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Sterling Ruby
Dihedral

November 27–30, 2019
Gagosian, Britannia Street, London

Join Gagosian for a special screening of Sterling Ruby’s Dihedral (2006) on the occasion of the exhibition ACTS + TABLE, on view through December 14In the short video, a voice-over intones a modified quote from sociologist Roger Caillois’s surrealist etymological text, “Mimicry and Legendary Psychasthenia,” as waves of color encounter a clear liquid. Dihedral illustrates the process that is captured in Ruby’s ACTS series, in which liquid dye is fixed inside clear urethane blocks. The film will be screened during gallery opening hours, from 10am to 6pm. The event is free and open to the public.

Sterling Ruby, Dihedral, 2006 (still) © Sterling Ruby

Sterling Ruby, Dihedral, 2006 (still) © Sterling Ruby

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Gagosian, Britannia Street, London

Join Gagosian for a tour of Sterling Ruby: ACTS + TABLE, currently on view at Britannia Street, London, led by Serena Cattaneo Adorno, Gagosian director, and Alessandro Rabottini, director of Miart, International Fair of Modern and Contemporary Art. The works in the show lay out Ruby’s critique of the authoritarian, exclusionary ideological underpinnings of Minimalism. He begins with familiar shapes valued by the Minimalists—simple tables and rectilinear blocks—but subverts them by defacing their smooth surfaces and exposing their physical means of production. The event has reached capacity. To join the wait list, contact londontours@gagosian.com

Installation view, Sterling Ruby: ACTS + TABLE, Gagosian, Britannia Street, London, October 2–December 14, 2019. Artwork © Sterling Ruby. Photo: Lucy Dawkins

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Sterling Ruby
Frieze London 2019

September 28–October 7, 2019
gagosianviewingroom.com

Gagosian’s latest foray into the digital marketplace is an expanded Online Viewing Room premiering during Frieze London 2019. The upcoming presentation, developed in collaboration with Sterling Ruby, will feature seven primary-market artworks from the personal archive of Ruby, including one new painting and one new sculpture made for this occasion. Ruby has selected seven works by historical artists, including Helen Frankenthaler, Katsushika Hokusai, and Mike Kelley, to be shown each in dialogue with one of his own.

The Frieze London 2019 Online Viewing Room will open at 12:00am on Saturday, September 28, in Hong Kong, and close at 11:59pm on Monday, October 7, in Los Angeles and San Francisco. 

For more information about the Online Viewing Room or the work to be featured, please contact inquire@gagosian.com

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