Harmony Korine is available for online reading from March 16 through April 15 as part of Artist Spotlight: Harmony Korine. Published by Rizzoli in association with Gagosian and Centre Pompidou, Paris, this is the first comprehensive monograph on the cinema, art, writing, and creative world of Korine, the boundary-breaking auteur of Kids (1995), Gummo (1997), Mister Lonely (2007), and Spring Breakers (2012). An interview by film critic Emmanuel Burdeau and an extensive multipart essay by curator Alicia Knock trace common themes through Korine’s films and artworks, considering the ways in which he has captured the surreal quality of contemporary life.
Harmony Korine (New York: Rizzoli International Publications; Paris: Gagosian and Centre Pompidou, 2018)
August 3–September 7, 2021
The Bridge, Bridgehampton, New York
This exhibition features new paintings by Harmony Korine depicting American presidents in the act of playing golf, a strangely quintessential presidential activity. Each painting is sourced from an archival photograph, which Korine repaints, either in black and white or full color, thereby transforming the original expressions and gestures into almost exaggerated versions of themselves. He then adds ribbons of color that dance across each composition with childlike irreverence, enhancing the paintings’ tragicomic impression while adding a tinge of absurdity.
Harmony Korine, 37, 2019–21 © Harmony Korine
Harmony Korine: Young Twitchy is available for online reading from July 26 through August 25 as part of the From the Library series. This catalogue was published on the occasion of the 2019 exhibition at Gagosian, 980 Madison Avenue, New York, of new paintings by the artist. To make these works, Harmony Korine digitally painted different characters over iPhone photographs of his surroundings in Florida, and then re-created the compositions in oil paint on canvas. The publication includes a new text by Richard Prince.
Harmony Korine: Young Twitchy (New York: Gagosian, 2019)
Alternate Meanings in Film and Video
You’re only as young as the last time you changed your mind.
Gagosian is pleased to present Broadcast: Alternate Meanings in Film and Video, an online exhibition of artists’ films and videos viewable exclusively on gagosian.com. The exhibition will be organized into a series of “chapters,” each lasting two weeks. The first chapter begins on Tuesday, May 19, 2020.
Broadcast: Alternate Meanings in Film and Video employs the innate immediacy of time-based art to spark reflection on the here and now, taking the words of famed psychologist and countercultural icon Timothy Leary as its starting point.
Adam McEwen, Escape from New York, 2014 (still from “Battery Tunnel”) © Adam McEwen
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.
The Extreme Present
Screening and Talk
Sunday, November 3, 2019, 7:15–9:45pm
Metrograph, New York
The gallery will present Jerry Schatzberg’s 1973 feature film Scarecrow, starring Gene Hackman and Al Pacino, at Metrograph, New York. Following the screening, Schatzberg and Harmony Korine will discuss the film, their influences, and the role of humor in their varied practices, in a conversation moderated by Carlos Valladares. Valladares recently wrote on Schatzberg’s prolific career in the Winter 2019 issue of the Gagosian Quarterly and Korine is curating an exhibition of works by H. R. Giger and Mark Prent opening at Gagosian, Park & 75, New York, on November 5. The event has reached capacity.
Jerry Schatzberg, Scarecrow, 1973 (still). Photo: courtesy Jerry Schatzberg Archive
Hanging Out with Harmony Korine in Mayfair
Dazed presents a short video of Harmony Korine discussing his transition from filmmaking to painting and his current cultural influences.
Matt Black × Gana Art
November 1, 2019–January 5, 2020
Gana Art Center and Gana Art Hannam, Seoul
In collaboration with filmmaker Matt Black, this exhibition is centered around his short film series titled Reflections, which features conversations with contemporary artists. Through his interviews, Black paints a picture of the rapidly changing contemporary art scene, revealing the stories behind the artworks. Following the film’s theme, Gana Art has curated this exhibition to feature works by these artists, which include Dan Colen, Rachel Feinstein, Jeff Koons, Harmony Korine, Sterling Ruby, Taryn Simon, and Blair Thurman, among others.
Installation view, Reflections: Matt Black × Gana Art, Gana Art Center and Gana Art Hannam, Seoul, November 1, 2019–January 5, 2020. Artwork © Sterling Ruby
October 6–November 5, 2017
Centre Pompidou, Paris
A retrospective on the cinema, art, and creative world of Harmony Korine. The show gathers together many of his most significant projects, spanning film, writing, and art. Korine’s creative practice extends to photography and drawing as well as to figurative and abstract painting.
Installation view, Harmony Korine, Centre Pompidou, Paris, October 6–November 5, 2017. Artwork © Harmony Korine. Photo: Zarko Vijatovic
Shadows and Loops
November 4, 2016–January 16, 2017
Frist Art Museum, Nashville, Tennessee
This exhibition of work by Harmony Korine includes both figurative and abstract paintings. With their crude figures, rough surfaces, and distorted patterns, Korine’s paintings emphasize expression over nuance and instability over clarity.
Harmony Korine, Burst Manga, 2014 © Harmony Korine. Photo: Rob McKeever