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Installation view, Katharina Grosse: Is It You?, Baltimore Museum of Art, March 1, 2020–January 3, 2021. Artwork © Katharina Grosse and VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, Germany 2020. Photo: Mitro Hood, courtesy Baltimore Museum of Art

In Conversation

Katharina Grosse
Eric N. Mack

Wednesday, December 16, 2020, 6pm EST

Using the exhibition Katharina Grosse: Is It You? at the Baltimore Museum of Art as a starting point, Grosse and fellow artist Eric N. Mack will discuss the intersections of their practices, processes, and inspirations. The talk will be moderated by critic and art historian Molly Warnock as part of the museum’s Violet Hour series. To watch the live conversation, visit BMA’s Facebook.

Installation view, Katharina Grosse: Is It You?, Baltimore Museum of Art, March 1, 2020–January 3, 2021. Artwork © Katharina Grosse and VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, Germany 2020. Photo: Mitro Hood, courtesy Baltimore Museum of Art

Still from Alexander Kluge’s film Separatrix (2020), featuring Katharina Grosse’s painting Untitled (2019)

In Conversation

Katharina Grosse and Alexander Kluge
with Joachim Bernauer and Julia Draganović

Tuesday, November 24, 2020, 1pm EST (7pm CET)

Katharina Grosse will speak with writer, theorist, and filmmaker Alexander Kluge about his writings on Leibniz’s theory of the “separatrix” and its key impact on her new body of watercolors and paintings on canvas, on view at Gagosian, Rome, through January 7. The conversation will be moderated by special guests Joachim Bernauer, director of Goethe-Institut Italien, and Julia Draganović, director of Accademia Tedesca Roma Villa Massimo, Rome. For this online discussion, Bernauer and Draganović will be speaking live from the gallery while Grosse and Kluge will join remotely. To join, complete this form.

Still from Alexander Kluge’s film Separatrix (2020), featuring Katharina Grosse’s painting Untitled (2019)

Katharina Grosse, Shake Before Using, 2020 © Katharina Grosse and VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, Germany 2020

Support

Artist Plate Project
Coalition for the Homeless

November 16–December 14, 2020

Gagosian is pleased to support the Coalition for the Homeless’s Artist Plate Project fundraiser. Artwork by fifty artists, including Cecily Brown, Katharina Grosse, Sterling Ruby, Ed Ruscha, Sarah Sze, Andy Warhol, Jonas Wood, and Christopher Wool, is featured on limited-edition dinner plates produced by Prospect and made available through Artware Editions to support the Coalition’s lifesaving programs. All of the funds raised by the sale of the plates will provide food, crisis services, housing, and other critical aid to thousands of people experiencing homelessness and instability. The purchase of one plate can feed seventy-five homeless and hungry New Yorkers.

Katharina Grosse, Shake Before Using, 2020 © Katharina Grosse and VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, Germany 2020

Photo: Robert Schittko, Art/Beats

In Conversation

Katharina Grosse
Bartolomeo Pietromarchi

Tuesday, November 10, 2020, 1pm EST (7pm CET)

Katharina Grosse will speak with Bartolomeo Pietromarchi, director of Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo (MAXXI) in Rome, as part of the museum’s Conversazioni d’autore series. The pair will discuss her artistic practice, including such works as Ingres Wood Seven (2018) in the MAXXI collection, as well as her latest paintings and works on paper on view in Separatrix at Gagosian, Rome, through January 7. The event is organized in collaboration with Gagosian; Accademia Tedesca Roma Villa Massimo, Rome; and Goethe-Institut, Rome. To watch the live conversation, visit MAXXI’s Facebook.

Photo: Robert Schittko, Art/Beats

Ed Ruscha, Street Cred, 2019 © Ed Ruscha

Auction

LAXART
2020 Benefit Auction

September 15–29, 2020

The nonprofit visual art space LAXART is hosting a benefit auction, featuring works by Katharina Grosse, Jennifer Guidi, and Ed Ruscha. Proceeds will help the organization continue its mission to promote emerging and under-recognized talent and engage with key issues of our time through exhibitions, publications, and public programs. The live auction begins at 5pm edt on September 15 on Artsy. The works will also be available for viewing at LAXART by appointment beginning September 15. To register to bid, visit artsy.net.

Ed Ruscha, Street Cred, 2019 © Ed Ruscha

Installation view, Katharina Grosse: It Wasn’t Us, Hamburger Bahnhof–Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin, June 1, 2020–January 10, 2021. Artwork © Katharina Grosse and VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2020. Photo: Jens Ziehe

Performance

Katharina Grosse
Stefan Schneider

Sunday, September 13, 2020, 7:30pm, 8:15pm, and 9pm
Hamburger Bahnhof–Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin
www.smb.museum

As part of Berlin Art Week, Katharina Grosse and musician Stefan Schneider will present three performances together in the exhibition Katharina Grosse: It Wasn’t Us at the Hamburger Bahnhof–Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin. The pair released their first album Tiergarten three years ago after a series of joint spontaneous musical dialogues incorporating analogue synthesizers. To attend the event, purchase tickets at www.berlinartweek.de.

Installation view, Katharina Grosse: It Wasn’t Us, Hamburger Bahnhof–Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin, June 1, 2020–January 10, 2021. Artwork © Katharina Grosse and VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2020. Photo: Jens Ziehe

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Still from “Katharina Grosse: Rockaway!”

Video

Katharina Grosse
Rockaway!

In 2016, MoMA PS1 invited Katharina Grosse to transform an abandoned building at Fort Tilden in the Rockaways, New York, into an artwork using her technique of spraying brightly colored paint directly onto the structure. In this video, produced by the museum and featuring footage of the work being made, Grosse explains the concepts and process behind the project, and her interest in color and scale.

Still from “Katharina Grosse: Rockaway!”

Museum Exhibitions

Katharina Grosse, Ingres Wood Seven, 2017 © Katharina Grosse and VG Bild-Kunst Bonn, 2019 Photo: Jens Ziehe

On View

Katharina Grosse in
Collezione MAXXI. Lo spazio dell’immagine

Opened November 21, 2018
Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo, Rome
www.maxxi.art

The spirit and the identity of the museum are being renewed with a display of more than thirty works by twenty-six artists. Dedicated to the museum’s new acquisitions, this group show aims to create a counterpoint between the abstract and the figurative. Work by Katharina Grosse is included.

Katharina Grosse, Ingres Wood Seven, 2017 © Katharina Grosse and VG Bild-Kunst Bonn, 2019 Photo: Jens Ziehe

Katharina Grosse, The Horse Trotted a Little Bit Further, 2020, installation view, Fondazione Merz, Turin, Italy, © Katharina Grosse and VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, Germany 2021. Photo: courtesy Fondazione Merz

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Katharina Grosse in
Push the Limits

September 7, 2020–February 28, 2021
Fondazione Merz, Turin, Italy
www.fondazionemerz.org

Push the Limits is an exhibition that investigates how art probes cultural, geographical, sexual, social, and visual limits to expand horizons of thinking, perception, and speech. Each work on display is a push forward in a space where current codes of behavior are suspended and transformation becomes possible. Work by Katharina Grosse is included.

Katharina Grosse, The Horse Trotted a Little Bit Further, 2020, installation view, Fondazione Merz, Turin, Italy, © Katharina Grosse and VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, Germany 2021. Photo: courtesy Fondazione Merz

Katharina Grosse, It Wasn’t Us, 2020, installation view, Hamburger Bahnhof–Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin © Katharina Grosse and VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, Germany 2020. Photo: Jens Ziehe

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Katharina Grosse
It Wasn’t Us

June 14, 2020–January 10, 2021
Hamburger Bahnhof–Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin
www.smb.museum

Katharina Grosse will use the historical hall of the Hamburger Bahnhof and the outdoor area behind the building as the site for a new work that radically destabilizes and renegotiates the existing order of the space of the museum. Incorporating the floor of the hall and Styrofoam sculptural elements as a pictorial ground, her painting will extend beyond the building’s walls and into public space, inviting us to reconsider our habits of seeing, thinking, and perceiving.

Katharina Grosse, It Wasn’t Us, 2020, installation view, Hamburger Bahnhof–Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin © Katharina Grosse and VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, Germany 2020. Photo: Jens Ziehe

Installation view, Katharina Grosse: Is It You?, Baltimore Museum of Art, March 1, 2020–January 3, 2021. Artwork © Katharina Grosse and VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, Germany 2020. Photo: Mitro Hood, courtesy Baltimore Museum of Art

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Katharina Grosse
Is It You?

March 1, 2020–January 3, 2021
Baltimore Museum of Art
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For this exhibition Katharina Grosse presents five recent paintings and a new site-related environment. The central gallery is transformed with an expansive, immersive fabric installation that is partially suspended from the ceiling, creating a cloth “room” with vibrantly painted undulating walls.

Installation view, Katharina Grosse: Is It You?, Baltimore Museum of Art, March 1, 2020–January 3, 2021. Artwork © Katharina Grosse and VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, Germany 2020. Photo: Mitro Hood, courtesy Baltimore Museum of Art

Katharina Grosse, Stage 2—The Profit, 2019 © VG Bild-Kunst Bonn, 2020

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Katharina Grosse in
Alexander Kluge: The Power of Music / The Opera: Temple of Seriousness

October 20, 2019–April 19, 2020
Kunsthalle Weishaupt and Museum Ulm, Germany
museumulm.de

At the core of this exhibition was the power of music, which reaches special levels of expression in opera. The emotional power of socially relevant themes was explored through film, science, literature, and art, including work by Katharina Grosse.

Katharina Grosse, Stage 2—The Profit, 2019 © VG Bild-Kunst Bonn, 2020

Installation view, Mural: Jackson Pollock | Katharina Grosse, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, July 1, 2019–February 23, 2020. Artwork, left to right: © 2020 The Pollock-Krasner Foundation/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York; © Katharina Grosse and VG Bild-Kunst Bonn, 2020

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Mural
Jackson Pollock | Katharina Grosse

July 1, 2019–February 23, 2020
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
www.mfa.org

Jackson Pollock’s Mural (1943) is recognized as one of the pivotal achievements of the artist’s career, the moment when he left figuration behind, expanded the scale of his work, and started to develop his signature drip technique. The MFA has commissioned German artist Katharina Grosse to respond to this work, in an effort to demonstrate how the two artists have respectively transformed painting through their innovative techniques and approaches to massive scale.

Installation view, Mural: Jackson Pollock | Katharina Grosse, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, July 1, 2019–February 23, 2020. Artwork, left to right: © 2020 The Pollock-Krasner Foundation/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York; © Katharina Grosse and VG Bild-Kunst Bonn, 2020

Katharina Grosse, Untitled, 2018 © Katharina Grosse and VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2019

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Farbe absolut
Katharina Grosse × Gotthard Graubner

November 1, 2019–January 26, 2020
MKM Museum Küppersmühle für Moderne Kunst, Duisburg, Germany
www.museum-kueppersmuehle.de

Work by Katharina Grosse is juxtaposed with work by Gotthard Graubner (1930–2013) to show how the two abstract artists from different generations adopted varied artistic approaches to color. Both artists spent time at the Düsseldorf Academy of the Arts during the 1980s.

Katharina Grosse, Untitled, 2018 © Katharina Grosse and VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2019

Katharina Grosse, Untitled, 2011 © Katharina Grosse and VG Bild-Kunst Bonn, 2019

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Frozen Gesture
Gesten in der Malerei

May 18–August 18, 2019
Kunst Museum Winterthur, Switzerland
www.kmw.ch

In 1965 Roy Lichtenstein created his famous Brushstrokes and in doing so highlighted the fundamental elements of the image, such as the appearance of the colors and the pigment, the color fields and their limits, and not least the application of paint in the form of a gesture. This exhibition aims to explore the sheer range of gestures in contemporary painting. Work by Katharina Grosse, Roy Lichtenstein, and David Reed is included.

Katharina Grosse, Untitled, 2011 © Katharina Grosse and VG Bild-Kunst Bonn, 2019

Katharina Grosse, Untitled, 2014 © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2019

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Katharina Grosse in
In Bester Gesellschaft

April 13–August 4, 2019
Preußischer Kulturbesitz, Berlin
www.smb.museum

In bester Gesellschaft, which translates to In Good Company, presents a selection of the Berlin Kupferstichkabinett’s most important acquisitions from the past ten years, ranging from those dating to the late Middle Ages to recent works. Work by Katharina Grosse is included.

Katharina Grosse, Untitled, 2014 © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2019

Katharina Grosse, Untitled, 2015 © Katharina Grosse and VG Bild-Kunst Bonn, 2019

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Katharina Grosse in
German Forest

May 23, 2017–June 12, 2019
Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Germany
albertinum.skd.museum

This exhibition of works from the first half of the nineteenth century brings together works from the collection of Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden related to themes of forests, trees, and hunting. A monumental work by Katharina Grosse appears alongside these Romantic and early Realist paintings, acting as both a corrective to and shift away from the earlier work.

Katharina Grosse, Untitled, 2015 © Katharina Grosse and VG Bild-Kunst Bonn, 2019

Installation view, Katharina Grosse: Mumbling Mud, chi K11 art museum, Shanghai, November 10, 2018–February 24, 2019. Artwork © Katharina Grosse and VG Bild-Kunst Bonn, 2019. Photo: JJYPHOTO, courtesy K11 Art Foundation and Galerie nächst St. Stephan, Vienna

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Katharina Grosse
Mumbling Mud

March 30–June 2, 2019
Guangzhou K11 Art Mall, China
www.k11artfoundation.org

Guangzhou’s K11 Art Mall hosts a major exhibition originally created by Katharina Grosse for Shanghai’s chi K11 art museum.

Installation view, Katharina Grosse: Mumbling Mud, chi K11 art museum, Shanghai, November 10, 2018–February 24, 2019. Artwork © Katharina Grosse and VG Bild-Kunst Bonn, 2019. Photo: JJYPHOTO, courtesy K11 Art Foundation and Galerie nächst St. Stephan, Vienna

Katharina Grosse, Untitled, 2017, installation view, Amulet or He calls it chaos, 500 Capp Street Foundation, San Francisco, March 9–June 1, 2019. Artwork © Katharina Grosse and VG Bild-Kunst Bonn, 2019. Photo: Preston/Kalogiros 

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Amulet or He calls it chaos

March 9–June 1, 2019
500 Capp Street Foundation, San Francisco
500cappstreet.org

This two-part exhibition uses sculpture, video, and painting as a way to restructure the narrative. Amulet or He calls it chaos chooses the illogical, philosophical, yet recognizable material world of magical realism, while also addressing the power and sensitivity of architecture, gender, politics, and mortality. Work by Katharina Grosse and Cindy Sherman is included.

Katharina Grosse, Untitled, 2017, installation view, Amulet or He calls it chaos, 500 Capp Street Foundation, San Francisco, March 9–June 1, 2019. Artwork © Katharina Grosse and VG Bild-Kunst Bonn, 2019. Photo: Preston/Kalogiros 

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