Lehmann Maupin is pleased to present Future Seasons Past, a reflective celebration of its history and a look forward to its future. The gallery has garnered a reputation for supporting international artists at various stages of their careers and presenting work that reaches across disciplines, bringing forward new and challenging forms of creative expression. Known for its long relationships with artists, Lehmann Maupin has had a lasting impact on individual careers as well as on contemporary art and culture.
To commemorate the opening of the gallery’s new Chelsea location, Manuel E. Gonzalez has curated a group exhibition highlighting artists that have helped shape the gallery program throughout its nearly 20-year history, including Richard Artschwager, Kutlug Ataman, Kader Attia, Hernan Bas, Ashley Bickerton, Ross Bleckner, Billy Childish, Mary Corse, Roberto Cuoghi, Tracey Emin, Teresita Fernández, Anya Gallaccio, Gilbert & George, Shirazeh Houshiary, Klara Kristalova, Lee Bul, Liu Wei, Mr., Angel Otero, Tony Oursler, Alex Prager, Robin Rhode, Tim Rollins and K.O.S., David Salle, Jennifer Steinkamp, Do Ho Suh, Juergen Teller, Mickalene Thomas, Adriana Varejão, Kara Walker, Nari Ward, Terry Winters, and Erwin Wurm.
Tracey Emin’s autobiographical applique blanket Hotel International (1993) was one of the artist’s first works of this kind. Stitched with personal statements, imagery and emotional confessions, Emin’s quilts correlate directly to her later iconic My Bed (1998), originally exhibited at Lehmann Maupin, and her embroidery practice overall.
On view will be a video by Tony Oursler, Lost Nuggets from the Vault (Poetics Project 1976-2015), adapted from his eponymous multimedia project with Mike Kelley. An iteration of The Poetics Project was displayed at Lehmann Maupin’s first New York gallery in 1998.
Six paintings from artist Terry Winters’ Set Diagram series will also be included. Originally part of a series of 100 paintings, each one yard by one meter, the works were first displayed at Lehmann Maupin’s Soho location in 2001 in a site-specific installation created by architect Rem Koolhaas.
From his first show at the gallery in New York in December 2014, Kader Attia’s Untitled (2014), a wood sculpture from Oceania repaired with tin, reinforces the artist’s investigations into the cyclical relationship between “injury” and “repair”. It explores the effects of colonization, both psychological and religious, in non-Western cultures.
“Along with the opening of the new gallery space, this exhibition is a fantastic moment to pause and reflect on the last 19 years of the gallery and the history we have created—to look back on all the great artists we have worked with and the significant exhibitions we have put on. I look forward to the next 19 years!” –David Maupin
“We’ve been fortunate to launch and develop the careers of many established artists globally, and its wonderful to be able to highlight the artists who have contributed to such a strong program for our gallery and who have helped build the foundation for our future.” –Rachel Lehmann