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Marian Goodman Gallery

Work Desk for an Ambassador’s Wife

  • Nairy Baghramian,
  • anette Laverrière

Press for Work Desk for an Ambassador’s Wife

Current Exhibitions at Marian Goodman Gallery


Work Desk for an Ambassador’s Wife

  • Nairy Baghramian,
  • anette Laverrière
  • Opens: Nov. 07, 2019
  • Closes: Dec. 20, 2019
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Past Presence

  • Hiroshi Sugimoto,
  • Opens: Sep. 10, 2019
  • Closes: Oct. 26, 2019
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Labor's Persistence

  • Allan Sekula,
  • Opens: Jun. 27, 2019
  • Closes: Aug. 23, 2019
  • Reception: Jun. 27, 2019
  • Hours: 5 - 7pm
  • Admission: free

Hot & Cold

  • John Baldessari,
  • Opens: May. 03, 2019
  • Closes: Jun. 15, 2019
  • Reception: May. 03, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Let Us Try for Once

  • William Kentridge,
  • Opens: Mar. 01, 2019
  • Closes: Apr. 20, 2019
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

House & Garden

  • Richard Deacon,
  • Opens: Jan. 09, 2019
  • Closes: Feb. 16, 2019
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Such a Morning

  • Amar Kanwar,
  • Opens: Nov. 14, 2018
  • Closes: Dec. 21, 2018
  • Reception: Nov. 14, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Gabriel Orozco

  • Gabriel Orozco,
  • Opens: Sep. 12, 2018
  • Closes: Oct. 27, 2018
  • Reception: Sep. 12, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Summer Selections

  • Nairy Baghramian,
  • Cerith Wyn Evans,
  • Ettore Spalletti,
  • Adrián Villar Rojas,
  • Hiroshi Sugimoto,
  • John Baldessari,
  • Lothar Baumgarten,
  • Gerhard Richter,
  • Thomas Struth,
  • Lawrence Weiner,
  • Opens: Jun. 28, 2018
  • Closes: Aug. 24, 2018
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

All Z’s (Picabia/Mondrian), 2017

  • John Baldessari,
  • Opens: May. 04, 2018
  • Closes: Jun. 22, 2018
  • Reception: May. 04, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Anri Sala

  • Anri Sala,
  • Opens: Mar. 02, 2018
  • Closes: Apr. 14, 2018
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Entwined

  • Cristina Iglesias,
  • Opens: Jan. 09, 2018
  • Closes: Feb. 10, 2018
  • Reception: Jan. 09, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

New Work

  • Thomas Struth,
  • Opens: Nov. 14, 2017
  • Closes: Dec. 22, 2017
  • Reception: Nov. 14, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

A Question of Identity

  • Giuseppe Penone,
  • Opens: Nov. 14, 2017
  • Closes: Dec. 22, 2017
  • Reception: Nov. 14, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Marcel Broodthaers and James Lee Byars

  • Marcel Broodthaers,
  • ames Lee Byars,
  • Opens: Oct. 19, 2017
  • Closes: Nov. 04, 2017
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Recent Sculptures

  • Tony Cragg,
  • Opens: Sep. 12, 2017
  • Closes: Oct. 14, 2017
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Lothar Baumgarten

  • Lothar Baumgarten,
  • Opens: Apr. 23, 2014
  • Closes: Jun. 14, 2014
  • Reception: Apr. 23, 2014
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Some Artists' Artists

  • Leonor Antunes,
  • George Balanchine,
  • Kerstin Brätsch,
  • Stanley Brouwn,
  • Antoine Catala,
  • Etienne Chambaud,
  • David Claerbout,
  • Abraham Cruzvillegas,
  • Melissa Dubbin & Aaron S. Davidson,
  • Petrit Halilaj,
  • Edi Hila,
  • Jacqueline Humphries,
  • Lang Jingshan,
  • Vivienne Koorland,
  • Kitty Kraus,
  • Ian McKeever,
  • Boris Mikhailov,
  • Wilfredo Prieto,
  • Jessica Rankin,
  • Analia Saban,
  • Thomas Schütte,
  • Mariana Telleria,
  • Opens: Jun. 26, 2014
  • Closes: Aug. 22, 2014
  • Reception: Jun. 26, 2014
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Gabriel Orozco

  • Gabriel Orozco,
  • Opens: Sep. 16, 2014
  • Closes: Oct. 18, 2014
  • Reception: Sep. 16, 2014
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

James Coleman

  • James Coleman,
  • Opens: Jan. 17, 2017
  • Closes: Feb. 18, 2017
  • Reception: Jan. 17, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

William Kentridge

  • William Kentridge,
  • Opens: Oct. 27, 2014
  • Closes: Nov. 26, 2014
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Juan Muñoz

  • Juan Muñoz,
  • Opens: Dec. 09, 2014
  • Closes: Jan. 31, 2015
  • Reception: Dec. 09, 2014
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Two Suns

  • Adrian Villar Rojas,
  • Opens: Sep. 09, 2015
  • Closes: Oct. 10, 2015
  • Reception: Sep. 09, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Giulio Paolini

  • Giulio Paolini,
  • Opens: Feb. 06, 2015
  • Closes: Mar. 13, 2015
  • Reception: Feb. 06, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

I’m trying my hand at fashion photography

  • Francesca Woodman,
  • Opens: Feb. 12, 2015
  • Closes: Mar. 13, 2015
  • Reception: Feb. 12, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Summer Group Exhibition

  • Sol LeWitt,
  • John McCracken,
  • Gerhard Richter,
  • Fred Sandback,
  • Anne Truitt,
  • Lawrence Weiner,
  • Opens: Jun. 24, 2015
  • Closes: Jul. 31, 2015
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Psalm 29(30)

  • Dara Birnbaum,
  • Opens: May. 04, 2017
  • Closes: Jun. 10, 2017
  • Reception: May. 04, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Dwindle Down

  • Nairy Baghramian,
  • Opens: May. 04, 2017
  • Closes: Jun. 10, 2017
  • Reception: May. 04, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Niele Toroni

  • Niele Toroni,
  • Opens: Jun. 06, 2015
  • Closes: Jul. 30, 2015
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Giuseppe Penone

  • Giuseppe Penone,
  • Opens: Mar. 18, 2015
  • Closes: Apr. 25, 2015
  • Reception: Mar. 18, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Luciano Fabro

  • Luciano Fabro,
  • Opens: May. 01, 2015
  • Closes: Jun. 15, 2015
  • Reception: May. 01, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

The Gymschool, St Petersburg, 2014

  • Rineke Dijkstra,
  • Opens: Oct. 20, 2015
  • Closes: Dec. 19, 2015
  • Reception: Oct. 20, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

New Works

  • Jeff Wall,
  • Opens: Oct. 20, 2015
  • Closes: Dec. 19, 2015
  • Reception: Oct. 20, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Paintings and Drawings

  • Gerhard Richter,
  • Opens: May. 07, 2016
  • Closes: Jun. 25, 2016
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Summer Selections

  • Group show,
  • Opens: Jul. 07, 2016
  • Closes: Jul. 27, 2016
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

William Kentridge

  • William Kentridge,
  • Opens: Jan. 12, 2016
  • Closes: Feb. 20, 2016
  • Reception: Jan. 12, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Hoodnyx, Voodoo and Stelae

  • Julie Mehretu,
  • Opens: Sep. 22, 2016
  • Closes: Oct. 29, 2016
  • Reception: Sep. 22, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

….my English breath in foreign cloud

  • Tacita Dean,
  • Opens: Mar. 02, 2016
  • Closes: Apr. 23, 2016
  • Reception: Mar. 02, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

INHERENT INNATE TENSION

  • Lawrence Weiner,
  • Opens: Mar. 01, 2017
  • Closes: Apr. 22, 2017
  • Reception: Mar. 01, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Studies on the Ecology of Drama

  • Eija-Liisa Ahtila,
  • Opens: Mar. 01, 2017
  • Closes: Apr. 22, 2017
  • Reception: Mar. 01, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Edi Rama

  • Edi Rama,
  • Opens: Nov. 11, 2016
  • Closes: Dec. 23, 2016
  • Reception: Nov. 11, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Pollock/Benton

  • John Baldessari,
  • Opens: Nov. 11, 2016
  • Closes: Dec. 23, 2016
  • Reception: Nov. 11, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Sunset Décor - Curated by Magalí Arriola

  • Leonor Antunes,
  • Fiona Banner,
  • Lothar Baumgarten,
  • Marcel Broodthaers,
  • Marco Esparza,
  • Cerith Wyn Evans,
  • Gertrude Käsebier,
  • Joachim Koester,
  • Eadweard Muybridge,
  • Timothy H. O’Sullivan,
  • Trevor Paglen,
  • Jean-Marie Perdrix,
  • Hiroshi Sugimoto,
  • SUPERFLEX,
  • Danh Vo,
  • Carleton E. Watkins,
  • David Wojnarowicz,
  • Opens: Jun. 28, 2017
  • Closes: Aug. 25, 2017
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

When

Nov 07 - Dec 20, 2019


Where

Marian Goodman Gallery

  • 24 W 57th St, New York NY 10019 Map
  • 212.977.7160

About

Marian Goodman Gallery is delighted to announce Work Desk for an Ambassador’s Wife, an exhibition by Nairy Baghramian and Janette Laverrière, opening on Thursday 7 November and on view through Saturday, 20 December.

The exhibition will present sketches, drawings and maquettes of Baghramian’s works from 1999 to the present that are not intended to be realized, as well as a major collaborative project with Janette Laverrière, and a new related sculpture. Nairy Baghramian’s sculpture and installations have made reference to the history of interior architecture as a means to interrogate ideological norms and reformulate and reposition object making. Embracing antecedents for whom the concept of the installation has played a central role in design and object-making provides a productive tension for the artist, a platform for innovation and new possibilities within sculpture. Baghramian’s reengagement with key maverick histories includes purposeful collaborations which activate the potential of objects and the thresholds they occupy, and brings to light the political, philosophical and institutional contingencies of these spaces. I am always concerned with contradictions and confrontations [in my collaborations] and the resulting debates in a shared space rather than with symbiosis or appropriation. -Nairy Baghramian, 2019

The heart of the current exhibition finds its origin in a friendship and meaningful collaboration Baghramian began in the playful and poetic sphere of Janette Laverrière (1909- 2011). A pioneering Swiss/French designer who conceived of her own mind as an interior architectural space, Laverrière’s famous renunciation of useful objects resulted in the material transformation of figures, ideas and narratives over seventy years, often drawing from literature, politics, and history. Throughout her career Laverrière’s forms were driven by a sense of role-playing and world-making, full of narrative and innuendo, by turns playful and polemical, modern and anti-modern, in and out of time. – Robert Wiesenberger, in “Janette Laverrière: Evocations,” Question the Wall Itself, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, 2016

The exhibition will feature maquettes, sketches and drawings of Baghramian’s unrealized sculptures which are brought together and shown for the first time, displayed in plexi and zinc- coated metal vitrines, which become like fragments themselves. Models for her working process and not intended for production, the objects are presented as a family of non-utilitarian objects titled Side Leaps, inspired by Laverrière’s own continuous personal history of unproduced objects and the prolific drawings made during her lifetime. Existing in this liminal space, they are works ‘which have not been allowed to become sculpture’ as Baghramian says, but here become visible and part of an overall environment in relation to Laverrière’s design objects, such as Chapeau Chinois II (1952/2012) and Bibliothèque Tournante (1950/2012).


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