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Gagosian Quarterly

Winter 2020 Issue

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The Winter 2020 issue of Gagosian Quarterly is now available, featuring Jenny Saville’s Prism (2020) on its cover.

Jenny Saville’s Prism (2020) on the cover of Gagosian Quarterly, Winter 2020

Jenny Saville’s Prism (2020) on the cover of Gagosian Quarterly, Winter 2020

For our last issue of 2020 we invited some of our most beloved artists, authors, and theorists to reflect on this perplexing moment in history and to speculate on how we can find hope in the coming years. For our cover story, Jenny Saville speaks with Nicholas Cullinan, director of the National Portrait Gallery, London, about historical painters to whom she often returns and an upcoming exhibition that will set her work alongside the legendary artist Michelangelo.

We are honored to present a special supplement guest edited by curator Alison M. Gingeras and psychoanalyst Jamieson Webster, entitled “New Interiorities.” The supplement includes essays by Jacqueline Rose, Alissa Bennett, and Miciah Hussey, alongside a photography portfolio by Deana Lawson and an interview with theorist Paul B. Preciado; each feature addresses ideas around feminism, control, resistance, and change in light of various paradigm shifts.

Also inside the issue, we continue our Leaders in the Arts series with a conversation among Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Sarah Cosulich, and Elvira Dyangani Ose. Alastair Gordon and Robert M. Rubin speak with Teddy Cruz and Fonna Forman about their work on migrant housing and a community station in Tijuana inspired by Jean Prouvé. Motswana artist Meleko Mokgosi writes on his eight-chapter painting cycle Democratic Intuition, and provides an astounding reading list oriented around the question of democracy.

Elsewhere in the issue, Joe Bradley interviews Neil Jenney; Tatiana Trouvé shares a portfolio of drawings made during the initial pandemic lockdown; Lisa Small considers the historical precedents for Ewa Juszkiewicz’s painting practice; Hendel Teicher examines Trisha Brown’s choreography; Carlos Valladares pays homage to the singular Shelley Duvall; John Elderfield investigates paths of potential influence between T. S. Eliot and Henri Matisse; and we witness the culmination of Anne Boyer’s short-story series “The Iconoclasts,” which breaks the boundaries of traditional fiction and expresses a moment that is surreal yet uncannily familiar.

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Artwork © Jenny Saville

Jenny Saville, Pietà I, 2019–21, charcoal and pastel on canvas

Jenny Saville: A cyclical rhythm of emergent forms

An exhibition curated by Sergio Risaliti, director of the Museo Novecento, Florence, pairs artworks by Jenny Saville with artists of the Italian Renaissance. On view across that city at the Museo Novecento, the Museo di Palazzo Vecchio, the Museo dell’Opera del Duomo, the Museo degli Innocenti, and the Museo di Casa Buonarroti through February 20, 2022, the presentation features paintings and drawings by Saville from the 1990s through to work made especially for the occasion. Here, Risaliti reflects on the resonances and reverberations brought about by these pairings.

Tatiana Trouvé, The Residents, installation view, sculpture with jacket on water, Orford Ness, Suffolk, England

Tatiana Trouvé: The Residents

Tatiana Trouvé discusses her installation The Residents (2021), commissioned by Artangel for the exhibition Afterness on Orford Ness, a former military testing site in Suffolk, England

Tatiana Trouvé in her Paris studio.

Behind the Art
Tatiana Trouvé: In the Studio

Join the artist in her studio as she speaks about her new series of drawings, From March to May. Trouvé describes the genesis of the project and the essential role its creation played in keeping her connected with the outside world during the difficult months of pandemic-related lockdown.

Installation view of Urs Fischer’s Untitled (2011) in the exhibition Ouverture, Bourse de Commerce – Pinault Collection, Paris, 2021. Artwork © Urs Fischer, courtesy Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich; Bourse de Commerce – Pinault Collection © Tadao Ando Architect & Associates, Niney et Marca Architectes, Agence Pierre-Antoine Gatier. Photo: Stefan Altenburger

Bourse de Commerce

William Middleton traces the development of the new institution, examining the collaboration between the collector François Pinault and the architect Tadao Ando in revitalizing the historic space. Middleton also speaks with artists Tatiana Trouvé and Albert Oehlen about Pinault’s passion as a collector, and with the Bouroullec brothers, who created design features for the interiors and exteriors of the museum.

Tatiana Trouvé, April 4th, The New York Times; April 11th, South China Morning Post, China from the series From March to May, 2020, inkjet print and pencil on paper, 16 ⅝  × 23 ¼ inches (42.1 × 59 cm)

Tatiana Trouvé: From March to May

A portfolio of the artist’s drawings made during lockdown. Text by Jesi Khadivi.

A Jenny Saville painting titled Self-Portrait (after Rembrandt), oil on paper

Jenny Saville: Painting the Self

Jenny Saville speaks with Nicholas Cullinan, the director of the National Portrait Gallery, London, about her latest self-portrait, her studio practice, and the historical painters to whom she continually returns.

Joe Bradley’s studio, New York, 2018

Work in Progress
Joe Bradley

With preparations underway for his 2018 exhibition at Gagosian in London, Phyllis Tuchman visited the artist’s studio in Long Island City, New York, to learn more about this new body of work.

Jenny Saville, Study for Pentimenti I, 2011, graphite and pastel on paper.

Shortlist
Five Preoccupations: Jenny Saville

Jenny Saville shares a selection of the books, films, and more that have been her companions in the quiet of the shutdowns in recent months and as she looks ahead to a new exhibition next year.

Jenny Saville in her studio.

In Conversation
Jenny Saville and Nicholas Cullinan

Jenny Saville speaks with Nicholas Cullinan, the director of the National Portrait Gallery, London, from her studio. They discuss portraiture, her latest work, and her art historical influences, as well as the shifting nature of perception in the age of digital communication.

Neil Jenney, North America Divided, 2001–06, oil on wood in artist’s frame, 26 ¼ × 28 ¼ × 2 ¾ inches (66.7 × 71.8 × 7 cm).

Neil Jenney’s Rules to Live By

The artist speaks with Douglas Dreishpoon about his career, his conception of the term “realism,” and why one must discover one’s own rules.

Tatiana Trouvé, Between sky and earth, 2012–.

Tatiana Trouvé: In Time

In upstate New York, Jenny Jaskey discovers Tatiana Trouvé’s Between sky and earth. Begun in 2012, this multifaceted installation exists as a crucial nexus in the artist’s career, both a result of her ongoing practice and a generative source for continuing investigations.

Before the Smoke Has Cleared

Before the Smoke Has Cleared

Angela Brown provides a glimpse into the charged ecologies of recent drawings and sculptures by Tatiana Trouvé. These works will be included in On the Eve of Never Leaving, Trouvé’s first solo exhibition in Los Angeles, opening in November 2019.