Dan Colen, Aimee Meredith Cox, Hank Willis Thomas
Moderated by Ora Wise
Thursday, May 6, 2021, 5pm edt
In partnership with Dover Street Market, Gagosian will host an online conversation between Dan Colen, artist and founder of Sky High Farm, Aimee Meredith Cox, associate professor of Anthropology and African American Studies at Yale University and author of the award-winning monograph Shapeshifters: Black Girls and the Choreography of Citizenship, and Hank Willis Thomas, Conceptual artist and cofounder of For Freedoms. Moderated by Ora Wise, executive director of Sky High Farm, the group will explore the transformative power of art making, the politics of collaboration, and the role of creative expression within social justice movements. To join, register at eventbrite.com.
This talk is part of a tribute, organized by Frieze New York, honoring the Vision & Justice Project and its founder Sarah Elizabeth Lewis. The Vision & Justice Project is dedicated to examining art’s central role in understanding the relationship between race and citizenship in the United States.
Left to right: Dan Colen. Photo: Andrew Zuckerman. Aimee Meredith Cox. Photo: Frederick Williams. Hank Willis Thomas. Photo: Andrea Blanch. Ora Wise. Photo: Stephen Vixjo
Regenerative Farming and Food Justice
Dan Colen and Jon Gray
Thursday, August 20, 2020, 8pm EDT
Join Dan Colen, artist and founder of Sky High Farm, and Jon Gray, cofounder of Ghetto Gastro, for a conversation on regenerative farming and food justice. Moderated by Patagonia environmental coordinator Rebecca Goodstein, the pair will discuss the intersections between regenerative organic agriculture farming, food justice, art, and the COVID-19 pandemic. To watch the live conversation, register at patagonia.com.
Sky High Farm, Columbia County, New York
Food Justice and Security
Dan Colen, Linda Goode Bryant, and Qiana Mickie in Conversation with Sonia Chopra
Thursday, August 6, 2020, 5pm EDT
Join Gagosian and 92nd Street Y for a conversation on contemporary food justice and community food security. The presentation will feature three speakers working in the field: Dan Colen, artist and founder of Sky High Farm, a nonprofit working to improve access to nutritious food for New Yorkers in underserved communities; gallerist and filmmaker Linda Goode Bryant, founder of Project EATS, an urban farming initiative aimed at sustainable food production in low income communities in New York City; and Qiana Mickie, special projects consultant for Just Food, a pioneer in food justice and an advocate for sustainable agriculture with an emphasis on community-driven solutions to inequities in our food system. The discussion will be moderated by writer Sonia Chopra, executive editor of Bon Appétit, and co-executive producer of No Passport Required on PBS. To attend the event, purchase tickets at 92y.org. A portion of ticket sales will be donated to Just Food, Project EATS, and Sky High Farm.
Vegetables from Sky High Farm being prepared for distribution in New York
Dan Colen: High Noon is available for online reading from May 20 through June 19 as part of Artist Spotlight: Dan Colen. The book documents two performance pieces by the artist, Carry On Cowboy and At Least They Died Together (both 2018), and a related exhibition of Desert paintings (2015–19), presented at Gagosian, Beverly Hills. The volume features an essay by Douglas Fogle, as well as a conversation between Colen, Fogle, and choreographer Dimitri Chamblas.
Dan Colen: High Noon (New York: Gagosian, 2020)
Saturday, March 7, 2020, 3–4pm
Gagosian Shop, New York
Gagosian will host a book signing with Dan Colen to celebrate the publication of High Noon, an exhibition catalogue of his Desert Paintings (2015–19), exhibited at Gagosian, Beverly Hills, in 2018. These large-scale paintings are lush yet schematic interpretations of the arid landscapes from Chuck Jones’s animated shorts featuring Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner. The volume also documents two new performances, At Least They Died Together and Carry On Cowboy (both 2018). To attend the free event, RSVP to email@example.com.
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Dan Colen: High Noon (New York: Gagosian, 2020)
Gagosian at Galeries Lafayette Champs-Élysées
Opening reception: Saturday, October 12, 6:30–8pm
October 12–20, 2019
Galeries Lafayette Champs-Élysées, Paris
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
Performances and Talk
Dan Colen, Dimitri Chamblas, Douglas Fogle
Wednesday, December 5, 2018, 4:30–8pm
Gagosian, Beverly Hills
Join Gagosian for the premiere of At Least They Died Together and Carry On Cowboy, two new performance pieces by Dan Colen with choreographer Dimitri Chamblas. The works will be performed in the exhibition Dan Colen: High Noon currently on view at Gagosian Beverly Hills and will start at 4:30pm and 5pm, respectively. The performances will be followed by a conversation with Colen and Chamblas moderated by curator and author Douglas Fogle. The discussion will start promptly at 7pm. To attend the free event, RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dan Colen, The Silent Stranger, 2018 (detail) © Dan Colen
Friday, September 21, 2018, 7pm
De la Cruz Collection, Miami
Dan Colen will speak about his practice and his new series of works inspired by desert landscapes. To attend the free event, reserve tickets at www.delacruzcollection.org.
Dan Colen, Vengeance, 2015 © Dan Colen. Photo: Christopher Burke
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
Livin’ and Dyin’
Thursday, October 5, 2017, 11:30am
Newport Street Gallery, London
In this ninety-minute walking performance piece, Dan Colen is accompanied by Wile E. Coyote, Roger Rabbit, and the Kool-Aid Man. The script Colen reads is built from every pat cliché and aphorism one could think of, as well as several soaring, inspirational movie speeches. As a whole the piece overlays the human condition with human fantasy and folly (and vice versa) until it becomes confusing–what is true and what is phony.
Photo: Katherine March Driscoll