Thursday, October 24, 2019, 3pm
Gagosian’s Manuela Cuccuru will lead a tour of the exhibition Huma Bhabha: The Company at Gagosian, Rome, on the occasion of Rome Art Week. This show features new expressive drawings on photographs as well as figurative sculptures carved from cork and Styrofoam, assembled from refuse and clay, or cast in bronze. Probing the tensions between time, memory, and displacement, Bhabha combines references to science fiction, archeological ruins, Roman antiquities, and postwar abstraction as she transforms the human figure into grimacing totems that are both unsettling and darkly humorous. To attend the free event, register at romeartweek.com.
Installation view, Huma Bhabha: The Company, Gagosian, Rome, September 19–December 14, 2019. Artwork © Huma Bhabha
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
Frieze Sculpture 2019
July 3–October 6, 2019
Regent’s Park, London
Clare Lilley, director of programs at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, has selected new and significant sculptures by leading artists around the world to be on view in Regent’s Park. Included in the show is Huma Bhabha’s Receiver (2019), which references ancient sculpture and recent sci-fi, and Tom Sachs’s My Melody (2008), a three-meter-high rendition of the Japanese cartoon character.
Huma Bhabha, Receiver, 2019 © Huma Bhabha
The Four Quartets Experience
October 30–November 1, 2020
Four Quartets, a dance performance based on T. S. Eliot’s modernist poem cycle, with stage design centered on paintings by Brice Marden, was scheduled to be performed at Lincoln Center in New York this fall; however, this and future engagements have been postponed due to the pandemic. To allow audiences around the world an opportunity to view the performance from their homes, the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College will be streaming a film of the Four Quartets world premiere from October 31 at 12am edt through November 1 at 11:59pm edt. To attend the event, purchase tickets at fishercenter.bard.edu.
Premiere of Four Quartets at the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, July 6–8, 2018. Photo: Maria Baranova
Tom Eccles and Kiki Smith on Rachel Whiteread
On the occasion of Artist Spotlight: Rachel Whiteread, curator Tom Eccles and artist Kiki Smith speak about the work of Rachel Whiteread through the lens of their personal friendships with her. They discuss her public projects from the early 1990s to the present, the relationship between drawing and sculpture in her practice, and the way her works reveal the memories embedded in familiar everyday objects.
Gagosian Quarterly Fall 2020
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Rachel Whiteread and Ann Gallagher
Rachel Whiteread speaks to Ann Gallagher about a new group of resin sculptures for an upcoming exhibition at Gagosian in London. They discuss the works’ emphasis on surface texture, light, and reflection.
Rachel Whiteread on Piero della Francesca
Rachel Whiteread writes about the Italian artist’s Baptism of Christ (after 1437) and what has drawn her to this painting, from her first experience of it at a young age to the present day.
Lauren Mahony and Michael Tcheyan pay homage to the founder of the New York Studio School.
Titus Kaphar: From a Tropical Space
Join the artist in his studio in New Haven, Connecticut, where he speaks about his latest paintings.
Nathaniel Mary Quinn: In the Studio
Hear the painter describe the creation of a new work in this time-lapse documentation of his process.
Theaster Gates: Black Vessel
Join Theaster Gates in his studio as he prepares for an upcoming exhibition at Gagosian, New York. In this video, shot on location in Chicago during the tumultuous weeks of protest in late spring 2020, Gates reflects on the metaphorical power of materials and process, and on the redemptive potential of art.
Gregory Crewdson: An Eclipse of Moths
Gregory Crewdson discusses his new work with actor Cate Blanchett.
Mary Weatherford: Train Yards
Mary Weatherford speaks to Laura Hoptman about her new paintings, the Train Yard series. Begun in 2016, this body of work evokes the sights and sounds of railroads and night skies. The series will be shown for the first time in late 2020, in an exhibition at Gagosian, London.
“Things Fall Apart”: Ed Ruscha’s Swiped Words
Lisa Turvey examines the range of effects conveyed by the blurred phrases in recent drawings by the artist, detailing the ways these words in motion evoke the experience of the current moment.
Bebe Miller and Cynthia Oliver
The legendary choreographers discuss their history together, the evolution of Cynthia Oliver’s boom!, imposed boundaries on “Black dance,” and the choreographies of the pandemic.