John Gerrard; Jasper Sharp


A Conversation

With John Gerrard & Jasper Sharp

Wednesday, May 13
Instagram Live

This week, our Instagram Live conversation series brings together Pace artist John Gerrard and Jasper Sharp, Curator for Modern and Contemporary Art at the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna.

Focusing upon a particular body of Gerrard’s work that employs and sculpts the temporary medium of smoke, the two will discuss how the current situation has caused Gerrard to adapt within his studio practice, how it's feeding into the content of his work, and how we might all emerge - changed and/or retooled - back into the world post-lockdown.


A Conversation with John Gerrard & Jasper Sharp
Instagram Live
Wednesday, May 13

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John Gerrard

Breaching the divisions between portrait, landscape and history painting, generating moving images that no longer belong to ‘time-based media’, rethinking the monumentalism of land art in the age of Google Earth, and now exploring an expanded arena of choreography and performance, the innovative form of John Gerrard’s work keeps pace with the subtle complexity of its subject-matter. In the contemporary world, simulations are no longer just secondhand copies, but are increasingly both engine and autopilot of leisure, economy, politics and warfare. Gerrard’s work offers us portraits of this world through the prism of its own technological medium: using the very software that enables the operations of entertainment, industry and warfare.

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Jasper Sharp

Jasper Sharp is the Curator for Modern and Contemporary Art at the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna, for whom he has curated recent exhibitions of artists including Lucian Freud, Joseph Cornell, Susan Philipsz, Mark Rothko and Kathleen Ryan. He has also developed collection presentations with Ed Ruscha, Wes Anderson and Juman Malouf. He worked previously as Head of Exhibitions at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, and is founding director of the philanthropic organization Phileas.

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