2021 Yale Photo Pop Up Lecture Series
The Yale Photo Pop Up Lecture Series has returned for a second year. The series was started in 2020 by Gregory Crewdson, director of graduate studies in photography at the Yale School of Art, as a response to the shift to online learning. The biweekly talks feature a wide range of guest speakers, including leading figures of contemporary film and photography, announced twenty-four hours in advance of the event. In each half-hour session, Crewdson asks the guest questions about artistic practice and the anticipation of an end to the pandemic crisis. The series is free and open to the public. Space is limited and will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis.
Still from “Yale Photo Pop Up Lecture Series presents Jeff Wall”
2020 Yale Photo Pop Up Lecture Series
Gregory Crewdson, director of graduate studies in photography at the Yale School of Art, is opening his 2020 MFA Photography Pop Up Lecture Series to the public while the Yale campus goes online, hosting twenty-eight question-and-answer sessions with leading figures of contemporary film and photography on Zoom. Featuring a wide range of guest speakers including William Eggleston, Spike Jonze, Tilda Swinton, and Kara Walker, the series opens up a conversation about how to find artistic inspiration in this moment of great change. To watch previous talks, visit www.art.yale.edu.
Still from “Yale Photo Pop Up Lecture Series: Tilda Swinton”
Talk and Screening
May 19–20, 2018
Festival of Disruption at Brooklyn Steel, New York
Gregory Crewdson will participate in the Festival of Disruption, curated by David Lynch. He will be giving a talk in conjunction with the screening of Gregory Crewdson: There but Not There, a short documentary released in 2017 that offers a rare glimpse into his casting and artistic process.
Film still from Gregory Crewdson: There but Not There (2017), directed by Juliane Hiam © Crewdson Studio
Cathedral of the Pines
Tuesday, September 19, 2017, 6pm
The Photographers’ Gallery, London
Join Gagosian and the Photographers’ Gallery for a tour of Gregory Crewdson’s Cathedral of the Pines with a special talk by curator Clare Grafik. The event is free and open to the public.
Gregory Crewdson, The Haircut, 2014
Namacheko and Gregory Crewdson
Belgian fashion label Namacheko is launching a new collection inspired by and featuring Gregory Crewdson’s photographs. The garments were shown for the first time at Namacheko’s Fall 2020 runway show in January at Espace Niemeyer, the French Communist Party headquarters in Paris, designed by Oscar Niemeyer. The clothing will be available later this year at select retailers, including the Gagosian Shop.
Dress from Namacheko’s Autumn/Winter 2020 collection featuring an image from Gregory Crewdson’s Hover series
As part of 2013 Paris Photo Los Angeles, photographer Gregory Crewdson sits with writer and director Matthew Weiner in the Sherry Lansing Theater to discuss the relationship between still and moving images in the history of art and cinema.
Bomb magazine visits Gregory Crewdson at his home in upstate New York to discuss his photo series Sanctuary (2009), which he shot at Cinecittà, a famous film studio outside of Rome. In contrast to his previous work, these sparse images—of deteriorated sets Crewdson discovered on the studio grounds—reveal the photographer to have intervened only minimally with his subject, eschewing artificial lighting.
Through November 28, 2021
This exhibition centers on the reimagining of iconography in American photography after 1945, when exaggeratedly idealized landscapes were replaced by everyday imagery that had previously been considered unworthy of portrayal. Some photographers captured the dynamic of big cities through a spontaneous pictorial language that often portrayed American society in a critical light. And, in a contrasting approach, others staged elaborate cinematic tableaux that grappled with photographic reality and illusion as well as with societal developments. Work by Richard Avedon and Gregory Crewdson is included.
Gregory Crewdson, Untitled, 1998–2002 © Gregory Crewdson
Gregory Crewdson in
The Expanded Landscape
June 29–October 10, 2021
Getty Center, Los Angeles
The contemporary photographers in this exhibition create large-scale works that expand our understanding of what landscape photography can be, favoring graphically abstract compositions, elevated vantage points that eliminate the horizon, experimental techniques, or personal relationships with a specific landscape. Work by Gregory Crewdson is included.
Gregory Crewdson, Untitled, 2007 © Gregory Crewdson
June 25–September 20, 2021
The Church, Sag Harbor, New York
Road Rage brings together works by twenty-four artists who use the car as subject or material. Dating from the 1960s to the present, the paintings, photographs, sculptures, drawings, and animated film on display consider automobiles as tools of travel, consumption, and commerce, and as icons of wealth, class, leisure, power, destruction, and pollution. Work by Gregory Crewdson and Richard Prince is included.
Gregory Crewdson, Back Lot, 2018–19 © Gregory Crewdson
June 12–July 18, 2021
Berkshire Botanical Garden, Stockbridge, Massachusetts
In 1996, Gregory Crewdson spent a summer photographing fireflies each evening at his family’s cabin in the Berkshires. While the resulting body of work was a departure from his elaborately staged large-scale cinematic pictures, Fireflies speaks to the most elemental features of photography itself: beauty and meaning derived through light. Twenty-five years later, a selection of these small-scale black-and-white images have returned to the Berkshires, on display in a specially darkened exhibition space at the Botanical Garden.
Gregory Crewdson, Untitled, 1996 © Gregory Crewdson
The Essl Collection
December 7, 2020–April 5, 2021
Albertina Modern, Vienna
Complementing an overview of the Essl Collection, which has been held by the Albertina since 2017, the lower level of the Albertina Modern is presenting a special exhibition of works from the Essl Collection’s photographic holdings. In addition to notable examples of contemporary photography, the show particularly focuses on representatives of the Becher School, who studied under the influential photographers Bernd and Hilla Becher at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf in the 1970s. Work by Gregory Crewdson, Andreas Gursky, and Cindy Sherman is included.
Gregory Crewdson, Untitled, 2004 © Gregory Crewdson
Contemporary Photography from the Whitney Museum of American Art
December 18, 2020–March 15, 2021
Asheville Art Museum, North Carolina
Vantage Points features a selection of photographic works from the 1970s to the mid-2000s that highlights how photography has been used to represent individuals, places, and narratives. Drawn exclusively from the Whitney Museum’s permanent collection, the exhibition presents work by approximately twenty artists, including Gregory Crewdson, Sally Mann, Cindy Sherman, and Andy Warhol.
Sally Mann, Sorry Game, 1989 © Sally Mann
Gregory Crewdson in
Masters of Photography: The Garner Collection
November 14, 2020–March 14, 2021
San Diego Museum of Art
This exhibition features a broad sampling from the substantial holdings of local collectors Cam and Wanda Garner. Emphasizing iconic images by photographers from the twentieth century to the present, this group of pictures—diverse in subject, style, photographic medium, and chronology—presents an occasion to reflect on photography’s role in history and society, and to consider its future trajectory. Work by Gregory Crewdson is included.
Gregory Crewdson, Dream House, 2002 © Gregory Crewdson
Gregory Crewdson in
Le mauvais œil
September 19, 2020–February 21, 2021
FRAC Auvergne, Clermont-Ferrand, France
Clément Cogitore’s 2018 film The Evil Eye lends this exhibition its title and, projected in the center of the museum, is also the show’s heart. Its soundtrack is broadcast in each of the institution’s rooms and accompanies the other works to create a sense of a whispered litany announcing the end of the world. Work by Gregory Crewdson is included.
Gregory Crewdson, Untitled (Long Clump of Beetles), 1992–97 © Gregory Crewdson
Gregory Crewdson in
Home: Live > In Room
August 25, 2020–January 3, 2021
Whitechapel Gallery, London
Considering the ways in which lockdown has affected experiences of art and culture, Whitechapel Gallery’s youth forum, Duchamp & Sons, presents a virtually curated display featuring artworks drawn from the Hiscox Collection. Confined to their homes and communicating virtually, the youth collective asked “How do we imagine a space where we have spent so much time over the past months? What does it mean to curate an exhibition from our kitchens and bedrooms, with our laptops and screens?” The selected artworks transport us to faraway destinations or compel us to look closer to home. Work by Gregory Crewdson is included.
Gregory Crewdson, Untitled, 2004 © Gregory Crewdson
Photography’s Last Century
The Ann Tenenbaum and Thomas H. Lee Collection
March 10–November 30, 2020
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
This exhibition celebrates the remarkable ascendancy of photography in the last century, and Ann Tenenbaum and Thomas H. Lee’s promised gift of over sixty photographs in honor of the Met’s 150th anniversary in 2020. The collection is particularly notable for its breadth and depth of works by women artists, its sustained interest in the nude, and its focus on artists’ beginnings. Work by Gregory Crewdson, Andreas Gursky, Man Ray, Cindy Sherman, Andy Warhol, and Rachel Whiteread is included.
Gregory Crewdson, Untitled, 2005 © Gregory Crewdson
Edward Hopper and the American Hotel
July 17–October 25, 2020
Edward Hopper and the American Hotel explores the artist’s images of hospitality settings showcasing more than sixty of the artist’s paintings, drawings, watercolors, and illustrations. Also included are thirty-five works by American artists that similarly explore the visual culture of hotels, travel, and mobility from the early twentieth century to the present, including work by Gregory Crewdson, Ed Ruscha, and Cindy Sherman. This show has traveled from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, Virginia.
Installation view, Edward Hopper and the American Hotel, Newfields, Indianapolis, July 17–October 25, 2020. Artwork © Gregory Crewdson
Kunst und Emotion
November 7, 2019–October 4, 2020
Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich
One hundred paintings, objects, and films from contemporary artists invite the viewer to intuitively approach art from an emotional perspective. What does art provoke in us? To what extent does our view of art depend on our personal experiences and memories? This exhibition seeks to encourage this direct dialogue between artwork and viewer in order to stimulate an intense emotional engagement. Work by Gregory Crewdson, Richard Prince, and Cindy Sherman is included.
Installation view, Feelings: Kunst und Emotion, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, November 7, 2019–October 4, 2020. Artwork © Richard Prince