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Parkett presents PHOTO, “the first survey exhibition of all photographic works made by artists for the journal over the last three decades. On view at Parkett’s Zurich space, the show includes some ninety works spanning a rarely seen, vast, and diverse range of photographic positions and ideas.”*

“The exhibition follows the evolution of photographic methods in the past three decades, with many of the earlier photographs making use of analog techniques, while digital editing informs the more recent works. Common threads including people and portraiture, landscapes both urban and natural, everyday objects, and abstraction, connect an otherwise expansive range of visual topics.”*

“Many of the works on view combine photographic elements with other media, such as gouache, collage, textiles, installation, or printmaking. Also on view are works, which while similar in terms of media and format, are unique and contain distinct differences within each project. Further exhibition displays include five video works, as well as a selection of artists’ inserts—the specially commissioned 10–12 book page projects published in each issue of Parkett.”*

“You can grab an issue from thirty years ago and see the context. You can grab that context and time. The internet has no historical orientation. You click on an article and you don’t know what context [it was published in]. I think this loss of memory is deplorable.” — Jacqueline Burckhardt, Parkett co-founding editor**



Through September 28.

Parkett Space Zürich

Limmatstrasse 268, Zürich.

**See “Time, Context, Object—The Parkett Story,” PARIS LA 16 (2018).

PHOTO artists include: Tomma Abts, Franz Ackermann, Doug Aitken, Allora/Calzadilla, Francis Alys, Ed Atkins, John Baldessari, Yto Barrada, Vanessa Beecroft, Alighiero e Boetti, Christian Boltanski, Glenn Brown, Angela Bulloch, Maurizio Cattelan, Chuck Close, Tacita Dean, Jeremy Deller, Thomas Demand, Trisha Donnelly, Tracey Emin, Omer Fast, Robert Frank, Katharina Fritsch, Cyprien Gaillard, Ellen Gallagher, Adrian Ghenie, Gilbert & George, Robert Gober, Nan Goldin, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Dan Graham, Andreas Gursky, David Hammons, Rachel Harrison, Christian Jankowski, Annette Kelm, Martin Kippenberger, Jeff Koons, Jannis Kounellis, Lee Kit, Zoe Leonard, Liu Xiaodong, Paul McCarthy, Marilyn Minter, Tracey Moffatt, Jean-Luc Mylayne, Bruce Nauman, Gabriel Orozco, Richard Phillips, Sigmar Polke, Richard Prince, RH Quaytman, Charles Ray, Jason Rhoades, Pipilotti Rist, Ugo Rondinone, Mika Rottenberg, Thomas Ruff, Anri Sala, Wilhelm Sasnal, Gregor Schneider, Shirana Shahbazi, Cindy Sherman, Roman Signer, Dayanita Singh, Hito Steyerl, Beat Streuli, Thomas Struth, Sturtevant, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Sam Taylor-Wood, Diana Thater, Rosemarie Trockel, Wolfgang Tillmans, Danh Vo, Charline von Heyl, Jeff Wall, Andy Warhol, Lawrence Weiner, Christopher Wool, and Yang Fudong.

Parkett editions, from top: Doug Aitken, Decrease the Mass and Run like Hell, 1999, for Parkett 57; Vanessa Beecroft, untitled, 1999, for Parkett 56; Andy Warhol, untitled, 1987, for Parkett 12, 1987; David Hammons, Money Tree, 1992, for Parkett 31; Wolfgang Tillmans, Parkett edition 1992–1998, for Parkett 53; Trisha Donnelly, The Dashiell Delay, 2006 (2), for Parkett 77; Shirana Shahbazi, Composition with Mountain, 2014, for Parkett 94; Sigmar Polke, Desastres und andere bare Wunder, 1982–1984, for Parkett 2; Cindy Sherman, untitled, 1991, for Parkett 29; Jannis Kounellis, untitled, 1985, for Parkett 6; Tracey Emin, Self-Portrait, 12.11.01, for Parkett 63; Franz Ackermann, Peak Season, 2003, for Parkett 68. Images courtesy and © the artists and Parkett.


PALIMPSEST—an exhibition in Ireland about how temporal connections alter definitions of place—features the work of Nicole Eisenman, Zoe Leonard, Hilary Lloyd, Charlotte Prodger, Martine Syms, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, and Andrea Zittel.

Curated by Charlie Porter, the show will include a new text by Olivia Laing, author of the novel Crudo (2018), and The Trip to Echo Spring (2014), a memoir about writers and alcohol.


Through October 13.

Lismore Castle Arts

Lismore, County Waterford.

From top: Charlotte Prodger, Sophie with Sheets 32015, inkjet print, stainless steel frame, glass, courtesy of the artist and Lismore Castle Arts; Martine Syms, Notes on Gesture (4), 2015, courtesy of the artist and Sadie Coles Gallery; Zoe LeonardUntitled, 2002, courtesy of the artist and Hauser & Wirth.


On the occasion of ZOE LEONARD—ANALOGUE, Hauser & Wirth presents an afternoon of performances and readings in response to Leonard’s 1992 text I WANT A PRESIDENT.

Participants include Lita Albuquerque, Edgar Arceneaux with performer Joana Knezevic, Nao BustamanteAndy CampbellPatrisse Cullors, Edgar Heap of Birds, Amy Gerstler, Kimberli Meyer, Helen Molesworth, Bidhan Roy, and Patrick Staff.



Saturday, November 3, at 1 pm.


Through January 20.

Hauser & Wirth, 901 East 3rd Street, downtown Los Angeles.

Zoe Leonard, I Want a President. Image courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth.



“What I had hoped to do from the beginning was to complicate the narratives that we have about the art that was made in New York in the 1970s and about the political developments of the gay scene and public sexual culture in that period of time….The queer world and art world complicate each other, but also the anecdotal voice complicates the critical voice.” — Douglas Crimp, on BEFORE PICTURES*

Pictures—the exhibition Douglas Crimp curated at Artists Space in 1977—launched Robert Longo, Troy Brauntuch, Sherrie Levine, Jack Goldstein, and Philip Smith, and laid the groundwork for the 2009 Met survey The Pictures Generation.

As the managing editor of October from 1977 to 1989, Crimp edited a special issue on AIDS for the journal in 1987. He is the author of “Our Kind of Movie”: The Films of AndyWarhol (2012 ), and last year he published BEFORE PICTURES, a beautifully written, extensively illustrated memoir of his life as a New York art critic and man about town in the 1960s and 70s.

BEFORE PICTURES is a strange and shimmering chimera: Part memoir, part theory, it swerves and circles, often paragraph to paragraph, from anecdote to argument and back again, a graceful, unfussy waltz that sometimes seduces you into thinking that it’s ‘simply’ autobiography. But the writing is also a performance of the necessary entanglement between serious thought and its ‘decor’—an entanglement that fascinates Crimp, and that makes him such an exceptional protagonist.” — David Velasco**


DOUGLAS CRIMP—BEFORE PICTURES (Brooklyn: Dancing Foxes Press/Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2016).

Available at Skylight Books in Los Feliz, and Book Soup in West Hollywood.




*Sarah Cowan, “Before Pictures: An Interview with Douglas Crimp,” The Paris Review, November 8, 2016:


**David Velasco, “Douglas Crimp’s Before Pictures,” Artforum, March 2017.

Above: Douglas Crimp, circa 1971, at the Guggenheim in New York, photographer unknown. Image credit: Douglas CrimpBefore Pictures.

Below: Cover photo, Zoe Leonard, Downtown (for Douglas), 2016.