Screening and Talk
Centering Latinx Video Art
Disrupting and Rewriting Colonial Narratives
Wednesday, November 30, 2022, 7pm
Anthology Film Archives, New York
Gagosian, in collaboration with Anthology Film Archives, presents a selection of videos by Latinx artists who engage in destabilizing, disrupting, and rewriting colonial narratives. The creators of the featured works—María Magdalena Campos-Pons, Carolina Caycedo, Lizania Cruz, Michael Menchaca, and Juan Sánchez—launch their interrogations into the effects of colonialism from a place of solidarity with their diverse communities. Using personalized symbologies, historic documentation, architecture and landscape, dance, and sound, they reveal and memorialize suppressed histories while offering alternate understandings of the present. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with Campos-Pons, Cruz, and Sánchez, moderated by Marcela Guerrero, associate curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.
Featured videos include
Michael Menchaca, A Cage Without Borders (2021)
Carolina Caycedo, Apariciones/Apparitions (2018)
María Magdalena Campos-Pons (with sound by Neil Leonard), Matanzas Sound Map (2016–17)
Lizania Cruz, Opening Statement (2021)
Juan Sánchez, Unknown Boricua Streaming: A Nuyorican State of Mind (2011)
Carolina Caycedo, Apariciones/Apparitions, 2018 (still) © Carolina Caycedo
To Neptune, Ruler of the Seas Profound
Monday, December 5, 2022, 6:30pm
Gagosian, Beverly Hills
Join Gagosian for a live performance inside the exhibition Cy Twombly at Gagosian, Beverly Hills, by musician, producer, and film and television composer Isabella Summers, a founding member of Florence and the Machine. Titled To Neptune, Ruler of the Seas Profound, the piece is inspired by Twombly’s life and work. The music is interwoven with quotations from poems and literary texts by authors who have served as muses or subjects for Twombly, including Homer, Stéphane Mallarmé, and William Butler Yeats. The performance expands on a composition Summers performed in Rome in May 2022 at the Fondazione Nicola Del Roscio.
Isabella Summers. Photo: Kasia Wozniak
if when why what
December 6–31, 2022, 8:22pm daily
Piccadilly Lights, London
Beginning Tuesday, December 6, Douglas Gordon will take over the Piccadilly Lights advertising screen in London’s Piccadilly Circus, as well as a global network of screens in cities including Berlin, Melbourne, Milan, New York, and Seoul, nightly for three minutes at 20:22 (8:22pm) local time throughout December, with his new film, if when why what (2018–22). The never-before-seen work examines the history of the surrounding area, in particular Soho’s relationship with the erotic entertainment industry, focusing on the neighborhood’s iconic neon signage. The project is presented by the Cultural Institute of Radical Contemporary Art (CIRCA) in conjunction with the exhibition Douglas Gordon: Neon Ark at Gagosian, Davies Street, London, and will also be viewable online on the CIRCA website.
Rendering of Douglas Gordon’s if when why what (2018–22) on Piccadilly Lights, London
Reading and Book Signing
Edmund de Waal
Tuesday, December 13, 2022, 7pm
Burlington Arcade, London
Join Gagosian for an evening with Edmund de Waal in celebration of de Waal +, his takeover of the Gagosian Shop in Burlington Arcade. The artist will give a short reading and then sign copies of his books, which will be available to purchase at the event. Composer Simon Fisher Turner, de Waal’s friend and collaborator, will be signing a limited number of copies of A Quiet Corner in Time, the 2020 album that marked the first time de Waal worked closely with a musician.
Edmund de Waal. Photo: Tom Jamieson
Screen Time: How Nadya Tolokonnikova and UnicornDAO are Warming the Web3 World
Ashley Overbeek profiles Pussy Riot member Nadya Tolokonnikova and the feminist collective UnicornDAO, highlighting their efforts to harness blockchain technology for art and activism.
Gagosian Quarterly Winter 2022
The Winter 2022 issue of Gagosian Quarterly is now available, featuring Anna Weyant’s Two Eileens (2022) on its cover.
The Root of Black Joy: The Work of Bahamian Artist Gio Swaby
For Roxane Gay’s guest-edited section in the Winter 2022 Gagosian Quarterly, “Black to Black,” Brooke C. Obie addresses the mixed-media work of Gio Swaby, exploring the ways that Black joy, ancestry, and her home country inform her developing practice.
Leaps of Faith: A Conversation with Jordan Casteel and Calida Rawles
For her guest-edited section in the Winter 2022 Gagosian Quarterly, “Black to Black,” Roxane Gay speaks with Jordan Casteel and Calida Rawles about the nature of success, the intricacies of care, and how they each envision their practice.
Frank Auerbach: Artist Friends
In this candid interview with Richard Calvocoressi, the painter Frank Auerbach reminisces on his friendships with Michael Andrews, Francis Bacon, and Lucian Freud. The two spoke during the planning of the exhibition Friends and Relations, a show that examines the interconnected lives and art practices of this group of London painters.
Anna Weyant: Baby, It Ain’t Over Till It’s Over
Novelist Emma Cline traces the boundaries between terror and hilarity in Anna Weyant’s new paintings.
“The Present Decline”: Jim Shaw’s Epic Parables
Catherine Taft examines Jim Shaw’s visionary work, which probes the American psyche through political, historical, and cultural allegory.
Shaw Studio Sing-along Songs
In this Shortlist series we invite artists and writers to tell us about works of art, literature, film, or music that have influenced their work or are at the forefront of their minds today. Here Jim Shaw shares a selection of songs he listens to while working, from new discoveries to childhood staples. Shaw writes of the balance between delight and regret, hope and gloom in his playlist.
A Body of Work: Firelei Báez and Tschabalala Self
Amber J. Phillips examines the works of Firelei Báez and Tschabalala Self as part of “Black to Black,” a supplement guest-edited by Roxane Gay for the Winter 2022 issue of the Quarterly.
Commemorative Acts: Ladi’Sasha Jones
As part of “Black to Black,” a special supplement guest-edited by Roxane Gay for the Winter 2022 issue of the Quarterly, Ladi’Sasha Jones looks at the work of Black women artists who utilize archives.
Visual Abundance in the Work of Kezia Harrell
As part of “Black to Black,” a supplement guest-edited by Roxane Gay for the Winter 2022 issue of the Quarterly, Randa Jarrar explores the work of Kezia Harrell.
Bruce Bernard: Portraits Of Friends
Virginia Verran details the photographer’s friendships with the London painters.