Art For Your World: Vera Lutter
September 28–October 10, 2021
Vera Lutter’s photograph Drilling Tower, Kvaerner: November 29, 2000 (2000) is being exhibited digitally on a three-story building on Oxford Street in London, presented by W1 Curates, which brings art to the people by using cutting-edge technology to transform the exterior of the Flannels London flagship store into a digital exhibition space.
Lutter’s photograph will be one of eight artworks auctioned at Sotheby’s beginning October 8 in support of WWF’s campaign Art For Your World. This initiative seeks to mobilize the art world in the fight against the climate crisis by raising funds toward WWF’s work halting deforestation, supporting indigenous communities, restoring trees and forests, replanting seagrass meadows, protecting endangered species, and promoting sustainable lifestyles, ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in November.
Vera Lutter, Drilling Tower, Kvaerner: November 29, 2000, 2000, installation view, Flannels, London © Vera Lutter. Photo: courtesy W1 Curates
October 1–18, 2020
Meleko Mokgosi has created a new digital work viewable around the clock on a three-story building on Oxford Street in London, presented by W1 Curates. The project comprises an algorithmic sequence of image fragments and text panels from Mokgosi’s narrative paintings, digitally adapted to the full scale on a ten-minute loop across the building’s facade. W1 Curates aims to bring art to the people by using state-of-the-art technology to transform the exterior of the Flannels London flagship store into a digital exhibition space.
Meleko Mokgosi’s digital art installation for the facade of Flannels, London, 2020. Artwork © Meleko Mokgosi. Photo: courtesy W1 Curates
June 29–July 12, 2020
Michael Craig-Martin has created a new digital work viewable around the clock on a three-story building on Oxford Street in London, presented by W1 Curates. The artist describes his work Cornucopia Galactica as “a celebration, a dynamic cornucopia, a galaxy of these great wonders of nature, constantly moving, turning, spinning through an intensely colored space like planets, satellites, and spaceships.” W1 Curates aims to bring art to the people by using state-of-the-art technology to transform the exterior of the Flannels London flagship store into a digital exhibition space.
Michael Craig-Martin, Cornucopia Galactica, 2020, installation view, Flannels, London © Michael Craig-Martin. Photo: courtesy W1 Curates
Perspectives on “Vera Lutter: Museum in the Camera”
Tuesday, March 23, 2021, 7pm EDT
As part of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s In Response program, architect Barbara Bestor, lacma associate curator Tushara Bindu Gude, artist Janna Ireland, and Helen Frankenthaler Foundation executive director Elizabeth Smith will reflect on Vera Lutter’s photographs documenting lacma using a camera obscura, which were taken between February 2017 and January 2019. The talk will be moderated by Jennifer King, lacma associate curator. In Response brings together creative thinkers from different fields to share diverse perspectives on the museum’s exhibitions. Vera Lutter: Museum in the Camera will open to the public on April 1. To join the online event, register at web.zoom.us.
Vera Lutter, School of El Greco, The Apostle St. Andrew, c. 1600: March 2–May 14, 2017, 2017 © Vera Lutter
The Thinking Hand
Edmund de Waal speaks with Richard Calvocoressi about touch in relation to art and our understanding of the world, and discusses the new stone sculptures he created for the exhibition This Living Hand: Edmund de Waal Presents Henry Moore, at the Henry Moore Studios & Gardens. Their conversation took place at the Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge, in the context of the exhibition The Human Touch.
Gagosian Quarterly Fall 2021
The Fall 2021 issue of Gagosian Quarterly is now available, featuring Damien Hirst’s Reclining Woman (2011) on its cover.
Behind the Art
Rick Lowe: In the Studio
Join Rick Lowe in his Houston studio as he speaks about his recent paintings, describing their connections to his long engagement with the activity of dominoes and to his community-based projects created in the tradition of social sculpture.
Georg Baselitz: Pulling Up the Image
In celebration of five recent projects related to Georg Baselitz, Richard Calvocoressi, Max Hollein, and Katy Siegel speak with the artist and look at his prolific career.
Social Works II: Kahlil Robert Irving
Antwaun Sargent speaks with Kahlil Robert Irving in advance of the opening of Social Works II and presents a portfolio of Irving’s sculptures.
The Destination Is Latinx
Susan Breyer surveys the dynamic state of contemporary Latinx art in the United States. Highlighting seven artists who are rewriting cultural narratives, Breyer calls for sustained attention to this growing group beyond National Hispanic Heritage Month.
Christopher Rudd’s pas de deux Touché, choreographed for American Ballet Theatre during the onset of the pandemic, follows dancers João Menegussi and Calvin Royal III through a charged, vulnerable, and ultimately tender love story. In conversation with scholar Clare Croft, the artists reflect on the politics, poetics, and process of bringing this groundbreaking duet to life.
Behind the Art
Tatiana Trouvé: In the Studio
Join the artist in her studio as she speaks about her new series of drawings, From March to May. Trouvé describes the genesis of the project and the essential role its creation played in keeping her connected with the outside world during the difficult months of pandemic-related lockdown.
Historian Victoria Phillips speaks with the artist about his new paintings, memory and its relationship to media, and the continuing impact of the Cold War.
Katy Hessel, Matthew Holman, and Eleanor Nairne on Helen Frankenthaler
Broadcaster and art historian Katy Hessel; Matthew Holman, associate lecturer in English at University College London; and Eleanor Nairne, curator at the Barbican Art Gallery, London, discuss Helen Frankenthaler’s early training, the development of her signature soak-stain technique and subsequent shifts in style, and her connections to the London art world.
Gagosian Quarterly Films
Katharina Grosse: Think Big!
From October 21 to 23, 2021, Gagosian Quarterly presented a special English-language online screening of Claudia Müller’s Katharina Grosse: Think Big!
The San Francisco Art Institute: Its History and Future
Constance Lewallen marks the 150th anniversary of the San Francisco Art Institute, exploring the school’s evolution and pioneering faculty, as well as current challenges and the innovations necessary for its preservation.