Saturday, January 11, 2020, 2pm
Gagosian, Park & 75, New York
Join Gagosian for a tour of the exhibition John Mason: Geometric Force, opening at Gagosian, Park & 75, New York, on January 10, 2020. The tour, led by director Rani Singh, will explore the work of one of the most visionary ceramic artists of the last century. Mason brought his medium into conversation with Abstract Expressionism by extending the physical and spatial properties of clay. Singh will discuss the arc of Mason’s artistic career, his innovative technical developments, and the artworks on display. To attend the free event, RSVP to email@example.com. Space is limited.
John Mason, Crosses, Three of a Kind, 2004 © 2004 Estate of John Mason. All rights reserved. Photo: Jeff McLane
Taipei Dangdai 2020
January 17–19, 2020, booth E20
Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center
Gagosian is pleased to participate in Taipei Dangdai 2020, presenting works by Georg Baselitz, John Currin, Edmund de Waal, Urs Fischer, Katharina Grosse, Damien Hirst, Robert Indiana, John Mason, Takashi Murakami, Takashi Murakami & Virgil Abloh, Albert Oehlen, Nam June Paik, Steven Parrino, Richard Prince, Ed Ruscha, Spencer Sweeney, Tom Wesselmann, and Jonas Wood, among others.
John Currin, Young Woman on a Lounger, 2014 © John Currin
The Living Archive
The Terry and Jo Harvey Allen Collection at Texas Tech University
Tuesday, June 22, 2021, 1pm edt
As part of Gagosian’s Building a Legacy program, singer-songwriter and multimedia artist Terry Allen and actress, playwright, and poet Jo Harvey Allen will speak with Gagosian director Rani Singh about their unconventional approach to creating a lasting legacy. In 2019, the Lubbock natives placed their archives—containing over fifty years worth of personal journals, sketchbooks, correspondence, scripts, and audiovisual recordings—with Texas Tech University. Since the pair are still actively working, the Terry and Jo Harvey Allen Collection is a “living archive,” which will grow as the Allens continue to create. To encourage the use of the collection for scholarly study, a creative studies center has also been established in collaboration with the Allens to host classes, fellowships, residencies, and research devoted to the artistic process. To join, register at eventbrite.com.
Terry and Jo Harvey Allen. Photo: Salvador Sergio
Sculpture Milwaukee 2021
June 25, 2021–Fall 2022
Theaster Gates has been invited to serve as a guest curator for Sculpture Milwaukee, a nonprofit organization transforming downtown Milwaukee’s cultural landscape every year with an outdoor exhibition of sculpture that acts as a catalyst for community engagement, economic development, and creative placemaking. Gates worked closely with cocurator Michelle Grabner to select artists for the 2021 exhibition, entitled there is this We, with further programming to be announced.
Theaster Gates. Photo: Sara Pooley
Notes on Social Works
Antwaun Sargent presents a collection of thoughts and images, gathered from conversations with artists, curators, architects, and educators, as well as essays, social media, and the news, that inform the exhibition Social Works. The essay serves as an introduction to the corresponding supplement guest edited by Sargent for the Summer 2021 issue of the Quarterly.
Gagosian Quarterly Summer 2021
The Summer 2021 issue of Gagosian Quarterly is now available, featuring Carrie Mae Weems’s The Louvre (2006) on its cover.
Helen Frankenthaler: A Painter’s Sculptures
On the occasion of four exhibitions in London exploring different aspects of Helen Frankenthaler’s work, Lauren Mahony introduces texts by the sculptor Anthony Caro and by the artist herself on her relatively unfamiliar first body of sculpture, made in the summer of 1972 in Caro’s London studio.
Vicomtesse Marie-Laure de Noailles
Ariella Wolens explores the patron’s role in fostering the legendary art world of early twentieth-century France.
Building a Legacy
Famously Unknown: Legacy Building in the Art World
In this video, Raymond Foye and Rani Singh discuss the general principles and methodologies of archiving, editing, and presenting the work of overlooked artists and writers. They share firsthand accounts and learning experiences from working with artists and poets such as Jordan Belson, Gregory Corso, Rene Ricard, and Harry Smith.
Work in Progress
Jia Aili: In the Studio
This video presents a behind-the-scenes look at Jia Aili’s studio in Beijing. He elaborates on his in-progress works, the complexity of his compositions, as well as his philosophies of and motivations for painting.
Adriana Varejão: For a Poetics of Difference
Curator Luisa Duarte considers the artist’s oeuvre, writing on Varejão’s active engagement with theories of difference, as well as the cultural specters of the past.
Dr. David Driskell
Taylor Aldridge reflects on the enduring legacy of the artist, educator, curator, and scholar.
Louise Bonnet: Sphinxes
Ali Subotnick investigates the artist’s surreal new series of drawings.
Fashion and Art: Proenza Schouler
Derek Blasberg speaks with Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough, the designers behind the New York fashion brand Proenza Schouler, about their influences and collaborations, from Mark Rothko to Harmony Korine.
David Frankel celebrates the art-historical contributions made by the scholar, poet, and critic Thomas McEvilley.
To Create a Vision: Jia Aili in Conversation with Philip Tinari
Jia Aili speaks with curator Philip Tinari about his arts education, his working process, and his desire to expand the talking points around painting.