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Richard Serra
Triptychs and Diptychs, Forged Rounds, Reverse Curve

Richard Serra: Triptychs and Diptychs, Forged Rounds, Reverse Curve is available for online reading from June 14 through July 13 as part of the From the Library series. Housed in a slipcase, this two-volume set documents Serra’s three concurrent 2019 New York exhibitions, which presented five new sculptures and more than twenty drawings by the artist. An essay by Julian Rose provides an in-depth examination of the monolithic nature of Serra’s work, and its engagement with architecture on its own terms.

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Richard Serra: Triptychs and Diptychs, Forged Rounds, Reverse Curve (New York: Gagosian, 2020)

Richard Serra: Triptychs and Diptychs, Forged Rounds, Reverse Curve (New York: Gagosian, 2020)

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Richard Serra and Clara Weyergraf, Steelmill/Stahlwerk, 1979 (still), Museum of Modern Art, New York © 2020 Richard Serra/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Screening

The Films and Videos of Richard Serra

January 23–March 5, 2020
Whitney Humanities Center, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
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Over three evenings—January 23, February 20, and March 5—Yale University’s Whitney Humanities Center, in collaboration with Gagosian, will screen Richard Serra’s films and videos, drawn from the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Anthology Film Archives, New York; and the artist Joan Jonas. Chrissie Iles, curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, will introduce the presentation on February 20, which will be followed by a post-screening discussion between Iles and Joanna Fiduccia from Yale’s Department of the History of Art. Fiduccia will introduce the screening on March 5. The event is free and open to the public. 

Richard Serra and Clara Weyergraf, Steelmill/Stahlwerk, 1979 (still), Museum of Modern Art, New York © 2020 Richard Serra/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Richard Serra, Hands Tied, 1968 (still), Museum of Modern Art, New York © 2020 Richard Serra/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Screening

The Films and Videos of Richard Serra

January 27–February 9, 2020
Harvard Film Archive, Cambridge, Massachusetts
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Over four evenings—January 27 and February 3, 7, and 9—Harvard Film Archive will screen Richard Serra’s films and videos, drawn from the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Anthology Film Archives; and Joan Jonas. Benjamin Buchloh will introduce the screening on Monday, January 27. To attend the event, purchase tickets at the box office. The box office opens forty-five minutes prior to the screening time.

Richard Serra, Hands Tied, 1968 (still), Museum of Modern Art, New York © 2020 Richard Serra/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Richard Serra, Nine, 2019 © 2019 Richard Serra/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Rob McKeever

In Conversation

Hal Foster and Julian Rose on Richard Serra

Thursday, November 7, 2019, 6–8pm
Gagosian, West 24th Street, New York

Hal Foster and Julian Rose will discuss Richard Serra’s recent sculptures and drawings exhibited at Gagosian, New York. Foster recently coauthored Conversations about Sculpture (2018) with Serra, and Rose is writing for the forthcoming exhibition catalogue on the three concurrent Gagosian exhibitions. A question-and-answer session will follow the talk. The event has reached capacity. To join the wait list, contact nytours@gagosian.com

Richard Serra, Nine, 2019 © 2019 Richard Serra/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Rob McKeever

Installation view of work by Rudolf Polanszky at Gagosian, 541 West 24th Street, New York, March 3–April 11, 2020.

Rudolf Polanszky: Reconstructions

Gagosian director Ealan Wingate describes his first visit to Rudolf Polansky’s studio outside Vienna and discusses the development of the artist’s practice—from his early works informed by the legacy of the Viennese Actionists to the Reconstructions, an ongoing body of assemblage-type wall works and sculptures.

Rudolf Polanszky in front of his country studio outside Vienna, 2019.

Rudolf Polanszky

Hans Ulrich Obrist visits the artist at his studio outside Vienna to discover more about the origins of his practice, his experiments in freedom, and the importance of drifting.

Installation view, Urs Fischer: The Lyrical and the Prosaic, Aïshti Foundation, Beirut, October 20, 2019–October 31, 2020.

Urs Fischer: Lives of Forms

In his introduction to the catalogue for Urs Fischer’s exhibition The Lyrical and the Prosaic, at the Aïshti Foundation in Beirut, curator Massimiliano Gioni traces the material and conceptual tensions that reverberate throughout the artist’s paintings, sculptures, installations, and interventions.

Urs Fischer, A–Z, 2019, a sculpture of a pear and an apple.

Fruit and Vegetables: Francesco Bonami on Urs Fischer

Fruit and vegetables are a recurring motif in Urs Fischer’s visual vocabulary, introducing the dimension of time while elaborating on the art historical tradition of the vanitas. Here, curator Francesco Bonami traces this thread through the artist’s sculptures and paintings of the past two decades.

Featuring Joan Jonas’s Mirror Piece 1 (1969) on its cover.

Now available
Gagosian Quarterly Summer 2020

The Summer 2020 issue of Gagosian Quarterly is now available, featuring Joan Jonas’s Mirror Piece 1 (1969) on its cover.

Rainer Maria Rilke, 1928. Photo: Lou Andreas-Salomé

Rainer Maria Rilke: Duino Elegies

Bobbie Sheng explores the symbiotic relationship between the poet and visual artists of his time and tracks the enduring influence of his poetry on artists working today.

Five Books: Urs Fischer

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Five Books: Urs Fischer

Urs Fischer talks about reading during the pandemic lockdown, sharing five books—both fiction and nonfiction—that he has turned to while in self-isolation.

Mary Weatherford, Orion’s Belt, 2016, Flashe and neon on linen.

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.

young people inside a tent structure within a purple-lit room

The Bigger Picture
Recess

Gagosian’s Sarah Hoover sat down with Allison Freedman Weisberg, founder and executive director of Recess, and Anaïs Duplan, Recess program manager, to discuss the community arts organization’s evolution, recent programs, and dreams for the future.

Installation view, Crushed, Cast, Constructed: Sculpture by John Chamberlain, Urs Fischer, and Charles Ray, Gagosian, Grosvenor Hill, London, June 15–July 31, 2020

Uncanny Delights: Sculpture by John Chamberlain, Urs Fischer, and Charles Ray

Catalyzed by the exhibition Crushed, Cast, Constructed: Sculpture by John Chamberlain, Urs Fischer, and Charles Ray, Alice Godwin examines the legacy and development of a Surrealist ethos in selected works from three contemporary sculptors.

Theaster Gates in his studio

Theaster Gates: Black Vessel

Join Theaster Gates in his studio as he prepares for his upcoming exhibition at Gagosian, New York, this fall. In this video, shot entirely on location in Chicago during the recent tumultuous weeks, Gates reflects on the metaphorical power of materials and process, and on the redemptive potential of art.

The inside of Theaster Gates’s Black Vessel for a Saint sculpture

How to Renew the Color of Bricks

Social historian Chris Dingwall reflects on Theaster Gates’s engagement with the history of quotidian materials, focusing on the symbolic qualities and function of his brick-based sculpture.