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Lecture Series

Gregory Crewdson
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.

To find out about upcoming lectures, follow @yalephoto or @crewdsonstudio on Instagram.

Still from “Yale Photo Pop Up Lecture Series presents Jeff Wall”

Still from “Yale Photo Pop Up Lecture Series: Tilda Swinton”

Lecture Series

Gregory Crewdson
2020 Yale Photo Pop Up Lecture Series

Gregory Crewdson, director of graduate studies in photography at the Yale School of Artis 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”

Film still from Gregory Crewdson: There but Not There (2017), directed by Juliane Hiam © Crewdson Studio

Talk and Screening

Gregory Crewdson

May 19–20, 2018
Festival of Disruption at Brooklyn Steel, New York
www.festivalofdisruption.com

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

Gregory Crewdson, The Haircut, 2014

Tour

Gregory Crewdson
Cathedral of the Pines

Tuesday, September 19, 2017, 6pm
The Photographers’ Gallery, London 
www.thephotographersgallery.org.uk

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

Announcements

Dress from Namacheko’s Autumn/Winter 2020 collection featuring an image from Gregory Crewdson’s Hover series

Design

Namacheko and Gregory Crewdson
AW20 Collection

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

Gregory Crewdson

Video

Gregory Crewdson
Matthew Weiner

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.

Gregory Crewdson

Video

Gregory Crewdson
Sanctuary

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.

Museum Exhibitions

Gregory Crewdson, Untitled, 2001–02 © Gregory Crewdson

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Photographing the Fantastic

November 20, 2021–September 4, 2022
NSU Art Museum, Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
nsuartmuseum.org

Photographing the Fantastic explores photographs of magical moments, the uncanny, and the wondrous, drawn from the extensive photography collection of the NSU Art Museum, Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Work by Gregory Crewdson and Vera Lutter is included.

Gregory Crewdson, Untitled, 2001–02 © Gregory Crewdson

Gregory Crewdson, Untitled, 2002 © Gregory Crewdson

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Gregory Crewdson in
Chegar à boca da noite

April 30–August 28, 2022
Centro de Arte Contemporânea de Coimbra, Portugal
www.coimbra.pt

This exhibition, whose title translates to Arriving in the Middle of the Night, is organized in conjunction with Anozero, the Coimbra Contemporary Art Biennial, whose theme is “midnight.” The works on view are marked by a twilight ambience, reflecting the period of time that the Portuguese poet Camilo Pessanha referred to as “this vague suffering from the end of the day.” Work by Gregory Crewdson is included.

Gregory Crewdson, Untitled, 2002 © Gregory Crewdson

Taryn Simon, Ronald Jones; Scene of the arrest, South Side, Chicago, Illinois; Served 8 years of a Death sentence for Murder and Rape, from the series The Innocents, 2002 © Taryn Simon

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True Pictures?
Zeitgenössische Fotografie aus Kanada und den USA

March 12–June 26, 2022
Museum der Moderne Salzburg, Austria
www.museumdermoderne.at

This group exhibition, whose subtitle translates to Contemporary Photography from Canada and the USA, presents work by more than thirty North American artists spanning three generations whose photography is informed by our digital age—both through their employment of digital technologies and in terms of their engagement with the “flood of images” that defines visual culture of the twenty-first century. This exhibition has traveled from the Sprengel Museum Hannover, Germany. Work by Gregory CrewdsonTaryn Simon, and Jeff Wall is included. 

Taryn Simon, Ronald Jones; Scene of the arrest, South Side, Chicago, Illinois; Served 8 years of a Death sentence for Murder and Rape, from the series The Innocents, 2002 © Taryn Simon

Gregory Crewdson, Untitled, 1998–2002 © Gregory Crewdson

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Gregory Crewdson in
The Light Fantastic

January 29–May 30, 2022
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas
crystalbridges.org

In The Light Fantastic, works by twenty-seven artists from the nineteenth century to today are displayed alongside one another as a meditation on light—a form of energy that shapes how artists and viewers alike understand color, volume, and composition. In addition to considering works in painting, sculpture, printmaking, and photography, viewers have the opportunity to discover how local community members use light in their own art making and to consider how the lighting of the gallery affects perceptions of the exhibition. Work by Gregory Crewdson is included.

Gregory Crewdson, Untitled, 1998–2002 © Gregory Crewdson

Nathaniel Mary Quinn, Pure Insecurity, 2019 © Nathaniel Mary Quinn

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Since Unveiling
Selected Acquisitions of a Decade

November 20, 2021–April 3, 2022
The Broad, Los Angeles
www.thebroad.org

Since Unveiling highlights artworks that have entered the Broad collection in the last decade, with some acquisitions completed as recently as this year. The fifty-seven works on view by twenty-nine artists represent many facets of contemporary art, from explorations of abstraction and figuration to examinations of place, identity, and narrative. Many works witness, critique, and interpret current events, speaking to politics and power structures. Work by Gregory Crewdson, Andreas Gursky, and Nathaniel Mary Quinn are included.

Nathaniel Mary Quinn, Pure Insecurity, 2019 © Nathaniel Mary Quinn

Gregory Crewdson, Untitled, 1998–2002 © Gregory Crewdson

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Gregory Crewdson in
Colección Jumex: Temperatura Ambiente

October 7, 2021–February 13, 2022
Museo Jumex, Mexico City
www.fundacionjumex.org

This exhibition, whose title translates to Ambient Temperature, presents thirty-five works from the museum’s collection with the aim of creating a journey from the suffocating heat of the desert to the air-conditioned, impersonal spaces of contemporary life. Through videos, photographs, installations, and sculptures by international artists, the exhibition considers heat poetically—how it travels through the body, affecting experiences and emotions—against the backdrop of global climate change. Work by Gregory Crewdson is included.

Gregory Crewdson, Untitled, 1998–2002 © Gregory Crewdson

Gregory Crewdson, Untitled, 2003–08 © Gregory Crewdson

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True Pictures?
Zeitgenössische Fotografie aus Kanada und den USA

November 6, 2021–February 13, 2022
Sprengel Museum Hannover, Germany
www.sprengel-museum.de

This group exhibition, whose subtitle translates to Contemporary Photography from Canada and the USA, presents work by more than thirty North American artists spanning three generations whose photography is informed by our digital age—both through their employment of digital technologies and in terms of their engagement with the “flood of images” that defines visual culture of the twenty-first century. Work by Gregory Crewdson, Taryn Simon, and Jeff Wall is included.

Gregory Crewdson, Untitled, 2003–08 © Gregory Crewdson

Gregory Crewdson, Untitled, 1998–2002 © Gregory Crewdson

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American Photography

August 24–November 28, 2021
Albertina, Vienna
www.albertina.at

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, Untitled, 2007 © Gregory Crewdson

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Gregory Crewdson in
The Expanded Landscape

June 29–October 10, 2021
Getty Center, Los Angeles
www.getty.edu

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

Gregory Crewdson, Back Lot, 2018–19 © Gregory Crewdson

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Road Rage

June 25–September 20, 2021
The Church, Sag Harbor, New York
www.sagharborchurch.org

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

Gregory Crewdson, Untitled, 1996 © Gregory Crewdson

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Gregory Crewdson
Fireflies

June 12–July 18, 2021
Berkshire Botanical Garden, Stockbridge, Massachusetts
www.berkshirebotanical.org

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

Gregory Crewdson, Untitled, 2004 © Gregory Crewdson

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The Essl Collection
Photography

December 7, 2020–April 5, 2021
Albertina Modern, Vienna
www.albertina.at

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

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