the poems of our climate

Gagosian, San Francisco

20 September–3 November 2018

A Word Vi Face View

Edmund de Waal's first exhibition in San Francisco opens in September 2018. The new body of work brings together porcelain vessels with fragments of text by poets including Emily Dickinson, John Cage, Rilke and Wallace Stevens, whose work lends the exhibition its title. De Waal has referenced poetry in his work for over 20 years but, as he describes it, "here I’m trying to come closer to what it feels like to remember a poem, to carry it with you through the decades, a phrase or image coming into your life and making the world feel denser with possibility."