Friday, October 9, 2020, 5pm EDT
We celebrate Mary Weatherford: Train Yards—a new exhibition at Gagosian, London—with the first episode of Gagosian Premieres, featuring an exclusive performance by Thurston Moore inside the gallery and a conversation between Mary Weatherford and Hunter Drohojowska-Philp in the artist’s Los Angeles studio.
Weatherford’s Train Yard paintings are abstracted interpretations of the titular site after dark, in which deep purple and black grounds—often punctuated by white neon light tubes—evoke the history and aura of their subject. The artist describes these works as visual embodiments of environmental noise: “the clanging of bells and whistles and the sound of trains.”
Best known as one of the founders of the alternative rock band Sonic Youth, Moore will translate the American folk and blues music that inspired the Train Yard paintings in a special performance including a new composition. Critic and journalist Drohojowska-Philp will speak with Weatherford about the influence and wide-ranging effects the transcontinental railroad had on American histories, her process and approach to the series, and the challenges of trying to paint an experience
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Featuring Rashaun Mitchell + Silas Riener, Hans Ulrich Obrist, and Patti Smith
This episode of Gagosian Premieres will celebrate Gerhard Richter: Cage Paintings—an exhibition presented by Gagosian in New York and Beverly Hills—with Hans Ulrich Obrist, featuring a musical performance by Patti Smith and new choreography created and performed by Rashaun Mitchell + Silas Riener in response to the work.
Past Episodes & Trailers
Tuesday, May 11, 2021, 2pm EDT
Featuring Iwona Blazwick, Max Richter, and Mark Waldron
The sixth episode of Gagosian Premieres celebrates Rachel Whiteread’s exhibition Internal Objects at Gagosian, Grosvenor Hill, London, with a conversation between the artist and art critic and curator Iwona Blazwick, and performances by composer and pianist Max Richter and poet Mark Waldron.
Tuesday, March 23, 2021, 2pm EDT
Featuring James Cuno, Hugo Marchand, Florent Melac, and Hannah O’Neill
For the fifth episode of Gagosian Premieres, we celebrate Anselm Kiefer: Field of the Cloth of Gold—a new exhibition at Gagosian, Le Bourget—with a conversation between the artist and art historian James Cuno and a debut ballet performance by Hugo Marchand and Hannah O’Neill, choreographed by Florent Melac and set to music composed by Steve Reich.
Wednesday, February 10, 2021, 2pm EST
Featuring Flea, Missy Mazzoli, Vernon Reid, and Eddie Ruscha
The fourth episode of Gagosian Premieres celebrates Ed Ruscha’s exhibition at Gagosian New York with musicians Flea, Missy Mazzoli, Vernon Reid, and Eddie Ruscha and new music created in response to the work.
Tuesday, December 22, 2020, 2pm EST
Featuring Nathaniel Mary Quinn, Simon Schama, and the Aaron Diehl Trio
For the third episode of the online event series Gagosian Premieres, Jenny Saville will celebrate her exhibition Elpis at Gagosian New York with painter Nathaniel Mary Quinn and historian Simon Schama, with a performance by the Aaron Diehl Trio, who will play music by Philip Glass as well as a new composition inspired by the work on view.
Tuesday, October 20, 2020, 2pm EDT
Featuring Malcolm Gladwell, Elvis Mitchell, and Jeff Tweedy
For the second episode of Gagosian Premieres, we celebrate Gregory Crewdson: An Eclipse of Moths—a new exhibition at Gagosian, Los Angeles—with author Malcolm Gladwell, film critic Elvis Mitchell, musician and author Jeff Tweedy, and the artist.
While the episode is airing, Crewdson will answer questions on YouTube LiveChat and present a signed and numbered limited-edition book, published by Aperture, with a personal inscription to one viewer who participates in the conversation.