Lessons of the Hour – Frederick Douglass (Doppelgänger)
Thursday, October 14, 2021, 7pm
Piccadilly Lights, London
As part of a commissioning program curated by the Royal Academy of Arts, Isaac Julien’s Lessons of the Hour – Frederick Douglass (Doppelgänger) (2021) will be screened outdoors at London’s Piccadilly Circus to coincide with Frieze London. The film is a special edition of Lessons of the Hour (2019), a contemplative journey into the life and work of Frederick Douglass, the visionary African American abolitionist. A single-screen version of the film is on view in the exhibition Social Works II at Gagosian, Grosvenor Hill, London, through December 18.
Isaac Julien’s Lessons of the Hour – Frederick Douglass (Doppelgänger) (2021) on Piccadilly Lights, London, 2021
Jim Shaw Selects
October 12–27, 2021
Metrograph, New York
Jim Shaw is presenting a selection of conspiracy-minded cinema at Metrograph in New York, inaugurating a new artist-programmer-in-residence series copresented by Gagosian and Metrograph in the theater and online. Jim Shaw Selects will feature six films that kept the artist uneasy company during the paranoiac pandemic time. To attend a screening, purchase tickets at metrograph.com.
Still from They Live (1988), directed by John Carpenter
October 20, 2021–March 7, 2022
Académie des beaux-arts, Paris
Georg Baselitz’s sculpture Zero Dom (2015/2021) is installed in front of the Académie des beaux-arts, Paris, in conjunction with the artist’s retrospective at the Centre Pompidou, which is on view through March 7, 2022, and in celebration of his admission into the Académie des beaux-arts as a foreign associate member. The 9-meter-high patinated bronze sculpture features a bundle of legs in high heels, a recurring motif in the artist’s work, which he sees as a form of self-portrait.
Georg Baselitz, Zero Dom (Zero Dome), 2015/2021, installation view, Académie des beaux-arts, Paris © Georg Baselitz, 2021
Wednesday, October 20, 2021, 12pm EDT
As part of Talking to Our Time program, an online series of artist talks organized by the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, DC, Rick Lowe will be joined by Gagosian director Antwaun Sargent to discuss how creativity can empower people and communities to spark economic, social, and political change. The pair will speak about Lowe’s community-based initiatives, such as Project Row Houses and Greenwood Art Project, as well as his paintings and drawings based on a visual language developed from aerial photographs of dominoes, a game he often plays with residents of his social projects. To join the online event, register at smithsonian.zoom.us.
Left: Rick Lowe. Photo: Brent Reaney. Right: Antwaun Sargent. Photo: Chase Hall
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.
Gagosian Quarterly Fall 2021
The Fall 2021 issue of Gagosian Quarterly is now available, featuring Damien Hirst’s Reclining Woman (2011) on its cover.
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.
Bourse de Commerce
William Middleton traces the development of the new institution, examining the collaboration between the collector François Pinault and the architect Tadao Ando in revitalizing the historic space. Middleton also speaks with artists Tatiana Trouvé and Albert Oehlen about Pinault’s passion as a collector, and with the Bouroullec brothers, who created design features for the interiors and exteriors of the museum.
Jacquelynn Baas celebrates the choreographer, dancer, and teacher, tracing the profound influence she had on the worlds of dance and art.
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!