Tuesday, June 15, 2021, 1pm edt
Join Gagosian for a conversation between Thomas Houseago and Amélie Simier, director of the Musée Rodin, Paris, appointed in May 2021. Moderated by art historian and Gagosian director Richard Calvocoressi, the discussion will look at contemporary sculpture and its foundation in Auguste Rodin’s radical forms, Houseago’s ongoing exploration of both human representation and abstraction, and process in both artists’ practices, including their common use of classical materials such as bronze and plaster. The trio will also discuss a forthcoming exhibition pairing sculptures by both artists at Gagosian in London. To join the online event, register at eventbrite.com.
Left: Thomas Houseago. Photo: Ari Marcopoulos. Right: Amélie Simier. Photo: © Agence Photographique du Musée Rodin, J. Manoukian
Friday, June 28, 2019, 6:30–7:30pm
Royal Academy of Arts, London
Thomas Houseago will speak with Edith Devaney, contemporary curator at the Royal Academy of Arts. The pair will discuss Houseago’s installation as part of the Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition along with the artist’s wider career as a contemporary sculptor. To attend the event, purchase tickets at royal academy.org.uk.
Thomas Houseago's Annenberg Courtyard installation, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 2019. Artwork © Thomas Houseago. Photo: Lucy Dawkins
Thursday, January 31, 2019, 7pm
Getty Center, Los Angeles
Thomas Houseago’s vanguard approach to the human form combines traditional and unconventional materials to create imposing figures fraught with traces of their making that convey the power and vulnerability of the body. Writer-director James Gray joins Houseago to discuss the creation of his male figures and characters in particular. To attend the free event, reserve tickets at www.getty.edu.
Thomas Houseago, Hermaphrodite, 2011 © Thomas Houseago. Photo: Fredrik Nilsen
Thomas Houseago will be honored at the De Ateliers Gala in Amsterdam on March 8, 2018. Founded in 1963 in Haarlem by artists, De Ateliers is an international institute that helps young artists to develop their talent through a two-year program. Houseago was a participant from 1994 to 1996.
Photo: Muna El Fituri © Thomas Houseago
Jake Skeets reflects on Richard Avedon’s series In the American West, focusing on the portrait of his uncle, Benson James.
Gagosian Quarterly Summer 2023
The Summer 2023 issue of Gagosian Quarterly is now available, featuring Richard Avedon’s Marilyn Monroe, actor, New York, May 6, 1957 on its cover.
KIOSK: Yoshitaka Haba and Jil Sander
In celebration of the new Jil Sander flagship store in Kyoto BAL, Japan, creative directors Lucie and Luke Meier partnered with Yoshitaka Haba, president of BACH, to create KIOSK, a temporary concept store and café. Offering limited-edition books, magazines, and traditional Japanese stationery, the kiosk invites the public to explore the resonances between the brand’s ethos and the work of writers, poets, and graphic designers.
Fashion and Art: Edward Enninful
Edward Enninful OBE has held the role of editor-in-chief of British Vogue since 2017. The magazine’s course under his direction has served as a model for what a fashion publication can do in the twenty-first century: in terms of creativity, authenticity, diversity, and engagement with social issues, Enninful has created a new mold. Here, Enninful meets with his longtime friend Derek Blasberg to discuss his recently published memoir, A Visible Man.
Richard Wright and Martin Clark
Richard Wright and Martin Clark, director of Camden Art Centre, London, discuss Wright’s latest body of work, recent commissions, and new monograph, which provides a comprehensive overview of his practice between 2010 and 2020.
Rites of Passage
Rites of Passage, an exhibition at Gagosian, London, explored the concept of “liminal space,” a coinage of the anthropologist Arnold van Gennep, through the work of nineteen contemporary artists who share a history of migration. Here, Péjú Oshin, associate director at Gagosian, London, speaks with Phoebe Boswell, Adelaide Damoah, and Julianknxx about their participation in the exhibition and about the complexities of community, performance, truth, and identity.
“Tight and Small and Figurative”: Tom Wesselmann’s Early Collages
Susan Davidson, editor of the forthcoming monograph on the Great American Nudes, a series of works by Tom Wesselmann, explores the artist’s early experiments with collage, tracing their development from humble beginnings to the iconic series of paintings.
Waiting for Clarice
Carlos Valladares marvels at the life and work of Clarice Lispector, the prolific and peerless Brazilian author.
Soothing Sounds of Dread
Mike Stinavage profiles Weyes Blood after the musician’s recent tour of Europe with a new record.
Adam McEwen and Ian Penman
In conjunction with his exhibitions Adam McEwen at Gagosian in London, and Adam McEwen: XXIII at Gagosian in Rome, the artist sits down with author Ian Penman to discuss his new obituary works and graphite sculptures.
A Wild Wild Wind: Bennett Miller’s AI-Generated Art
Benjamín Labatut addresses Bennett Miller’s engagement with artificial intelligence as a partner in the creation of a series of new artworks, asking what this technology—and its hallucinations—can reveal about our own humanity.
In celebration of the centenary of Richard Avedon’s birth, more than 150 artists, designers, musicians, writers, curators, and representatives of the fashion world were asked to select a photograph by Avedon for an exhibition at Gagosian, New York, and to elaborate on the ways in which image and artist have affected them. We present a sampling of these images and writings.