• 11.09.2018 - John Gerrard: 'Neural Exchange' Artist Talk at Manifesta 12, Palermo

    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

     

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  • 12.07.2018 - John Gerrard: Solar Reserve (Tonopah, Nevada) 2014 at LACMA

    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

     

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  • 16.06.18 - John Gerrard: 'Farm (Council Bluffs, Iowa)' and 'Untitled (near Parndorf, Austria)' at Manifesta 12, Palermo

    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

     

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  • 14.04.2018 - John Gerrard: 'Solar Reserve (Tonopah, Nevada)' at EVA International, Limerick

    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

     

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  • 27.10.2017 - John Gerrard: Neural Exchange—A Research Lecture with John Gerrard at LACMA on 1st November, 7pm

    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

    Free

     

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  • 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.

    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

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  • John Gerrard at Galway International Arts Festival 2017

    John Gerrard at Galway International Arts Festival 2017

    John Gerrard

    Galway International Arts Festival, 2017

    17 July - 30 July, 2017

     

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  • John Gerrard in Conversation at Wellcome Collection

    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.

     

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  • Live Launch: John Gerrard 'Western Flag (Spindletop, Texas) 2017' - a Channel 4 Commission at Somerset House - 20th April, 6-8pm

    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

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    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


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  • John Gerrard in 'Electricity: The spark of life' at Wellcome Collection

    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

     

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  • John Gerrard: Flag (Thames) at BFAMI’s 70th Anniversary Auction

    John Gerrard: Flag (Thames) at BFAMI’s 70th Anniversary Auction

    Viewing times:

    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

    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

     

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  • John Gerrard: Power.Play at Ullens Center for Contemporary 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.

     

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  • Channel 4 announces unique collaboration with John Gerrard

    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.

     

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  • John Gerrard: Art In The Age Of...Asymmetrical Warfare at Witte de With, Rotterdam

    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

     

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  • John Gerrard: Art In The Age Of...Planetary Computation, Witte de With

    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

    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.

     

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  • John Gerrard: New Commission at Borusan Contemporary, Istanbul, Turkey

    John Gerrard: New Commission at Borusan Contemporary, Istanbul, Turkey

    'Exercise'

    Borusan Contemporary

    Turkey, Istanbul

    1 March -1 June 2014

  • John Gerrard: A major new commission, Kistefos Museet, Norway

    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.