November 30, 2020–January 31, 2021
Gagosian is pleased to announce The Future, the sixth in a series of annual thematic exhibitions presented by Gagosian and Jeffrey Deitch during Art Basel Miami Beach. Previously staged at the historic Moore Building in the Miami Design District, this year the collaborative project will be hosted on a new stand-alone website.
In his 1909 Manifesto of Futurism, Italian poet Filippo Tommaso Marinetti outlined the movement’s desire to abandon the past and accelerate toward a new aesthetic and societal model. Today, contemporary artists continue to imagine what may be coming next, their approaches ranging from earnest to tongue-in-cheek, from ardently utopian to grimly apocalyptic. Following The Extreme Present—last year’s collaborative exhibition, which focused on artists’ responses to then-contemporary conditions around the world—The Future dares to speculate on what the coming years may have in store. Given the heightened political, economic, and environmental uncertainties of our current moment, this undertaking could hardly be more complex.
Ed Ruscha, The Future, 1999 © Ed Ruscha. Photo: Jeff McLane
Shaping the Future That Was
Henry Moore: The Sixties
Friday, September 2, 2022, 10:15am–5pm
Henry Moore Studios & Gardens, Perry Green, England
Join Henry Moore Studios & Gardens for an academic conference exploring some of the themes in the exhibition Henry Moore: The Sixties. A series of lectures by international speakers will examine the show’s concerns within the wider context of the decade, including the emergence of new art movements in the 1960s, the climate in which Moore’s works were received, and how subjects such as nature and technology reflected radical changes in the artistic landscape.
Installation view, Henry Moore: The Sixties, Henry Moore Studios & Gardens, Perry Green, England, April 1–October 30, 2022. Artwork: Reproduced by permission of the Henry Moore Foundation. Photo: Rob Harris
Tour & Book Signing
Thursday, February 23, 2023, 6pm
Gagosian, 980 Madison Avenue, New York
Art historian and lecturer Thierry Greub will lead a tour of the exhibition Cy Twombly, on view at Gagosian, 980 Madison Avenue, New York, through March 4, 2023. Guiding guests through the selection of paintings, sculptures, and works on paper produced in the final decade of Twombly’s life, Greub will discuss the artist’s handwritten notations, placing them in context with their literary sources, including the poetry of Charles Olson. Following the tour, the Gagosian Shop at 976 Madison Avenue will host a reception and book signing to celebrate Greub’s recently published monumental six-volume catalogue, Cy Twombly: Inscriptions, which traces the artist’s relationship with poetry and incorporation of writing into his compositions from 1953 until his death in 2011. Published by Brill | Fink, the book will be available for purchase at the event.
Cy Twombly: Inscriptions (Paderborn, Germany: Brill | Fink, 2022)
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. The event has reached capacity.
Bill Nace and Kim Gordon, Silencio, Paris, 2012. Photo: courtesy Bill Nace
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.
Gagosian Quarterly Winter 2022
The Winter 2022 issue of Gagosian Quarterly is now available, featuring Anna Weyant’s Two Eileens (2022) on its cover.
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.
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.
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.
On Centering Latinx Video Art
In late 2022, Gagosian, in collaboration with Anthology Film Archives, presented a selection of videos by Latinx artists curated by Susan Breyer. Here, Quarterly film writer Carlos Valladares responds to each work in prose or with a poem.
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.
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.
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.