I also made it to both Gagosian and Almine Rech galleries in London to see their two concurrent exhibitions of Tom Wesselmann works, organized in partnership with The Estate of Tom Wesselmann. Both exhibitions highlight the bold approach to scale and colour, art history and erotic representation that make Wesselmann one of the most inventive Pop artists of his time. This particular work if showing at Gagosian and is from the ‘Bedroom Paintings’ series of paintings that Wesselmann considered central to his oeuvre. “Fragments of the human body, such as a hand or a breast, are juxtaposed with objects common to the bedroom—a light switch, flowers, the edges of pillows and curtains. These large-scale compositions draw attention to the abstract properties of each depicted form, the interlocking positive and negative shapes evoking the technique of collage in areas of sharp delineation, bold colour, and softly rendered detail. In Bedroom Painting #63 (1983) [Pictured], the bedroom is framed by a female nude, her arm, torso, and thigh forming a triangular window. Although she is not at the center of the image, her presence is unmistakable, determining the complex shape of the canvas.” - Gagosian
#MOOD courtesy a collaboration between Mark Morris Dance Company & the late Howard Hodgkin.
This timeless story of impossible love predating Romeo and Juliet emerges from the cultural intersections along the Silk Road. Star-crossed lovers Layla and Majnun are central characters in Persian and Arabian folklore and the subject of the first Muslim opera written more than a century ago. In this inspired adaptation by choreographer Mark Morris, celebrated Azerbaijani mugham singers Alim Qasimov and Fargana Qasimova perform with the Silk Road Ensemble onstage with the Mark Morris Dance Group, featuring bold costume and set design by the late abstractionist painter Howard Hodgkin.
On view at @gagosiangallery in #NYC , through October 29.
@william_forsythe_’s Choreographic Objects at the @gagosiangallery is mesmerizing to watch and explores the idea that it’s possible to create expressions and authentic motions without the use of a body. \\\ Video by @mathieulehanneur
Fascinating!! #Repost @gagosiangallery
William Forsythe’s “Choreographic Objects,” at Gagosian Le Bourget, Paris,opens this afternoon from 2–6PM CET.
Parallel with the evolution of his choreographic performances, Forsythe has been working for more than twenty years on installations, film works, and discrete, interactive sculptures that he calls "choreographic objects"—beginning in 1989 with “The Books of Groningen,” a permanent outdoor collaboration with architect Daniel Libeskind. Make sure to come by today!
The family robots.