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The Pleasure Pavilion: A series of installations

Pipilotti Rist: September 17 – October 3, 2020
Philip Taaffe: October 8 – 24, 2020
Jason Moran: October 29 – November 14, 2020
Zarina: November 19 – December 5, 2020
Tomm El-Saieh: December 10, 2020 – January 16, 2021
Ragnar Kjartansson: January 21 – Feburary 27, 2021
Salman Toor: March 4 – April 10, 2021
Rachel Whiteread: April 15 – May 22, 2021
Charles Atlas: June 10 – July 16, 2021

"So great was the influence of the Mughals that their architecture spread across the country to become the Indian style, extending beyond the Mughal frontiers, and continuing after the middle of the 18th century when the Mughals lost most of their power.”

– George Michell, architectural historian specializing in ancient Indian architecture, “A Mughal-Style Pleasure Pavilion from a Hindu Palace or Garden Resort"

 

Luhring Augustine is pleased to announce The Pleasure Pavilion, a series of installations that will bring together artists from the gallery program in dialogue with the façade of a 19th century Indian pleasure pavilion. The arcaded portico pavilion, most likely part of an Indian palace or resort, was believed to have been originally used for recreational activities, such as enjoying musical and dance performances, entertaining guests, or admiring the surrounding gardens. The sandstone and brick architectural details on the structure, including the carved delicate floral motifs and circular columns with fluted, tapered shafts, are that of the Mughal-type and reflect a synthesis of international styles and techniques.

 

Over the course of the exhibition, in a succession of installations, nine Luhring Augustine artists will be paired with the front façade of the pavilion. Inviting conversations ranging from concept and intent, form and function, to many others, the juxtapositions will simultaneously illuminate the contemporary aspects of the pavilion and the timeless interests of the contemporary artists. The series will launch with an installation by Pipilotti Rist, followed by presentations works by Philip Taaffe, Jason Moran, ZarinaTomm El-Saieh, Ragnar Kjartansson, Salman ToorRachel Whiteread, and Charles Atlas.

Artworks Nested Slideshow

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Pleasure Pavilion, Late 18th or early 19th century
Sandstone and brick
180 x 144 x 144 inches
(457.2 x 365.76 x 365.76 cm)

Rachel Whiteread
Doorway II, 2011
Resin
92 1/8 x 29 3/8 x 3 1/2 inches
(234.0 x 74.5 x 9.0 cm)

Salman Toor
Music Room, 2021
Oil on canvas
102 x 81 inches
(259.1 x 205.7 cm)

Salman Toor
Fag Puddle with Pearls and Sock and Shrubs, 2020
Oil on panel
24 inches
(61.0 cm)

Salman Toor
Art Room, 2020
Oil on panel
20 x 24 inches
(50.8 x 61 cm)

Ragnar Kjartansson
Bliss, 2020
Single channel video, 11:59:25 hours
Recorded at REDCAT as part of LA Phil's Fluxus Festival curated by Christopher Rountree 25 May 2019, originally a commission for Performa 11

Tomm El-Saieh
Flon, 2020
Acrylic on canvas
72 x 48 inches
(182.9 x 121.9 cm)

Tomm El-Saieh
Mimosa, 2020
Acrylic on canvas
72 x 48 inches
(182.9 x 121.9 cm)

Tomm El-Saieh
Sodo, 2020
Acrylic on canvas
84 x 60 inches
(213.4 x 152.4 cm)

Tomm El-Saieh
Jalousie, 2020
Acrylic on canvas
72 x 48 inches
(182.9 x 121.9 cm)

Zarina
Phool (Flower), 1989
Edition of 5
Cast paper with terra-rosa pigment and surface sizing with the same pigment
22 1/2 x 18 1/2 x 3 3/4 inches
(57.15 x 46.99 x 9.53 cm)

Zarina
Seed, 1982
Edition of 3
Cast paper with terre-verde pigment and surface sizing with the same pigment
20 1/2 x 19 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches
(52.07 x 49.53 x 13.97 cm)

Zarina
Untitled, 1989
Cast paper with indigo pigment and surface sizing with mica powder
24 x 23 x 1 inches
(60.96 x 58.42 x 2.54 cm)


Zarina
Marrakesh, 1988
Edition of 5
Cast paper
22 x 19 1/2 x 1 inches
(55.88 x 49.53 x 2.54 cm)

Zarina
Rock, 1982
Edition of 4
Cast paper
28 x 38 1/2 x 2 inches
(71.12 x 97.79 x 5.08 cm)

Jason Moran
STAGED: Three Deuces, 2015
Mixed media, sound
96 x 120 x 156 inches
(243.8 x 304.8 x 396.2 cm)

Philip Taaffe
Choir, 2014-2015
Mixed media on canvas
141 1/4 x 110 3/4 inches
(358.8 x 281.3 cm)

Philip Taaffe
Portal (Elegidia), 2019
Mixed media on canvas
100 1/2 x 52 3/8 inches
(255.3 x 133 cm)

Philip Taaffe
Portal (Poematia), 2019
Mixed media on canvas
100 1/2 x 52 3/8 inches
(255.3 x 133 cm)

Pipilotti Rist
Streichelnder Nachtmahl Kreis 25 Knickerbocker Ave (Caressing Dinner Circle 25 Knickerbocker Ave), 2020
Video Installation for a round table, silent
From the Caressing Dinner Circle Family

Pipilotti Rist
Untitled 2, 2009
Filmstill, lightbox; printed on fabric, FL lights metal frame
98 3/8 x 55 1/16 x 1 9/16 inches
(250.0 x 140.0 x 4.0 cm)

Installation Views

The Pleasure Pavilion: A series of installations
The Pleasure Pavilion: A series of installations
The Pleasure Pavilion: A series of installations
The Pleasure Pavilion: A series of installations
The Pleasure Pavilion: A series of installations
The Pleasure Pavilion: A series of installations
The Pleasure Pavilion: A series of installations
The Pleasure Pavilion: A series of installations
The Pleasure Pavilion: A series of installations
The Pleasure Pavilion: A series of installations
The Pleasure Pavilion: A series of installations
The Pleasure Pavilion: A series of installations
The Pleasure Pavilion: A series of installations
The Pleasure Pavilion: A series of installations
The Pleasure Pavilion: A series of installations
The Pleasure Pavilion: A series of installations
The Pleasure Pavilion: A series of installations
The Pleasure Pavilion: A series of installations
The Pleasure Pavilion: A series of installations
The Pleasure Pavilion: A series of installations
The Pleasure Pavilion: A Series of Installations
The Pleasure Pavilion: A Series of Installations
The Pleasure Pavilion: A Series of Installations
The Pleasure Pavilion: A Series of Installations
The Pleasure Pavilion: A Series of Installations
The Pleasure Pavilion: A series of installations
The Pleasure Pavilion: A series of installations
The Pleasure Pavilion: A series of installations
The Pleasure Pavilion: A series of installations
The Pleasure Pavilion: A series of installations

Documents

"A Mughal Style Pleasure Pavilion From A Hindu Palace or Garden Resort," by George Michell
"A Mughal Style Pleasure Pavilion From A Hindu Palace or Garden Resort," by George Michell

Contact

For more information about the exhibition, please contact Sasha Helinski at sasha@luhringaugustine.com

For press requests, please contact Caroline Burghardt at caroline@luhringaugustine.com.