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Gagosian Quarterly

Fall 2021 Issue

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The Fall 2021 issue of Gagosian Quarterly is now available, featuring Damien Hirst’s Reclining Woman (2011) on its cover.

Damien Hirst’s Reclining Woman (2011), on the cover of Gagosian Quarterly, Fall 2021

Damien Hirst’s Reclining Woman (2011), on the cover of Gagosian Quarterly, Fall 2021

In this issue Natasha Stagg reports on a trip to John Currin’s New York studio and his new paintings; William Middleton explores the newly unveiled Bourse de Commerce, Paris; Kon Trubkovich discusses memory, media, and the Cold War in a conversation with Victoria Phillips; and we share a collection of tributes to Eli Broad.

For our Leaders in the Arts series, Chris Kraus and Hedi El Kholti, coeditors of the legendary press Semiotext(e), join the founders of Cassandra Press and Siglio Press for a conversation on publishing. Yayoi Shionoiri speaks with the Quarterly’s Alison McDonald about the recent legal victory for Chris Burden’s estate in Indonesia and how to navigate the blurry lines of fair-use law. Our Bigger Picture feature highlights the Gallery Climate Coalition, a collaborative effort to motivate the art world to examine and change its habits in relation to climate change.

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Artwork © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2021. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Stella McCartney. Photo: Dougal MacArthur

Fashion and Art: Stella McCartney

The fashion designer Stella McCartney is best known for pioneering “vegan style,” a term referring to the animal-product-free designs of her luxury label. Derek Blasberg spoke to her about a childhood surrounded by artists such as Frank Stella and Willem de Kooning, and how their inspiration continues to influence her design process.

View of the Valentino Haute Couture offices, Paris, including couture and artworks. Photo: © Gregory Copitet

Fashion and Art: Valentino Des Ateliers

Author and curator Gianluigi Ricuperati speaks to the Quarterly’s Wyatt Allgeier about his curatorial involvement in Valentino Des Ateliers, a collaborative project devised by Valentino’s creative director, Pierpaolo Piccioli, in partnership with Ricuperati. Working in a symbiotic manner, Piccioli and the Valentino Haute Couture team engaged in a dialogue with artists Joel S. Allen, Anastasia Bay, Benni Bosetto, Katrin Bremermann, Guglielmo Castelli, Maurizio Cilli, Danilo Correale, Luca Coser, Jamie Nares, Francis Offman, Andrea Respino, Wu Rui, Sofia Silva, Alessandro Teoldi, Patricia Treib, and Malte Zenses, along with the participation of Kerstin Bratsch, to arrive at a singular couture collection.

Theaster Gates, A Song for Frankie, 2017–21, 5,000 records, DJ booth, and record player

Social Works: The Archives of Frankie Knuckles Organized by Theaster Gates

Theaster Gates, steward of the Frankie Knuckles record collection, is engaging with the late DJ and musician’s archive of records, ephemera, and personal effects. For the Quarterly’s “Social Works” supplement, guest edited by Antwaun Sargent, Gates presents a selection of Knuckles’s personal record collection. Chantala Kommanivanh, a Chicago-based artist, educator, and musician—and the records manager for Rebuild Foundation, Chicago—provides annotations, contextualizing these records’ importance and unique qualities. Ron Trent, a dear friend of Knuckles’s, speaks to the legacy evinced by these materials.

Rick Lowe, Black Wall Street Journey Manifesto #1, 2021, acrylic and paper collage on paper, 141 × 115 inches (358.1 × 292.1 cm).

Social Works: Rick Lowe and Walter Hood

Rick Lowe and Walter Hood speak about Black space, the built environment, and history as a footing for moving forward as part of “Social Works,” a supplement guest edited by Antwaun Sargent for the Summer 2021 issue of the Quarterly.

Anne-Eva Geffroy in her office, Graff, London

Fashion and Art: Graff’s Anne-Eva Geffroy

The design director for Graff jewelry speaks with the Quarterly about the role fine art and London’s creative sector play in her practice, the development of her designs, and the importance of working hand in hand with the craftspeople at Graff.

Carrie Mae Weems, Lewitt’s Wall, 2006

Social Works: Carrie Mae Weems and Maya Phillips

A pairing of photography and poetry from “Social Works,” a supplement guest edited by Antwaun Sargent for the Summer 2021 issue of the Quarterly.

Cover page with title and author against soft red, white, and blue colors

Mercury Was There

A short story by Libby Flores, published here on the occasion of the Quarterly’s collaboration with pen America.

Rick Lowe, Black Wall Street Journey #5, 2021, Acrylic and paper collage on canvas, 108 × 192 inches (274.3 × 487.7 cm)© Rick Lowe Studio. Photo: Thomas Dubrock

Notes on Social Works

Antwaun Sargent presents a collection of thoughts and images, gathered from conversations with artists, curators, architects, and educators, as well as essays, social media, and the news, that inform the exhibition Social Works. The essay serves as an introduction to the corresponding supplement guest edited by Sargent for the Summer 2021 issue of the Quarterly.

Installation view, Lauren Halsey, David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, January 25–March 14, 2020. Artwork © Lauren Halsey. Photo: Jeff McLane, courtesy David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles

Social Works: Lauren Halsey and Mabel O. Wilson

Lauren Halsey and Mabel O. Wilson discuss Black space and community in the context of architecture, building, and gentrification, as part of “Social Works,” a supplement guest edited by Antwaun Sargent for the Summer 2021 issue of the Quarterly.

Plated prawns on table cloth of hot pink velvet

Social Works: Linda Goode Bryant and DeVonn Francis

Linda Goode Bryant and DeVonn Francis discuss their involvement in community-building projects based on food and farming, as part of “Social Works,” a supplement guest edited by Antwaun Sargent for the Summer 2021 issue of the Quarterly.

Carrie Mae Weems’s The Louvre (2006), on the cover of Gagosian Quarterly, Summer 2021

Now available
Gagosian Quarterly Summer 2021

The Summer 2021 issue of Gagosian Quarterly is now available, featuring Carrie Mae Weems’s The Louvre (2006) on its cover.

Eiko Otake stands on what was part of the original seawall next to the Tomioka Fishing Harbor.

A Body in Fukushima

Ten years after Fukushima’s nuclear meltdown of 2011, movement-based artist Eiko Otake and historian/photographer William Johnston discuss their visits to that irradiated landscape. The forthcoming book A Body in Fukushima documents their ongoing performance project.