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Gagosian Quarterly

April 25, 2019

arakawadiagrams for the imagination

The exhibition Arakawa: Diagrams for the Imagination receives a closer look by Gagosian director Ealan Wingate. In this video, he discusses the artist’s arrival in New York and examines the importance of maps and language in Arakawa’s work.

All artwork © 2019 Estate of Madeline Gins. Reproduced with permission of the Estate of Madeline Gins; video: Pushpin Films; Arakawa: Diagrams for the Imagination, Gagosian, New York, March 5–April 13, 2019

The cover of the Fall 2019 Gagosian Quarterly magazine. Artwork by Nathaniel Mary Quinn

Now available
Gagosian Quarterly Fall 2019

The Fall 2019 issue of Gagosian Quarterly is now available, featuring a detail from Sinking (2019) by Nathaniel Mary Quinn on its cover.

Losing Nothing: Arakawa and Madeline Gins

Losing Nothing: Arakawa and Madeline Gins

Mary Ann Caws reflects on the centrality of perception and imagination in Arakawa’s art, from his early diagrammatic paintings to his later architectural investigations with Madeline Gins.

Rediscovering Arakawa

Rediscovering Arakawa

The influential work of the Japanese-born artist Arakawa—who forged prescient and crucial links between Dadaism, abstract art, Minimalism, conceptual art, Pop art, and more—explored by David Colman.

Gagosian Quarterly Fall 2018

Gagosian Quarterly Fall 2018

The Fall 2018 Gagosian Quarterly issue is now available, featuring Memory Quilt for a Large Ball by Nate Lowman on its cover.

Albert Oehlen: In the Studio

Albert Oehlen: In the Studio

This film by Albert Oehlen, with music by Tim Berresheim, takes us inside the artist’s studio in Switzerland as he works on a new painting.

Setsuko in front of the Grand Chalet de Rossinière in Switzerland where she lives and works.

The Grand Chalet: An interview with Setsuko

On the twentieth anniversary of Balthus’s death, Setsuko gives an intimate tour of the Grand Chalet and reflects on how the 1754 Swiss mountain home enriched their lives as artists.

Adriana Varejão: In the Studio

Work in Progress
Adriana Varejão: In the Studio

Join Adriana Varejão at her studio in Rio de Janeiro as she prepares for her upcoming exhibition at Gagosian in New York. She speaks about the inspirations for her “tile” paintings, from Portuguese azulejos to the Brazilian Baroque to the Talavera ceramic tradition of Mexico, and reveals for the first time her unique process for creating these works.

David Adjaye (left). Photo: Chris Schwagga. Zoë Ryan (right). Photo: Clare Britt

In Conversation
Sir David Adjaye OBE and Zoë Ryan

Architect David Adjaye discusses his archival project Adjaye Africa Architecture: A Photographic Survey of Metropolitan Architecture with Zoë Ryan, Daniel W. Dietrich, II Director of the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania. For this decade-long project, published in seven volumes, Adjaye traveled to the capital city of every major African country to photograph the continent’s built environment.

Left: Kevin Beasley. Photo: David Schulze. Center: Alicia Hall Moran. Right: Jason Moran. Photo: Ari Marcopoulos

In Conversation
Kevin Beasley, Alicia Hall Moran, and Jason Moran

Artist Kevin Beasley, mezzo-soprano Alicia Hall Moran, and musician Jason Moran come together in conversation on the rich tradition of Black music. They discuss the role of sound in their respective practices, the Louis Armstrong archive, and strategies of accumulation in building on history.

Kyle Abraham (left). Photo: Tatiana Wills. Bebe Miller (right). Photo: © Julieta Cervantes

In Conversation
Kyle Abraham and Bebe Miller

Choreographers Bebe Miller and Kyle Abraham reflect on pivotal moments in their careers and current artistic considerations. The two discuss coded expectations around race from their generational perspectives, and delve into music, movement syntax, and dance history.

Portraits of Meleko Mokgosi and Isaac Julien

Artist to Artist: Isaac Julien and Meleko Mokgosi

This video features a dialogue between artists Isaac Julien and Meleko Mokgosi, moderated by Zoé Whitley, director of Chisenhale Gallery, London, and presented by Gagosian in partnership with the Decolonising Arts Institute of the University of the Arts London (UAL). The two artists discuss narrative and montage strategies in their respective practices as filmmaker and painter.

Edmund de Waal and Theaster Gates

Artist to Artist: Edmund de Waal and Theaster Gates

Join the artists for an extended conversation about their most recent exhibitions, their forebears in the world of ceramics, and the key role that history plays in their practices.