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a unique opportunity to view Currin’s career through a new lens, the catalogue includes a selection of previously unpublished paintings, works on paper, and drawings, as well as new essays by Gingeras, cultural critic Naomi Fry, and psychoanalyst Jamieson Webster.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
2019 Benefit Auction + Party
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
Print Launch and Book Signing
Tuesday, May 2, 2017, 6–8pm
Gagosian Shop, New York
At the Gagosian Shop, a series of seven new prints by John Currin will be unveiled and the artist will sign copies of his most recent catalogue. Published in late 2016, the catalogue features over forty-five color reproductions of Currin’s paintings from 2011 to 2015, as well as an essay by James Lawrence. To attend the free event, RSVP to email@example.com.
John Currin (New York: Gagosian, 2016)