Friday, July 29, 2022
As part of Sessions, a new spin-off of Gagosian Premieres, experimental musician and composer Laura Ortman performs “ROSINBOWS” inside Art in Process: Part One—a survey of works by Nam June Paik spanning his career—at Gagosian, 555 West 24th Street, New York. Drawing on her Indigenous lineage, Ortman distorts the sound of her Apache-inflected violin stylings with an array of effects pedals, looping its output with a four-track cassette recorder to create a new piece of improvised music in response to the exhibition. Expressing an affinity with Paik and the Fluxus movement, she harnesses light and color, technology, and the operation of chance to combine visual, aural, and spatial components into a unified environment.
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Episodes & Trailers
Episodes of Gagosian Premieres are created in collaboration with an artist and shaped around his or her new gallery exhibition. The exclusively online series features the artists in conversation with the most widely respected figures from the worlds of contemporary literature, music, entertainment, film, and, of course, art, as well as studio visits and intimate performances inspired by and composed in response to the work on view.
Tuesday, November 16, 2021
Nathaniel Mary Quinn
Featuring Ekow Eshun, Amanda Hunt, and Raphael Saadiq
The ninth episode of Gagosian Premieres celebrates Nathaniel Mary Quinn: NOT FAR FROM HOME; STILL FAR AWAY—an exhibition of new paintings and works on paper at Gagosian, New York—featuring a raw musical performance by Raphael Saadiq; an intimate conversation between Quinn and Amanda Hunt, director of public programs and creative practice at the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art in Los Angeles; and insightful commentary from writer and curator Ekow Eshun.
Thursday, August 5, 2021
Featuring Gustavo Dudamel with YOLA, Julian Rose, and esperanza spalding
The eighth episode of Gagosian Premieres celebrates Frank Gehry: Spinning Tales—an exhibition of new work presented at Gagosian, Beverly Hills—featuring musical performances by esperanza spalding and Gustavo Dudamel and YOLA (Youth Orchestra Los Angeles), and a conversation between Frank Gehry and Julian Rose conducted in Gehry’s Los Angeles studio.
Sessions is a spin-off of Gagosian Premieres featuring short-form videos of performances with music, dance, and poetry by some of today’s most acclaimed creative voices. Sessions can be newly commissioned performances or outtakes from Premieres episodes.
Friday, April 15, 2022
Chief Xian aTunde Adjuah
Bark Out Thunder Roar Out Lightning
As part of Sessions, a new spin-off of Gagosian Premieres, six-time Grammy-nominated Chief Xian aTunde Adjuah (formerly Christian Scott) performs “Bark Out Thunder Roar Out Lightning” alongside drummer Elé Salif Howell, inside Awol Erizku’s exhibition Memories of a Lost Sphinx at Gagosian, Park & 75, New York. In this track from his upcoming album, Bark Out Thunder Roar Out Lightning, Chief Adjuah debuts his latest musical instrument, a double-sided harp called the Chief Adjuah Bow, which he describes as a hybrid of four instruments: a West African donso n’goni, or “hunter’s harp”; a West African kamele n’goni, or “young man’s harp”; a kora; and an electric guitar. The pair previously collaborated when Scott composed the score for Mystic Parallax, Erizku’s solo exhibition at FLAG Art Foundation in New York.
Thursday, December 9, 2021
I Put a Spell on You
As part of Sessions, a new spin-off of Gagosian Premieres, Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Alice Smith delivers an unforgettable interpretation of the Screamin’ Jay Hawkins classic “I Put a Spell on You” (1956) inside the exhibition Social Works II at Gagosian, Grosvenor Hill, London. Hawkins’s song was famously covered by Nina Simone in 1965 and has since been performed and recorded by many other artists, from Bette Midler to Marilyn Manson. In 2015, Smith’s haunting rendition was featured on the album Nina Revisited... A Tribute to Nina Simone.