Thursday, March 5, 2020, 6:30pm
Gagosian, Britannia Street, London
Join Gagosian for a tour of the group exhibition American Pastoral. The show juxtaposes modern and contemporary works with historical American landscapes ranging from Albert Bierstadt’s depiction of the sublime in Sunset over the River (1877) to Edward Hopper’s tranquil seaside scene, Gloucester Harbor (1926). Gagosian’s Alice Godwin will focus on a select grouping of exhibited works that seek to challenge the idealized vision of the American Dream that has long been a rich topic of inquiry for artists in the United States. To attend the free event, RSVP to email@example.com. Space is limited.
Installation view, American Pastoral, Gagosian, Britannia Street, London, January 23–March 14, 2020. Artwork, left to right: © Theaster Gates, © Adam McEwen, Thomas Moran, © Richard Prince, © Banks Violette, © Ed Ruscha. Photo: Lucy Dawkins
Friday, January 27, 2023, 6–8pm
Gagosian, 541 West 24th Street, New York
Jonas Wood will sign copies of his new book, Prints 2—inside his exhibition of the same name at Gagosian, New York—to celebrate its publication. A companion to the 2018 title Prints, this volume documents the artist’s dynamic printmaking output from 2018 to 2022, reproducing more than thirty limited-edition prints made during this period organized into sections representing various printmaking studios with which Wood has collaborated. It also includes a conversation between Wood and master printer Ed Hamilton discussing the evolution of printing practices and Wood’s creative influences. Published by Gagosian, the book will be available for purchase at the event, which is free to attend.
Jonas Wood: Prints 2 (New York: Gagosian, 2023)
Kim Gordon and Bill Nace
Wednesday, February 15, 2023, 6:30pm
Gagosian, Beverly Hills
Join Gagosian for a live performance inside the exhibition Jim Shaw: Thinking the Unthinkable at Gagosian, Beverly Hills, by Kim Gordon and Bill Nace, performing as the electric guitar duo Body/Head. Gordon and Nace will create an improvisational composition in dialogue with the show, drawing on the exploration of the unexpected found in both their experimental music and Shaw’s dreamlike paintings. Attendees will receive a new zine featuring reproductions of drawings by Shaw, in advance of its official publication in the Spring 2023 issue of Gagosian Quarterly.
Bill Nace and Kim Gordon, Silencio, Paris, 2012. Photo: courtesy Bill Nace
Donna De Salvo on Walter De Maria
Thursday, February 2, 2023, 7–8pm
Menil Collection, Houston
Donna De Salvo, curator of special projects at Dia Art Foundation, will discuss the work and career of Walter De Maria in conjunction with the Menil’s exhibition Walter De Maria: Boxes for Meaningless Work, on view through April 23, 2023. Prior to the lecture, a reception will be held from 6 to 7pm in the Menil Bookstore, where copies of Gagosian’s recently published monograph Walter De Maria: The Object, the Action, the Aesthetic Feeling will be available for purchase. The event is free to attend.
Installation view, Walter De Maria: Boxes for Meaningless Work, Menil Collection, Houston, October 29, 2022–April 23, 2023. Artwork © The Estate of Walter De Maria. Photo: Paul Hester
Friends and Relations: Lucian Freud, Francis Bacon, Frank Auerbach, Michael Andrews
Join Jake Auerbach, Richard Calvocoressi, Bella Freud, Martin Gayford, and Florence Hallett as they discuss the work and legacy of four era-defining artists. Friends and Relations: Lucian Freud, Francis Bacon, Frank Auerbach, Michael Andrews, on view at Gagosian, Grosvenor Hill, London, elucidates the connections between their respective practices, and also features some of the artists’ portraits of each other.
Gagosian Quarterly Winter 2022
The Winter 2022 issue of Gagosian Quarterly is now available, featuring Anna Weyant’s Two Eileens (2022) on its cover.
Languorous undulations (in the temple of my familiar)
Alexandria Smith and Akwaeke Emezi take up themes of queerness, hybridity, and embodied memory in their respective visual and literary works. Here, Emezi responds to Smith’s painting Languorous undulations (in the temple of my familiar) (2022) with an eponymous piece of flash fiction.
Anselm Kiefer and Michael Govan
On the occasion of his exhibition Anselm Kiefer: Exodus at Gagosian at Marciano Art Foundation in Los Angeles, the artist spoke with Michael Govan about his works that elaborate on themes of loss, history, and redemption.
Sterling Ruby: TURBINES
Join Sterling Ruby in his Los Angeles studio as he works on new abstract paintings ahead of his exhibition TURBINES at Gagosian in New York.
Jenny Saville: Latent
In this video, Jenny Saville describes the evolution of her practice inside her latest exhibition, Latent, at Gagosian, Paris. She addresses the genesis of the title and reflects on the anatomy of a painting.
Glenn Brown: We’ll Keep On Dancing Till We Pay the Rent
In conjunction with his exhibition Glenn Brown: We’ll Keep On Dancing Till We Pay the Rent at Gagosian in New York, the artist sits down to discuss his new paintings, sculptures, and drawings.
Duane Hanson at Fondation Beyeler
To celebrate their twenty-fifth anniversary, Fondation Beyeler, Riehen/Basel, Switzerland, staged an exhibition entitled Jubiläumsausstellung—Special Guest Duane Hanson. The presentation featured several sculptures by Duane Hanson alongside more than one hundred works from the foundation’s collection. Alice Godwin considers the fertile dialogues produced by these juxtapositions.
The Bigger Picture
Artists Against Mass Incarceration
Salomé Gómez-Upegui reports on cultural organizations and artists standing up against mass incarceration in the United States.
Artist to Artist: Spencer Sweeney and Peter Doig
Peter Doig visits Spencer Sweeney’s studio and the two discuss automatism, ambiguity, and anguish in the creative process.
Tyler Mitchell and Zoé Whitley
Tyler Mitchell sat down with Zoé Whitley, director at Chisenhale Gallery in London, for a conversation as part of Frieze Masters Talks and in partnership with Gagosian. The two discussed Mitchell’s first solo presentation in London and with the gallery, Chrysalis, on view earlier this fall at Gagosian, Davies Street, London, and a special commission for Frieze Masters 2022 that reflected on his conceptual and editorial photography practices. His work reinterprets the tropes employed in both the Western canon of portraiture and the contemporary fashion magazine.
Fashion and Art: Madonna’s Sex and Saint Laurent Rive Droite
This year’s edition of Art Basel Miami Beach brought Saint Laurent to America for a special exhibition curated by creative director Anthony Vaccarello celebrating the thirtieth anniversary of the publication of Madonna’s groundbreaking book, Sex (1992). Staged on the Miami beachfront, the ephemeral exhibition was presented on the occasion of the reissue of Sex by Rive Droite and Callaway, New York, and featured large-format prints of Steven Meisel’s iconic photographs from the book, as well as unpublished images from the original photo shoots. Rennie McDougall reflects on the momentous impact of the publication, tracing Madonna’s ongoing influence on and provocation of popular culture.