Urs Fischer / UF
Urs Fischer is releasing UF, a new line of clothing and accessories, during Miami Art Week in the city’s Design District. An extension of the artist’s practice, the unique pieces—including T-shirts, upcycled garments, and domestic objects—are based on some of Fischer’s most recent works, such as the CHAOS #1–#501 series of digital sculptures.
First available for purchase through pop-up presentations, UF will debut at 100 Years, a group exhibition that features work by Fischer, presented by Gagosian and Jeffrey Deitch at the Buick Building. Following Miami Art Week, the line will be available at Jeffrey Deitch on Grand Street in New York beginning December 8, 2022.
UF on display at 100 Years, Buick Building, Miami Design District. Photo: Sebastiano Pellion di Persano
Musée & École Giacometti
The Fondation Giacometti is creating the Musée & École Giacometti in the historic building of the former Invalides train station and the basement of the esplanade in Paris, due to open in 2026. Envisioned as a new type of institution, the site will include a museum showcasing works by Alberto Giacometti, multidisciplinary exhibition spaces, and an art school. The site will be dedicated to fostering dialogues between the public, artists, and different modes of creative expression.
Invalides train station, Paris, to be converted into the Musée & École Giacometti. Photo: © Luc Castel, courtesy Fondation Giacometti
Larry Gagosian Announces the Formation of a Board of Directors
On November 16, 2022, Larry Gagosian announced the formation of a Board of Directors at Gagosian that brings together leading figures from across industries and the global art community. Comprised of twelve external members and eight internal members, including Mr. Gagosian, the Board meets twice annually and provides strategic insight and guidance for the gallery. The Board was established in late 2021 and the first meeting was held last May.
Gagosian is pleased to announce the representation of Deana Lawson in New York, Europe, and Asia. To inaugurate the relationship, the gallery will exhibit her photographs in a joint presentation with Sally Mann at Paris Photo, from November 11 to 13, 2022. A major survey of Lawson’s work is on view at the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, through February 19, 2023.
A leading photo-based artist of her generation, Lawson is renowned for images that explore how communities and individuals hold space within shifting terrains of social, capital, and ecological orders. Lawson projects her own contemporary Black experience onto an expanded view of human history and cosmologies. Her gaze is both local and global, focusing on Brooklyn, the Americas, and countries connected to the African diaspora.
Photo: © Deana Lawson
Lucie Award 2022
Sally Mann will receive a Lucie Award for achievement in fine art at the gala ceremony at Carnegie Hall in New York on October 25, 2022. The Lucie Awards were launched in 2003 as part of the Lucie Foundation’s mission to honor master photographers, discover and cultivate emerging talent, and promote the appreciation of photography worldwide.
Sally Mann, Lexington, Virginia, 2015. Photo: © Annie Leibovitz
2022 MacArthur Fellow
Amanda Williams was selected as a 2022 MacArthur Fellow. Each year the MacArthur Foundation awards fellowships—better known as “genius” grants—to individuals from diverse fields who are solving long-standing scientific and mathematical problems, pushing art forms into new and emerging territories, and addressing the urgent needs of under-resourced communities. Williams was recognized for reimagining public space to expose the complex ways that value, both cultural and economic, intersects with race in the built environment. Her works visualize how zoning, development, and disinvestment impact the lives of everyday residents, particularly in Black urban communities.
Photo: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Robson Orr TenTen Award 2022
As recipient of this year’s Robson Orr TenTen Award, Rachel Whiteread has been commissioned to create a limited-edition print. Launched in 2018 by the Government Art Collection, with the support of philanthropists Sybil Robson Orr and Matthew Orr, this ten-year award program annually selects a British artist to create an original print work for the Collection to display in the United Kingdom and internationally. Fifteen prints of Whiteread’s Untitled (Bubble) (2022) will be exhibited in diplomatic buildings around the world, and a further eleven will be sold to raise funds to acquire works by emerging artists in the UK.
Rachel Whiteread, Untitled (Bubble), 2022 © Rachel Whiteread
The Brown Collection
On October 11, 2022, Glenn Brown is opening the Brown Collection, home to the artist’s art collection and administrative offices, as well as three floors of exhibition space, in an exactingly renovated warehouse building in the Marylebone district of London. The inaugural exhibition reveals the breadth of Brown’s oeuvre through a selection of his paintings, drawings, and sculptures, ranging from early appropriations of Frank Auerbach and Jean-Honoré Fragonard to recent layered portraits. In time, works by other historical and contemporary artists that have inspired or that comment on works in the Collection will be exhibited.
During Frieze week, the Collection will be open from Tuesday, October 11, to Sunday, October 16, from 11am to 6pm. The regular hours are Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 11am to 6pm.
Interior of the Brown Collection, London. Artwork © Glenn Brown
National Academy of Design
Rick Lowe will be inducted into the National Academy of Design on October 25, 2022, in a ceremony that will be viewable online. Founded in 1825, the organization advocates for the arts as a tool for education, celebrates the role of artists and architects in public life, and serves as a catalyst for cultural conversations that propel society forward. National Academicians are a community of artists and architects who are elected by their peers in recognition of their extraordinary contributions to art and architecture in America. The number of living Academicians is limited to 450, and more than 2,400 artists and architects have been elected since the organization’s inception.
Photo: Nate Palmer
Katharina Grosse: Canyon
Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris
Canyon (2022), a new work by Katharina Grosse, will be on view at the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris beginning October 5, 2022. Inspired by and in dialogue with the architecture of the Frank Gehry–designed building, this latest commission by the Fondation is composed of eight spray-painted aluminum sheets connected to a beam. The work is a response to Grosse’s question: “How can a painting appear in a space with no floor and no walls, where air, light, flow, and energies circulate?” It is a reference to the characteristics of the “canyon”—the name given to the void that is visible inside the Fondation Louis Vuitton building from the ground up.
Katharina Grosse, Canyon, 2022 © Katharina Grosse and VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, Germany/ADAGP, Paris, 2022. Photo: Jens Ziehe, courtesy Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris
Deep Time: Commissions for the Lake District Coast Shortlist
Rachel Whiteread has been shortlisted to design a landmark artwork for the West Cumbrian coastline in northwest England as part of the public art program Deep Time: Commissions for the Lake District Coast. Whiteread has proposed to make a facsimile copy of an abandoned corrugated building, creating an “eerie double presence” of an existing structure. The winner will be announced in the winter of 2022 following public exhibitions of the shortlisted proposals at the Beacon Museum in Whitehaven and the Windermere Jetty Museum.
Rachel Whiteread, Drigg Hut, 2022 © Rachel Whiteread
Beginning Friday, September 2, 2022, Michael Heizer’s City (1970–2022), a vast sculpture in the desert of central Nevada, is open to the public. More than half a century in the making—a time scale suggestive of the immemorial cultures that have inspired it—City is as starkly uncompromising as the high desert of Nevada’s Basin and Range National Monument, the environment that is its setting and substance. Composed of shaped mounds and depressions made of compacted dirt, rock, and concrete, City is more than a mile and a half long and a half mile wide. Long-term care of the work is managed by Triple Aught Foundation, a not-for-profit organization.
In 2022, reservations may be requested for dates between September 2 and November 1. Requests may be made only by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org and will be answered on a first-come, first-served basis.
Michael Heizer, 45°, 90°, 180°, City, 1970–2022 © Michael Heizer. Photo: Ben Blackwell, courtesy Triple Aught Foundation
The Brice Marden Catalogue Raisonné is announcing a call for works for the preparation of a catalogue of all of Brice Marden’s paintings and works on paper. The project is now accepting submissions for unique works of art on canvas and on paper. If you are an owner of an artwork by Brice Marden, please visit the catalogue raisonné website to access the submission form.
Initiated in 2019, the completed publication will document Brice Marden’s oeuvre with an entry for each work that includes descriptive information and a comprehensive provenance, exhibition history, and bibliography. Tiffany Bell is the editor of the catalogue raisonné, working closely with the artist’s studio, Plane Image, and with the support of Gagosian.
Brice Marden, Rivers, 2020–21 © Brice Marden/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Gagosian is pleased to announce the representation of Harold Ancart. The artist will have a solo exhibition with the gallery in New York in 2023.
Focusing on recognizable subjects, Ancart isolates moments of poetry in his everyday surroundings. By working serially, he moves beyond straightforward representation to emphasize the process of painting. Straddling abstraction and representation, he experiments with color and composition, allowing the operation of chance to help determine a work’s final form.
Born in Brussels and based in New York, Ancart had a solo exhibition at the Menil Collection, Houston, in 2016, and is featured in the 2022 Whitney Biennial. His work is represented in the collections of significant institutions worldwide, including the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Musee d’Art Moderne de Paris; and Fondation Beyeler, Riehen/Basel, Switzerland.
Photo: courtesy the artist
Gagosian is pleased to announce the representation of Jadé Fadojutimi. To inaugurate the relationship, Fadojutimi will take over the gallery’s booth at Frieze London in October 2022 with an installation of new works.
In her paintings, which are often monumental in scale, Fadojutimi orchestrates color, space, line, and movement in the service of fluid emotion and the quest for self-knowledge. She interprets everyday experience in ways that are at once compelling and confrontational, reflecting a drive to understand more completely otherwise indescribable but perpetually intertwined ideas of identity and beauty.
Fadojutimi draws inspiration from specific locations, cultures, objects, and sounds, especially Japanese anime, clothing, and soundtracks. Writing, too, is key to her process—sometimes she uses it to help articulate the subtleties of her painting; at other times she positions it in parallel to the visual by adopting a more poetic approach.
Photo: Anamarija Ami Podrebarac
Gagosian is pleased to announce the representation of Stanley Whitney. Renowned for the depth of his exploration into the expressive potentials of painted color and form, Whitney has been committed to abstraction since the mid-1970s. While living in Rome in the 1990s, he consolidated a process-based painterly approach which he has now sustained and developed over the course of three decades.
Photo: Jeannette Montgomery Barron/Trunk Archive
Patti Smith was named Officier de l’Ordre national de la Légion d’honneur by the French ambassador to the United States, Philippe Étienne, on May 21, 2022. Reflecting the multifaceted contours of French society, the Légion d’honneur is the country’s highest order of merit. For two centuries, it has been presented on behalf of the Head of State to reward the most deserving citizens in all fields of activity.
Patti Smith receiving the Officier de l’Ordre national de la Légion d’honneur, New York, May 21, 2022. Photo: Lynn Goldsmith
Elizabeth Line, London
Richard Wright’s no title (2018) has been installed on the ceiling of the Tottenham Court Road station’s eastern ticket hall as part of the Transport for London (TfL) Elizabeth Line, which opened for service on May 25, 2022. To make this work, Wright and his team painstakingly applied gold leaf to the raw concrete ceiling in an intricate geometric pattern whose reflectivity fluctuates depending on the ambient light. At seven stations on the Elizabeth Line, the Crossrail Art Programme commissioned public artworks that have been designed to interact both physically and conceptually with their sites.
Richard Wright’s no title (2018) installed on the ceiling of the Tottenham Court Road station’s eastern ticket hall, London, 2022. Artwork © Richard Wright. Photo: GG Archard, 2022
Over the course of several decades, Anselm Kiefer has transformed La Ribaute—his vast studio complex in the South of France, near Barjac, northwest of Avignon—into a uniquely immersive artistic environment, filling the 40-hectare site with more than seventy installations, often at a monumental scale. All are connected through an intricate network of paths, tunnels, and underground crypts. Beginning in May 2022, La Ribaute is open to the public for guided tours, enabling visitors to encounter an extensive representation of Kiefer’s work in various mediums, as well as site-specific installations by Laurie Anderson, Giovanni Anselmo, VALIE EXPORT, and Wolfgang Laib. To visit the site, purchase tickets at eschaton-foundation.com.
Anselm Kiefer, Die Himmelspaläste, 2003–18, installation view, La Ribaute, Barjac, France © Anselm Kiefer. Photo: Charles Duprat
Central Marfa Historic District
National Register of Historic Places
The Central Marfa Historic District, including eleven buildings preserved and repurposed by Donald Judd, has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This is the first time that Judd’s approach to architecture and preservation has been recognized as historically significant at the federal level.
The district’s addition to the National Register acknowledges the historical, architectural, and cultural significance of the city of Marfa, the importance of the town’s Hispanic heritage, and its growth as a mercantile center from the late nineteenth century into the postwar period. The eleven buildings are today maintained by Judd Foundation and the Chinati Foundation.
Central Marfa Historic District
Gagosian is pleased to announce the gallery’s representation of Ashley Bickerton. The artist’s first solo exhibition with the gallery is scheduled for 2023 at Gagosian New York.
Originally identified with the Neo-Geo tendency of the late-1980s scene in New York, Bickerton made his name with ironic, abstracted constructions focused on ideas of consumerism, identity, and value. When Bickerton relocated permanently to the Indonesian island of Bali in 1993, his work took a self-consciously “exotic” turn. Its tongue-in-cheek feel and ornate, crafted look contrast sharply with the conceptual detachment of his previous output, though a slippage between mediums, genres, and subjects remained. Over the past few years, Bickerton has brought his practice full circle, synthesizing its heterogeneous modes and gestures into an all-encompassing visual language.
Photo: courtesy Bickerton Studio
2022 Asia Arts Game Changer Awards
Y.Z. Kami has been selected to receive a 2022 Asia Arts Game Changer Award. The award, presented by Asia Society at a gala on May 19, 2022, honors important figures across the arts who have made a significant impact on society and brings together artists, arts professionals, collectors, and Asia Society trustees and patrons to celebrate excellence in the arts from across Asia and the diaspora. Asia Society is the leading educational organization dedicated to promoting mutual understanding and strengthening partnerships among peoples, leaders, and institutions of Asia and the United States in a global context.
Photo: Sueraya Shaheen
2022 Asia Arts Game Changer Awards
Sarah Sze has been selected to receive a 2022 Asia Arts Game Changer Award. The award, presented by Asia Society at a gala on May 19, 2022, honors important figures across the arts who have made a significant impact on society and brings together artists, arts professionals, collectors, and Asia Society trustees and patrons to celebrate excellence in the arts from across Asia and the diaspora. Asia Society is the leading educational organization dedicated to promoting mutual understanding and strengthening partnerships among peoples, leaders, and institutions of Asia and the United States in a global context.
Photo: Deborah Feingold
Gagosian is pleased to announce the gallery’s global representation of painter Anna Weyant. The artist will be the subject of a solo exhibition at the gallery in New York this fall. Weyant’s precisely rendered paintings depict figures embroiled in tragicomic narratives, and still-life compositions in which everyday objects adopt an uncanny, portentous air.
Photo: courtesy the artist