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Gagosian at Galeries Lafayette Champs-Élysées

Opening reception: Saturday, October 12, 6:30–8pm
October 12–20, 2019
Galeries Lafayette Champs-Élysées, Paris
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In celebration of FIAC in Paris, Gagosian is pleased to collaborate with Galeries Lafayette Champs-Élysées on a two-floor pop-up takeover featuring products related to Gagosian artists. On the first floor, the Coin Culture section will feature catalogues, posters, apparel, and audio productions. The second floor, the Library, will house an additional selection of limited-edition books, publications, and catalogues raisonnés.

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Recent books published by Gagosian

Albert Oehlen, Untitled, 2019 © Albert Oehlen. Photo: Jeff McLane

Tour

Albert Oehlen
New Paintings

Thursday, October 10, 2019, 6pm
Gagosian, Hong Kong

Gagosian senior director Han-I Wang will lead a tour of Albert Oehlen’s first exhibition in Asia, a series of new paintings in watercolor on canvas. In these works, Oehlen emphasizes the importance of spontaneity within his artistic method. Oehlen’s use of watercolor in this series diverges from his recent works created with oil or lacquer on aluminum or the aluminum composite Dibond, and marks a stylistic return to his hazy, blended, almost impressionistic oil paintings dating from 2016 and earlier. To attend the free event, RSVP to hktours@gagosian.com. Space is limited.

Albert Oehlen, Untitled, 2019 © Albert Oehlen. Photo: Jeff McLane

Richard Serra, Railroad Turnbridge, 1976 (still), Museum of Modern Art, New York © 2019 Richard Serra/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Screening

Richard Serra
The Complete Films and Videos

October 17–23, 2019
Anthology Film Archives, New York
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In conjunction with a trio of Gagosian exhibitions of Richard Serra’s work in New York, the gallery and Anthology Film Archives will present a three-day retrospective of the artist’s films and videos from October 17 through 19, drawn from the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Anthology Film Archives; Joan Jonas; and Stiftung Situation Kunst, Bochum, Germany. This is the first time that all of the artist’s film and video work will be shown together. The screening on October 19 will be followed by a panel discussion between curators Søren Grammel, Chrissie Iles, and Jeffrey Weiss, moderated by art historian Benjamin Buchloh. Additional screenings of the full program will take place on October 20 and 23. To attend the event, purchase tickets at www.brownpapertickets.com or at the box office on the day of the show.

Richard Serra, Railroad Turnbridge, 1976 (still), Museum of Modern Art, New York © 2019 Richard Serra/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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

Giuseppe Penone with his Idee di pietra – 1372 kg di luce (Ideas of Stone – 1372 kg of Light) (2010) in Madison Square Park, New York, 2013. Photo: James Ewing

In Conversation

Giuseppe Penone
Elizabeth Mangini

Thursday, October 24, 2019, 5pm
Fort Mason Center Chapel, San Francisco
fortmason.org

In celebration of the unveiling of Giuseppe Penone at Fort Mason, the artist will discuss his large-scale outdoor sculptures with art historian Elizabeth Mangini, associate professor and chair of Visual Studies at California College of the Arts and author of a forthcoming monograph on the artist. Doors will open at 4:30pm. A reception will take place in Fort Mason’s Great Meadow immediately following the talk, at 5:45pm. The conversation is presented by Gagosian Quarterly Talks. 

This event has reached capacity. To attend the reception at 5:45pm, RSVP to rsvpsf@gagosian.com.

Giuseppe Penone with his Idee di pietra  1372 kg di luce (Ideas of Stone – 1372 kg of Light) (2010) in Madison Square Park, New York, 2013. Photo: James Ewing

Richard Serra, Nine, 2019 © 2019 Richard Serra/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Rob McKeever

Tour

Richard Serra

Thursday, November 7, 2019, 6pm
Gagosian, West 24th Street and West 21st Street, New York

Hal Foster and Julian Rose will lead a tour of two exhibitions by Richard Serra at Gagosian, New York: Forged Rounds, featuring four new forged-steel sculptures each composed of multiple 50-ton elements of differing diameters and heights, and Reverse Curve, a sculpture measuring 99 feet long and 13 feet high. Foster recently coauthored Conversations about Sculpture (2018) with Serra, and Rose is writing for the forthcoming exhibition catalogue on the three concurrent Gagosian exhibitions. The tour will begin at 555 West 24th Street. To attend the free event, RSVP to nytours@gagosian.com. Space is limited.

Richard Serra, Nine, 2019 © 2019 Richard Serra/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Rob McKeever

Earrings from Liz Swig’s Cameo collection, featuring Cindy Sherman’s Pensive from her Instagram series

Launch

LizWorks
Cameo

Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 6–7:30pm
Gagosian Shop, New York

Gagosian Shop is pleased to present the launch of Cameo, a new project from LizWorks in collaboration with Catherine Opie and Cindy Sherman. Founded in 2014 by Liz Swig, LizWorks partners with leading contemporary artists to create one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces and accessories. Taking its name from a tradition of portraiture dating all the way back to antiquity, Cameo updates and reimagines this classical art form for the present day through the lens of photographers Opie and Sherman. A selection of these limited-edition cameos—each hand-carved in Torre del Greco, Italy, under the vision of third-generation cameo maker Gino di Luca—will be available. To attend the free event, RSVP to cameorsvp@gagosian.com.

Download the full press release (PDF)

Earrings from Liz Swig’s Cameo collection, featuring Cindy Sherman’s Pensive from her Instagram series

Robert Stilin: Interiors (New York and London: Vendome Press, 2019)

Book Signing

Robert Stilin
Interiors

Monday, October 14, 2019, 6–7:30pm
Gagosian Shop, New York

Gagosian Shop is pleased to host a book signing with interior designer Robert Stilin to celebrate the release of his new monograph, Robert Stilin: Interiors. Published by Vendome Press, written and edited by Mayer Rus, and photographed by Stephen Kent Johnson, this lushly illustrated volume features fifteen of Stilin’s finest design projects in locations including New York and the Hamptons, which range from city lofts to beach houses and country abodes. To attend the free event, RSVP to stilinrsvp@gagosian.com.

Robert Stilin: Interiors (New York and London: Vendome Press, 2019)

Patti Smith: Year of the Monkey (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2019)

In Conversation

Patti Smith
David Remnick

Friday, October 11, 2019, 7pm
New York Society for Ethical Culture
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Patti Smith will speak with New Yorker editor David Remnick as part of the New Yorker Festival. The annual event brings together key figures in politics, books, film, music, art, and popular culture for three days of programming, including panel discussions, live performances, intimate conversations, and exclusive screenings. A copy of Smith’s new memoir, Year of the Monkey, is included with each ticket. The event has reached capacity.

Patti Smith: Year of the Monkey (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2019)

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
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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

Michael Craig-Martin, Untitled (group I), 2017 © Michael Craig-Martin

In Conversation

Michael Craig-Martin
Emilie Gordenker

Saturday, October 5, 2019, 12pm
Regent’s Park, London
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In conjunction with the retrospective display of his drawings at Frieze Masters, Michael Craig-Martin will be in conversation with Dr. 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

Michael Craig-Martin. Photo: Caroline True

Talk

Bauhaus and Beyond?
On Art School Models, Old and New

Friday, October 4, 2019, 2pm
Regent’s Park, London
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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

Tanya Merrill, Cat with Eel and Snail, 2019 © Tanya Merrill

Tour

Domestic Horror

Thursday, October 3, 2019, 6pm
Gagosian, Park & 75, New York

Bill Powers will lead a second tour of Domestic Horror, currently on view at Gagosian, Park & 75, New York. The exhibition, organized by Powers and featuring several young and emerging artists, addresses the darker fears that arise when we encounter the unknown, and probes the friction between the civilized world and baser human impulses. To attend the free event, RSVP to nytours@gagosian.com. Space is limited.

Tanya Merrill, Cat with Eel and Snail, 2019 © Tanya Merrill

Still from Cy Dear (2018) ©️ Fondazione Nicola Del Roscio. Courtesy Archives Fondazione Nicola Del Roscio

Screening

Cy Twombly
Cy Dear

Friday, October 18, 2019, 7:30pm
Louvre Auditorium, Paris
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Cy Dear (2018), a film that traces the life and work of Cy Twombly, will be screened at the Louvre, on the occasion of FIAC 2019. The documentary pays homage to the artist’s prolific career, looking closely at his work around the world and the different creative periods within his oeuvre. The film is in English, Italian, and German with French and English subtitles. The event is free to attend.

Still from Cy Dear (2018) ©️ Fondazione Nicola Del Roscio. Courtesy Archives Fondazione Nicola Del Roscio

Richard Wright, Untitled, 2002 © Richard Wright

Auction

The Art of Wishes 2019

Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Royal Horticultural Halls, London
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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

Francis Bacon: Couplings (London: Gagosian, 2019). Artwork © The Estate of Francis Bacon. All rights reserved/DACS, London/Artimage 2019

In Conversation

Richard Calvocoressi and Martin Harrison on Francis Bacon

Friday, October 4, 2019, 5:30–7:30pm
Hatchards, Piccadilly, London
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Join Gagosian at Hatchards, London’s oldest bookshop, to celebrate the publication of Francis Bacon: Couplings. Gagosian curator Richard Calvocoressi and leading Bacon scholar Martin Harrison, both contributors to the catalogue, will discuss the artist’s double-figure paintings, which were recently on view at Gagosian, Grosvenor Hill, London. To attend the free event, RSVP to baconrsvp@gagosian.com. Space is limited. 

Francis Bacon: Couplings (London: Gagosian, 2019). Artwork © The Estate of Francis Bacon. All rights reserved/DACS, London/Artimage 2019

Rachel Feinstein, Britannia, 2019 (detail) © Rachel Feinstein

Artist Talk

Rachel Feinstein
Chatsworth Arts Festival

Saturday, September 21, 2019, 4:15–5:15pm
Chatsworth House, Derbyshire, England
www.chatsworth.org.uk

Rachel Feinstein is participating in the Chatsworth Arts Festival, a weekend of culture and performance. She will discuss her experience of being an artist in residence at Chatsworth, as well as the process of making her life-size ceramic sculpture Britannia (2019), a female figure that depicts the Roman personification of the British Isles. To attend the event, purchase tickets at chatsworth.seetickets.com.

Rachel Feinstein, Britannia, 2019 (detail) © Rachel Feinstein

Katharina Grosse. Photo: Max Vadukul

In Conversation

Katharina Grosse
Caroline A. Jones

Tuesday, October 29, 2019, 7–8pm
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
www.mfa.org

Since the late 1990s, Katharina Grosse has sprayed prismatic swaths of color onto architectural structures, objects, and landscapes, eroding the distinction between two and three dimensions to create immersive visual experiences. On the occasion of her current exhibition Mural: Jackson Pollock | Katharina Grosse, on view at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Grosse will discuss her work to date, including her newly commissioned painting for the exhibition, with Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Caroline A. Jones. To attend the free event, reserve tickets at www.mfa.org.

Katharina Grosse. Photo: Max Vadukul

Albert Oehlen, Untitled, 1993 © Albert Oehlen

Performance

Albert Oehlen Invites Steamboat Switzerland and Lorenzo Senni

Wednesday, October 2, 2019, 7pm
Serpentine Pavilion, London
www.serpentinegalleries.org

To celebrate the opening of his major solo exhibition at Serpentine Gallery in London, Albert Oehlen has invited the ensemble Steamboat Switzerland and experimental musician Lorenzo Senni to create an evening of music inside the Serpentine Pavilion. To attend the event, purchase tickets at www.serpentinegalleries.org.

Albert Oehlen, Untitled, 1993 © Albert Oehlen

John Currin, Hot Pants, 2010 © John Currin

Artist Talk

John Currin
Chatsworth Arts Festival

Saturday, September 21, 2019, 4:15–5:15pm
Chatsworth House, Derbyshire, England
www.chatsworth.org.uk

John Currin is participating in the Chatsworth Arts Festival, a weekend of culture and performance. He will discuss his practice, including his depictions of his own gender, which are the focus of a new solo exhibition currently on view at Dallas Contemporary. To attend the event, purchase tickets at chatsworth.seetickets.com.

John Currin, Hot Pants, 2010 © John Currin

Huma Bhabha, Receiver, 2019 © Huma Bhabha

Public Installation

Frieze Sculpture 2019

July 3–October 6, 2019
Regent’s Park, London
www.frieze.com

Clare Lilley, director of programs at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, has selected new and significant sculptures by leading artists around the world to be on view in Regent’s Park. Included in the show is Huma Bhabha’s Receiver (2019), which references ancient sculpture and recent sci-fi, and Tom Sachs’s My Melody (2008), a three-meter-high rendition of the Japanese cartoon character.

Huma Bhabha, Receiver, 2019 © Huma Bhabha

Helen Frankenthaler, Deep Sun, 1983, Princeton University Art Museum, New Jersey © 2019 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/Tyler Graphics Ltd., Bedford Village, New York

Symposium

A Vital Legacy

September 19–20, 2019
Princeton University Art Museum, New Jersey
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A series of conversations among artists and art historians on the impact of mid-twentieth-century abstraction will take place in conjunction with Helen Frankenthaler Prints: Seven Types of Ambiguity, currently on view at the Princeton University Art Museum. The talks will begin at 5:30pm on Thursday, September 19, and continue at 9am on Friday, September 20. The events are free and open to the public.

Helen Frankenthaler, Deep Sun, 1983, Princeton University Art Museum, New Jersey © 2019 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/Tyler Graphics Ltd., Bedford Village, New York

John Currin, Untitled, 2015 © John Currin

Fundraiser

Drawing Center
Benefit Auction + Party 2019

Thursday, September 19, 2019, 6:30–9:30pm
Drawing Center, New York
drawingcenter.org

The Drawing Center’s annual Benefit Auction + Party takes place on Thursday, September 19, with an evening of music and cocktails, and a silent auction featuring works generously donated by over forty leading artists, including Joe Bradley, John Currin, Rudolf Stingel, and Mary Weatherford. Funds raised through this event provide crucial support for the Drawing Center’s ambitious roster of exhibitions, publications, education initiatives, and public programs. To attend the event, purchase tickets at www.drawingcenter.org.

John Currin, Untitled, 2015 © John Currin

Jenny Saville, Self-Portrait (after Rembrandt), 2019 © Jenny Saville

In Conversation

Jenny Saville
David Dawson

Wednesday, November 6, 2019, 6:30–7:45pm
Royal Academy of Arts, London
www.royalacademy.org.uk

On the occasion of the exhibition Lucian Freud: The Self-Portraits at London’s Royal Academy of Arts, Jenny Saville will speak with David Dawson, cocurator of the show. Saville will reflect on her relationship with self-portraiture and the effect it has had on her career, while Dawson will offer insight into Freud’s approach to the theme. The talk will be chaired by RA artistic director Tim Marlow. The event has reached capacity.

Jenny Saville, Self-Portrait (after Rembrandt), 2019 © Jenny Saville