Gagosian Quarterly

May 24, 2022

Alexandria Smith Selects

Alexandria Smith has curated a selection of films that have influenced her practice for many years, as part of a series copresented by Gagosian and Metrograph. The program, on view in the theater and online from May 20 to June 2, 2022, features cinema exploring themes of loneliness through the prism of the fantastical; notions of family through spirituality; and the deconstruction of narrative through the disruption and manipulation of time.

Alexandria Smith Selects, Metrograph, New York, May 20–June 2, 2022

Artwork © Alexandria Smith; video: Pushpin Films

Louise Bonnet working in her studio on a new painting

Behind the Art
Louise Bonnet: Onslaught

Join Louise Bonnet in her Los Angeles studio as she works on new paintings ahead of her exhibition Onslaught, at Gagosian, Hong Kong.

Setsuko standing in front of one of her decorative ceramic pieces in the Musée national des châteaux de Malmaison et Bois-Préau, Rueil-Malmaison, France

Regards de Setsuko

Join Setsuko on a tour of her exhibition at the Musée national des châteaux de Malmaison et Bois-Préau in Rueil-Malmaison, France, the former residence of Empress Joséphine. The video brings together the artist; Isabelle Tamisier-Vétois, chief curator, and Élisabeth Caude, director, Musée national des châteaux de Malmaison et Bois-Préau; and Benoît Astier de Villatte, cofounder of the atelier Astier de Villatte, Paris. They discuss the origins and development of the project, which is designed as a dialogue between Setsuko’s work and the decorative ceramics held in the museum’s collection.

Jeff Wall at Gagosian, Beverly Hills, in front of his photography

Jeff Wall: An Exhibition Tour

Join Jeff Wall as he leads a tour through his latest exhibition in Beverly Hills. The artist speaks about the genesis and creation of each photograph, addressing the aesthetic decisions involved.

Image of American Artist, Yayoi Shionoiri, Sydney Stutterheim

In Conversation
American Artist, Yayoi Shionoiri, and Sydney Stutterheim on Poetic Practical: The Unrealized Work of Chris Burden

Join Gagosian to celebrate the publication of Poetic Practical: The Unrealized Work of Chris Burden with a conversation between American Artist, Yayoi Shionoiri, and Sydney Stutterheim presented at the Kitchen, New York. Considering the book’s sustained examination of sixty-seven projects that remained incomplete at the time of Burden’s death in 2015, the trio discuss the various ways that an artist’s work and legacy live on beyond their lifetime.

Urs Fischer and Francesco Bonami speaking amidst the installation of "Urs Fischer: Lovers" at Museo Jumex, Mexico City

Urs Fischer: Lovers

The exhibition Urs Fischer: Lovers at Museo Jumex, Mexico City, brings together works from international public and private collections as well as from the artist’s own archive, alongside new pieces made especially for the exhibition. To mark this momentous twenty-year survey, the artist sits down with the exhibition’s curator, Francesco Bonami, to discuss the installation.

Still from Pat Steir: Artist (2020), directed by Veronica Gonzalez Peña

Gagosian Quarterly Films
Pat Steir: Artist

From May 28 to 30, 2022, Gagosian Quarterly is presented a special continuous screening of Pat Steir: Artist, a film by Veronica Gonzalez Peña, coinciding with Steir’s exhibition at Gagosian, Rome. This intimate, revelatory documentary offers special insight into Steir’s life and career, which spans more than five decades.

Installation view, Georg Baselitz: Archinto, Museo di Palazzo Grimani, Venice, May 19, 2021–November 27, 2022. Photo: Matteo De Fina

Georg Baselitz: Archinto

On the occasion of Georg Baselitz: Archinto at Museo di Palazzo Grimani, Venice, Artcore Films produced a short documentary featuring the artist. In the video, Baselitz details the origins of the project, how he approached the unique space, and his experiments in process and technique.

Michael Cary and Neil Jenney

In Conversation
Neil Jenney and Michael Cary

On the occasion of Neil Jenney: AMERICAN REALISM TODAY, the artist sat down with Gagosian curator Michael Cary to discuss paintings from Jenney’s recent series Modern Africa (2015–)—a subseries of the New Good Paintings (2015–)—and the preceding series, Good Paintings (1971–2015).

Left: Romuald Hazoumè. Photo: Hugo Aymar. Right: Manuel Mathieu. Photo: Marie-Anne Letarte

In Conversation
Romuald Hazoumè and Manuel Mathieu

Join Romuald Hazoumè and Manuel Mathieu for a conversation about the ongoing exploration of identity, tradition, ancestry, and sociopolitical considerations in their practices. Both artists are from the African diaspora: Hazoumè was born in Benin, where he currently lives and works, and Mathieu was born in Haiti and is now based in Montreal. The pair reflect on how their personal histories and significant ancestral visual cultures remain central in their art.

Rachel Feinstein in her studio

Rachel Feinstein: Mirror

Join Rachel Feinstein in her New York studio as she addresses the genesis of her exhibition Mirror in London and the enduring power of religious iconography.

Film still of the artist Emily Kame Kngwarreye painting a work

Gagosian Quarterly Films
Emily in Japan: The Making of an Exhibition

From February 25 to 27, 2022, Gagosian Quarterly presented a special continuous online screening of Emily in Japan: The Making of an Exhibition, coinciding with Emily Kame Kngwarreye’s first ever exhibition in France at Gagosian, Paris. Made by Ronin Films, and directed by Andrew Pike, this feature-length documentary tracks the development and mounting of the Kngwarreye retrospective that toured Osaka and Tokyo in 2008. Featuring interviews with the curators, Margo Neale, a leading Australian authority on Indigenous art, and Japanese critic, curator, and poet Akira Tatehata, the film underscores the historical importance of this museum presentation.

Installation view with Isaac Julien, Lessons of the Hour (2019)

Isaac Julien: Lessons of the Hour – Frederick Douglass

To celebrate the publication of Isaac Julien: Lessons of the Hour — Frederick Douglass by Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester, Tang Museum, and DelMonico Books, Julien was joined by Celeste-Marie Bernier, Paul Gilroy, Cora Gilroy-Ware, Vladimir Seput, and Vron Ware at Gagosian, Grosvenor Hill, to discuss the enduring legacy and power of Frederick Douglass. During the program, presented in collaboration with Victoria Miro and Isaac Julien Studio, the panelists detail the scope and focuses of the book.