Artwork © Edmund de Waal. Directed by Miriam Perez; Produced by PerryDuke
October 30, 2016
Edmund de Waal
At the Frieze London art fair in 2016, Gagosian presented a solo exhibition of new work by Edmund de Waal. This new body of work reflects memories and recollections of people important to the artist—his great-grandfather and the poet Paul Celan, or places—Odessa, Cernowitz, and Paris. In this video the artist walks us through the installation, speaking of how this new body of work reflects memories and recollections.
Edmund de Waal: white island
Edmund de Waal considers Ibiza, Walter Benjamin, and the “aura of things” in a text entitled white island, written to accompany his first exhibition in Spain at the Museu d’Art Contemporani d’Eivissa, Ibiza.
A text by Edmund de Waal touches on the inspiration he finds in the work of Giorgio Morandi.
Sally Mann: Remembered Light
Edmund de Waal and Sally Mann discuss Cy Twombly’s relationship to photography, Mann’s pervasive interest in the American South, and the context behind her newest body of work.
Solid Recollections: Rachel Whiteread
James Lawrence explores the quiet power and critical role of memory in Rachel Whiteread’s public works.
Edmund de Waal at Artipelag
For the exhibition, Edmund de Waal, Giorgio Morandi, at Artipelag in Gustavsberg, Sweden, Edmund de Waal presented a lecture based upon his most recent book, The White Road. Covering a wide-ranging spectrum of topics, from porcelain to Dresden, from Morandi to the Ming Dynasty, the speech is a poetic and historical look into the influences that continue to shape de Waal’s artistic and literary practices.
Drawing is a First Date
John Currin speaks about drawing with Brett Littman, Director of The Drawing Center in New York.
Annabelle Selldorf speaks with Derek Blasberg about her beginnings in architecture, her dislike of the term “minimalism,” and the design process behind her work.
Who is choreographing whom?
PLAY, currently on view at Gagosian on West 21st Street in New York, is a work by Urs Fischer in which nine office chairs move through the gallery and interact with visitors. Artist and choreographer Madeline Hollander worked with Fischer and a team of programmers and animators to create various gestures, movements, and behavior sequences for the chairs. Gagosian’s Angela Brown sat down to talk with Hollander about this process.
Calder: Sculpting A Life
The first authorized biography of Alexander Calder was published this past fall. Biographer Jed Perl and Alexander “Sandy” S. C. Rower, president of the Calder Foundation, discuss the genesis of the book, the nature of genius, and preview what’s to come in the second volume with the Quarterly’s Wyatt Allgeier.
The Parameters of Perception
Michael Craig-Martin and Jeffrey Sturges in conversation on Tom Wessselmann’s Standing Still Lifes.
Brice Marden: Four Quartets
Four paintings by Brice Marden have been incorporated into a new dance commission based on T. S. Eliot’s Four Quartets, with choreography by Pam Tanowitz, and music by Kaija Saariaho. The performance will premiere on July 6, 2018 at the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard as part of the SummerScape Festival. Gideon Lester, the Fisher Center’s artistic director for theater and dance, spoke with Marden about the canvases that form the set design.
Jenny Saville Ancestors
In this video, Jenny Saville speaks about Ancestors and her new works currently on view at Gagosian, West 21st Street, New York.