Legacy Building in the Art World
Tuesday, May 18, 2021, 1pm edt
Art history is fickle. Why do some artists prevail while others falter? How can lesser-known artists build their reputations and legacies? Sound curatorial and art historical methods must be combined with a keen sense of the demands of the commercial marketplace. As part of Gagosian’s Building a Legacy program, writer, curator, editor, and publisher Raymond Foye and Gagosian director Rani Singh will discuss the general principles and methodology of archiving, editing, and presenting the work of overlooked artists and writers. They will share firsthand accounts and learning experiences working with artists such as Jordan Belson, Gregory Corso, Rene Ricard, and Harry Smith. To join, register at eventbrite.com.
Launched in 2018, Gagosian’s Building a Legacy program aims to provide a unique platform of thoughtful discourse and education for artists, estates, and foundations to create a lasting and impactful legacy during an artist’s lifetime and beyond.
Rene Ricard, So Who Left Who, 2007 © Estate of Rene Ricard
Dan Colen, Aimee Meredith Cox, Hank Willis Thomas
Moderated by Ora Wise
Thursday, May 6, 2021, 5pm edt
In partnership with Dover Street Market, Gagosian will host an online conversation between Dan Colen, artist and founder of Sky High Farm, Aimee Meredith Cox, associate professor of Anthropology and African American Studies at Yale University and author of the award-winning monograph Shapeshifters: Black Girls and the Choreography of Citizenship, and Hank Willis Thomas, Conceptual artist and cofounder of For Freedoms. Moderated by Ora Wise, executive director of Sky High Farm, the group will explore the transformative power of art making, the politics of collaboration, and the role of creative expression within social justice movements. To join, register at eventbrite.com.
This talk is part of a tribute, organized by Frieze New York, honoring the Vision & Justice Project and its founder Sarah Elizabeth Lewis. The Vision & Justice Project is dedicated to examining art’s central role in understanding the relationship between race and citizenship in the United States.
Left to right: Dan Colen. Photo: Andrew Zuckerman. Aimee Meredith Cox. Photo: Frederick Williams. Hank Willis Thomas. Photo: Andrea Blanch. Ora Wise. Photo: Stephen Vixjo
Vision & Justice Project and Sarah Elizabeth Lewis
Ava DuVernay, Theaster Gates, Franklin Leonard, Wynton Marsalis, Carrie Mae Weems
Thursday, May 6, 2021, 2:30pm EDT
As a central strand of its 2021 programming, Frieze New York will honor the exemplary work of the Vision & Justice Project, which is dedicated to examining the role of art in constructions of citizenship, race, and justice in the United States. Its founder Sarah Elizabeth Lewis, associate professor at Harvard University, will moderate a panel discussion on Black cultural production between musician Wynton Marsalis, director Ava DuVernay, the Black List founder Franklin Leonard, and artists Theaster Gates and Carrie Mae Weems. To attend the event, register at frieze.zoom.us.
Left to right, top to bottom: Sarah Elizabeth Lewis, Ava DuVernay, Franklin Leonard, Theaster Gates, Wynton Marsalis, Carrie Mae Weems
Friday, May 7, 2021, 1pm EDT
Join the Milwaukee Art Museum’s Contemporary Art Society for a virtual conversation between Katharina Grosse and the museum’s interim chief curator and curator of contemporary art, Margaret Andera. The pair will discuss Grosse’s Untitled (2019), which the museum recently acquired. The painting is the first work by the artist to enter the collection as well as the first by a female artist in the museum’s collection of contemporary German paintings. To attend the event, register at us02web.zoom.us.
Katharina Grosse, Untitled, 2019 © Katharina Grosse and VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, Germany 2021
Artist to Artist: Rachel Feinstein and Ewa Juszkiewicz
On the occasion of Frieze New York 2021, the two artists discuss remixing conventions, the allure of Rococo, and the importance of research and history within their respective practices.
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.
Glenn Brown and Jacky Klein
Glenn Brown speaks with art historian Jacky Klein about working between mediums, his first finished painting of 2021, and the evolution of his artistic voice.
Albert Oehlen: In the Studio
This film by Albert Oehlen, with music by Tim Berresheim, takes us inside the artist’s studio in Switzerland as he works on a new painting.
Fashion and Art: Anthony Vaccarello and Jim Jarmusch
Director Jim Jarmusch and Anthony Vaccarello, the creative director for Saint Laurent, discuss French Water, a new short film collaboration—starring Charlotte Gainsbourg, Indya Moore, Julianne Moore, Chloë Sevigny, and Leo Reilly—in this interview with the Quarterly’s Wyatt Allgeier.
In honor of this luminous dance artist’s life and work, we share a conversation with the late Aileen Passloff from early 2020.
Albert Oehlen and Mark Godfrey
Albert Oehlen speaks to Mark Godfrey about a recent group of abstract paintings, “academic” art, reversing habits, and questioning rules.
Hans Ulrich Obrist traces the history behind Richter’s Cage paintings and speaks with the artist about their creation.
The Grand Chalet: An interview with Setsuko
On the twentieth anniversary of Balthus’s death, Setsuko gives an intimate tour of the Grand Chalet and reflects on how the 1754 Swiss mountain home enriched their lives as artists.
Work in Progress
Adriana Varejão: In the Studio
Join Adriana Varejão at her studio in Rio de Janeiro as she prepares for her upcoming exhibition at Gagosian in New York. She speaks about the inspirations for her “tile” paintings, from Portuguese azulejos to the Brazilian Baroque to the Talavera ceramic tradition of Mexico, and reveals for the first time her unique process for creating these works.
The Art of Biography: Mark Stevens and Annalyn Swan
Mark Stevens and Annalyn Swan, coauthors of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize–winning biography of Willem de Kooning, speak with Michael Cary about the research and revelations that went into their biography of Francis Bacon.
Cosmic Freeze Frames: A Poetics of Bill Gunn
Carlos Valladares discusses the films of the pioneering director.