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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

Edgar Cleijne and Ellen Gallagher, Osedax, 2010 (still) © Edgar Cleijne and Ellen Gallagher

Visit

Dhaka Art Summit

February 7–15, 2020
Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka
www.dhakaartsummit.org

William Forsythe and Ellen Gallagher are participating in Dhaka Art Summit 2020: Seismic Movements. Over nine days, five hundred artists, scholars, curators, and thinkers will join in panel discussions, performances, and symposia addressing the theme: “What is a movement and how do we ignite one beyond the confines of an art exhibition?” The event is free and open to the public. 

Edgar Cleijne and Ellen Gallagher, Osedax, 2010 (still) © Edgar Cleijne and Ellen Gallagher

William Forsythe, Unsustainables, 2019 (detail), installation view, SESC Pompéia, São Paulo © William Forsythe. Photo: Ricardo Ferreira

Performance

William Forsythe
December Dance 19

December 5–8, 2019
Concertgebouw, Bruges, Belgium
www.concertgebouw.be

At the invitation of Needcompany, William Forsythe has created two new short works for December Dance 19, the international dance festival curated by the multidisciplinary dance company. To attend the event, purchase tickets at www.concertgebouw.be.

William Forsythe, Unsustainables, 2019 (detail), installation view, SESC Pompéia, São Paulo © William Forsythe. Photo: Ricardo Ferreira

William Forsythe, The Fact of Matter, 2009 © William Forsythe. Photo: Liza Voll

Tour

Water Sundays
Art in Action

Sunday, December 8, 2019, 1:30pm
Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia
www.qagoma.qld.gov.au

On select Sundays, visitors can explore the Water exhibition on view at QAGOMA through tours for kids, talks, hands-on workshops, and more. On Sunday, December 8, curatorial manager Geraldine Kirrihi Barlow will explore William Forsythe’s The Fact of Matter (2009), which is featured in the show. The event is free to attend with exhibition admission.

William Forsythe, The Fact of Matter, 2009 © William Forsythe. Photo: Liza Voll

William Forsythe, Alignigung II, 2017 (still) © William Forsythe

Performance

William Forsythe

November 29–December 1, 2019
PACT Zollverein, Essen, Germany
www.pact-zollverein.de

To mark a new piece of choreography by Rauf “RubberLegz” Yasit and Brigel Gjoka, William Forsythe is staging a film and installation program that celebrates his long-standing relationship with the duo, featuring the presentation of a new choreographic object (as Forsythe terms his works), called Heaven and Hell. The event is free and open to the public.

William Forsythe, Alignigung II, 2017 (still) © William Forsythe

Performance of William Forsythe: A Quiet Evening of Dance at Sadler’s Wells Theater, London, 2018. Photo: Johan Persson, courtesy Sadler’s Wells

Performance

William Forsythe
A Quiet Evening of Dance

October 30–31, 2019
Romaeuropa Festival, Rome
romaeuropa.net

For this fresh configuration of new and existing work, William Forsythe has imagined something akin to an evening of chamber music, designed to be listened to. The intricate phrasing of the dancers’ breath is the primary accompaniment for a distillation of the geometric origins of classical ballet. To attend the event, purchase tickets at romaeuropa.net.

Performance of William Forsythe: A Quiet Evening of Dance at Sadler’s Wells Theater, London, 2018. Photo: Johan Persson, courtesy Sadler’s Wells

Photo: courtesy the Shed

Performance

William Forsythe
A Quiet Evening of Dance

October 11–25, 2019
The Shed, New York
theshed.org

For this fresh configuration of new and existing work, William Forsythe has imagined something akin to an evening of chamber music, designed to be listened to. The intricate phrasing of the dancers’ breath is the primary accompaniment for a distillation of the geometric origins of classical ballet. To attend the event, purchase tickets at theshed.org.

Photo: courtesy the Shed

Photo: Rosalie O’Connor

Performance

Full on Forsythe

March 7–17, 2019
Boston Opera House
www.bostonballet.org

The Boston Ballet’s 2019 spring season will open with Full on Forsythe by choreographer William Forsythe. The program features the world premiere of Playlist (EP), driven by an eclectic mix of hip-hop and R&B songs; the North American premiere of Blake Works I, set to music by Grammy-nominated musician James Blake; and Pas/Parts 2018, featuring an electronic score by Thom Willems. To attend the event, purchase tickets at www.bostonballet.org.

Photo: Rosalie O’Connor

William Forsythe, The Fact of Matter, 2009 © William Forsythe. Photo: Liza Voll

In Conversation

William Forsythe
Eva Respini

Thursday, February 21, 2019, 7pm
Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston
www.icaboston.org

William Forsythe will speak with Eva Respini, Barbara Lee Chief Curator of the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, about his current exhibition at the museum, Choreographic Objects, on view through February 21, 2019. He will also discuss his artistic practice, physical thinking, and how he uses problem solving in his work. The event is free and open to the public.

William Forsythe, The Fact of Matter, 2009 © William Forsythe. Photo: Liza Voll

Photo: Dorothea Tuch

Performance

William Forsythe
A Quiet Evening of Dance

October 4–6, 2018
Sadler’s Wells, London
sadlerswells.com

For this fresh configuration of new and existing work, William Forsythe has imagined something akin to an evening of chamber music, designed to be listened to. The works range from sparse analytic condensation to baroque-inspired counterpoint. The intricate phrasing of the dancers’ breath is the primary accompaniment for a distillation of the geometric origins of classical ballet. To attend the event, purchase tickets at sadlerswells.com.

Photo: Dorothea Tuch