Katharina Grosse is available for online reading from May 13 through June 12 as part of Artist Spotlight: Katharina Grosse. The book documents the artist’s 2017 exhibition at Gagosian in New York, as well as important in situ works such as Rockaway! (2016). The publication includes essays by Dan Cameron and Okwui Enwezor, additional texts by Louise Neri, and a conversation with the artist by Isabelle Graw.
Katharina Grosse (New York: Gagosian, 2018)
Friday, October 25, 2019, 6–7pm
Gagosian Shop, New York
Gagosian Shop is pleased to host a launch event with Katharina Grosse and Parley for the Oceans, a nonprofit environmental organization dedicated to promoting ocean sustainability. To benefit Parley for the Oceans, Grosse has produced a series of uniquely painted surfboards constructed from sustainably sourced wood—reducing foam, resin, and fiberglass use. There will be remarks by Grosse and Cyrill Gutsch, founder of Parley, and the artist’s 2018 Gagosian monograph will be available for purchase. To attend the free event, RSVP to email@example.com.
Limited-edition surfboard by Katharina Grosse, produced in collaboration with Parley for the Oceans. Artwork © Katharina Grosse and VG Bild-Kunst Bonn, 2019. Photo: Jens Ziehe
Gagosian at Galeries Lafayette Champs-Élysées
Opening reception: Saturday, October 12, 6:30–8pm
October 12–20, 2019
Galeries Lafayette Champs-Élysées, Paris
In celebration of FIAC in Paris, Gagosian is pleased to collaborate with Galeries Lafayette Champs-Élysées on a two-floor pop-up takeover featuring products related to Gagosian artists. On the first floor, the Coin Culture section will feature catalogues, posters, apparel, and audio productions. The second floor, the Library, will house an additional selection of limited-edition books, publications, and catalogues raisonnés.
Gagosian at Galeries Lafayette Champs-Élysées, Paris, 2019
Caroline A. Jones
Tuesday, October 29, 2019, 7–8pm
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Since the late 1990s, Katharina Grosse has sprayed prismatic swaths of color onto architectural structures, objects, and landscapes, eroding the distinction between two and three dimensions to create immersive visual experiences. On the occasion of her exhibition Mural: Jackson Pollock | Katharina Grosse, on view at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Grosse will discuss her work to date, including her newly commissioned painting for the exhibition, with Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Caroline A. Jones. To attend the free event, reserve tickets at www.mfa.org.
Katharina Grosse. Photo: Max Vadukul
Wednesday, November 29, 2017, 7pm
Camberwell College of Arts, London
Katharina Grosse will discuss her practice and current solo exhibition at the South London Gallery as part of the Open-Talks series. Conceived by the South London Gallery and the Camberwell College of Arts, this series offers an alternative curriculum that synthesizes the current interests and research focus of both institutions. To attend the event, purchase tickets at www.tripgiving.uk.
Photo: Andrea Stappert
Sunday, October 1, 2017, 8pm
South London Gallery
Katharina Grosse and musician Stefan Schneider present the UK premiere of Tiergarten, a performance based upon material from their recent collaborative LP named after the park in central Berlin. Playing together, the artists move between analogue synthesizers and spoken word, “interacting, communicating, contemplating, complementing each other through their instruments and intuitions.”
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Photo: Andreas Schiko
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!”
Is It You?
Through January 3, 2021
Baltimore Museum of Art
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–June 28, 2020. Artwork © Katharina Grosse and VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2020. Photo: Mitro Hood, courtesy Baltimore Museum of Art
It Wasn’t Us
Through January 10, 2021
Hamburger Bahnhof–Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin
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, I Think This Is a Pine Tree, 2013, installation view, Hamburger Bahnhof–Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin © Katharina Grosse and VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2020. Photo: Thomas Bruns
Katharina Grosse in
Collezione MAXXI. Lo spazio dell’immagine
Opened November 21, 2018
Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo, Rome
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 in
Alexander Kluge: The Power of Music / The Opera: Temple of Seriousness
October 20, 2019–April 19, 2020
Kunsthalle Weishaupt and Museum Ulm, Germany
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
Jackson Pollock | Katharina Grosse
July 1, 2019–February 23, 2020
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
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 × Gotthard Graubner
November 1, 2019–January 26, 2020
MKM Museum Küppersmühle für Moderne Kunst, Duisburg, Germany
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
Gesten in der Malerei
May 18–August 18, 2019
Kunst Museum Winterthur, Switzerland
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 in
In Bester Gesellschaft
April 13–August 4, 2019
Preußischer Kulturbesitz, Berlin
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 in
May 23, 2017–June 12, 2019
Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Germany
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
March 30–June 2, 2019
Guangzhou K11 Art Mall, China
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
Amulet or He calls it chaos
March 9–June 1, 2019
500 Capp Street Foundation, San Francisco
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
February 16, 2018–March 31, 2019
National Gallery, Prague
Katharina Grosse has been invited to develop a site-responsive work for the main hall of the Trade Fair Palace in the National Gallery, Prague. Wunderbild, which consists of two outsize paintings on cloth, hangs from the wall.
Installation view, Katharina Grosse: Wunderbild, National Gallery, Prague, February 16, 2018–March 31, 2019, commissioned by National Gallery Prague © Katharina Grosse and VG Bild-Kunst Bonn. Photo: Nic Tenwiggenhorn, courtesy Galerie nächst St. Stephan, Gagosian, and König Gallery