My New Novel
Wednesday, December 8, 2021, 6:30–7:30pm
Gagosian Shop, 976 Madison, New York
Ottessa Moshfegh will sign copies of her book My New Novel at the Gagosian Shop in New York. Matched with an artwork by Issy Wood, Moshfegh’s acerbic story inaugurates Gagosian’s Picture Books, an imprint conceived by author Emma Cline and dedicated to publishing fiction by leading authors alongside contributions by celebrated contemporary artists. “Moshfegh and Wood share a gothic, spiky humor and an attunement to the darker currents of the world, the hidden realms where shame and desire intersect,” Cline observes. To join, register at eventbrite.com.
Ottessa Moshfegh, My New Novel / Issy Wood, The down payment (New York: Picture Books | Gagosian, 2021)
The Films of Andy Warhol
John G. Hanhardt, Bruce Jenkins, Tom Kalin
Thursday, December 2, 2021, 7pm EST
To celebrate the publication of The Films of Andy Warhol Catalogue Raisonné, 1963–1965, Volume 2, the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, is hosting a conversation about Andy Warhol’s practice as a filmmaker. John G. Hanhardt, general editor of the catalogue raisonné, will be joined by film scholar Bruce Jenkins and filmmaker Tom Kalin, both contributors to the publication, to discuss the history of Warhol’s engagement with cinema and share insights into why Warhol’s films have been influential for generations of artists. To join the online event, register at whitney.zoom.us.
Andy Warhol, Blow Job, 1964 (still) © 2021 The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, a museum of the Carnegie Institute. All rights reserved
When New York looks at the School of Paris
Tuesday, November 30, 2021, 4–10am est (10am–4pm cet)
An online symposium will take place in conjunction with the exhibition Chaïm Soutine/Willem de Kooning, la peinture incarnée, currently on view at the Musée de l’Orangerie, Paris. At 4:30am est (10:30am cet) John Elderfield, chief curator emeritus of painting and sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, will speak with Claire Bernardi, chief curator of paintings at the Musée d’Orsay. The pair will discuss responses to the 1950 MoMA exhibition of Chaïm Soutine’s work as seen in Willem de Kooning’s paintings and in the writings of critic Clement Greenberg. To join the online event, register at www.musee-orangerie.fr.
Willem de Kooning, Woman, 1953, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC © 2021 The Willem de Kooning Foundation/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Grace Wales Bonner
November 22–28, 2021
Work by Grace Wales Bonner is viewable twenty-four hours a day on a three-story building on Oxford Street in London, presented by W1 Curates. Bonner creates conceptual shrines to Black Atlantic style and history, stressing the ritualistic importance of learning about and connecting to one’s cultural roots. The installation also includes segments from a film Wales Bonner made in collaboration with Tyler Mitchell to celebrate the publication of A Magazine Curated by Grace Wales Bonner. Both artists currently have work on view in Social Works II at Gagosian, Grosvenor Hill, London.
Grace Wales Bonner’s digital art installation for the façade of Flannels, London, 2021. Artwork © Grace Wales Bonner. Photo: courtesy W1 Curates
Sally Mann: Vinculum
Join Sally Mann at her studio in Lexington, Virginia. Filmed at work in her darkroom and within the surrounding landscape, she discusses her exploratory approach to making and printing pictures, what draws her to the landscape of the American South, and her newest body of work, Vinculum.
Gagosian Quarterly Winter 2021
The Winter 2021 issue of Gagosian Quarterly is now available, featuring Jasper Johns’s Target with Four Faces (1955) on its cover.
Behind the Art
Jonas Wood in Hong Kong
Join Jonas Wood on a virtual tour through the creation of his first solo exhibition in Hong Kong. Wood narrates the genesis and development of the new paintings, drawings, and wallpaper.
Jasper Johns: Mind/Mirror
Carlos Basualdo, the Keith L. and Katherine Sachs Senior Curator of Contemporary Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and Scott Rothkopf, Senior Deputy Director and Nancy and Steve Crown Family Chief Curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, spoke with the Quarterly’s Alison McDonald ahead of the opening of the unprecedented collaborative retrospective Jasper Johns: Mind/Mirror to discuss the goals, revelations, and unique structure of the project.
Picture Books: Ottessa Moshfegh and Issy Wood
Emma Cline introduces her new publication project, Picture Books, with a conversation between author Ottessa Moshfegh and artist Issy Wood.
Jenny Saville: A cyclical rhythm of emergent forms
An exhibition curated by Sergio Risaliti, director of the Museo Novecento, Florence, pairs artworks by Jenny Saville with artists of the Italian Renaissance. On view across that city at the Museo Novecento, the Museo di Palazzo Vecchio, the Museo dell’Opera del Duomo, the Museo degli Innocenti, and the Museo di Casa Buonarroti through February 20, 2022, the presentation features paintings and drawings by Saville from the 1990s through to work made especially for the occasion. Here, Risaliti reflects on the resonances and reverberations brought about by these pairings.
Leaders in the Arts: Publishing Edition
Chris Kraus and Hedi El Kholti, coeditors of the legendary press Semiotext(e), speak with Kandis Williams, the founder and editor of Cassandra Press, and Lisa Pearson, the founder and editor of Siglio Press.
Social Works II: Tyler Mitchell | A New Landscape
Tyler Mitchell speaks with Antwaun Sargent about Black representation, the diversity of Southern landscapes, and the importance of play in his new series of photographs. The conversation forms part of “Social Works II,” a supplement guest edited by Sargent for the Winter 2021 issue of the Quarterly.
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.
Say Goodbye, Catullus, to the Shores of Asia Minor
Thierry Greub tracks the literary references in Cy Twombly’s epic painting of 1994.
The Art of Biography: Sir John Richardson’s “The Minotaur Years”
Pepe Karmel celebrates the release of A Life of Picasso IV: The Minotaur Years, 1933–1943, the final installment of Sir John Richardson’s magisterial biography.
Fashion and Art: Lucie and Luke Meier
The creative directors for Jil Sander tell the Quarterly’s Wyatt Allgeier about their inspirations, the recent campaign they created in collaboration with celebrated fine-art photographer Joel Meyerowitz, and their developing engagement with pop-up retail spaces.