Gagosian Weekly: July 24–August 6





Gagosian Weekly: July 10–August 6, 2017




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Closing this week

Athens<br />
CY TWOMBLY<br />
Through July 29, 2017<br />
3 Merlin Street, Athens

Athens

CY TWOMBLY


Through July 29, 2017

3 Merlin Street, Athens

Cy Twombly’s photographs share Brancusi’s intensity of vision. They have an aura. Remembering the image, the sound, a footfall, the passage of light across a bowl of roses. I find them incredibly moving. 
—Edmund de Waal

Artwork © Nicola Del Roscio Foundation


Closing this week

Geneva<br />
BALTHUS<br />
Through July 29, 2017<br />
19 Place de Longemalle, Geneva

Geneva

BALTHUS


Through July 29, 2017

19 Place de Longemalle, Geneva

This exhibition pays touching tribute to this unique creator with unique style, who dared to go against the mainstream.
—Irène Languin, La Tribune de Genève


Closing next week

Hong Kong<br />
TARYN SIMON<br />
Portraits and Surrogates<br />
Through August 5, 2017<br />
7/F Pedder Building, 12 Pedder Street, Central, Hong Kong

Hong Kong

TARYN SIMON

Portraits and Surrogates


Through August 5, 2017

7/F Pedder Building, 12 Pedder Street, Central, Hong Kong

Portraits and Surrogates, Taryn Simon’s first exhibition in Hong Kong, suggests the transformative power of the subject and its photograph; how even the most banal object becomes freighted with new significance when exposed to different cultural and political circumstances. Simon draws from three key bodies of recent work—A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters I–XVIII (2008–11), Contraband (2010), and Paperwork and the Will of the Capital (2015)—as well as a video self-portrait made in collaboration with a Russian news program, to examine the reciprocity between portraits and their surrogates.


Next week

Art Fair<br />
SEATTLE ART FAIR

Art Fair

SEATTLE ART FAIR


August 3–6, 2017, booth B11
CenturyLink Field Event Center, Seattle
www.seattleartfair.com

The centerpiece of the booth is Michael Heizer’s Black Diorite Negative Wall Sculpture (1992–94), a 5.7-ton black diorite granite rock set into a weathering steel frame, confronting the viewer with its natural, pitted surface and imposing scale. The booth will also include work by Edmund de Waal, Helen Frankenthaler, Katharina Grosse, Carsten Höller, Giuseppe Penone, Nancy Rubins, Ed Ruscha, Taryn Simon, Robert Therrien, and Andy Warhol.

Michael Heizer, Black Diorite Negative Wall Sculpture, 1992–94 © Michael Heizer

Events

Nancy Rubins, Study: Big Edge, 2009. Photo by Rob Ebeltoft

Installation

Nancy Rubins


August 3–6, 2017
CenturyLink Field Event Center, Seattle 
www.seattleartfair.com

Three sculptures by Nancy Rubins will be installed throughout the public areas of the Seattle Art Fair. Known for her large-scale assemblages of found objects, this selected presentation of studies allows for an intimate consideration of the artist’s iconic boat sculptures and reveals the system of compression and tension utilized in the large-scale works. 

Nancy Rubins, Study: Big Edge, 2009. Photo by Rob Ebeltoft


Thomas Houseago, Rainbow I (Psychedelic), 2017

Live Auction

2017 Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation Gala Auction


Live auction: July 26
Online preview: July 27–August 9
Online bidding: August 10–23
www.2017ldfauction.org

The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation is dedicated to protecting the world’s last wild places. Since 2008 it has supported over 200 environmental projects across all five oceans and in over fifty countries. This auction helps make it possible for the Foundation to continue supporting pioneering individuals and organizations on the front lines of environmental conservation and climate advocacy, and will feature donated artworks by Urs Fischer, Frank Gehry, Damien Hirst, Thomas Houseago, Jeff Koons, Pablo Picasso, Sterling Ruby, Ed Ruscha, Rudolf Stingel, Lawrence Weiner, and Jonas Wood.

Thomas Houseago, Rainbow I (Psychedelic), 2017

Photo by Joel Searles

Talk

Nancy Rubins

and Jenny Gheith


Saturday, August 5, 3:30pm
CenturyLink Field Event Center, Seattle
www.seattleartfair.com

Nancy Rubins will discuss her artistic practice of transforming industrial, manufactured objects—such as mattresses, appliances, and boats—into physically commanding monumental sculptures with Jenny Gheith, curator at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. The event is free with admission to the fair. 

Photo by Joel Searles


Museum Exhibitions

Douglas Gordon, Black Burns, 2017 (in progress). Photo by Francesco Paterlini

Opening this week

Douglas Gordon

Black Burns


Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh
July 29–October 29, 2017
www.nationalgalleries.org

Douglas Gordon’s specially commissioned installation Black Burns will be a response to the full-length marble statue of the poet Robert Burns, which stands in the Great Hall of the Scottish National Portrait Gallery. Gordon’s work often takes as its subject something familiar and explores the ways in which memories and expectations surrounding it can be thrown off balance by subtle interventions in the way it is presented and displayed.

Douglas Gordon, Black Burns, 2017 (in progress). Photo by Francesco Paterlini


Photo by Pierre Even

Closing this week

Rachel Feinstein

Wall of Rome


Le Mur, Paris
Through July 29, 2017
www.mursaintbon.com

Rachel Feinstein has covered the wall of Le Mur on rue Saint-Bon with a panoramic wallpaper of an impressionistic Rome. Read more about the artist’s process and philosophy.

Photo by Pierre Even


Frank Gehry's Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles. Photo by Carol M. Highsmith

Closing this week

Frank Gehry in

Berlin and Los Angeles: Space for Music


The Getty Center, Los Angeles
Through July 30, 2017
www.getty.edu

This exhibition celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of the sister-city partnership between Berlin and Los Angeles by exploring two iconic buildings: the Berlin Philharmonic (1963), designed by Hans Scharoun, and the Walt Disney Concert Hall (2003), designed by Frank Gehry. Focusing on the buildings’ extraordinary interiors, the exhibition brings together original drawings, sketches, prints, photographs, and models to convey each architect’s design process.

Frank Gehry's Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles. Photo by Carol M. Highsmith


Katharina Grosse, Asphalt Air and Hair, 2017. Photo by René Dame

Closing this week

Katharina Grosse in

ARoS Triennial: THE GARDEN—End of Times; Beginning of Times


ARoS Aarhus Art Museum, Denmark
Through July 30, 2017
www.en.aros.dk

The triennial focuses on depictions of nature throughout history and is split into three sections: “The Past,” which examines landscape and man’s relationship with nature; “The Present,” which looks at nature in the context of the modern city; and “The Future,” which scrutinizes artistic responses to ecological change. A new site-specific work by Katharina Grosse is included.

Katharina Grosse, Asphalt Air and Hair, 2017. Photo by René Dame


Artwork © Yves Klein Estate, ARS, New York, 2017. Photo © PROA Fundacion, Buenos Aires

Closing next week

Yves Klein

Retrospective


Fundación Proa, Buenos Aires
Through July 31, 2017
www.proa.org

Curated by Daniel Moquay, this exhibition presents, for the first time in Argentina, the most emblematic works of Yves Klein, including his first monochromatic paintings of 1955, the famous blue monochromes, fire paintings, rain and wind cosmogonies, and a series of sponge sculptures. The exhibition will travel to Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City, opening August 26.

Artwork © Yves Klein Estate, ARS, New York, 2017. Photo © PROA Fundacion, Buenos Aires


Sterling Ruby, 99/MK, 2017. Photo by Robert Wedemeyer

Closing next week

99 Cents or Less


Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit
Through August 6, 2017
www.mocadetroit.org

A major group exhibition of ninety-nine artists based in the United States addresses Detroit’s ongoing economic crisis and its 2013 bankruptcy. Four years after a federal judge approved Detroit’s bankruptcy-exit plan, the city’s financial present and future are still in flux. This exhibition is a reflection on the realities of a city that was once one of the country’s wealthiest and most diverse. Work by Piero Golia, Alex Israel, Adam McEwen, Josephine Meckseper, and Sterling Ruby is included.

Sterling Ruby, 99/MK, 2017. Photo by Robert Wedemeyer


Photo by Anders Sune Berg

Closing next week

Anselm Kiefer

For Louis-Ferdinand Céline: Voyage au bout de la nuit


Copenhagen Contemporary
Through August 6, 2017
www.cphco.org

Shrouded in lead, strewn with dried flowers, weighted down by books, the mid-century-style warplanes Anselm Kiefer created for his April show at the vast new Copenhagen Contemporary are designed to take symbolic flight only. With these works, alongside vast canvases of the desert, Kiefer’s great obsession for the colossal failures of mankind’s wartorn history suggests two destinations at once: a tragic landing from long ago as well as a potential future ascent into hope.

Photo by Anders Sune Berg

Tatiana Trouvé, House of Leaves, 2017. Photo by Ringo Cheung

Opening next week

Tatiana Trouvé in

Islands, Constellations, and Galapagos


Yokohama Triennale, Japan
August 4–November 5, 2017
www.yokohamatriennale.jp

The Yokohama Triennale 2017 embarks on a multidimensional examination of the themes of connectivity and isolation. Work by more than forty artists will be exhibited, including Tatiana Trouvé.

Tatiana Trouvé, House of Leaves, 2017. Photo by Ringo Cheung


Robert Therrien, No title (table leg), 2010. Photo by Peter Cox

Closing this week

No Place like Home


Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Through July 29, 2017
www.imj.org.il

In celebration of Dada’s one hundredth anniversary in 2016 and the centennial of Duchamp’s Fountain in 2017, this exhibition examines how artists have incorporated commonplace household items into their work, removing them from the context of the home in ways that subvert the experiences of daily life. Work by Marcel Duchamp, Man Ray, Robert Therrien, Andy Warhol, and Rachel Whiteread is included.

Robert Therrien, No title (table leg), 2010. Photo by Peter Cox


Nancy Rubins, Drawing, 2005

Closing this week

Gray Matters


Wexner Center for the Arts, The Ohio State University, Columbus
Through July 30, 2017
www.wexarts.org

This multifaceted survey features the work of thirty-seven contemporary women artists who have explored the practice of creating en grisaille—in shades of gray. The works on display reveal the truly vibrant and variegated spectrum of black, white, and gray. Work by Nancy Rubins and Rachel Whiteread is included.

Nancy Rubins, Drawing, 2005


Photo by Matteo Piazza

Closing this week

Giuseppe Penone

Matrice


Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana, Rome
Through July 30, 2017
www.fendi.com

Curated by Massimiliano Gioni, this unique display of works by Giuseppe Penone is on view in Rome’s grand Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana. The exhibition is Fendi’s first public presentation of contemporary art at the venue.

Photo by Matteo Piazza


Taryn Simon, Charles Irvin Fain, Scene of the crime, the Snake River, Melba, Idaho, Served 18 years of a Death sentence for Murder, Rape and Kidnapping, 2002 © Taryn Simon

Closing this week

Taryn Simon

The Innocents


Guild Hall, East Hampton, New York
Through July 30, 2017
www.guildhall.org

Taryn Simon’s earliest body of work, The Innocents (2002), documents the stories of individuals who served time in prison for violent crimes they did not commit. At issue is the question of photography’s function as credible witness and arbiter of justice. First exhibited at MoMA PS1 in 2003, the work is being re-presented at a historical moment when the lines between truth and falsehood are being continuously manipulated and redrawn. This exhibition coincides with the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Innocence Project, a nonprofit legal organization that works to reform the criminal justice system.

Taryn Simon, Charles Irvin Fain, Scene of the crime, the Snake River, Melba, Idaho, Served 18 years of a Death sentence for Murder, Rape and Kidnapping, 2002 © Taryn Simon


Georg Baselitz, Folk Thing Zero, 2009 © Georg Baselitz. Photo by Jochen Littkemann

Closing next week

Rodin. L’exposition du centenaire


Grand Palais, Paris
Through July 31, 2017
www.grandpalais.fr

This exhibition reveals Rodin’s creative universe, his relationship with his audience, and the way in which sculptors have appropriated his style. With over two hundred of Rodin’s works, this show also includes work by Georg Baselitz, Alberto Giacometti, Thomas Houseago, Pablo Picasso, and more.

Georg Baselitz, Folk Thing Zero, 2009 © Georg Baselitz. Photo by Jochen Littkemann


Chris Burden, Tower of London Bridge, 2003 © Chris Burden

Closing next week

The Arcades:

Contemporary Art and Walter Benjamin


Jewish Museum, New York
Through August 6, 2017
www.thejewishmuseum.org

Walter Benjamin’s The Arcades Project is about Paris’s nineteenth-century vaulted iron-and-glass shopping passages. With their labyrinthine architecture and surrealistic juxtapositions, the arcades offer an ideal prism through which to examine the era’s capitalist metropolis. This exhibition will explore The Arcades Project and its ongoing relevance through works of contemporary art representing the subjects of each of the book’s thirty-six chapters. Work by Chris Burden, Andreas Gursky, Cindy Sherman, and Taryn Simon is included.

Chris Burden, Tower of London Bridge, 2003 © Chris Burden

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MICHAEL HEIZER Hard Edge Etchings

Hard Edge Etchings


The Hard Edge Etchings (2016) are a new group of intaglio prints by Michael Heizer in collaboration with Durham Press.

Using custom-cut copper shaped-plates, the prints were derived from hundreds of drawings that Heizer made with rulers, protractors, and French curves. Their unique silhouettes relate to the shaped canvases of his Wet Paintings (2016) and their distinctive lines reflect his continued interest in the visual lexicons of European, Egyptian, and Mesoamerican art. Like his Hard Edge Paintings (2015–16), these prints explore the relationship between positive and negative space and the dynamic potential of gesture and notation.

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