Monday, July 29, 2019, 7pm
Guild Hall, East Hampton, New York
Join Gagosian and the Fletcher family for a screening of Heavy Water (2019), directed by Michael Oblowitz and produced by Red Bull Media House and All Edge Entertainment, in conjunction with the exhibition The Fletcher Family: A Lifetime in Surf at Gagosian, 976 Madison Avenue, New York. The film follows big-wave surfer Nathan Fletcher through the evolution of his career, tracing his lineage back to his grandfather, Walter Hoffman, a surfing pioneer on Oahu’s North Shore. Fletcher and fellow surf and skate legends share stories of the pursuit of their passion for the big wave. To attend the free event, RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nathan, Teahupo’o, French Polynesia, 2011. Photo: Brian Bielmann
Alex Israel, Bettina Korek, Hans Ulrich Obrist
July 29–August 2, 2019, 10am–3pm
Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass Village, Colorado
Alex Israel, Bettina Korek, and Hans Ulrich Obrist will host a five-day seminar for practicing artists at Anderson Ranch. Through lectures, discussions, readings, and critiques, the trio will guide artists deeper into the concepts behind their work and their agency in the art world.
Bettina Korek, Hans Ulrich Obrist, and Alex Israel
Thursday, July 25, 2019, 12:30pm
Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass Village, Colorado
Taryn Simon will discuss the way she directs our attention to familiar systems of organization—bloodlines, criminal investigations, mourning, flower arrangements—and makes visible the hidden contours of power and authority with curator Kate Fowle. To attend the event, register at www.andersonranch.org.
Taryn Simon, A Cold Hole, 2018, installation view, MASS MoCA, North Adams, Massachusetts, May 26, 2018–March 24, 2019. Artwork © Taryn Simon
Louis Vuitton X
June 28–September 15, 2019
Louis Vuitton X, Beverly Hills
Louis Vuitton X celebrates the fashion house’s 160-year history of artistic collaborations and marks the world premiere of the Artycapucines Collection. The line includes limited-edition reinterpretations of the label’s iconic Capucines bag by six artists including Urs Fischer, Alex Israel, and Jonas Wood. The exhibition also brings together a collection of early twentieth-century special-order trunks, art deco perfume bottles, iconic Monogram bags reworked by artists such as Frank Gehry and Cindy Sherman, and original collaborations by artists such as Richard Prince.
Jonas Wood’s limited-edition Louis Vuitton Artycapucines bag
Nancy Rubins in
Sculpture in the City 2019
June 2019–April 2020
Various locations in London
Nancy Rubins’s Crocodylius Philodendrus (2016–17) has remained on view in London’s Square Mile to be featured again in Sculpture in the City, an annual urban sculpture park. Clusters of animal forms are arranged in balanced compression and secured with tensile cables. “Tensegrity,” the term for the structural property that Rubins employs, galvanizes the aluminum, brass, bronze, and cast iron animals into purely formal, abstract components that propel into space due to their aggregate momentum. The work is from her series Diversifolia, which was first exhibited last year at Gagosian, Britannia Street, London.
Nancy Rubins, Crocodylius Philodendrus, 2016–17 © Nancy Rubins. Photo: Lucy Dawkins
Shio Kusaka, Jonas Wood, Helen Molesworth
Saturday, July 6, 2019, 4:30–7pm
Private residence, Aspen, Colorado
Shio Kusaka and Jonas Wood draw from each other’s work as potter and painter, respectively to probe the tensions between representation and expression, precision and chance, and influences from art history and life. The pair will discuss the symbiosis and distinctive nature of their practices with curator Helen Molesworth. The event is open to Anderson Ranch National Council members only.
Shio Kusaka and Jonas Wood. Photo: Ruud Baan
Thursday, June 27, 2019, 6:30pm
Gagosian, West 21st Street, New York
Artist James Welling and film director and writer Jane Weinstock will lead an exhibition tour of Jeff Wall, currently on view at Gagosian, West 21st Street, New York. Welling and Weinstock will offer their unique perspectives on various photographs, with time for questions at the end. The pair recently wrote an essay for the exhibition catalogue accompanying Jeff Wall’s show currently on view at the George Economou Collection, Athens. The event has reached capacity. To join the wait list, contact email@example.com.
Jeff Wall, Summer Afternoons, 2013 © Jeff Wall
on Helen Frankenthaler
Saturday, June 29, 2019, 5pm
Princeton University Art Museum, New Jersey
On the occasion of the opening of the exhibition Helen Frankenthaler Prints: Seven Types of Ambiguity at the Princeton University Art Museum, Carol Armstrong, professor of the history of art at Yale University, will explore Helen Frankenthaler’s accomplishments in prints with a lecture titled “Painting Printing Frankenthaler: The Process of Abstraction.” A reception in the museum will follow. The event is free and open to the public.
Helen Frankenthaler, Tales of Genji III, 1998 © 2019 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/Tyler Graphics, Ltd., Mount Kisco, New York
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
Friday, June 28, 2019, 6:30–7:30pm
Royal Academy of Arts, London
Thomas Houseago will speak with Edith Devaney, contemporary curator at the Royal Academy of Arts. The pair will discuss Houseago’s installation as part of the Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition along with the artist’s wider career as a contemporary sculptor. To attend the event, purchase tickets at royal academy.org.uk.
Thomas Houseago's Annenberg Courtyard installation, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 2019. Artwork © Thomas Houseago. Photo: Lucy Dawkins
Wednesday, June 19, 2019, 6pm
Gagosian, Grosvenor Hill, London
Gagosian director and art historian Richard Calvocoressi will lead a tour of the exhibition Francis Bacon: Couplings at Gagosian, Grosvenor Hill, London. The exhibition of Bacon’s double-figure paintings explores a theme that preoccupied the artist throughout his career: the relationship between two people, both physical and psychological. The event has reached capacity. To join the wait list, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Installation view, Francis Bacon: Couplings, Gagosian, Grosvenor Hill, London, June 6–August 3, 2019. Artwork © The Estate of Francis Bacon. All rights reserved, DACS 2019. Photo: Mike Bruce
Saturday, June 8, 2019, 12–4pm
Glass House, New Canaan, Connecticut
Adam McEwen has been selected as the guest artist for the Glass House’s seventieth-anniversary Summer Party, which benefits the iconic Philip Johnson–designed house and site. McEwen’s artwork Chocked Rim (2019) is on display in the Glass House, and the artist has created a limited-edition sculpture for the occasion. The work, entitled Hubcap, is a machined graphite version of the hubcap of a late-1950s Mercedes “Gullwing” coupe, a car Johnson drove. To attend the event, purchase tickets at theglasshouse.org.
Adam McEwen, Chocked Rim, 2019 © Adam McEwen
Douglas Gordon, Michel Auder, Lolita Jablonskienė
Saturday, June 15, 2019, 5–6pm
Douglas Gordon will speak with photographer Michel Auder and art critic Lolita Jablonskienė on the life and legacy of Jonas Mekas, the “godfather of avant-garde film.” All three speakers were friends and admirers of Mekas. Gordon’s 2016 film I had nowhere to go: Portrait of a displaced person incorporates one minute of real-time footage per year of Mekas’s momentous life, covering his departure from his native Lithuania, to his time in forced-labor camps and a displaced persons’ center during World War II, to his eventual arrival in New York, and beyond. The discussion, moderated by Maxa Zoller, curator of Art Basel’s Film Sector, is titled “‘Reminiscence of a Journey’—The Legacy of Jonas Mekas.” The event is free to attend.
Douglas Gordon, I had nowhere to go: Portrait of a displaced person, 2016 (still) © Studio lost but found/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2019
Monday, June 3, 2019, 5:30–6:30pm
Gagosian Shop, New York
Rachel Feinstein will be signing copies of her new book, Secrets, at the Gagosian Shop in New York. Secrets documents Feinstein’s 2018 exhibition at Gagosian, Beverly Hills, which included a series of oversize, flamboyantly colored sculptures of women inspired by the Victoria’s Secret “Angels,” as well as mirror paintings, majolica sculptures, and a panoramic wallpaper that allude to both the European decorative arts and West Coast modernist luxury. A sculptural object in its own right, the book unites these distinct bodies of work—along with an essay by curator Pamela Golbin and a conversation between Feinstein and designer Tom Ford—within a single Z-fold cover, which features a cutout doorway that embodies the dichotomies present in the artist’s work. To attend the free event, RSVP to email@example.com.
Rachel Feinstein: Secrets (New York: Gagosian, 2019)
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
Tuesday, May 28, 2019, 6–7pm
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
Taryn Simon will be in conversation with Gagosian director Louise Neri at the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne, Australia. The evening will include reflections on key bodies of work including An American Index of the Hidden and Unfamiliar, Contraband, A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters I–XVIII, A Polite Fiction, Paperwork and the Will of Capital, and her recent performance works An Occupation of Loss and A Cold Hole. The pair will be introduced by Dr. Simon Maidment, senior curator of contemporary art at NGV. The free event has reached capacity. To join the wait list, contact email@example.com.
Taryn Simon, Bird corpse, labeled as home décor, Indonesia to Miami, Florida (prohibited) from Animal Corpses (Prohibited), Animal Parts (Prohibited), Animal Skeletons (Prohibited), Animal Specimens (Prohibited), Snails (Prohibited), Butterflies (Prohibited) from the series Contraband, 2010 © Taryn Simon
Picasso Scholar and Art World Luminary
Wednesday, May 29, 2019, 6–8:30pm
The Players, New York
As a scholarly tribute to the late art historian and Picasso biographer John Richardson, art historian and curator Diana Widmaier Picasso; Pepe Karmel, associate professor at New York University; and Ross Finocchio, editorial assistant to Richardson, will each discuss the art world giant’s extraordinary life and myriad accomplishments. After the talks, Delphine Huisinga, Richardson’s researcher for volume 4 of his A Life of Picasso, and Michael Cary, director of research at Gagosian, will join the speakers for a conversation and question-and-answer session.
The event is organized by the International Foundation for Art Research. Richardson was a member of IFAR’s board of directors and art advisory council from 1981 until his passing in 2019. To attend the event, purchase tickets at www.ifar.org.
Picasso and John Richardson, Vauvenargues, France, 1959. Photo: Jacqueline Picasso, courtesy John Richardson Archive
Saturday, June 29, 2019, 4pm
Gagosian, Hong Kong
Gagosian Senior Director Han-I Wang will lead a tour of Marc Newson’s first exhibition of limited-edition furniture in China. This presentation explores Newson’s use of increasingly rare decorative processes at an unconventionally large, even unprecedented, scale, as well as his curiosity with the streamlined, simple beauty of Asian art and design. From cloisonné to cast glass chairs to Aikuchi swords, Wang will take a closer look at how the artist blurs the boundaries between sculpture, furniture, and the decorative arts. To attend the free event, RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. Space is limited.
Marc Newson, Cloisonné Yellow Chair, 2017 © Marc Newson
A line (a)round an idea
Selected Works on Paper
Saturday, June 22, 2019, 11am
This event has been canceled.
Join us for a tour of A line (a)round an idea at Gagosian, Geneva. The exhibition, which presents black-and-white works on paper spanning a period of seventy years, includes work by Richard Artschwager, Georg Baselitz, Bruce Conner, Willem de Kooning, Günther Förg, Sam Francis, Keith Haring, Christine Hiebert, Hans Hofmann, Franz Kline, Brice Marden, Henri Matisse, Robert Motherwell, Ad Reinhardt, Richard Serra, Cy Twombly, Andy Warhol, Tom Wesselmann, and others. Gagosian’s Johan Nauckhoff will give an overview of the exhibition, focusing on ways in which modern and contemporary artists have explored the clarity and activating power of the simple line, mark, splatter, or stroke. To attend the free event, RSVP to email@example.com. Space is limited.
Installation view, A line (a)round an idea: Selected Works on Paper, Gagosian, Geneva, May 2–July 27, 2019. Artwork, left to right: © Cy Twombly Foundation; © 2019 Richard Artschwager/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York; © 2019 The Franz Kline Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York; © Richard Serra; © 2019 Dedalus Foundation, Inc./Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Sunday, May 26, 2019, 6:30pm
Fondation Beyeler, Riehen/Basel
On the occasion of the opening of Rudolf Stingel’s exhibition at the Fondation Beyeler, the artist will speak with curator Udo Kittelmann about his work. To view a live-stream of the event, visit the Fondation Beyeler’s Facebook page. To attend the event, purchase tickets at fondationbeyeler.ch.
Rudolf Stingel. Photo: Lina Bertucci
Into the Trees
Thursday, May 23, 2019, 6pm
Setsuko will lead a tour of her exhibition Into the Trees at Gagosian, Paris, with gallery director Jean-Olivier Després. The artist will discuss what led her to ceramics and the infinite malleability and expressiveness of clay, as well as the imagery in her paintings. To attend the free event, RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. Space is limited.
Installation view, Setsuko: Into the Trees, Gagosian, Paris, April 11–June 1, 2019. Artwork © Setsuko. Photo: Thomas Lannes
May 22–25, 2019
Barbican Theatre, London
Brice Marden is collaborating with choreographer Pam Tanowitz and composer Kaija Saariaho to present Four Quartets, a titular dance performance based on T. S. Eliot’s modernist masterpiece from 1943. The evocative stage design centers on paintings by Marden, their exquisite colors and strokes making connections to the geographical locations of the masterpiece’s four individual parts. Containing piercing and unforgettable literary passages, this unprecedented collaborative performance of the work is the first to be authorized by the T. S. Eliot Estate. To attend the event, purchase tickets at barbican.org.uk.
Premiere of Four Quartets at the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, July 6–8, 2018. Photo: Maria Baranova
Wednesday, May 15, 2019, 6pm
Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea
On the occasion of Helen Frankenthaler’s first exhibition of paintings in Rome, and first exhibition in Venice since 1966, when she, along with Ellsworth Kelly, Roy Lichtenstein, and Jules Olitski, represented the United States in the 33rd Venice Biennale, curator John Elderfield and artist Clifford Ross will discuss her work and legacy. The talk will be moderated by art historian and curator Flavia Frigeri. The event is free and open to the public.
Helen Frankenthaler in her studio at East 83rd Street and Third Avenue, New York, 1969. Photo: Ernst Haas/Masters/Getty Images
Tuesday, May 21, 2019, 6–7pm
Gagosian, 976 Madison Avenue, New York
To coincide with Desert Painters of Australia, an exhibition of contemporary Indigenous Australian art at Gagosian, 976 Madison Avenue, New York, the gallery will host a conversation between leading authorities Fred Myers, Silver Professor of Anthropology at New York University, and Henry Skerritt, Curator of Indigenous Arts of Australia at the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of the University of Virginia. Their conversation will be introduced and moderated by Margo Smith, director of the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection. The event has reached capacity. To view a live-stream of the event, visit Gagosian’s Instagram.
Fred Myers (left) and Henry Skerritt (right)