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Installation view, Walter De Maria: Boxes for Meaningless Work, Menil Collection, Houston, October 29, 2022–April 23, 2023. Artwork © The Estate of Walter De Maria. Photo: Paul Hester

Lecture

Donna De Salvo on Walter De Maria

Thursday, February 2, 2023, 7–8pm
Menil Collection, Houston
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Donna De Salvo, curator of special projects at Dia Art Foundation, will discuss the work and career of Walter De Maria in conjunction with the Menil’s exhibition Walter De Maria: Boxes for Meaningless Work, on view through April 23, 2023. Prior to the lecture, a reception will be held from 6 to 7pm in the Menil Bookstore, where copies of Gagosian’s recently published monograph Walter De Maria: The Object, the Action, the Aesthetic Feeling will be available for purchase. The event is free to attend.

Installation view, Walter De Maria: Boxes for Meaningless Work, Menil Collection, Houston, October 29, 2022–April 23, 2023. Artwork © The Estate of Walter De Maria. Photo: Paul Hester

Production still for Walter De Maria, HARD CORE, 1969 © 2021 Estate of Walter De Maria. Photo: Jim Farber

Screening

Walter De Maria
HARD CORE

Monday, September 20, 2021, 6:45pm, and Saturday, September 25, 2021, 4:45pm
Anthology Film Archives, New York
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Walter De Maria’s film HARD CORE (1969) will be screened as part of Karl Precoda Selects, a program to celebrate the publication of Alan Licht’s book of interviews, Common Tones: Selected Interviews with Artists and Musicians 1995–2020. The selected films are directed by or feature artists highlighted in the book, or are discussed by Licht and his interlocutors in the interviews. Musician, filmmaker, and scholar Karl Precoda, one of the interviewees, has selected De Maria’s film, which was shot in the Black Rock desert of northwestern Nevada in the summer of 1969 and which features two pieces of music—Cricket Music (1964) and Ocean Music (1968)—composed, performed, and recorded by the artist. To attend the event, purchase tickets at ticketing.uswest.veezi.com.

Production still for Walter De Maria, HARD CORE, 1969 © 2021 Estate of Walter De Maria. Photo: Jim Farber

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
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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: Mike Bruce

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: Mike Bruce