02.12.2019 - John Gerrard: 'Western Flag (Spindletop, Texas)' at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid
John Gerrard: Western Flag (Spindletop, Texas), Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid
The latest iteration of John Gerrard's Western Flag (Spindletop, Texas), 2017 is unveiled in central Madrid outside the Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza to coincide with the 25th United Nations Climate Change conference (COP25). This iconic gesture of protest will be shown on a giant LED wall in the public realm outside the museum and will continue the series of outdoor presentations of the work that has included: Somerset House, London (2017), Desert X, California, (2019), Hamburg Rathausmarkt, Hamburg (2019), with further presentations to come in 2020.
Opening: 2 December, 2019
Exhibition dates: 2-13 December, 2019
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza
Paseo del Prado, 8
23.09.2019 - John Gerrard: Okayama Art Summit
John Gerrard: Okayama Art Summit
Okayama Art Summit
Okayama 700-0823 Japan
27 September - 24 November 2019
06.09.2019 - John Gerrard: Western Flag (Spindletop, Texas), Stadtkuratorin Hamburg
John Gerrard: Western Flag (Spindletop, Texas), Stadtkuratorin Hamburg
8-15 September 2019
12.06.2019 - Abraham Cruzvillegas, Anya Gallaccio, John Gerrard, Jean-Luc Moulène: The Aerodrome, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham
Abraham Cruzvillegas, Anya Gallaccio, John Gerrard, Jean-Luc Moulène: The Aerodrome, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham
This exhibition is dedicated to the memory of Michael Stanley, Curator of Ikon before becoming Director of Milton Keynes Gallery and then Modern Art Oxford, who died tragically in 2012. Co-curated with David Austen and George Shaw and structured loosely on Rex Warner’s 1941 wartime novel The Aerodrome, a book that made a great impression on Stanley, it includes many of the artists he worked with.
1 Oozells Square
12 June - 8 September 2019
10.06.2019 - John Gerrard: Art and Politics Seminar, IMMA Summer School 2019
John Gerrard: Art and Politics Seminar, IMMA Summer School 2019
As part of its Summer Shcool, the Irish Museum of Modern Art hosts an all day public seminar, featuring presentations by a range of national and international artists, theorists and critics, focusing on the interface between art and politics.
Tuesday 11 June
Irish Museum of Modern Art
Royal Hospital Kilmainham
05.06.2019 - Thomas Dane Gallery at Art Basel
Art Basel - Stand: R18
Featuring works by: Terry Adkins, Hurvin Anderson, Lynda Benglis, Walead Beshty, John Gerrard, Anthea Hamilton, Arturo Herrera, Barbara Kasten, Glenn Ligon, Jean-Luc Moulène, Caragh Thuring, Kelley Walker, and Akram Zaatari.
Preview: 11-12 June 2019
Public days: 13-16 June 2019
27.03.2019 - Thomas Dane Gallery at Art Basel Hong Kong
Art Basel Hong Kong - Stand: 1C02
Featuring works by: Hurvin Anderson, Lynda Benglis, Anya Gallaccio, John Gerrard, Arturo Herrera, Phillip King, Ella Kruglyanskaya, Bob Law, Glenn Ligon, Jean-Luc Moulène, Xie Nanxing, Albert Oehlen and Akram Zaatari.
Preview: 27-28 March
Public days: 29-31 March
24.03.2019 - John Gerrard: Beijing Art Summit
John Gerrard: Beijing Art Summit
John Gerrard will participate in the Panel B discussion, Front Lines On-Line, at the Beijing Art Summit.
This conversation will debate the multiple directions and impacts, to date, of digital technology on art and culture, in China and globally — from both international and Chinese perspectives. Artists and curators give in depth reflections on the peer-to-peer culture, fluidity of identity and representation and new modes of thinking and art that are evolving now. In the field of art, where it’s all about relationships, how is the Digital Age shifting personal relationships?
Sunday 24 March 2019
11:45 - 1:15pm
14.02.2019 - Thomas Dane Gallery at Frieze LA
Frieze LA - Stand: C8
Featuring works by: Terry Adkins, Hurvin Anderson, Lynda Benglis, Bruce Conner, Anya Gallaccio, John Gerrard, Ella Kruglyanskaya, Luisa Lambri, Michael Landy and Marisa Merz.
Preview: 14 February
Public days: 15-17 February
09.02.2019 - John Gerrard: Desert X, Palm Springs
John Gerrard: Desert X
Desert X, Palm Springs, California
9 February - 21 April, 2019
11.09.2018 - John Gerrard: 'Neural Exchange' Artist Talk at Manifesta 12, Palermo
John Gerrard: Neural Exchange - Artist Talk
Teatro Garibaldi di Palermo
14 September, 7:30-9pm
12.07.2018 - John Gerrard: Solar Reserve (Tonopah, Nevada) 2014 at LACMA
John Gerrard: Solar Reserve (Tonopah, Nevada) 2014
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
12 July - 3 September, 2018
16.06.18 - John Gerrard: 'Farm (Council Bluffs, Iowa)' and 'Untitled (near Parndorf, Austria)' at Manifesta 12, Palermo
John Gerrard: Farm (Council Bluffs, Iowa), 2015 and Untitled (near Parndorf, Austria), 2018
Manifesta 12, Palermo
16 June - 4 November 2018
14.04.2018 - John Gerrard: 'Solar Reserve (Tonopah, Nevada)' at EVA International, Limerick
John Gerrard: Solar Reserve (Tonopah, Nevada), 2014
Ireland's 38th Biennial EVA International
14 April - 8 July 2018
27.10.2017 - John Gerrard: Neural Exchange—A Research Lecture with John Gerrard at LACMA on 1st November, 7pm
Talk: Neural Exchange - A Research Lecture with John Gerrard
1 November, 7pm
Bing Theater, LACMA
22.10.2017 - Bruce Conner, John Gerrard and Steve McQueen featured in - Truth: 24 frames per second at Dallas Museum of Art. Opening 22nd October.
Truth: 24 frames per second at Dallas Museum of Art
Featuring works by Bruce Conner, John Gerrard and Steve McQueen
The exhibition brings together 24 pioneers of film and video and over six decades of work focused on pressing contemporary themes, such as race relations, political unrest, sexual identity and the media.
22 October, 2017 - 28 January, 2018
John Gerrard at Galway International Arts Festival 2017
Galway International Arts Festival, 2017
17 July - 30 July, 2017
John Gerrard in Conversation at Wellcome Collection
John Gerrard in conversation
Tuesday 23 May, 13:00 - 14:00 at Wellcome Collection, London
John Gerrard will be in conversation with writer Brian Dillon to discuss Gerrard's newly-developed commission for the exhibition Electricity: The spark of life. Gerrard's X.laevis (Spacelab) 2017 responds to Luigi Galvani's famous 18th-century experiments on the effects of electricity on amputated frog's legs, and feature an astronaut and a frog in zero gravity.
Tickets are free and available here
Live Launch: John Gerrard 'Western Flag (Spindletop, Texas) 2017' - a Channel 4 Commission at Somerset House - 20th April, 6-8pm
John Gerrard: Western Flag (Spindletop, Texas) 2017
Commissioned by Channel 4, in partnership with Somerset House
Live presentation at Somerset House, Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court, WC2R
Supported by JJ Charitable Trust, Mark Leonard Trust, Ashden Trust and the Western Flag Supporters Circle
Live launch: 20 April, 6:30 - 8:30pm
Dates: 21 April - 27 April
Times: Daily, 7am - 11pm
Channel 4 and Somerset House launch a new work by John Gerrard presented on a giant LED screen wall in the historic courtyard at Somerset House from 21st to 27th April.
Western Flag (Spindletop, Texas) 2017 is a new commission by Channel 4 that will be broadcast as a television interruption, breaking into the schedule in short bursts over 24 hours. The broadcast will begin at 9pm on 22nd April, coinciding with their programming around Earth Day, and will continue until 9am on 23rd April.
Western Flag (Spindletop, Texas) 2017 depicts the site of the 'Lucas Gusher' - the world's first major oil strike - in Spindletop, Texas. Gerrard has painstakingly recreated the site as a digitally-simulated moving image and placed at its centre a simulated flagpole bearing a flag of perpetually-renewing balck smoke. The computer generated Spindletop runs in exact parallel with the real site throughout the year: the sun rising at the appropriate times and the days getting longer according to the seasons.
“One of the greatest legacies of the 20th century is not just population explosion or better living standards but vastly raised carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere. A new flag attempts to give this invisible gas, this international risk, an image, a way to represent itself. I like to think of it as a flag for a new kind of world order.” John Gerrard
The presentation of Western Flag (Spindletop, Texas), 2017 is kindly supported by JJ Charitable Trust, Mark Leonard Trust and Ashden Trust. These three Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts came together in 2011 as the Climate Change Collaboration to support pilot and research projects to find ways of quickly reducing carbon dioxide emissions. Additional support from the Western Flag Supporters Circle.
Also on view: John Gerrard's X.Laevis (Spacelab) 2017 at Wellcome Collection until 25 June, 2017
John Gerrard in 'Electricity: The spark of life' at Wellcome Collection
John Gerrard - Electricity: The spark of life
Wellcome Collection, London
23 February - 25 June, 2017
John Gerrard: Flag (Thames) at BFAMI’s 70th Anniversary Auction
15th January: 11 am - 4 pm
16th January: 10 am - 4 pm
17th January: 10 am - 3 pm
At Christie’s Showrooms
Online bidding via https://paddle8.com/auction/bfami/
John Gerrard: Flag (Thames), 2016 at 11th Shanghai Biennale
Shanghai Biennale 2016
Flag (Thames), 2016
11 November, 2016 - 12 March, 2017
1-3F, Shanghai Power Station of Art
John Gerrard: Power.Play at Ullens Center for Contemporary Art
John Gerrard: Power.Play
Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing
9 June - 7 August, 2016
Ullens Center for Contemporary Art presents John Gerrard's first exhibition in China. Featuring three recent, major works - Farm (Pryor Creek, Oklahoma), 2015, Exercise (Dunhuang), 2014 and Solar Reserve (Tonopah, Nevada), 2014. Together the works raise important questions not only about key issues of the present historical moment. but about the very nature of the work of art in the digital age.
Channel 4 announces unique collaboration with John Gerrard
John Gerrard: Western Flag
Channel 4 have announced an important new commission with John Gerrard to be broadcast in April 2016 and appear in large-scale public projections simultaneously at several international locations to be announced. This new project will be a virtual flag made out of perpetually-renewing black smoke that Gerrard will place in a perfect CGI replica of Spindletop, Texas - the birthplace of the modern oil industry. The work will run in cyberspace for a year – exactly parallelling the sunrises, sunsets, lengthening shadows and changing seasons of the real Spindletop – and for one day next spring will break into the Channel 4 schedule in the junctions between programmes - an icon of climate change and modern society’s dependence on oil.
John Gerrard: Art In The Age Of...Asymmetrical Warfare at Witte de With, Rotterdam
John Gerrard: Art In The Age Of...Asymmetrical Warfare
September 11, 2015 - January 3, 2016
Witte de With, Rotterdam
John Gerrard: Art In The Age Of...Planetary Computation, Witte de With
How would you draw a picture of the Internet; through the machines and ‘their’ language that broadcast and store ‘our’ messages, or through the affect and power relations that those messages and their movement produce?
Presented as part of the year-long Art In The Age Of… exhibition series, Art In The Age Of… Planetary Computation investigates how quantification, telecommunications, and our ever-expanding information apparati not only inform contemporary artistic production, but also how contemporary art can hold a mirror up to these processes and formations. The participating artists explore the fissure between literal infrastructure—code, machines, wires, and other like-vocabularies—and the subjective socio-political interactions fostered by using these devices. Guided not only by what can be seen on the computer screen, and the various other black mirrors we stare into day in and day out, this exhibition will also look at what happens behind these screens. Moving from objects to subjects, we ask, how do these positions impact daily life, or said in another way: what does it mean to be ‘screened’?
Artists: Aram Bartholl, Rossella Biscotti, Nina Canell, John Gerrard, Femke Herregraven, Antonia Hirsch, Navine G. Khan-Dossos, John Menick, Owen Mundy, Trevor Paglen, Lucy Raven, Julia Weist, and others.
Team: Defne Ayas (Concept), Adam Kleinman (Lead Curator), Samuel Saelemakers (Associate Curator)
The work of Antonia Hirsch is presented with the kind support of the Southern Alberta Art Gallery.
John Gerrard: Solar Reserve
03/10/2014 - 01/12/2014
John Gerrard, Solar Reserve
At the Lincoln Center in association with the Public Art Fund
Displayed on a monumental frameless LED wall on Lincoln Center's Josie Robertson Plaza, Solar Reserve (Tonopah, Nevada) 2014 by John Gerrard is a computer simulation of an actual power plant known as a solar thermal power tower, surrounded by 10,000 mirrors that reflect sunlight upon it to heat molten salts, essentially forming a thermal battery which is used to generate electricity. Over the course of a 365-day year, the work simulates the actual movements of the sun, moon, and stars across the sky, as they would appear at the Nevada site, with the thousands of mirrors adjusting their positions in real time according to the position of the sun.
John Gerrard: New Commission at Borusan Contemporary, Istanbul, Turkey
1 March -1 June 2014
John Gerrard: A major new commission, Kistefos Museet, Norway
On the banks of the Randselva in Norway sits the now disused paper pulping factory of Kistefos. Its paper pulping machine has lain dormant since paper production was transferred to the far east in the 1950s. The factory and its grounds is now the site of Kistefos Museet, an celebrated museum and sculpture park and now the site of John Gerrard's (b. Dublin 1974) latest and most ambitious work to date.
'Pulp Press (Kistefos)' consists of a hyper-realistic, large-scale projected 3D rendering of the original pulping machine, painstakingly remade in a virtual world and reanimated to be once again producing paper. The work is housed in a dedicated poured concrete pavilion (designed in collaboration with Dublin-based architects A2) which sits along the edge of the river that originally powered the press and now powers the projection itself. The virtual paper produced in the work, each piece structurally unique, is preserved purely as data in an ever-expanding store of hard drives also housed within the pavilion.