Artists for Biden
October 2–8, 2020
Artists for Biden is an online-only sale of works by leading contemporary artists to support the Biden Victory Fund—a joint fundraising committee authorized by Biden for President, the Democratic National Committee, and forty-seven state Democratic parties. All proceeds from the sale will provide resources needed to elect Joe Biden and Kamala Harris and support other Democratic candidates across the country in the lead up to Election Day. Work by Cecily Brown, Michael Heizer, Jeff Koons, Roy Lichtenstein, Brice Marden, Ed Ruscha, Richard Serra, Cindy Sherman, Sarah Sze, Stanley Whitney, and Christopher Wool will be available. To register for early access on October 1, visit secure.joebiden.com.
Sarah Sze, Afterimage, Silver, 2018 © Sarah Sze
Reading and Book Signing
Titus Kaphar and Reginald Dwayne Betts
Wednesday, March 22, 2023, 6–7pm
Gagosian Shop, New York
In celebration of their new book, Redaction, Titus Kaphar and memoirist, poet, and attorney Reginald Dwayne Betts will sign copies, following a poetry reading by Betts. The volume documents the pair’s Redaction series, first presented in 2019 at MoMA PS1, New York. Bringing together poetry by Betts that draws upon redacted legal documents and Kaphar’s etched portraits of incarcerated individuals, the project exposes the ways in which the legal system exploits and erases the poor and incarcerated from public consciousness. Redaction was designed in close collaboration with Kaphar and Betts and also includes an introduction by Sarah Suzuki, associate director at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Published by W. W. Norton & Company, the book will be available for purchase at the event.
Titus Kaphar and Reginald Dwayne Betts: Redaction (New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2023)
Talk and Book Signing
Omar Kholeif and Hans Ulrich Obrist
on “Internet_Art: From the Birth of the Web to the Rise of NFTs”
Friday, March 24, 2023, 7pm
Burlington Arcade, London
Join Gagosian and Phaidon to celebrate the publication of Omar Kholeif’s book, Internet_Art: From the Birth of the Web to the Rise of NFTs, in advance of its release by Phaidon in April 2023. In this survey, the author recounts the artists and events that have defined this mass medium from the inception of the World Wide Web in 1989 through today, tracing the key innovators from the emergence of browser-based art to the dawn of NFTs. Kholeif will speak with their friend Hans Ulrich Obrist, artistic director of the Serpentine Galleries, London, about the publication and how the internet has fostered new possibilities for artists, both analog and digital. After the talk, Kholeif will sign copies of the book, which is available for preorder and pickup at the shop, or for purchase at the event.
Omar Kholeif, Internet_Art: From the Birth of the Web to the Rise of NFTs (London: Phaidon, 2023)
Thomas Crow, Susan Rosenberg, Yayoi Shionoiri
Monday, March 27, 2023, 6:30pm
Gagosian, Park & 75, New York
Join Gagosian for a conversation inside the exhibition Chris Burden: Cross Communication at Gagosian, Park & 75, New York, between Yayoi Shionoiri, executive director of the Estate of Chris Burden, and art historians and professors Thomas Crow and Susan Rosenberg. The trio will discuss Burden’s performances and audio/video works of the 1970s and ’80s on view in the gallery; the Los Angeles art ecosystem of those years; and the challenges artists face in documenting and archiving their performances and experimental works. Exploring the construction of agency and intent, Burden’s early works confront the dominance of consumer culture and the increasing violence and complexity of American society.
Chris Burden, Velvet Water, 1974 (still) © 2023 Chris Burden/Licensed by the Chris Burden Estate and Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Gagosian Quarterly Spring 2023
The Spring 2023 issue of Gagosian Quarterly is now available, featuring Roe Ethridge’s Two Kittens with Yarn Ball (2017–22) on its cover.
In an excerpt from his forthcoming monograph, Richard Wright pens a personal and philosophical text about painting.
Hao Liang: Emaciation Now: Paintings of My Contemporaries
Travis Diehl pens an essay on Hao Liang’s latest paintings.
Adam McEwen: An Act of Love
Contemporary artists Adam McEwen and Jeremy Deller met up online over the holiday season to discuss McEwen’s upcoming exhibitions in London and Rome. McEwen delves into the motivations and criteria behind his work, as well as the challenges and complexities of memorializing the living.
Michael Slenske pays tribute to the life and work of artist Ashley Bickerton.
Red, White, Yellow, and Black: 1972–73
In December 1972 and April 1973, Shigeko Kubota, Mary Lucier, Cecilia Sandoval, and Charlotte Warren conceived of “multimedia concerts” at The Kitchen, New York, under the name Red, White, Yellow, and Black. Here, Lumi Tan, former senior curator at The Kitchen, and Lia Robinson, director of programs and research at the Shigeko Kubota Video Art Foundation, speak with the Quarterly’s Wyatt Allgeier about the project.
The Art of Biography: Paradise Now: The Extraordinary Life of Karl Lagerfeld
William Middleton’s forthcoming biography of Karl Lagerfeld, Paradise Now, comes as a major follow-up to his lauded history of Dominique and John de Menil, Double Vision, from 2018. Here, curator Michael Cary speaks with Middleton about the challenges, strategies, and revelations that went into telling the story of this larger-than-life visionary in the world of fashion and the culture at large.
Harold Ancart and Andrew Winer
Harold Ancart speaks with novelist Andrew Winer about being present, finding freedom in tension, and pathological escapism.
Cy Gavin: On the Other Side
Tiana Reid reports on her encounter with Cy Gavin’s new paintings.
Louise Bonnet: On “Red Study” and Supporting Reproductive Rights
Louise Bonnet speaks with Freja Harrell about her new painting, her donation to Planned Parenthood Los Angeles, and the role of art in the fight for reproductive justice.
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.
Fashion and Art: Pierpaolo Piccioli
The creative director for Valentino speaks with Derek Blasberg about this year’s Met Gala, the duty of all creatives to honor their moment while dreaming for the future, and his recent collaboration with seventeen contemporary artists for Valentino Des Ateliers.