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Top: Walter De Maria, Truth / Beauty, 1990–2016 (detail) © Estate of Walter De Maria. Bottom: Sarah Sze, Split Stone (7:34), 2018 © Sarah Sze

Public Installation

Frieze Sculpture New York

April 25–June 28, 2019
Rockefeller Center, New York
www.frieze.com

Frieze, in partnership with Tishman Speyer, is launching Frieze Sculpture at Rockefeller Center, New York, to be held annually in conjunction with Frieze New York. Brett Littman, director of the Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum in Long Island City, New York, is curating the immersive presentation, including works by Walter De Maria and Sarah Sze.

Three of the fourteen sculptures from De Maria’s Truth / Beauty series (1990–2016), which expands upon the artist’s use of permutations of rods, polygons, and numerical sequences, will be shown indoors.

Sze’s Split Stone (7:34) (2018), a natural granite boulder divided like a geode into two halves, in each of which the artist has embedded the image of a generic sunset, captured on her iPhone, will be outdoors.

Top: Walter De Maria, Truth / Beauty, 1990–2016 (detail) © Estate of Walter De Maria. Bottom: Sarah Sze, Split Stone (7:34), 2018 © Sarah Sze

Walter De Maria, Truck Trilogy: Black Truck / Triangle, Circle, Square (2011–17) © 2017 Estate of Walter De Maria

In Conversation

Lucy Raven
Deantoni Parks

Tuesday, December 12, 2017, 6:30pm
Dia:Chelsea, New York
www.diaart.org

Artist Lucy Raven and musician Deantoni Parks will discuss the work of Walter De Maria. To attend this event, purchase tickets at www.diaart.org.

Walter De Maria, Truck Trilogy: Black Truck / Triangle, Circle, Square (2011–17) © 2017 Estate of Walter De Maria

Walter De Maria, Truck Trilogy: Red Truck/Square, Triangle, Circle, 2011–17 © 2017 Estate of Walter De Maria

Tour

Sculpture as Road

Saturday, October 14, 2017, 1pm
Dia:Beacon, New York
www.diaart.org

Through a series of embodied experiments in dialogue with works by Walter De Maria and John Chamberlain, this public tour led by Dia guide Jean-Marc Superville Sovak invites viewers to experience works in the collection through dialogue, observation, and physical discovery.

Walter De Maria, Truck Trilogy: Red Truck/Square, Triangle, Circle, 2011–17 © 2017 Estate of Walter De Maria

Photo: Zarko Vijatovic

Visit

Nocturne Rive Droite

Wednesday, May 17, 2017, 6–11pm
4 rue de Ponthieu, Paris
www.art-rivedroite.com

Galleries located in the triangle d’or will be open to visitors after hours. A group exhibition including work by John Chamberlain, Walter De Maria, Edmund de Waal, Carsten Höller, Olivier Mosset, Steven Parrino, Sterling Ruby, Richard Serra, Taryn Simon, and Tatiana Trouvé will be on view at our Paris gallery.

Photo: Zarko Vijatovic

Walter De Maria, Truth / Beauty, 1990–2016 (detail) © 2016 Estate of Walter De Maria. Photo: Thomas Lannes

Symposium

Walter De Maria
Truth / Beauty

Saturday, April 22, 2017, 10am–3pm
26 avenue de l’Europe, Le Bourget

To mark the final day of the exhibition Walter De Maria at Gagosian, Le Bourget, this symposium will explore the evolution of the artist’s practice, discuss how his sculpture establishes a critical relationship with its viewers, and question what this work may mean in the broader cultural world today. Speakers include Elizabeth Childress, Emanuele Coccia, Louisa Hutton, Jane McFadden, Lars Nittve, Anaël Pigeat, Matthias Sauerbruch, and Corinna Thierolf. Organized by Donatien Grau and Kara Vander Weg. To attend the free event, RSVP to rsvplebourget@gagosian.com.

Walter De Maria, Truth / Beauty, 1990–2016 (detail) © 2016 Estate of Walter De Maria. Photo: Thomas Lannes

Museum Exhibitions

Carsten Höller, Upside-Down Mushroom Room, 2000 © Carsten Höller. Photo by Attilio Maranzano, courtesy Fondazione Prada

On View

Atlas

Opened April 20, 2018
Fondazione Prada, Milan
www.fondazioneprada.org

The group of exhibited artworks, realized between 1960 and 2016, represents a possible mapping of the ideas and visions that have guided the creation of the collection and the collaborations with the artists  that have contributed to the activities of the foundation throughout the years. Work by Walter De Maria, Michael Heizer, Damien Hirst, Carsten Höller, and Jeff Koons is included.

Carsten Höller, Upside-Down Mushroom Room, 2000 © Carsten Höller. Photo by Attilio Maranzano, courtesy Fondazione Prada

Walter De Maria, Truck Trilogy: Red Truck/Square, Triangle, Circle, 2011–17 © 2017 Estate of Walter De Maria

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Walter De Maria
Truck Trilogy

September 22, 2017–June 3, 2019
Dia:Beacon, New York
www.diaart.org

Following the completion of his Bel Air Trilogy (2000–11), Walter De Maria began his Truck Trilogy in 2011. The Truck Trilogy sculpture is composed of three 1950s Chevrolet pickup trucks. Each vehicle has been stripped of all extraneous elements, emphasizing aesthetic presence above practical function. Each flatbed has been fitted with three vertical, polished stainless steel, polygonal rods whose respective shapes are circular, square, and triangular. The sequence of rods is different in each truck. Truck Trilogy was completed posthumously in 2017 according to De Maria’s original plans.

Walter De Maria, Truck Trilogy: Red Truck/Square, Triangle, Circle, 2011–17 © 2017 Estate of Walter De Maria

Walter De Maria, 16-Sided Open Polygon, 1984 © 2019 Estate of Walter De Maria

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Walter De Maria in
Minimalism: Space. Light. Object.

November 16, 2018–April 14, 2019
National Gallery Singapore
www.nationalgallery.sg

Minimalism: Space. Light. Object. examines the emergence, development, and legacies of Minimalism across Asia, the United States, and Europe. From the 1950s to the present day, ideas of presence and absence—often informed by Asian philosophies such as Zen Buddhism—are explored. Work by Walter De Maria is included.

Walter De Maria, 16-Sided Open Polygon, 1984 © 2019 Estate of Walter De Maria

Walter De Maria, Large Rod Series: Circle/Rectangle 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 1986, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (Phyllis C. Wattis Fund for Major Accessions) and the Dallas Museum of Art TWO × TWO for AIDS and Art Fund © Estate of Walter De Maria

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Walter De Maria
Surface Waves

May 27, 2017–February 4, 2018
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
www.sfmoma.org

This marks the debut of the artist’s first sculpture to enter the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art’s collection: an arresting floor piece known as Large Rod Series: Circle/Rectangle, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13 (1986). Consisting of massive, precisely honed polygonal rods polished to a shine so lustrous as to appear liquid, the work can be shown in three distinct formal configurations, each of which have been presented during the course of the exhibition. Recordings of De Maria’s Ocean Music (1968) and Cricket Music (1964) play in the galleries daily, offering an immersive sensory experience of rhythm in sculpture and in sound.

Walter De Maria, Large Rod Series: Circle/Rectangle 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 1986, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (Phyllis C. Wattis Fund for Major Accessions) and the Dallas Museum of Art TWO × TWO for AIDS and Art Fund © Estate of Walter De Maria

Urs Fischer, Untitled, 2015. Photo by Mats Nordman

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The Transported Man

April 29–October 22, 2017
Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, Michigan State University, East Lansing
broadmuseum.msu.edu

The Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University is pleased to announce its debut exhibition curated by director Marc-Olivier Wahler. The Transported Man spans the entire museum and features more than fifty renowned and emerging artists whose work relies on the notion of belief. Work by Walter De Maria, Urs Fischer, and Adam McEwen is included.

Urs Fischer, Untitled, 2015. Photo by Mats Nordman

Michael Heizer, Double Negative, 1969

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Los Angeles to New York
Dwan Gallery, 1959–1971

March 19–September 10, 2017
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
www.lacma.org

This exhibition features modern and contemporary works from the personal collection of gallerist Virginia Dwan. The selection has been culled from Dwan’s promised gift to Washington, DC’s National Gallery of Art, which includes major works by American artists based on the East and West Coasts. The exhibition aims to illustrate Dwan’s creative spirit and her close association with Minimalism, conceptual art, and large-scale Earthworks. Included are artists Arakawa, Walter De Maria, Michael Heizer, and Yves Klein.

Michael Heizer, Double Negative, 1969

Photo by Axel Schneider

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Primary Structures
Masterworks of Minimal Art

February 22–August 13, 2017
MMK2, Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt am Main
mmk-frankfurt.de

The Minimal art current emerged in the US in the early 1960s, its exponents striving in their works for objectiveness, logic, and industrial production without artistic signature. The exhibition investigates the international impact of the influential Minimal art movement from the ’60s to the present. This show includes works by Richard Artschwager, Walter De Maria, Bruce Nauman, Steven Parrino, and Richard Serra.

Photo by Axel Schneider

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