Tag Archives: Prestel

ON ENWEZOR

We are just beginning to realize what the loss of Okwui Enwezor means for the world of art. Okwui’s curatorial vision was informed by his articulate opposition against hegemonic powers, social injustice, and the continued exclusion of people of color. He was certainly one of the most inspiring and rigorous forces in the field of curating, who seamlessly linked the exclusive contemporary art industry with world politics. Equally important, his absence is deeply felt by many of us on a personal level, by all of those whom he worked with over the past three decades, by those inspired by his charisma, his ambition, and the way he used his position of power to radically shift the status quo wherever he worked. — Ute Meta Bauer

As a preview to the upcoming New Museum exhibition GRIEF AND GRIEVANCE: ART AND MOURNING IN AMERICA—the final project conceived by Okwui Enwezor—join Bauer, Franklin Sirmans, Terry Smith, Octavio Zaya, and New Museum Artistic Director Massimiliano Gioni for a discussion on Enwezor’s curatorial vision and life’s work.

See link below to register for the online conversation.

MEETING WORLDS—ON OKWUI ENWEZOR’S WORK

New Museum

Thursday, January 21.

5 pm on the West Coast; 7 pm East Coast.

From top: Okwui Enwezor, artistic director of Documenta 11, in Kassel, Germany, 2002, photograph by Werner Maschmann, image courtesy and © Documenta Archiv, Kassel; The Short Century: Independence and Liberation Movements in Africa, 1945–1994, edited by Enwezor, cover image courtesy and © Prestel; Postwar: Art Between the Pacific and the Atlantic, edited by Enwezor, Katy Siegel, and Ulrich Wilmes, cover image courtesy and © Prestel; Enwezor (left), Ute Meta Bauer, Octavio Zaya, and Mark Nash in Kassel, 2002, photograph by Maschmann, courtesy and © Documenta Archiv, Kassel; El Anatsui: Triumphant Scale, edited by Enwezor and Chika Okeke-Agulu, cover image courtesy and © Haus der Kunst, Munich; Grief and Grievance: Art and Mourning in America, cover image courtesy and © New Museum and Phaidon.

SUNIL GUPTA IN CONVERSATION



Those were halcyon times, our salad days indeed…raising our “consciousnesses” and creating a lifelong family of friends. — Fakroon (below), friend and photographic subject of Sunil Gupta

On the occasion of FROM HERE TO ETERNITYSunil Gupta’s first comprehensive retrospective exhibition in Great Britain—the artist and photographer will join curator Mason Leaver-Yap for an online conversation.

See links below for details.

ARTIST TALK—SUNIL GUPTA

Wednesday, October 28

10:30 am on the West Coast; 1:30 pm East Coast; 6:30 pm London; 7:30 pm Paris..

SUNIL GUPTA—FROM HERE TO ETERNITY

Through February 21.

The Photographers’ Gallery

16-18 Ramillies Street, Soho, London.

Exhibition catalog published by Autograph. Click here for an artist’s video tour of the show.

Sunil Gupta, From Here to Eternity, The Photographers’ Gallery, October 9, 2020–January 24, 2021, from top: Sunil with NY Review of Books, circa 1975; Shalini, Rudi, Sunil, Léo, 3425 Stanley, circa 1974; India Gate, 1987, from the series Exiles; Untitled #9, from the series Sun City; Fakroon, circa 1974; Untitled #50, from the series Christopher Street, 1976/2020; Shroud, 1999, from the series From Here to Eternity; Sunil Gupta, Queer (2011) exhibition catalog courtesy and © the artist, Vadehra Art Gallery, and Prestel; Sunil Gupta, Lovers: Ten Years On (2020) exhibition catalog cover image courtesy and © the artist and Stanley / Barker, design by The Entente; Sunil Gupta, From Here to Eternity (2020) exhibition catalog cover courtesy and © the artist and Autograph, graphic design Fraser Muggeridge Studio; Untitled #13, 2008, from the series The New Pre-Raphaelites; Untitled #22, from the series Christopher Street, 1976; Untitled #7, 2008, from the series The New Pre-Raphaelites; Jama Masjid, 1987, from the series Exiles. Images © Sunil Gupta, courtesy of the artist, Hales Gallery, Stephen Bulger Gallery, and Vadehra Art Gallery, © DACS 2020.

ON MARISA MERZ

In conjunction with its current show of the artist’s work, the Philadelphia Museum of Art presents THE PRODUCTION OF THE SELF—CONVERSATIONS ABOUT MARISA MERZ, a weekly series of virtual conversations.

This month, participants include Connie Butler—curator of the exhibition Marisa Merz: The Sky Is a Great SpaceLara Conte, Teresa Kittler, and MAXXI curator Luigia Lonardelli. See links below for details.

TIME, PROCESS, AND LIFE IN THE WORK OF MARISA MERZ

CONNIE BUTLER, moderated by CARLOS BASUALDO

Wednesday, September 9.

9 am on the West Coast; noon East Coast.

MARISA MERZ—SCULPTURAL AND FILM EXPERIMENTS IN THE KITCHEN

LARA CONTE

Wednesday, September 16.

9 am on the West Coast; noon East Coast.

MARISA MERZ—ACTIONS, INTERACTIONS, AND PERFORMATIVE SCULPTURE

TERESA KITTLER

Wednesday, September 23.

9 am on the West Coast; noon East Coast.

MARISA MERZ AS AN ANTI-PENELOPE

LUIGIA LONARDELLI

Wednesday, September 30.

9 am on the West Coast; noon East Coast.

From top: Marisa Merz, Untitled, undated, unfired clay, paraffin, copper; Marisa Merz, Untitled, circa 1985; Connie Butler, Marisa Merz: The Sky Is a Great Space (2017), cover image courtesy and © Prestel; Marisa (right) with Mario Merz and their daughter Beatrice in 1976 at the 37th Biennale di Venezia; Merz’s Turin studio, photograph by Renato Ghiazza; Merz, undated photograph by Gianfranco Gorgoni, courtesy and © the photographer. Images courtesy and © Fondazione Merz, Gladstone Gallery, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.