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Faced with the repercussions of a global pandemic, the art scene is having to innovate and find new ways to support galleries and artists. Gagosian, in particular, debuts this week a new online program, Artist Spotlight, which promotes one work by an artist each week. Information on the artist can be found across Gagosian’s media outlets for the week, allowing for greater engagement with the gallery’s audience. The single work is available with pricing on Fridays at 6AM for 48 hours only and exclusively on Gagosian’s website.
The initiative starts today with artist Sarah Sze. The American artist has created sculpture for years, but has recently gone back to painting—her original medium. Sze is known for taking object and images, both physical and digital, to create complicated and unique multimedia installations. An exhibition of her work at Gagosian Paris was set to open the day after France enforced total lockdown. It included some of her recent paintings, as well as a new multimedia installation entitled Plein Air (2020) and the sculptural piece, Double Wishbone (2020). While her artworks await the reopening of the gallery post-pandemic, Gagosian has decided to collaborate with Sze and bring her art and ideas to their online platforms.
Artist Spotlight will compliment future artworks by Urs Fischer, Theaster Gates, Katharina Grosse, Mark Grotjahn, Jennifer Guidi, Damien Hirst, Titus Kaphar, Jenny Saville, Mary Weatherford, and Stanley Whitney every Wednesday with videos, interviews, and essays, as well as artists’ playlists, book and film recommendations.