Friday, October 22, 2021, 7pm EDT
Join the Artists’ Legacy Foundation (ALF) for a conversation between Nancy Rubins and author, historian, and critic Tyler Green. The pair will discuss Rubins’s innovative sculptural practice on the occasion of her recent receipt of the 2021 ALF Artist Award, which honors an outstanding artist working primarily in painting or sculpture. To join the online event, register at eventbrite.com.
Installation view, Nancy Rubins: Fluid Space, Gagosian, Beverly Hills, June 24–August 6, 2021. Artwork © Nancy Rubins
Jim Shaw Selects
October 12–27, 2021
Metrograph, New York
Jim Shaw is presenting a selection of conspiracy-minded cinema at Metrograph in New York, inaugurating a new artist-programmer-in-residence series copresented by Gagosian and Metrograph in the theater and online. Jim Shaw Selects will feature six films that kept the artist uneasy company during the paranoiac pandemic time. To attend a screening, purchase tickets at metrograph.com.
Still from They Live (1988), directed by John Carpenter
Flying Dragon, 1975
October 19, 2021–January 2, 2022
Place Vendôme, Paris
Alexander Calder’s monumental sculpture Flying Dragon (1975) will be on view at Place Vendôme in Paris beginning October 19. The installation marks the opening of Gagosian’s new gallery at rue de Castiglione and is part of FIAC Hors les Murs, which presents artworks in emblematic public spaces throughout the city.
Flying Dragon (1975)—which exemplifies Calder’s capacity to invest a powerful visual dynamism in his work regardless of scale—is among the last of the monumental works he made. While static, the striking sculpture transforms when viewed from different angles. Constructed from sheet metal, it is physically weighty but appears delicate due to its limited points of contact with the ground.
Alexander Calder, Flying Dragon, 1975, installation view, Place Vendôme, Paris © 2021 Calder Foundation, New York/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Thomas Lannes
Madison Avenue Fall Gallery Walk
Saturday, October 23, 2021, 10am–6pm
Join Artnews and the Madison Avenue Business Improvement District on an autumn walk to visit over forty galleries that line Madison Avenue from East 57th to East 86th Streets. Gagosian, 976 Madison Avenue, has Tatiana Trouvé: From March to May on view. To attend the free event, register at madisonavenuebid.org.
Installation view, Tatiana Trouvé: From March to May, Gagosian, 976 Madison Avenue, New York, September 18–October 30, 2021. Artwork © Tatiana Trouvé. Photo: Rob McKeever
October 20, 2021–March 7, 2022
Académie des beaux-arts, Paris
Georg Baselitz’s sculpture Zero Dom (2015/2021) is installed in front of the Académie des beaux-arts, Paris, in conjunction with the artist’s retrospective at the Centre Pompidou, which is on view through March 7, 2022, and in celebration of his admission into the Académie des beaux-arts as a foreign associate member. The 9-meter-high patinated bronze sculpture features a bundle of legs in high heels, a recurring motif in the artist’s work, which he sees as a form of self-portrait.
Georg Baselitz, Zero Dom (Zero Dome), 2015/2021, installation view, Académie des beaux-arts, Paris © Georg Baselitz, 2021
Wednesday, October 20, 2021, 12pm EDT
As part of Talking to Our Time program, an online series of artist talks organized by the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, DC, Rick Lowe will be joined by Gagosian director Antwaun Sargent to discuss how creativity can empower people and communities to spark economic, social, and political change. The pair will speak about Lowe’s community-based initiatives, such as Project Row Houses and Greenwood Art Project, as well as his paintings and drawings based on a visual language developed from aerial photographs of dominoes, a game he often plays with residents of his social projects. To join the online event, register at smithsonian.zoom.us.
Left: Rick Lowe. Photo: Brent Reaney. Right: Antwaun Sargent. Photo: Chase Hall
The 213 Most Important Men in My Life
Thursday, October 28, 2021, 4–5pm
Gagosian, Grosvenor Hill, London
This event has been canceled.
Jean Pigozzi will sign copies of his new book, The 213 Most Important Men in My Life, at Gagosian, Grosvenor Hill, London. It gathers together a collection of photographs annotated with the photographer’s personal memories of the men and mentors who have influenced him over the years. The selection includes his father, Enrico Pigozzi, who passed away when Pigozzi was just a teenager; Italian entrepreneur Gianni Agnelli; music legends Bono, David Bowie, and Mick Jagger; and art world figures Larry Gagosian and Ettore Sottsass, among other icons of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The book, published by Damiani, will be available for purchase at the event.
Jean Pigozzi: The 213 Most Important Men in My Life (Bologna, Italy: Damiani, 2021)
New Social Environment
The Antepenultimate End: Kon Trubkovich and Jason Rosenfeld
Monday, October 18, 2021, 2pm edt
As part of the Brooklyn Rail’s online series New Social Environment, Kon Trubkovich joins the journal’s editor-at-large Jason Rosenfeld for a conversation about the artist’s current exhibition, The Antepenultimate End, at Gagosian, Park & 75, New York, as well as his practice in general. In these daily lunchtime Zoom conversations, invited artists, writers, filmmakers, and poets discuss creative life in the context of our new social reality with Brooklyn Rail staff. The talk will conclude with a poetry reading by imogen xtian smith. To attend the online event, register at brooklynrail.org.
Installation view, Kon Trubkovich: The Antepenultimate End, Gagosian, Park & 75, New York, September 9–October 23, 2021. Artwork © Kon Trubkovich. Photo: Rob McKeever
Mark Stevens and Annalyn Swan
with Sebastian Smee
Wednesday, October 20, 2021, 6:30pm EDT
Authors Mark Stevens and Annalyn Swan will discuss their new book, Francis Bacon: Revelations, with Washington Post art critic Sebastian Smee in a conversation presented by the New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting & Sculpture. A decade in the making, the book offers the first comprehensive look at the life and art of Francis Bacon, who produced indelible images of humankind and played an outsized role in both twentieth-century art and life. Bacon was a witty free spirit and unabashed homosexual at a time when many others remained closeted, and his exploits were as unforgettable as his paintings. Revelations offers a more complete, nuanced, and international portrait than ever before of this singularly private, darkly funny, eruptive man and his equally extraordinary art. To join the online event, register at zoom.us.
Francis Bacon in his studio in Battersea, London, 1960. Photo: © The Cecil Beaton Studio Archive at Sotheby’s
Lessons of the Hour – Frederick Douglass (Doppelgänger)
Thursday, October 14, 2021, 7pm
Piccadilly Lights, London
As part of a commissioning program curated by the Royal Academy of Arts, Isaac Julien’s Lessons of the Hour – Frederick Douglass (Doppelgänger) (2021) will be screened outdoors at London’s Piccadilly Circus to coincide with Frieze London. The film is a special edition of Lessons of the Hour (2019), a contemplative journey into the life and work of Frederick Douglass, the visionary African American abolitionist. A single-screen version of the film is on view in the exhibition Social Works II at Gagosian, Grosvenor Hill, London, through December 18.
Isaac Julien’s Lessons of the Hour – Frederick Douglass (Doppelgänger) (2021) on Piccadilly Lights, London, 2021
at home: Artists in Conversation
Rachel Whiteread and Michele Robecchi
Friday, October 15, 2021, 12–1pm edt
As part of the Yale Center for British Art’s at home: Artists in Conversation series, Rachel Whiteread will be in conversation with Michele Robecchi, independent curator, writer, and commissioning editor at Phaidon Press. The pair will discuss Whiteread’s artistic practice, in which everyday objects are transformed—using materials such as rubber, dental plaster, and resin—into ghostly replicas that are eerily familiar. To join the online event, register at yale.zoom.us.
Rachel Whiteread making Ghost (1990), London, 1990. Artwork © Rachel Whiteread. Photo: Marcus Taylor
The Art of Wishes 2021
Monday, October 11, 2021
Natural History Museum, London
Founded by philanthropist and Make‐A‐Wish patron Batia Ofer, the Art of Wishes is a charitable initiative that brings the international art community together to raise funds for Make-A-Wish UK, a nonprofit organization that grants the wishes of children with critical illnesses. The fourth annual Art of Wishes benefit auction and gala will take place at the Natural History Museum in London. The auction will be hosted on Artsy, with a preview of the artworks open to the public from October 2 through 8 at Sotheby’s London. More than twenty works by leading international artists such as Georg Baselitz, Jenny Saville, Kon Trubkovich, and others will be included.
Georg Baselitz, Schlafzimmer, 2021 © Georg Baselitz. Photo: Jochen Littkemann
Art For Your World: Vera Lutter
September 28–October 10, 2021
Vera Lutter’s photograph Drilling Tower, Kvaerner: November 29, 2000 (2000) is being exhibited digitally on a three-story building on Oxford Street in London, presented by W1 Curates, which brings art to the people by using cutting-edge technology to transform the exterior of the Flannels London flagship store into a digital exhibition space.
Lutter’s photograph will be one of eight artworks auctioned at Sotheby’s beginning October 8 in support of WWF’s campaign Art For Your World. This initiative seeks to mobilize the art world in the fight against the climate crisis by raising funds toward WWF’s work halting deforestation, supporting indigenous communities, restoring trees and forests, replanting seagrass meadows, protecting endangered species, and promoting sustainable lifestyles, ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in November.
Vera Lutter, Drilling Tower, Kvaerner: November 29, 2000, 2000, installation view, Flannels, London © Vera Lutter. Photo: courtesy W1 Curates
Walter De Maria
Monday, September 20, 2021, 6:45pm, and Saturday, September 25, 2021, 4:45pm
Anthology Film Archives, New York
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
at home: Symposium
Titus Kaphar, Arthur Lewis, and Hau Nguyen
Friday, September 17, 2021, 12pm EDT
Titus Kaphar will be in conversation with art collectors Arthur Lewis and Hau Nguyen as part of the at home: Symposium at the Yale Center for British Art in New Haven, Connecticut. The trio will discuss Kaphar’s practice and the importance of supporting emerging artists, artists of color, and local art communities. The talk will be moderated by Abigail Lamphier, senior curatorial assistant at the Center. Focusing on “The Politics of the Portrait,” the three-part online symposium considers potential solutions and alternatives regarding the history, display, and making of portraits and the role of representation in today’s sociopolitical climate. To attend the online event, register at yale.zoom.us.
Wednesday, September 22, 2021, 1pm
As part of Art Basel’s Conversation series, Rachel Whiteread will participate in a Premiere Artists Talk with Ann Gallagher, former director of Tate’s collection of British art and editor of the forthcoming catalogue raisonné of the artist’s sculpture, about key moments in her career and what drives her work today. The conversation will be introduced by Marc Spiegler, global director of Art Basel. The event is free to attend with fair admission. To watch the livestream event, visit Art Basel’s Facebook.
New Social Environment
Mattress World: Guy Goodwin and David Reed
Tuesday, September 14, 2021, 1pm EDT
As part of the Brooklyn Rail’s online series New Social Environment, David Reed and fellow artist Guy Goodwin join the journal’s editor-at-large Charlotte Kent for a conversation about Goodwin’s current exhibition, curated by Reed. In these daily lunchtime Zoom conversations, invited artists, writers, filmmakers, and poets discuss creative life in the context of our new social reality with Brooklyn Rail staff, followed by a question-and-answer session. The talk will conclude with a poetry reading by Andrea Abi-Karam. To attend the online event, register at brooklynrail.org.
Installation view, Guy Goodwin: Mattress World, Milton Resnick and Pat Passlof Foundation, New York, May 1–October 23, 2021. Artwork © Guy Goodwin
Monument à Whistler – Muse nue, bras coupés
September 7, 2021–March 2022
Berkeley Square, London
Auguste Rodin’s Monument à Whistler – Muse nue, bras coupés (Monument to Whistler – Nude Muse, without Arms) (1908) has been installed in Berkeley Square, London, in conjunction with the exhibition Houseago | Rodin, on view at Gagosian, Davies Street, London, through December 18. Rodin was commissioned to make a monument dedicated to the artist James Abbott McNeill Whistler. Though it was never realized publicly, the monument marks a watershed moment in civic sculpture due to its representation not of the artist himself but of a female muse. The sculpture, in the form of a female figure shown climbing the “mountain of fame,” references the difficulties Whistler overcame in his life.
Auguste Rodin, Monument à Whistler – Muse nue, bras coupés (Monument to Whistler – Nude Muse, without Arms), 1908, installation view, Berkeley Square, London
Katy Hessel, Matthew Holman, and Eleanor Nairne on Helen Frankenthaler
Wednesday, September 8, 2021, 1pm edt (6pm bst)
Join Gagosian for an online conversation between broadcaster and art historian Katy Hessel; Matthew Holman, associate lecturer in English at University College London; and Eleanor Nairne, curator at the Barbican Art Gallery, London, about the exhibition Imagining Landscapes: Paintings by Helen Frankenthaler, 1952–1976, on view at Gagosian, Grosvenor Hill, London, through September 18. The trio will discuss Frankenthaler’s early training, the development of her signature soak-stain technique and subsequent shifts in style, and her connections to the London art world. To join, register at eventbrite.com.
Left: Katy Hessel. Photo: Luke Fullalove. Middle: Matthew Holman. Right: Eleanor Nairne. Photo: Max Colson
FT Weekend Festival 2021
Edmund de Waal and Jan Dalley
Saturday, September 4, 2021, 11–11:45am
Kenwood House, London
As part of this year’s FT Weekend Festival in London, Edmund de Waal will be in conversation with Financial Times art editor Jan Dalley on the Arts Stage to discuss his latest book, Letters to Camondo, and his placing of his contemporary work in dialogue with another era.
Gagosian is partnering with the Financial Times to host the Arts Stage at the one-day event where leading experts discuss the arts, music, literature, food, business, and technology. Recent Gagosian Quarterly films will be screened between sessions on the stage throughout the day and Gagosian publications will also be presented. To attend the event, purchase tickets at www.ftweekendfestival.com.
Edmund de Waal and Jan Dalley, FT Weekend Festival, London, 2019
Paul D. Miller
Friday, August 6, 2021, 1pm EDT
Antwaun Sargent will speak with Paul D. Miller, editor-at-large of the Brooklyn Rail, about Social Works, an exhibition curated by Sargent currently on view at Gagosian, West 24th Street, New York. Social Works considers the relationship between space—personal, public, institutional, and psychic—and Black social practice. The conversation will end with a poetry reading. To attend the online event, register at brooklynrail.org.
Installation view, Social Works: Curated by Antwaun Sargent, Gagosian, 555 West 24th Street, New York, June 24–September 11, 2021. Artwork, left to right: © Zalika Azim, © Allana Clarke, © Linda Goode Bryant, © Rick Lowe Studio. Photo: Rob McKeever
Aspen Art Museum
August 3–6, 2021
As part of its annual ArtCrush celebration honoring those whose creativity and vision impact the field of contemporary art, the Aspen Art Museum in Colorado presents an auction to benefit its artistic and educational programming. This year’s auction, hosted on sothebys.com, features work by contemporary artists including Richard Phillips and Mary Weatherford. A selection of the lots will be auctioned live at the museum’s ArtCrush gala on Friday, August 6. To inquire about bidding, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mary Weatherford, Outer Reaches of Space, Reason, and Time, 2021 © Mary Weatherford. Photo: Fredrik Nilsen Studio
Gallery Weekend LA
Frank Gehry, Albert Oehlen, Nancy Rubins
July 28–August 1, 2021
Gagosian is participating in the inaugural Gallery Weekend LA with three exhibitions. Frank Gehry: Spinning Tales and Nancy Rubins: Fluid Space, both on view at Gagosian’s Beverly Hills location, will be open for extended hours during Gallery Weekend LA (July 28: 10am–7pm; July 29–30: 10am–5:30pm; July 31–August 1: 12–6pm). Visitors can also see Albert Oehlen: Tramonto Spaventoso with an appointment, on view at the Marciano Art Foundation (July 28–31: 11am–5pm). The event is organized through Gallery Association Los Angeles and galleryplatform.la and includes nearly eighty-five of the city’s leading contemporary art galleries and museums.
Frank Gehry, Wishful Thinking, 2021, installation view, Frank Gehry: Spinning Tales, Gagosian, Beverly Hills, 2021 © Frank O. Gehry. Photo: Joshua White
Tuesday, August 10, 2021, 6pm EDT
Join Theaster Gates and Louise Bernard, founding director of the Museum of the Obama Presidential Center, for a discussion about art and democracy on the occasion of the exhibition The Obama Portraits, on view at the Art Institute of Chicago through August 15, 2021. To attend the online event, register at sales.artic.edu.
Left: Theaster Gates. Photo: Rankin. Right: Louise Bernard