of these works.
Gagosian Quarterly Fall 2019
The Fall 2019 issue of Gagosian Quarterly is now available, featuring a detail from Sinking (2019) by Nathaniel Mary Quinn on its cover.
Sterling Ruby: Disjointed Monuments to Nothing
Alessandro Rabottini investigates the theoretical and formal underpinnings of Sterling Ruby’s career through the lens of the artist’s series ACTS.
Nathaniel Mary Quinn
Anderson Cooper spoke with the artist at his Brooklyn studio about his childhood and the visionary nature of his art.
Behind the Art
Michael Craig-Martin: Ordinariness
Join Michael Craig-Martin at his London studio as he speaks about his working methods, his interest in the ordinary, and his abiding concern for the sculptural.
Rachel Feinstein at Chatsworth
A new sculpture by Rachel Feinstein has been unveiled on the grounds of Chatsworth, the celebrated Derbyshire estate, where Feinstein recently spent time as Gucci’s inaugural artist in residence. Alice Godwin tells the story of how it came to be.
Nina Simone, Our National Treasure
Text by Salamishah Tillet.
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.
Sally Mann and Jenny Saville
The two artists discuss being drawn to difficult subjects, the effects of motherhood on their practice, embracing chance, and their shared adoration of Cy Twombly.
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 Studio Museum in Harlem
Established in 1968, the Studio Museum in Harlem has served as a crucial institution in the development, presentation, and promotion of artists of African descent. With the museum now preparing for the construction of a new home, Gagosian’s Mark Francis spoke with Thelma Golden, director and chief curator, and Sir David Adjaye OBE, the project’s principal architect, about the building plans and the centrality of artists in their collaboration.
Intimate Grandeur: Glenstone Museum
Paul Goldberger tracks the evolution of Mitchell and Emily Rales’s Glenstone Museum in Potomac, Maryland. Set amid 230 acres of pristine landscape and housing a world-class collection of modern and contemporary art, this graceful complex of pavilions, designed by architects Thomas Phifer and Partners, opened to the public in the fall of 2018.