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In Conversation

Adam McEwen
Thyrza Nichols Goodeve

Monday, June 22, 2020, 1pm EDT

Adam McEwen will speak with writer Thyrza Nichols Goodeve as part of the Brooklyn Rail’s Daily Social Environment series. The pair will discuss McEwen’s practice within the context of art-making today, including his film Escape from New York (2014) and fictional obituaries of living people. To register for the online event, visit brooklynrail.org.

Escape from New York, which captures the monotonous, almost hypnotic experience of speeding outbound through the four major tunnels in the island of Manhattan, is currently on view through the windows of Gagosian, Park & 75, New York. 

Photo: Aubrey Mayer

Adam McEwen, Escape from New York, 2014 (still from “Battery Tunnel”) © Adam McEwen

Online Exhibition

Broadcast
Alternate Meanings in Film and Video

You’re only as young as the last time you changed your mind.
—Timothy Leary

Gagosian is pleased to present Broadcast: Alternate Meanings in Film and Video, an online exhibition of artists’ films and videos viewable exclusively on gagosian.com. The exhibition will be organized into a series of “chapters,” each lasting two weeks. The first chapter begins on Tuesday, May 19, 2020.

Broadcast: Alternate Meanings in Film and Video employs the innate immediacy of time-based art to spark reflection on the here and now, taking the words of famed psychologist and countercultural icon Timothy Leary as its starting point. 

Adam McEwen, Escape from New York, 2014 (still from “Battery Tunnel”) © Adam McEwen

Installation view, American Pastoral, Gagosian, Britannia Street, London, January 23–March 14, 2020. Artwork, left to right: © Theaster Gates, © Adam McEwen, Thomas Moran, © Richard Prince, © Banks Violette, © Ed Ruscha. Photo: Lucy Dawkins

Tour

American Pastoral

Thursday, March 5, 2020, 6:30pm
Gagosian, Britannia Street, London

Join Gagosian for a tour of the group exhibition American Pastoral. The show juxtaposes modern and contemporary works with historical American landscapes ranging from Albert Bierstadt’s depiction of the sublime in Sunset over the River (1877) to Edward Hopper’s tranquil seaside scene, Gloucester Harbor (1926). Gagosian’s Alice Godwin will focus on a select grouping of exhibited works that seek to challenge the idealized vision of the American Dream that has long been a rich topic of inquiry for artists in the United States. To attend the free event, RSVP to londontours@gagosian.com. Space is limited.

Installation view, American Pastoral, Gagosian, Britannia Street, London, January 23–March 14, 2020. Artwork, left to right: © Theaster Gates, © Adam McEwen, Thomas Moran, © Richard Prince, © Banks Violette, © Ed Ruscha. Photo: Lucy Dawkins

The Extreme Present

Exhibition

The Extreme Present

Opening reception: Tuesday, December 3, 5–8pm
December 4–8, 2019
Moore Building, Miami

Gagosian is pleased to announce The Extreme Present, the fifth in a series of annual exhibitions at the Moore Building in the Miami Design District during Art Basel Miami Beach, presented by Gagosian and Jeffrey Deitch. The Extreme Present will explore artists’ reactions to the conditions of our accelerating and increasingly complex world. The title is inspired by The Age of Earthquakes: A Guide to the Extreme Present, a book by Shumon Basar, Douglas Coupland, and Hans Ulrich Obrist, published in 2015. Their provocative thesis addresses the rapidly evolving digital era, half a century after Marshall McLuhan’s groundbreaking study on technology’s influence on culture, Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man, in which he coined the phrase “the medium is the message.” Works in this exhibition explore concepts of media, communication, togetherness, and isolation.

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The Extreme Present

Adam McEwen, Chocked Rim, 2019 © Adam McEwen

Benefit

Adam McEwen
Summer Party

Saturday, June 8, 2019, 12–4pm
Glass House, New Canaan, Connecticut
theglasshouse.org

Adam McEwen has been selected as the guest artist for the Glass House’s seventieth-anniversary Summer Party, which benefits the iconic Philip Johnson–designed house and site. McEwen’s artwork Chocked Rim (2019) is on display in the Glass House, and the artist has created a limited-edition sculpture for the occasion. The work, entitled Hubcap, is a machined graphite version of the hubcap of a late-1950s Mercedes “Gullwing” coupe, a car Johnson drove. To attend the event, purchase tickets at theglasshouse.org.

Adam McEwen, Chocked Rim, 2019 © Adam McEwen

Roy Lichtenstein, Entablature #4, 1971 © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein

Exhibition

Pop Minimalism
Minimalist Pop

Opening reception: Tuesday, December 4, 5–8pm
December 5–9, 2018
Moore Building, Miami

On the occasion of Art Basel Miami Beach 2018, Gagosian and Jeffrey Deitch are pleased to present Pop Minimalism | Minimalist Pop, their fourth collaboration at the Moore Building in the Miami Design District. This group exhibition explores the intersections and legacies of two major American art movements of the 1960s—Pop art and Minimalism—and the ways in which features of Minimalism have been incorporated into a variety of contemporary art practices. While these two art movements are typically seen to represent opposing artistic responses to the legacy of Abstract Expressionism, the work in Pop Minimalism | Minimalist Pop highlights points of common conceptual approaches and mutual exchange. Work by Jeff Koons, Adam McEwen, Sarah Morris, and Richard Prince is included. 

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Roy Lichtenstein, Entablature #4, 1971 © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein

I Think I'm in Love (Aspen, Colorado: Aspen Art Press, 2017)

In Conversation

Adam McEwen
Wayne Koestenbaum

Thursday, September 7, 2017, 6–8pm 
Printed Matter, New York
www.printedmatter.org

Adam McEwen and poet and cultural critic Wayne Koestenbaum will discuss McEwen’s recent solo exhibition at the Aspen Art Museum and use Koestenbaum’s contribution to the exhibition catalogue as a grounds for a conversation about art-making and objecthood. The event is free and open to the public.

I Think I'm in Love (Aspen, Colorado: Aspen Art Press, 2017)

I Think I'm in Love (Aspen, Colorado: Aspen Art Press, 2017)

Book Launch and Talk

Adam McEwen

Friday, May 5, 2017, 4–6pm
Petzel, 35 East 67th Street, New York

Adam McEwen will be in conversation with Heidi Zuckerman, to celebrate the release of McEwen’s new monograph, I Think I’m in Love, published on the occasion of his current exhibition at Aspen Art Museum. The event is free and open to the public. Gagosian is a partner for the publication and event. 

I Think I'm in Love (Aspen, Colorado: Aspen Art Press, 2017)