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We are pleased to share another exclusive video as we celebrate #50YearsOfBerggruenGallery. John welcomes you into the lower level of the gallery to shed light on the importance of ten major works of sculpture. Featured artists include #MarkDiSuvero, #IranDoEspiritoSanto, #AntonyGormley, #MonaHatoum, #DonaldJudd, #AnishKapoor, #JosephKosuth, #RitsueMishima, #JoelShapiro, and #FrankStella.

Press Release

Berggruen Gallery is pleased to present OBJECTively Speaking: Contemporary Sculpture, a powerful survey of forms that transcend notions of material, line, volume, and balance. This exhibition will be on view July 27 - October 9, 2020. You can view the exhibition in person by scheduling an appointment here. For a virtually interactive exhibition experience, we invite you to visit our online viewing room here.

We are also excited to announce the introduction of Berggruen Gallery 3D viewing experiences, a new feature that we are inaugurating with our current OBJECTively Speaking: Contemporary Sculpture exhibition.

OBJECTively Speaking brings together distinct processes from a dynamic range of artists while simultaneously meditating on the Minimalist art movement. The artists present in this showing have all worked to both continue and disrupt notions of sculpture as we understand it, even having influenced one another’s work in real-time. While Joel Shapiro’s geometric abstractions speak to Donald Judd’s unadorned objects, Anish Kapoor’s exploration of reflectivity acknowledges Joseph Kosuth’s unique use of light and medium 45 years prior. Examining the influence of Minimalist, Installation, Abstract, and Conceptual sculpture in the 20th and 21st centuries, OBJECTively Speaking presents a complex yet complimentary selection of works by:

Mark di Suvero

Antony Gormley

Mona Hatoum

Donald Judd

Anish Kapoor 

Joseph Kosuth 

Ritsue Mishima

Iran Do Espirito Santo

Joel Shapiro 

Frank Stella

OBJECTively Speaking: Contemporary Sculpture, July 27 - October 9, 2020. On view by appointment only at 10 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, CA 94105. To schedule an appointment, please click here. Images and preview are available upon request. For all inquiries please contact the gallery by phone (415) 781-4629 or by email