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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

Tom Sachs, Paradox Bullets, 2018 (still) © Tom Sachs

Screening and Talk

Tom Sachs
Paradox Bullets

Friday, February 15, 2019, 6:30–8pm
Paramount Theatre, Los Angeles
frieze.com

As part of the curated film program for Frieze Los Angeles, Tom Sachs’s Paradox Bullets (2018), directed by Van Neistat and narrated by Werner Herzog, will be screened in the historic Paramount Theatre. The short film follows a man, played by Ed Ruscha, who loses his keys in the Mojave Desert and has to use nine bullets, or rules, to get home. The screening will be followed by a conversation between Sachs, Herzog, and Neistat, moderated by Frieze editorial director, Jennifer Higgie. The event is free with fair admission.

Tom Sachs, Paradox Bullets, 2018 (still) © Tom Sachs

Ed Ruscha, Miracle, 1975 (still) © Ed Ruscha

Screening

Ed Ruscha
Films

January 14–18, 2019, 10am–6pm
USC School of Architecture, University of Southern California, Los Angeles
arch.usc.edu

The five-day pop-up screening showcases Premium (1971) and Miracle (1975), two rare films made by Ed Ruscha. Both films, featuring Ruscha’s signature deadpan humor and keen translation of the contemporary American condition, offer an exploration of storytelling and the conventional narrative codes of Hollywood. The event is free and open to the public.

Ed Ruscha, Miracle, 1975 (still) © Ed Ruscha

Ed Ruscha, Startup Text, 2015 © Ed Ruscha

Fundraiser

The Sexy Beast Gala

Saturday, October 20, 2018, 6:30pm
Marciano Art Foundation, Los Angeles
www.sexybeast.org

The Sexy Beast Gala is an evening of art and activism benefitting Planned Parenthood Los Angeles. The event will include performances, a silent auction, a pop-up shop, and more. To attend the event, purchase tickets at www.sexybeast.org.

Ed Ruscha, Startup Text, 2015 © Ed Ruscha

Photo: Manfredi Gioacchini

In Conversation

Ed Ruscha
Christopher Riopelle

Friday, June 8, 2018, 6:30–7:30pm
National Gallery, London
www.nationalgallery.org.uk

Ed Ruscha has shaped the way we see the American landscape over the span of his influential six-decade career. Hear him discuss his upcoming exhibition, Ed Ruscha: Course of Empire, opening at the National Gallery on June 11, with Christopher Riopelle, the museum’s Neil Westreich curator of post-1800 paintings. To attend the event, purchase tickets at www.nationalgallery.org.uk.

Photo: Manfredi Gioacchini

Thomas Cole, View from Mount Holyoke, Northampton, Massachusetts, after a Thunderstorm—The Oxbow, 1836, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Photo © The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

In Conversation

Ed Ruscha
Tom McCarthy

Sunday, April 8, 2018, 2pm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
www.metmuseum.org

Ed Ruscha and Tom McCarthy will discuss the influence the nineteenth-century landscape painter Thomas Cole has had on their careers in conjunction with the exhibition Thomas Cole’s Journey, organized by the Met’s Curator of American Paintings and Sculpture Elizabeth Kornhauser. To attend the event, purchase tickets at www.metmuseum.org.

Thomas Cole, View from Mount Holyoke, Northampton, Massachusetts, after a Thunderstorm—The Oxbow, 1836, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Photo © The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Thomas Houseago, Rainbow I (Psychedelic), 2017

Live Auction

2017 Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation Gala Auction

Live auction: July 26
Online preview: July 27–August 9
Online bidding: August 10–23
www.2017ldfauction.org

The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation is dedicated to protecting the world’s last wild places. Since 2008 it has supported over 200 environmental projects across all five oceans and in over fifty countries. This auction helps make it possible for the Foundation to continue supporting pioneering individuals and organizations on the front lines of environmental conservation and climate advocacy, and will feature donated artworks by Urs Fischer, Frank Gehry, Damien Hirst, Thomas Houseago, Jeff Koons, Pablo Picasso, Sterling Ruby, Ed Ruscha, Rudolf Stingel, Lawrence Weiner, and Jonas Wood.

Thomas Houseago, Rainbow I (Psychedelic), 2017

The Dream Colony: A Life in Art (New York: Bloomsbury USA, 2017)

Panel Discussion

James Cuno, Ed Ruscha, and Deborah Treisman

Wednesday, June 28, 2017, 7pm
The Getty Center, Los Angeles
www.getty.edu

Ed Ruscha will join James Cuno, president of the Getty Trust, and Deborah Treisman, editor and author, for a panel discussion on the innovative museum director and curator Walter Hopps. To attend the free event, reserve tickets at www.getty.edu.

The Dream Colony: A Life in Art (New York: Bloomsbury USA, 2017)