Thursday, March 5, 2020, 6–8pm
Bookmarc, New York
John Currin will be signing copies of his book Men, which accompanied his exhibition John Currin: My Life as a Man, recently on view at Dallas Contemporary. Curated by Alison M. Gingeras, the survey marks the first ever attempt to track the evolution of male iconography in the artist’s oeuvre. Offering a unique opportunity to view Currin’s career through a new lens, the catalogue includes a selection of previously unpublished paintings, works on paper, and drawings, as well as new essays by Gingeras, cultural critic Naomi Fry, and psychoanalyst Jamieson Webster. A champagne reception will follow the signing. The event is free and open to the public.
John Currin: Men (New York: Gagosian, 2019)
Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 6pm
Gagosian, Hong Kong
In the interest of public health, this event has been canceled.
Join Gagosian for a tour of John Currin’s first solo exhibition in Asia, currently on view at Gagosian, Hong Kong. The exhibition presents a new series of portraits by Currin featuring his most beloved subject: women. Gagosian director Nick Simunovic will examine the genre of female portraiture in Currin’s oeuvre and explore how the artist channels his prodigious painterly skills into idealized yet perverse images that both charm and challenge. To attend the free event, RSVP to email@example.com. Space is limited.
John Currin, Shelley, 2019 © John Currin. Photo: Rob McKeever
Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 6:30–7:30pm
New York Studio School
John Currin will be in conversation with Brett Littman, director of the Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum in New York. The pair will discuss Currin’s practice as well as his exhibition, Life as a Man, on view at Dallas Contemporary through December 22. The event is free and open to the public.
John Currin, Untitled, 1995 © John Currin
Talk and Book Signing
John Currin, Naomi Fry, Alison Gingeras, and Jamieson Webster
Tuesday, November 12, 2019, 6–8pm
National Arts Club, New York
Join us to celebrate John Currin: My Life as a Man, currently on view at Dallas Contemporary, and the accompanying catalogue, Men, published by Gagosian. To mark the occasion, Currin will speak with the book’s contributors—cultural critic Naomi Fry, exhibition curator Alison Gingeras, and psychoanalyst Jamieson Webster—and will sign copies following the talk. Both the exhibition and catalogue include several paintings, works on paper, and drawings that have never previously been exhibited or published, offering a unique opportunity to view Currin’s career through a new lens. The event has reached capacity. To join the wait list, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
John Currin: Men (New York: Gagosian, 2019)
Chatsworth Arts Festival
Saturday, September 21, 2019, 4:15–5:15pm
Chatsworth House, Derbyshire, England
John Currin is participating in the Chatsworth Arts Festival, a weekend of culture and performance. He will discuss his practice, including his depictions of his own gender, which are the focus of a new solo exhibition currently on view at Dallas Contemporary. To attend the event, purchase tickets at chatsworth.seetickets.com.
John Currin, Hot Pants, 2010 © John Currin
Benefit Auction + Party 2019
Thursday, September 19, 2019, 6:30–9:30pm
Drawing Center, New York
The Drawing Center’s annual Benefit Auction + Party takes place on Thursday, September 19, with an evening of music and cocktails, and a silent auction featuring works generously donated by over forty leading artists, including Joe Bradley, John Currin, Rudolf Stingel, and Mary Weatherford. Funds raised through this event provide crucial support for the Drawing Center’s ambitious roster of exhibitions, publications, education initiatives, and public programs. To attend the event, purchase tickets at www.drawingcenter.org.
John Currin, Untitled, 2015 © John Currin
Ed Ruscha to kick off new season of Gagosian’s online series
Launching September 16, 2020
Gagosian is unveiling a new vision for the Artist Spotlight series that will operate independently of our exhibition program. This will cement the platform’s status as a vibrant aspect of the gallery’s programming that allows artists to operate imaginatively beyond the physical exhibition format.
The second season of Artist Spotlight—a series that focuses on an individual artist for one week each month—premieres on September 16, 2020, with a new project by legendary artist Ed Ruscha. A selection of works by preeminent artists—including John Currin, Takashi Murakami, Nathaniel Mary Quinn, and Rachel Whiteread—will debut this fall. For updates, please contact the gallery at email@example.com.
Ed Ruscha. Photo: Sten Rosenlund
Rachel Feinstein and John Currin
Shio Kusaka and Jonas Wood
Rachel Feinstein and John Currin and Shio Kusaka and Jonas Wood will be honored at the 2018 Hirshhorn New York Gala at Lincoln Center on November 5, 2018. This year the annual event celebrates twenty-five duos whose achievements—both individually and collectively—have played a formative role in shaping the next generation of art history.
Gagosian App for iPad
Gagosian announces the launch of a free iPad app, designed by award-winning firm RadicalMedia, which offers unprecedented access and takes users on an in-depth journey with Gagosian’s artists and exhibitions, presented through visually stunning, richly informative and innovative features on June 12, 2011.
Artists featured in this issue include Richard Avedon, Cecily Brown, John Chamberlain, John Currin, Vera Lutter, Kazimir Malevich, Elizabeth Peyton, Pablo Picasso, Richard Prince, Robert Rauschenberg, and Rudolf Stingel.
My Life as a Man
September 15–December 22, 2019
Curated by Alison M. Gingeras, My Life as a Man focuses exclusively on John Currin’s depictions of his own gender, examining provocative depictions of a range of masculine identities over the course of his career. Beginning with works made in 1990, the exhibition aims to critically analyze Currin’s male gaze when it is trained on the identity politics of manhood. The show also features more than fifty works on paper and sketchbook drawings of male figures that have never been publicly exhibited.
John Currin, Fishermen, 2002 © John Currin
Art from the Tate Collection
March 24–June 24, 2018
Yokohama Museum of Art, Japan
Journeying through time, from the nineteenth century to the present, this exhibition brings together masterpieces by renowned artists including Francis Bacon, John Currin, Alberto Giacometti, Man Ray, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, and Cindy Sherman. More than one hundred artworks tell the story of the nude and trace artists’ captivation with the human form over the past two centuries. The exhibition has most recently traveled from the Seoul Olympic Museum of Art.
John Currin, Honeymoon Nude, 1998, Tate, London © Joyn Currin
Masterpieces from the Tate
August 11–December 25, 2017
Seoul Olympic Museum of Art, South Korea
This traveling exhibition brings together masterpieces by renowned artists including Francis Bacon, John Currin, Alberto Giacometti, Man Ray, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, and Cindy Sherman. Beautiful, sensual, and at times provocative, more than one hundred artworks tell the story of the nude and trace artists’ captivation with the human form over the past two centuries.
Pablo Picasso, Nude Woman in a Red Armchair, 1932, Tate © 2017 Estate of Pablo Picasso/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo © Tate, London 2017
The Body Laid Bare
Masterpieces from the Tate
March 18–July 16, 2017
Auckland Art Gallery, New Zealand
Journeying through time, from the classical, biblical, and literary subjects of the nineteenth century to the body politics of contemporary art, this exhibition brings together masterpieces by renowned artists including Francis Bacon, John Currin, Alberto Giacometti, Man Ray, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, and Cindy Sherman. Beautiful, sensual, and at times provocative, more than one hundred artworks tell the story of the nude and trace artists’ captivation with the human form over the past two centuries. The exhibition travels to the Seoul Olympic Museum of Art in South Korea, opening August 11, 2017.
Cindy Sherman, Untitled #97, 1982, Tate © Cindy Sherman. Photo © Tate, London 2017
John Currin in
Lucas Cranach the Elder: 500 Years of the Power of Temptation
January 28–April 16, 2017
The National Museum of Art,
This exhibition, the first devoted to Lucas Cranach the Elder in Japan, will explore the entire scope of Cranach’s work and trace his influences on modern and contemporary artists like John Currin, whose 1999 painting Sno-bo is featured in the exhibition.
John Currin, Sno-bo, 1999. Photo by Rob McKeever