Tuesday, May 11, 2021, 2pm EDT
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.
Over the past four decades, Whiteread has focused on the method of casting, using a variety of materials and working with objects of vastly different scales, to reveal hidden narratives and secret histories. Employing a variety of artifacts and spaces—such as chairs and mattresses, interiors of rooms, and even, famously, an entire terraced house—she explores the traces of corporeal presence. In Internal Objects, she has, for the first time, eschewed casting in favor of building original objects out of found wood and metal, which she overpaints in white. Sensitive to even the most minor details and markers of use, Whiteread’s new sculptures represent a departure from her established working process while continuing her overall project in considering the intimate haptic qualities of the things and spaces that surround us.
In this episode of Gagosian Premieres, Blazwick and Waldron, both longtime friends of Whiteread’s, visit the artist in her London studio. Blazwick, director of the Whitechapel Gallery in London, speaks with Whiteread about the process behind the artist’s new cabin-like structures and the enduring spectral nature of her work. Waldron recites his new poem, “In a wayward place,” which was inspired by Whiteread’s haunting and subtly emotive sculptures. Inside the exhibition at Grosvenor Hill, Richter performs “Origins (Solo),” an original composition for solo piano from his 2021 album Voices 2, selected in response to Internal Objects.
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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, 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.
Friday, October 9, 2020, 5pm EDT
Featuring Thurston Moore and Hunter Drohojowska-Philp
For the first episode of Gagosian Premieres, we celebrate Mary Weatherford: Train Yards—a new exhibition at Gagosian, London—with 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.