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Cristina Iglesias
Wet Labyrinth (with Spontaneous Landscape)

June 21–August 21, 2022
Royal Academy of Arts, London
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Cristina Iglesias’s most recent large-scale immersive work, Wet Labyrinth (with Spontaneous Landscape) (2022), is a temporary site-specific commission for the Annenberg Courtyard of the Royal Academy of Arts, London, realized two years after she was awarded the Academy’s Architecture Prize in 2020. With this latest iteration in an ongoing series since 2005, Iglesias considers the history of labyrinths and mazes, combining the artificial with the natural in a single built environment. In bustling Piccadilly, the humid labyrinth provides a welcome sanctuary for visitors this summer in which to wander, wonder, and reflect.

Cristina Iglesias, Wet Labyrinth (with Spontaneous Landscape), 2022, installation view, Royal Academy of Arts, London, June 21–August 21, 2022 © Cristina Iglesias. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates Ltd.

Cristina Iglesias, Wet Labyrinth (with Spontaneous Landscape), 2022, installation view, Royal Academy of Arts, London, June 21–August 21, 2022 © Cristina Iglesias. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates Ltd.

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Left: Cristina Iglesias. Photo: Javier Salas. Right: Iwona Blazwick. Photo: Christa Holka

In Conversation

Cristina Iglesias
Iwona Blazwick

Friday, June 10, 2022, 7:30pm
Burlington Arcade, London
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Join Gagosian for a conversation between Cristina Iglesias and Iwona Blazwick, former director of Whitechapel Gallery in London, on the occasion of the artist’s exhibition at Gagosian, Davies Street, London, and concurrent outdoor commissions for the Annenberg Courtyard of the Royal Academy of Arts in London and Madison Square Park in New York. Blazwick, a prominent advocate of pioneering women artists, curated an exhibition of Iglesias’s work in 2003 and recently edited Liquid Sculpture, an extensive new monograph on the artist’s public commissions. Signed copies of the book will be available for purchase at the event. To attend the event, register at eventbrite.com.

Left: Cristina Iglesias. Photo: Javier Salas. Right: Iwona Blazwick. Photo: Christa Holka

Cristina Iglesias, Landscape and Memory, 2022, installation view, Madison Square Park, New York © Cristina Iglesias. Photo: Rashmi Gill/Madison Square Park Conservancy

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Landscape and Memory

June 1–December 4, 2022
Madison Square Park, New York
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Cristina Iglesias unearths the forgotten geological history of Madison Square Park in a newly commissioned public art installation, Landscape and Memory. On the park’s Oval Lawn, Iglesias has created a parcours of five cast-bronze pools, embedded in the ground through which water flows in orchestrated sequences, tracing the ancient course of Cedar Creek—now submerged—to remind us of what lies beneath our feet in the cities that we construct.

Cristina Iglesias, Landscape and Memory, 2022, installation view, Madison Square Park, New York © Cristina Iglesias. Photo: Rashmi Gill/Madison Square Park Conservancy

Installation view, Titus Kaphar: New Alte̲rs: Reworking Devotion, Gagosian, Grosvenor Hill, London, March 17–May 15, 2022. Artwork © Titus Kaphar. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates Ltd

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London Gallery Weekend
Damien Hirst, Cristina Iglesias, Titus Kaphar, Richard Prince

May 13–15, 2022
London
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As part of London Gallery Weekend, Gagosian will have extended hours at all London locations, including the Gagosian Shop in Burlington Arcade, where visitors can browse Richard Prince artist’s books, posters, and other merchandise as part of his Shop takeover. Visitors can view the exhibitions Cristina Iglesias at Davies Street, which opens on Saturday, May 14; Titus Kaphar: New Alte̲rs: Reworking Devotion at Grosvenor Hill, before it closes on May 15; and Damien Hirst: Natural History at Britannia Street.

A range of activities will be offered, including exhibition tours and drop-in drawing hours for visitors of all ages, in addition to treats from Connaught Patisserie and Treats ClubIn its second year, London Gallery Weekend is a free annual event featuring over 150 of the city’s leading contemporary art galleries coming together to celebrate culture and creativity.

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