The Extreme Present
Opening reception: Tuesday, December 3, 5–8pm
December 4–8, 2019
Moore Building, Miami
Gagosian is pleased to announce The Extreme Present, the fifth in a series of annual exhibitions at the Moore Building in the Miami Design District during Art Basel Miami Beach, presented by Gagosian and Jeffrey Deitch. The Extreme Present will explore artists’ reactions to the conditions of our accelerating and increasingly complex world. The title is inspired by The Age of Earthquakes: A Guide to the Extreme Present, a book by Shumon Basar, Douglas Coupland, and Hans Ulrich Obrist, published in 2015. Their provocative thesis addresses the rapidly evolving digital era, half a century after Marshall McLuhan’s groundbreaking study on technology’s influence on culture, Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man, in which he coined the phrase “the medium is the message.” Works in this exhibition explore concepts of media, communication, togetherness, and isolation.
The Extreme Present
Opening reception: Monday, November 28, 5–8pm
November 29–December 4, 2022
Buick Building, Miami
Gagosian is pleased to announce 100 Years, the gallery’s seventh annual group exhibition in collaboration with Jeffrey Deitch. On view during Miami Art Week at the historic Buick Building in the city’s Design District, and online at gagosian-deitch.com, 100 Years explores the interplay of past, present, and future through contemporary works in a range of mediums. It focuses on artists who recognize the critical nature of a period of sweeping social and cultural change while alluding to the ephemerality of human life and memory. And while in dialogue with the art of the past century, it also anticipates possible future advances. Some works consider the absurdities and crises of past, present, and future through cyclical, endless, or unresolved situations; others reflect on the passage of time as it is manifested in or by human or animal life, or approach it from the perspective of global cultural, political, ideological, and spiritual histories and customs.
Cy Gavin, Untitled (Moon), 2022 © Cy Gavin. Photo: Rob McKeever
Edmund de Waal
November 8–December 23, 2022
Gagosian Shop, London
Edmund de Waal is taking over the Gagosian Shop in London’s historic Burlington Arcade with de Waal +, which brings together recent artworks, treasured objects, and a selection of books curated by the artist.
“I’ve always wanted to take over a bookshop,” de Waal remarks. “I’ve filled it with books, of course. And music and photography, pamphlets recording projects created over the last decade, writing on artists I adore and poetry that sustains me, collaborations with dancers and composers, editions I have made for the British Art Medal Society and for the Victoria & Albert Museum. And I’ve added some pots that I have just made.”
In his interlinked sculptural, writing, and research practices, de Waal studies and utilizes objects as vehicles for human emotion and history. His installations of handmade porcelain vessels, often contained in minimalist structures, investigate themes of diaspora, memory, and materiality.
In addition to working across mediums, de Waal has also collaborated with museums, poets, performers, musicians, and other artists. Offering viewers a glimpse of his varied interests and inspirations, de Waal says, “I hope you come and find a corner to sit and read.”
Edmund de Waal, clogged only with music like the wheels of birds, I, 2022 © Edmund de Waal. Photo: Alzbeta Jaresova
Screening and Talk
Centering Latinx Video Art
Disrupting and Rewriting Colonial Narratives
Wednesday, November 30, 2022, 7pm
Anthology Film Archives, New York
Gagosian, in collaboration with Anthology Film Archives, presents a selection of videos by Latinx artists who engage in destabilizing, disrupting, and rewriting colonial narratives. The creators of the featured works—María Magdalena Campos-Pons, Carolina Caycedo, Lizania Cruz, Michael Menchaca, and Juan Sánchez—launch their interrogations into the effects of colonialism from a place of solidarity with their diverse communities. Using personalized symbologies, historic documentation, architecture and landscape, dance, and sound, they reveal and memorialize suppressed histories while offering alternate understandings of the present. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with Campos-Pons, Cruz, and Sánchez, moderated by Marcela Guerrero, associate curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.
Carolina Caycedo, Apariciones/Apparitions, 2018 (still) © Carolina Caycedo
Frank Auerbach: Artist Friends
In this candid interview with Richard Calvocoressi, the painter Frank Auerbach reminisces on his friendships with Michael Andrews, Francis Bacon, and Lucian Freud. The two spoke during the planning of the exhibition Friends and Relations, a show that examines the interconnected lives and art practices of this group of London painters.
Gagosian Quarterly Winter 2022
The Winter 2022 issue of Gagosian Quarterly is now available, featuring Anna Weyant’s Two Eileens (2022) on its cover.
“The Present Decline”: Jim Shaw’s Epic Parables
Catherine Taft examines Jim Shaw’s visionary work, which probes the American psyche through political, historical, and cultural allegory.
Sky High Farm Symposium at Judd Foundation: The Community Panel
In this video, Thelma Golden, Chief Curator and Director of the Studio Museum in Harlem; Tremaine Emory, Founder of Denim Tears and Creative Director of Supreme; Father Mike Lopez, Founder of the Hungry Monk Rescue Truck; and artist Anicka Yi sit down to explore how the concept of community has shaped their work, and the power in seeing the places we live, our histories, and even our bodies as porous, interdependent, and alive.
Walter De Maria: The Object, the Action, the Aesthetic Feeling
The definitive monograph on the work of Walter De Maria was published earlier this fall. To celebrate this momentous occasion, Elizabeth Childress and Michael Childress of the Walter De Maria Archive talk to Gagosian senior director Kara Vander Weg about the origins of the publication and the revelations brought to light in its creation.
Myths and Monsters
Mike Stinavage visits Dimitris Papaioannou in Athens as he closes one world tour and opens another.
Anna Weyant: Baby, It Ain’t Over Till It’s Over
Novelist Emma Cline traces the boundaries between terror and hilarity in Anna Weyant’s new paintings.
Bruce Bernard: Portraits Of Friends
Virginia Verran details the photographer’s friendships with the London painters.
The Actual Picture: On Karin Kneffel’s Painting
In 2021, Karin Kneffel embarked on a new series of oil paintings, different from anything she had made before. Derived from her photographic studies of early Northern Renaissance polychrome-painted wood sculptures, these portrait diptychs appear for the first time in the exhibition Face of a Woman, Head of a Child at Gagosian, Rome. Art historian Ulrich Wilmes provides a first look, noting how Kneffel links pictorial and empirical realities, past and present, in a topic of universal human significance.
Fashion and Art: Pierre-Alexis Dumas
Pierre-Alexis Dumas, the artistic director of Hermès, speaks with curator Abby Bangser about the central role of the house’s art collection in its creative process.
Shaw Studio Sing-along Songs
In this Shortlist series we invite artists and writers to tell us about works of art, literature, film, or music that have influenced their work or are at the forefront of their minds today. Here Jim Shaw shares a selection of songs he listens to while working, from new discoveries to childhood staples. Shaw writes of the balance between delight and regret, hope and gloom in his playlist.
Bickerton’s “Bickertons” in the Realm of the Fetish
Abigail Solomon-Godeau analyzes periodization, artistic persona, and fetishism in the expansive work of Ashley Bickerton.