ICRA Annual Conference 2022
Legacy: The Artist’s View
Thursday, December 1, 2022, 9:30am
Cromwell Place, London
The International Catalogue Raisonné Association conference will give artists, their families, and catalogue raisonné authors space to articulate their thoughts on the theme of legacy. Engaging with the question of posterity, the conference asks how a family’s closeness to the artist can be both a blessing and a challenge, and thinks about ways in which later generations as well as nonfamily members can address issues surrounding an artist’s continued relevance. Edmund de Waal will be the keynote speaker and Michael Craig-Martin and Rachel Whiteread will contribute to the conference as well. The in-person and online event will include a question-and-answer session.
Photo: courtesy International Catalogue Raisonné Association
FT Weekend Festival 2022
Michael Craig-Martin and Jan Dalley
Saturday, September 3, 2022, 11–11:45am
Kenwood House, London
As part of this year’s FT Weekend Festival in London, Michael Craig-Martin will be in conversation with Financial Times arts editor Jan Dalley on the Arts Stage to discuss his long career in art, teaching, and writing, as well as his latest projects. A principal figure of British conceptual art, Craig-Martin probes the relationship between objects and images, harnessing the human capacity to imagine absent forms through symbols and pictures.
Gagosian is partnering with the Financial Times to host the Arts Stage at the one-day event where leading experts discuss the arts, music, literature, food, business, and technology. Recent Gagosian Quarterly films will be screened between sessions on the stage throughout the day and Gagosian publications will also be presented.
Left: Michael Craig-Martin. Photo: Caroline True. Right: Jan Dalley
June 14–August 31, 2021
Taikoo Park, Hong Kong
Michael Craig-Martin’s powder-coated steel sculptures depicting everyday objects are on display at Taikoo Park, Hong Kong. The forms have an instant sensory, intellectual, and emotional impact, evoking the tangible experiences of daily life while speaking to the symbolic potency the represented objects hold. This installation, organized by Swire Properties, celebrates the company’s commitment to art and culture.
Michael Craig-Martin’s installation at Taikoo Park, Hong Kong, 2021. Artwork © Michael Craig-Martin. Photo: courtesy Taikoo Place and Swire Properties
May 19–June 9, 2021
Pacific Place, Hong Kong
Michael Craig-Martin’s powder-coated steel sculptures and his brightly colored flags depicting everyday objects are on display at Pacific Place, Hong Kong. The forms have an instant sensory, intellectual, and emotional impact; evoking the tangible experiences of day-to-day life while speaking to the symbolic potency the represented objects hold. This installation is part of Swire Properties Arts Month, in partnership with Art Basel Hong Kong, and celebrates the company’s commitment to art and culture.
Michael Craig-Martin’s installation at Pacific Place, Hong Kong, 2021. Artwork © Michael Craig-Martin
June 29–July 12, 2020
Michael Craig-Martin has created a new digital work viewable around the clock on a three-story building on Oxford Street in London, presented by W1 Curates. The artist describes his work Cornucopia Galactica as “a celebration, a dynamic cornucopia, a galaxy of these great wonders of nature, constantly moving, turning, spinning through an intensely colored space like planets, satellites, and spaceships.” W1 Curates aims to bring art to the people by using state-of-the-art technology to transform the exterior of the Flannels London flagship store into a digital exhibition space.
Michael Craig-Martin, Cornucopia Galactica, 2020, installation view, Flannels, London © Michael Craig-Martin. Photo: courtesy W1 Curates
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
Saturday, October 5, 2019, 12pm
Regent’s Park, London
In conjunction with the retrospective display of his drawings at Frieze Masters, Michael Craig-Martin will be in conversation with Emilie Gordenker, director of the Mauritshuis at the Hague, Netherlands. The pair will discuss Craig-Martin’s work, with particular emphasis on the long-standing centrality of drawing in his practice, as well as the artist’s experience of the changing character of art and the art world over the past fifty years. To attend the free event, register at the Frieze Masters auditorium desk the day of the talk.
Michael Craig-Martin, Untitled (group I), 2017 © Michael Craig-Martin
Bauhaus and Beyond?
On Art School Models, Old and New
Friday, October 4, 2019, 2pm
Regent’s Park, London
As part of the Frieze Masters Talks program, Michael Craig-Martin, alongside Kimathi Donkor, Donna Lynas, and Ute Meta Bauer, will discuss how the Bauhaus remains relevant to art education today. The conversation will be moderated by Sam Thorne. To attend the free event, register at the Frieze Masters auditorium desk the day of the talk.
Michael Craig-Martin. Photo: Caroline True
The Art of Wishes 2019
Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Royal Horticultural Halls, London
Founded by philanthropist and Make‐A‐Wish UK patron Batia Ofer, the third annual Art of Wishes will feature a benefit auction to raise money for Make-A-Wish UK, a nonprofit organization that grants the wishes of children with critical illnesses. In advance of the charity event, a preview of the artworks will be open to the public from September 19 to 20 at Phillips London in Berkeley Square. More than twenty artworks by leading international artists such as Virgil Abloh, Michael Craig‐Martin, Takashi Murakami, Richard Wright, and others will be included.
Richard Wright, Untitled, 2002 © Richard Wright
Art Night 2019
Michael Craig-Martin: Sculpture
Saturday, June 22, 2019, 6–11pm
Gagosian, Britannia Street, London
Michael Craig-Martin’s new exhibition Sculpture at Gagosian, Britannia Street, London, will be open after hours for Art Night 2019, London’s largest free contemporary art festival. The evening will feature music from Spiritland and drinks from the King’s Cross brewery, Two Tribes. Each year the festival focuses on a different area of London to explore the distinctive identity, culture, and architecture of the neighborhood through various forms of art.
Installation view, Michael Craig-Martin: Sculpture, Gagosian, Britannia Street, London, May 31–August 3, 2019. Artwork © Michael Craig-Martin. Photo: Mike Bruce
Tuesday, June 4, 2019, 6pm
Gagosian, Britannia Street, London
Michael Craig-Martin will lead a tour of his exhibition Sculpture at Gagosian, Britannia Street, London, which includes six new monumental sculptures, each standing between three and four meters high. This is the first time his sculptures have been shown indoors, and the first time they have been exhibited as a group in London. The event has reached capacity. To join the wait list, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Michael Craig-Martin, Corkscrew (orange), 2019 © Michael Craig-Martin. Photo: Lucy Dawkins
The Connaught Christmas Tree
November 22, 2018–January 6, 2019
The Connaught, London
Inspired by the fairy lights typically used to decorate Christmas trees, Michael Craig-Martin has used 12,000 rainbow-hued lights to transform the Connaught’s Norwegian spruce, which stands almost 30 feet (9 meters) tall, into a dynamic and distinctive sight to celebrate the holiday season. The lights run in intricately placed single strands from the tree’s top to its bottom, and the colors continually change, shifting in a carefully choreographed pattern.
Artwork © Michael Craig-Martin
CityPlace, West Palm Beach, Florida
Michael Craig-Martin has transformed the exterior of a former Macy’s with his largest mural to date, Palm Beach Parade. The retailer abandoned the site earlier this year, and this project aims to transform the struggling shopping center in which the store was situated by putting culture at the forefront.
Michael Craig-Martin, Palm Beach Parade, 2017 © Michael Craig-Martin
July 5–October 8, 2017
Regent’s Park, London
Clare Lilley, director of programs at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, has selected twenty-five new and significant sculptures by leading artists around the world to be on view in Regent’s Park. Work by John Chamberlain, Michael Craig-Martin, and Urs Fischer is included.
Urs Fischer, Invisible Mother, 2015. Photo: Lucy Dawkins
March 20–May 31, 2017
The Peninsula Hong Kong
Michael Craig-Martin’s sculpture Bright Idea (2016), a giant yellow steel lightbulb, is on view in the courtyard of the Peninsula Hong Kong, along with new paintings by the artist on the hotel’s first floor.
Photo by Simon J Nicol