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Installation view, Michael Craig-Martin: Sculpture, Gagosian, Britannia Street, London, May 31–August 23, 2019. Artwork © Michael Craig-Martin. Photo: Mike Bruce

Talk

In Focus
Michael Craig-Martin, Man Ray, Giuseppe Penone

Thursday, July 30, 2020, 12pm edt

Join Gagosian for a trio of online presentations to learn about the ways Michael Craig-Martin, Man Ray, and Giuseppe Penone approach three-dimensional form and its potential to change the way we engage with the world. Craig-Martin will speak about his own practice, while Max Teicher and Pepi Marchetti Franchi will each discuss the works of Man Ray and Penone respectively.  To join, register at zoom.us.

Installation view, Michael Craig-Martin: Sculpture, Gagosian, Britannia Street, London, May 31–August 23, 2019. Artwork © Michael Craig-Martin. Photo: Mike Bruce

Adam McEwen, Escape from New York, 2014 (still from “Battery Tunnel”) © Adam McEwen

Online Exhibition

Broadcast
Alternate Meanings in Film and Video

You’re only as young as the last time you changed your mind.
—Timothy Leary

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

Man Ray, Film Still from “Les mystères du Château du Dé”, 1929, printed 1980s © Man Ray Trust/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris 2020

Tour

Man Ray
The Mysteries of Château du Dé

Saturday, February 22, 2020, 3pm
Gagosian, San Francisco

Join Gagosian for a tour of Man Ray: The Mysteries of Château du Dé, an exhibition focusing on Man Ray’s films of the 1920s, on view at Gagosian, San Francisco, through February 29. Gagosian’s Graham Dalik will discuss the multidisciplinary artist’s foray into filmmaking during this period, as well as the interrelationships between the films, objects, drawings, and photographs on view. To attend the free event, RSVP to sftours@gagosian.com. Space is limited.

Man Ray, Film Still from “Les mystères du Château du Dé”, 1929, printed 1980s © Man Ray Trust/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris 2020

SQÜRL (Carter Logan and Jim Jarmusch). Photo: Sara Driver

Performance

SQÜRL—Jim Jarmusch & Carter Logan
Live Scores for Films by Man Ray

Thursday, January 16, 2020, 6:30pm
906 World Cultural Center, San Francisco
906.world

SQÜRL, featuring filmmaker and composer Jim Jarmusch and producer and composer Carter Logan, will perform live original scores to four films by Man Ray: L’étoile de mer (1928), Emak Bakia (1926), Le retour à la raison (1923), and Les mystères du Château du Dé (1929). The performance is presented by Gagosian in association with the exhibition Man Ray: The Mysteries of Château du Dé at Gagosian, San Francisco. Doors open at 6pm; performance begins at 6:30pm. The event has reached capacity. To join the wait list, RSVP to rsvpsf@gagosian.com.

SQÜRL (Carter Logan and Jim Jarmusch). Photo: Sara Driver

Museum Exhibitions

Gregory Crewdson, Untitled, 2005 © Gregory Crewdson

On View

Photography’s Last Century
The Ann Tenenbaum and Thomas H. Lee Collection

Opened March 10, 2020
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
www.metmuseum.org

This exhibition celebrates the remarkable ascendancy of photography in the last century, and Ann Tenenbaum and Thomas H. Lee’s promised gift of over sixty photographs in honor of the Met’s 150th anniversary in 2020. The collection is particularly notable for its breadth and depth of works by women artists, its sustained interest in the nude, and its focus on artists’ beginnings. Work by Gregory Crewdson, Andreas Gursky, Man Ray, Cindy Sherman, Andy Warhol, and Rachel Whiteread is included.

Gregory Crewdson, Untitled, 2005 © Gregory Crewdson

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Shape of Light
Defining Photographs from the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

September 20–December 15, 2019
Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Poughkeepsie, New York
fllac.vassar.edu

Shape of Light presents a survey of Vassar’s collection of close to 4,500 photographs. The exhibition features numerous innovations in the history of photography including various types of photographic practices from daguerreotypes and gelatin silver prints to large-scale Polaroids and digital color prints as well as a wide range of styles and geographic focuses. Work by Sally Mann, Man Ray, Cindy Sherman, and Andy Warhol is included.

Andy Warhol, Self-Portrait, 1966 © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc./2019 ProLitteris, Zurich

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Ombres
De la Renaissance à nos jours

June 28–October 27, 2019
Fondation de l’Hermitage, Lausanne, Switzerland
www.fondation-hermitage.ch

The Fondation de l’Hermitage is exploring the use of the shadow in Western iconography. The exhibition features an entirely new selection of nearly 140 artworks, representing a diverse range of artistic forms, from painting to installation, sculpture, prints, drawings, cutouts, photography, and video. Work by Man Ray, Pablo Picasso, and Andy Warhol is included.

Andy Warhol, Self-Portrait, 1966 © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc./2019 ProLitteris, Zurich

Helen Frankenthaler, Star Gazing, 1989, collection of Helen Frankenthaler Foundation © 2019 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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Peindre la nuit

October 13, 2018–April 15, 2019
Centre Pompidou-Metz, France
www.centrepompidou-metz.fr

This exhibition explores the night in modern and contemporary painting, music, literature, photography, and video. With a focus on the perception of night rather than its iconography, the exhibition intends to be a nocturnal experience. Work by Francis Bacon, Helen Frankenthaler, Roy Lichtenstein, Man Ray, Pablo Picasso, and Ed Ruscha is included. 

Helen Frankenthaler, Star Gazing, 1989, collection of Helen Frankenthaler Foundation © 2019 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Carsten Höller, Light Wall, 2000/17 © Carsten Höller

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Ecstasy

September 29, 2018–February 24, 2019
Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Germany
kunstmuseum-stuttgart.de

This exhibition allows the visitor to become familiar with the various faces of ecstasy and with the shifting social significance of mind-altering states as it changed over the centuries. In doing so, it also considers how different cultural spheres handle the phenomenon of ecstasy. With art at its foundation, the show introduces viewers to various ways that artists have approached ecstatic states—including pictorial representations, video, installation works, and kinesthetic experiences. Work by Andreas Gursky, Carsten Höller, and Man Ray is included.

Carsten Höller, Light Wall, 2000/17 © Carsten Höller

Man Ray, Le Monde, 1931 © Man Ray Trust/ADAGP, Paris, 2018/VISDA

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The Moon
From Inner Worlds to Outer Space

September 13, 2018–January 20, 2019
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark
en.louisiana.dk

This large-scale exhibition highlights the role, the importance, and the fascinating power of the moon. The exhibition presents more than two hundred works and objects from the fields of visual art, film, music, literature, architecture, cultural history, design, and natural science. Work by Yves Klein, Man Ray, and Tom Sachs is included.

Man Ray, Le Monde, 1931 © Man Ray Trust/ADAGP, Paris, 2018/VISDA

Man Ray, Noire et blanche, 1926, © Man Ray Trust/ADAGP, Paris

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Man Ray
Vues de l’esprit

October 8, 2018–January 5, 2019
Musée Toulouse-Lautrec and Pierre Amalric Media Library, Albi, France
musee-toulouse-lautrec.com

The Musée Toulouse-Lautrec and the Pierre Amalric Media Library in Albi, France, present more than 220 works by Man Ray. The show, twenty years in the making, includes photographs, drawings, paintings, lithographs, objects, and films.

Man Ray, Noire et blanche, 1926, © Man Ray Trust/ADAGP, Paris

Man Ray, Noire et Blanche, 1926 ©︎ Man RayTrust/Bildrecht, Wien, 2018

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Man Ray

February 14–June 24, 2018
Kunstforum Wien, Vienna
www.kunstforumwien.at

A selection of two hundred works, including paintings, photographs, objects, works
on paper, collages and assemblages, and experimental films, explores how Man Ray’s enigmatic and complex artistic personality helped help shape the way we perceive
art today.

Man Ray, Noire et Blanche, 1926 ©︎ Man RayTrust/Bildrecht, Wien, 2018

Man Ray, Pisces, 1938 ©︎ Man RayTrust. Photo © Tate, London 2018

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Nude
Art from the Tate Collection

March 24–June 24, 2018
Yokohama Museum of Art, Japan
yokohama.art.museum

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.

Man Ray, Pisces, 1938 ©︎ Man RayTrust. Photo © Tate, London 2018

Robert Therrien, No title (table leg), 2010 © Robert Therrien/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Peter Cox

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No Place Like Home

March 1–June 3, 2018
Museu Coleção Berardo, Lisbon, Portugal
en.museuberardo.pt

In celebration of Dada’s one hundredth anniversary in 2016 and the centennial of Marcel Duchamp’s Fountain in 2017, this exhibition examines how artists have incorporated commonplace household items into their work, removing these objects from the context of the home in ways that subvert the experiences of daily life. This exhibit has traveled from the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. Work by Duchamp, Duane Hanson, Damien Hirst, Man Ray, Takashi Murakami, Nam June Paik, Robert Therrien, and Andy Warhol is included.

Robert Therrien, No title (table leg), 2010 © Robert Therrien/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Peter Cox

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

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NUDE
Masterpieces from the Tate

August 11–December 25, 2017
Seoul Olympic Museum of Art, South Korea
www.britishcouncil.kr

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

Cindy Sherman, Untitled #97, 1982, Tate © Cindy Sherman. Photo © Tate, London 2017

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The Body Laid Bare
Masterpieces from the Tate

March 18–July 16, 2017
Auckland Art Gallery, New Zealand
www.aucklandartgallery.com

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

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