December Dance 19
December 5–8, 2019
Concertgebouw, Bruges, Belgium
At the invitation of Needcompany, William Forsythe has created two new short works for December Dance 19, the international dance festival curated by the multidisciplinary dance company. To attend the event, purchase tickets at www.concertgebouw.be.
William Forsythe, Unsustainables, 2019 (detail), installation view, SESC Pompéia, São Paulo © William Forsythe. Photo: Ricardo Ferreira
November 29–December 1, 2019
PACT Zollverein, Essen, Germany
To mark a new piece of choreography by Rauf “RubberLegz” Yasit and Brigel Gjoka, William Forsythe is staging a film and installation program that celebrates his long-standing relationship with the duo, featuring the presentation of a new choreographic object (as Forsythe terms his works), called Heaven and Hell. The event is free and open to the public.
William Forsythe, Alignigung II, 2017 (still) © William Forsythe
A Quiet Evening of Dance
October 30–31, 2019
Romaeuropa Festival, Rome
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 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 romaeuropa.net.
Performance of William Forsythe: A Quiet Evening of Dance at Sadler’s Wells Theater, London, 2018. Photo: Johan Persson, courtesy Sadler’s Wells
A Quiet Evening of Dance
October 11–25, 2019
The Shed, New York
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 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 theshed.org.
Photo: courtesy the Shed
Gregory Crewdson: An Eclipse of Moths
Gregory Crewdson discusses his new work with actor Cate Blanchett.
Gagosian Quarterly Fall 2020
The Fall 2020 issue of Gagosian Quarterly is now available.
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.
Filmmaker and author Miranda July joined Louise Bonnet on a video call to discuss life during lockdown, the luminosity of oil paint, and Bonnet’s forthcoming exhibition of new work. Longtime friends—and newly neighbors—the two reflect on their shared history and shared interests in the unconscious, vagueness, and the mixture of humor and pain.
“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.
A short story by Emma Cline, published here on the occasion of her new collection of stories entitled Daddy.
Theaster Gates: Black Image Corporation
As a prelude to his first-ever solo exhibition in New York, Theaster Gates discusses his prescient work with the photographic archive of Chicago’s Johnson Publishing Company and his formation of Black Image Corporation as a conceptual project. In conversation with Louise Neri, he expands on his strategies as artist and social innovator in his quest to redeem and renew the sacred power of Black images and Black space.
Jacquelynn Baas profiles Isabelle Waldberg, writing on the sculptor’s many friendships and the influence of her singular creations.
Suzanne Hudson speaks with Leah Levy, executive director of the Jay DeFeo Foundation, about the artist’s life and work.
Lockdown: Henri Matisse’s Domestic Interiors
John Elderfield reexamines Matisse’s Piano Lesson (1916) and Music Lesson (1917), considering the works’ depictions of domestic space during the tumult of World War I.
Building a Legacy
The Helen Frankenthaler Foundation on COVID-19 Relief Funding
The Quarterly’s Alison McDonald speaks with Clifford Ross, Frederick J. Iseman, and Dr. Lise Motherwell, members of the board of directors of the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, and Elizabeth Smith, executive director, about the foundation’s decision to establish a multiyear initiative dedicated to providing $5 million in covid-19 relief for artists and arts professionals.
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.