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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

Gagosian at Galeries Lafayette Champs-Élysées, Paris, 2019

Visit

Gagosian at Galeries Lafayette Champs-Élysées

Opening reception: Saturday, October 12, 6:30–8pm
October 12–20, 2019
Galeries Lafayette Champs-Élysées, Paris
galerieslafayettechampselysees.com

In celebration of FIAC in Paris, Gagosian is pleased to collaborate with Galeries Lafayette Champs-Élysées on a two-floor pop-up takeover featuring products related to Gagosian artists. On the first floor, the Coin Culture section will feature catalogues, posters, apparel, and audio productions. The second floor, the Library, will house an additional selection of limited-edition books, publications, and catalogues raisonnés.

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Gagosian at Galeries Lafayette Champs-Élysées, Paris, 2019

Albert Oehlen, Untitled, 1993 © Albert Oehlen

Performance

Albert Oehlen Invites Steamboat Switzerland and Lorenzo Senni

Wednesday, October 2, 2019, 7pm
Serpentine Pavilion, London
www.serpentinegalleries.org

To celebrate the opening of his major solo exhibition at Serpentine Gallery in London, Albert Oehlen has invited the ensemble Steamboat Switzerland and experimental musician Lorenzo Senni to create an evening of music inside the Serpentine Pavilion. To attend the event, purchase tickets at www.serpentinegalleries.org.

Albert Oehlen, Untitled, 1993 © Albert Oehlen

Albert Oehlen, Untitled, 2019 © Albert Oehlen. Photo: Jeff McLane

Tour

Albert Oehlen
New Paintings

Thursday, October 10, 2019, 6pm
Gagosian, Hong Kong

Gagosian senior director Han-I Wang will lead a tour of Albert Oehlen’s first exhibition in Asia, a series of new paintings in watercolor on canvas. In these works, Oehlen emphasizes the importance of spontaneity within his artistic method. Oehlen’s use of watercolor in this series diverges from his recent works created with oil or lacquer on aluminum or the aluminum composite Dibond, and marks a stylistic return to his hazy, blended, almost impressionistic oil paintings dating from 2016 and earlier. To attend the free event, RSVP to hktours@gagosian.com. Space is limited.

Albert Oehlen, Untitled, 2019 © Albert Oehlen. Photo: Jeff McLane

Installation view, Albert Oehlen: Wall Drawing, Beverly Hills, February 8–March 2, 2019. Artwork © Albert Oehlen. Photo: Jeff McLane

Exhibition

Albert Oehlen
Wall Drawing

February 8–March 9, 2019
420a North Camden Drive, Beverly Hills
Hours: Monday–Saturday, 10am–6pm

For this pop-up exhibition presented by Gagosian, Albert Oehlen will create a large-scale, site-specific wall drawing—his sprawling, erratic lines activating the space, which can be entered or viewed from the street. The exhibition will also be open Sunday, February 17, 11am–5pm, to coincide with the gallery’s presentation at Frieze Los Angeles.

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Installation view, Albert Oehlen: Wall Drawing, Beverly Hills, February 8–March 2, 2019. Artwork © Albert Oehlen. Photo: Jeff McLane

Steven Parrino, Untitled, 1988 © Steven Parrino

Exhibition

Abstract/Not Abstract

December 6–10, 2017
Moore Building, Miami

On the occasion of Art Basel Miami Beach 2017, Gagosian and Jeffrey Deitch are pleased to present Abstract/Not Abstract, their third collaboration at the Moore Building in the Miami Design District. One of the great innovations of modernism, abstract painting continues to inspire and challenge artists. To make a fresh abstraction today following all the remarkable achievements of the School of Paris and the New York School is a daunting proposition. Yet through the use of innovative approaches, techniques, and technologies, this generation of artists is creating complex and astonishing new work that revitalizes the abstract tradition. Abstract/Not Abstract will include work by contemporary artists who redefine abstraction for our time.

Steven Parrino, Untitled, 1988 © Steven Parrino

Announcements

Albert Oehlen: The History

Video

Albert Oehlen: The History
Art Basel Hong Kong 2019 Online Viewing Room

We can now see that this painting marks the exact point where all of Oehlen’s influences—de Kooning, Rauschenberg, Richter, Polke—come to a head, and how it acts as a departure point for what he will do over the next thirty years.
—Sam Orlofsky

Learn more about Albert Oehlen and the history behind this monumental 1988 painting with Gagosian directors Andrew Fabricant and Sam Orlofsky.

Albert Oehlen: The Market

Video

Albert Oehlen: The Market
Art Basel Hong Kong 2019 Online Viewing Room

We have long followed Oehlen’s work and watched it develop over time. It’s clear that we are on the verge of an upward trajectory. It’s just a perfect moment for him and this painting.
—Andrew Fabricant

Gagosian directors Andrew Fabricant and Sam Orlofsky discuss the recent sales trends for Albert Oehlen and where they see his market heading.

Museum Exhibitions

Chris Burden, Exposing the Foundation of the Museum, 1986 © 2019 Chris Burden/Licensed by the Chris Burden Estate and Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Squidds and Nunns

On View

The Foundation of the Museum
MOCA’s Collection

Through January 20, 2020
Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Los Angeles
www.moca.org

To mark the museum’s fortieth anniversary, this exhibition presents a selected topography of artworks that speak to the diversity of MOCA’s collecting over the past four decades. With special emphasis on works associated with the museum’s remarkable history of exhibitions, The Foundation of the Museum: MOCA’s Collection shows the institution’s holdings as shaped by a changing landscape of developments in contemporary art and curatorial focus, as well by as the social and cultural backdrops that inform them. Work by Chris Burden, Mike Kelley, Bruce Nauman, Albert Oehlen, Nancy Rubins, and Ed Ruscha is included.

Chris Burden, Exposing the Foundation of the Museum, 1986 © 2019 Chris Burden/Licensed by the Chris Burden Estate and Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Squidds and Nunns

Albert Oehlen, Sohn von Hundescheisse, 1999 © Albert Oehlen. Photo: Archive Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin|Paris

On View

Albert Oehlen

Through February 2, 2020
Serpentine Gallery, London
www.serpentinegalleries.org

At the center of this exhibition is an installation that marks the beginning of Albert Oehlen’s process of interpreting the Rothko Chapel in Houston. Oehlen has made four new paintings—of the same scale and size as the four horizontal canvases by Mark Rothko found in the chapel—specifically for the exhibition. A selection of paintings by the artist from the past two decades and a newly configured soundtrack by Steamboat Switzerland are also included.

Albert Oehlen, Sohn von Hundescheisse, 1999 © Albert Oehlen. Photo: Archive Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin|Paris

Albert Oehlen, Untitled, 2015 © Albert Oehlen/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2019

On View

Carroll Dunham / Albert Oehlen
Bäume / Trees

Through March 1, 2020
Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Germany
www.kunsthalle-duesseldorf.de

Within their individual self-im­posed pa­ram­e­ters Car­roll Dunham and Albert Oehlen con­tin­u­al­ly test the pos­si­bil­i­ties of paint­ing, ex­per­i­ment­ing with tech­niques, sur­faces, and struc­tures in an in­de­pen­dent manner. Nowhere is this more ev­i­dent than in regard to the sub­ject of trees, which both artists have re­peat­ed­ly in­clud­ed in their work and in­ter­pret­ed in their own ways. This exhibition brings to­geth­er large-scale paint­ings alongside draw­ings, etch­ings, and mono­types by both painters in which they ex­plore the arboreal themes in their rad­i­cal­ly in­de­pen­dent pic­to­ri­al lan­guages.

Albert Oehlen, Untitled, 2015 © Albert Oehlen/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2019

Installation view, Albert Oehlen: Unfertig, Lokremise, St. Gallen, Switzerland, July 6–November 10, 2019.  Artwork © Albert Oehlen

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Albert Oehlen
Unfertig

July 6–November 10, 2019
Lokremise, St. Gallen, Switzerland
www.lokremise.ch

This exhibition, whose title translates to Unfinished, features a range of works by Albert Oehlen from the 1980s to the present day, including paintings and video. Additionally, Oehlen has created a new site-specific installation, based on an earlier work, for the show.

Installation view, Albert Oehlen: Unfertig, Lokremise, St. Gallen, Switzerland, July 6–November 10, 2019.  Artwork © Albert Oehlen

Albert Oehlen, Paravent 3, 2015 © Albert Oehlen

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Albert Oehlen
Trance

Through September 2019
Aïshti Foundation, Jal el Dib, Lebanon
www.aishtifoundation.com

Trance is a solo exhibition by Albert Oehlen. Oehlen is also curating a group show drawn from both the Aïshti Foundation’s collection and from his personal collection.

Albert Oehlen, Paravent 3, 2015 © Albert Oehlen

Albert Oehlen, Untitled, 1992–2005, Collection Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris © Albert Oehlen. Photo © Primae/David Bordes

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Albert Oehlen in
La Collection de la Fondation: Le parti de la peinture

February 20–August 26, 2019
Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris
www.fondationlouisvuitton.fr

Seventy-five paintings by twenty-three international artists from the Fondation Louis Vuitton’s collection, dating from the 1960s to today, are on view. Work by Albert Oehlen is included.

Albert Oehlen, Untitled, 1992–2005, Collection Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris © Albert Oehlen. Photo © Primae/David Bordes

Installation view, Albert Oehlen: Cows by the Water, Palazzo Grassi, Venice, April 8, 2018–January 6, 2019. Artwork © Albert Oehlen. Photo: Matteo De Fina © Palazzo Grassi

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Albert Oehlen
Cows by the Water

April 8, 2018–January 6, 2019
Palazzo Grassi, Venice
www.palazzograssi.it

Presenting eighty-five works created between the 1980s and today, Cows by the Water reveals a syncopated rhythm between various genres and periods in Albert Oehlen’s complex oeuvre. Music emerges as metaphor of Oehlen’s working methods, where contamination and rhythm, improvisation and repetition, density and harmony become pictorial gestures.

Installation view, Albert Oehlen: Cows by the Water, Palazzo Grassi, Venice, April 8, 2018–January 6, 2019. Artwork © Albert Oehlen. Photo: Matteo De Fina © Palazzo Grassi

Albert Oehlen, Untitled, 1992/2008 © Albert Oehlen. Photo by Simon Vogel

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Albert Oehlen and Peppi Bottrop
Line Packers”

March 1–August 12, 2018
Marciano Art Foundation, Los Angeles
marcianoartfoundation.org

Line Packers” features Albert Oehlen’s computer paintings, a series that the artist began in the early 1990s, alongside Peppi Bottrop’s line-drawing paintings, which respond to the architecture of the foundation’s Lounge Gallery.

Albert Oehlen, Untitled, 1992/2008 © Albert Oehlen. Photo by Simon Vogel

Anselm Kiefer, The Door, 1973 © Anselm Kiefer

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Deutschland 8

September 16–October 31, 2017
Eight exhibition venues in Beijing, China
www.stiftungkunst.de

Deutschland 8 is the continuation of the intercultural dialogue between China and Germany that successfully started with the exhibition China 8 in 2015. New works by German artists will be on view at eight different museums throughout Beijing. The works selected will highlight the historical context and developments in German art from 1945 to the present day. Work by Georg Baselitz, Katharina Grosse, Andreas Gursky, Anselm Kiefer, Albert Oehlen, and Thomas Ruff is included.

Anselm Kiefer, The Door, 1973 © Anselm Kiefer

Photo by Robert Wedemeyer

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Unpacking
The Marciano Collection

May 25–September 16, 2017
Marciano Art Foundation, Los Angeles
marcianoartfoundation.org

Unpacking: The Marciano Collection is the debut presentation of the collection’s holdings organized by Philipp Kaiser. The title and theme of the show are derived from Walter Benjamin’s essay “Unpacking My Library,” in which he discusses the chaotic potentiality inherent in unpacking and recontextualizing one’s collection. Work by Mark Grotjahn, Thomas Houseago, Alex Israel, Takashi Murakami, Albert Oehlen, Sterling Ruby, Cindy Sherman, Franz West, Jonas Wood, and Christopher Wool is included.

Photo by Robert Wedemeyer

Albert Oehlen, Untitled, 2017 © Albert Oehlen

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Albert Oehlen
Ö

July 7–September 10, 2017
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Havana, Cuba
www.bellasartes.cult.cu

For his first exhibition in Cuba, Albert Oehlen presents new large-scale paintings, alongside earlier paintings and collages, at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Old Havana.

Albert Oehlen, Untitled, 2017 © Albert Oehlen

Jeff Wall, Search of Premises, 2009 © Jeff Wall

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Oracle

April 29, 2018–September 3, 2017
The Broad, Los Angeles
www.thebroad.org

From everyday experiences to protest movements as monumental as the Arab Spring uprisings across the Middle East, to themes that probe systems of social control or examine global commerce, artworks in Oracle tackle the effects of organizational frameworks on global events and private individuals. Some works in the exhibition symbolize marketplace machinations, both official and unofficial, while others are meditations on games, surveillance, vast data sets, mathematical and biological patterns, and even the logic of art itself. Work by Andreas Gursky, Albert Oehlen, Sterling Ruby, and Jeff Wall is included.

Jeff Wall, Search of Premises, 2009 © Jeff Wall

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