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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

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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

Museum Exhibitions

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Untitled, 2020

Through December 13, 2020
Punta della Dogana, Venice
www.palazzograssi.it

Conceived and curated by Thomas Houseago, Muna El Fituri, and Caroline Bourgeois, Untitled, 2020 places into dialogue works in a broad range of media by more than sixty artists held by the Pinault Collection, international museums, and private collections. The exhibition centers around a re-creation of Houseago’s studio in Tadao Ando’s cube room, in the heart of Punta della Dogana. Work by Ellen Gallagher, Duane Hanson, Mike Kelley, Henry Moore, and Nam June Paik is included.

Duane Hanson, Bodybuilder, 1990 © 2019 Estate of Duane Hanson/Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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Duane Hanson in
Hyperrealistic Sculpture. Almost Alive

November 29, 2018–March 10, 2019
Heydar Aliyev Center, Baku, Azerbaijan
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Hyperrealistic Sculpture. Almost Alive gives an overview of hyperrealism as a movement over the past fifty years. The exhibition traces this art from the 1960s to the present, but also shows that the depictions of human physicality are always influenced by the respective zeitgeist of their time. This show was initially produced under the title Almost Alive: Hyperrealistic Sculptures in Art by the Kunsthalle Tübingen, Germany. Work by Duane Hanson is included.

Duane Hanson, Bodybuilder, 1990 © 2019 Estate of Duane Hanson/Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Installation view, Almost Alive: Hyperrealistic Sculptures in Art, Kunsthalle Tübingen, Germany, July 21–October 21, 2018. Artwork © Estate of Duane Hanson/Licensed by VAGA, New York. Photo: Ulrich Metz

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Duane Hanson in
Almost Alive: Hyperrealistic Sculptures in Art

July 21–October 21, 2018
Kunsthalle Tübingen, Germany
kunsthalle-tuebingen.de

Almost Alive: Hyperrealistic Sculptures in Art gives an overview of hyperrealism as a movement over the past fifty years. The exhibition traces this art from the 1960s to the present, but also shows that the depictions of human physicality are always influenced by the respective zeitgeist of their time. Work by Duane Hanson is included.

Installation view, Almost Alive: Hyperrealistic Sculptures in Art, Kunsthalle Tübingen, Germany, July 21–October 21, 2018. Artwork © Estate of Duane Hanson/Licensed by VAGA, New York. Photo: Ulrich Metz

Thomas Houseago, Baby, 2009–10 © Thomas Houseago

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“Debout!”
Collection François Pinault

June 23–September 9, 2018
Couvent des Jacobins and Musée des Beaux-Arts, Rennes, France
www.tourisme-rennes.com

The city of Rennes will host an exhibition of works from the Pinault collection under the title “Debout!”. More than sixty works by twenty renowned artists will be on display in locations and institutions around the city. Work by Duane Hanson, Thomas Houseago, and Tatiana Trouvé will be included.

Thomas Houseago, Baby, 2009–10 © Thomas Houseago

Jeff Koons, Buster Keaton, 1988 © Jeff Koons

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Like Life
Sculpture, Color, and the Body (1300–Now)

March 21–July 22, 2018
Met Breuer, New York
www.metmuseum.org

Seven hundred years of sculptural practice—spanning fourteenth-century Europe to the global present—will be examined anew. Like Life: Sculpture, Color, and the Body (1300–Now) will explore narratives of sculpture in which artists have sought to replicate the literal, living presence of the human body. Work by Duane Hanson and Jeff Koons will be included.

Jeff Koons, Buster Keaton, 1988 © Jeff Koons

Duane Hanson, Bodybuilder, 1990 © Estate of Duane Hanson/Licensed by VAGA, New York

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Duane Hanson in
Hyperrealism Sculpture

March 10–July 1, 2018
Kunsthal Rotterdam
www.kunsthal.nl

This exhibition shows a unique selection of thirty-five three-dimensional works
by twenty-eight artists. Hyperrealism Sculpture is an overview of the worldwide developments in hyperrealist sculpture over the past fifty years. Work by Duane Hanson is included.

Duane Hanson, Bodybuilder, 1990 © Estate of Duane Hanson/Licensed by VAGA, New York

Robert Therrien, No title (table leg), 2010 © Robert Therrien/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Peter Cox

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No Place Like Home

March 1–June 3, 2018
Museu Coleção Berardo, Lisbon, Portugal
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In celebration of Dada’s one hundredth anniversary in 2016 and the centennial of Marcel Duchamp’s Fountain in 2017, this exhibition examines how artists have incorporated commonplace household items into their work, removing these objects from the context of the home in ways that subvert the experiences of daily life. This exhibit has traveled from the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. Work by Duchamp, Duane Hanson, Damien Hirst, Man Ray, Takashi Murakami, Nam June Paik, Robert Therrien, and Andy Warhol is included.

Robert Therrien, No title (table leg), 2010 © Robert Therrien/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Peter Cox

Duane Hanson, Two Workers, 1993, Siftung Haus der Geschichte der Bundesrepublik Deutschland © Estate of Duane Hanson/VAGA, licensed by Viscopy

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Duane Hanson in
Hyper Real

October 20, 2017–February 18, 2018
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
nga.gov.au

Asking the fundamental question “What makes us human?” Hyper Real provokes reflection, fascination, fear, and joy. The exhibition includes eerily lifelike sculptures and out-of-this-world virtual reality, and charts the evolution of hyperrealism into the twenty-first century. Work by Duane Hanson is included.

Duane Hanson, Two Workers, 1993, Siftung Haus der Geschichte der Bundesrepublik Deutschland © Estate of Duane Hanson/VAGA, licensed by Viscopy

Dike Blair, Untitled, 2017

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Dike Blair
Duane Hanson

August 26–September 10, 2017
Karma, Amagansett, New York
karmakarma.org

Dike Blair’s new oil paintings capture a split second of the observed world with deadpan perception. They bring attention to the banal and transitory details of everyday life, like a view of the sky from a window, the markings in a parking lot, or footprints in snow. Duane Hanson similarly works with the banal and commonplace, but offers people as his subjects. Life size and realistic down to the hair on their arms, their uncanniness is only furthered by their frozen state and the loneliness of their archetypal roles becomes obvious in their stares.

Dike Blair, Untitled, 2017

Tatiana Trouvé, Untitled, 2007 © ADAGP, Paris 2017. Photo by Daniele Resini

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Dioramas

June 14–September 10, 2017
Palais de Tokyo, Paris
www.palaisdetokyo.com

This exhibition explores the diorama as an unexpected source of inspiration for contemporary art. At the intersection of art, cinema, and theater, this cross-disciplinary exhibition recontextualizes the diorama with a renewed approach to the history of spectatorship, including the influence of science and technology on popular culture, fun fairs, and exhibitions. Work by Duane Hanson, Anselm Kiefer, Tatiana Trouvé, Jeff Wall, and Tom Wesselmann is included.

Tatiana Trouvé, Untitled, 2007 © ADAGP, Paris 2017. Photo by Daniele Resini

Willem de Kooning, Woman and Bicycle, 1952–53, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York © The Willem de Kooning Foundation/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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Human Interest
Portraits from the Whitney’s Collection

April 2, 2016–April 2, 2017
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
whitney.org

Human Interest offers new perspectives on one of art’s oldest genres. Drawn entirely from the museum’s holdings, the more than two hundred works in the exhibition show changing approaches to portraiture from the early 1900s until today. Bringing iconic works together with lesser-known examples and recent acquisitions in a range of mediums, the exhibition unfolds in eleven thematic sections. Work by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Willem de Kooning, Roe Ethridge, Duane Hanson, Mike KelleySally MannMan RayBruce NaumanRichard PrinceEd RuschaCindy ShermanRudolf StingelAndy Warhol, and Jonas Wood is included.

Willem de Kooning, Woman and Bicycle, 1952–53, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York © The Willem de Kooning Foundation/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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