Video © Gagosian. Artwork © William Forsythe. Directed by Ulrike Stumpp; Edit and Post Production by Stefan Knauer. Interview by Louise Neri. Camera: Ulrike Stumpp, Dennis Westenberger, Stefan Knauer
October 23, 2017
William Forsythe:Choreographic Objects
Celebrated choreographer William Forsythe has been expanding the boundaries of dance for over four decades. In 1989 he began work on his “choreographic objects,” a series of sculptural installations. These physical, object-based extensions of his choreographic practice have become an integral aspect of his work. An exhibition at Gagosian Le Bourget in Paris continues this experimentation with three works: Black Flags, Alignigung 2, and Towards the Diagnostic Gaze (Paris). Filmmaker Ulrike Stumpp created a video documenting these works that includes an in-depth interview with Forsythe about the concepts and techniques underlying the exhibition.
The world-renowned choreographer discusses his mindful objects with Louise Neri.
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.
The Parameters of Perception
Michael Craig-Martin and Jeffrey Sturges in conversation on Tom Wessselmann’s Standing Still Lifes.
Richard Phillips on Tom Wesselmann
Tom Wesselmann: Standing Still Lifes closes this week at Gagosian New York. In this text, Richard Phillips speaks with Jason Ysenburg about the impact of the exhibition. A video about the exhibition and the artist’s studio practice accompanies the text.
Alexander Wolf discusses the recurring themes and symbols that have emerged throughout Robert Therrien’s artistic career.
An Evolving Legacy
A look inside the Henry Moore Foundation, their new initiatives, and what’s next.
A text by Edmund de Waal touches on the inspiration he finds in the work of Giorgio Morandi.
Art Above Politics
Dr. Mikhail Piotrovsky and Torkom Demirjian discuss the State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg.
Obscuring the Index
Taryn Simon’s 2016 exhibitions spanned the globe. Angela Brown brings us highlights from six museums.
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.
Anselm Kiefer: Uraeus
Taking viewers behind the scenes during the installation of Anselm Kiefer’s Uraeus at Channel Gardens, Rockefeller Center®, New York, this video features interviews with Kiefer, Robin Vousden, Nicholas Baume, and Richard Calvocoressi. The speakers detail the conception, installation, and symbolism of this monumental, public sculpture.
Urs Fischer: Things
In midtown Manhattan, a new sculpture by Urs Fischer, entitled Things, was debuted in May 2018. Fischer and international curator, Francesco Bonami, discuss this unique exhibition with the Gagosian Quarterly.