- Contemporary Art at the Gardner
- ExhibitionsPast Exhibitions
- Adam Pendleton: Untitled
- Raqs Media Collective: The Great Bare Mat & Constellation
- Stefano Arienti: Wild Carrot
- Luisa Lambri: Portrait
- Magic Moments: The Screen and the Eye–9 Artists 9 Projections
- (TAPESTRY) RADIO ON: New Work by Victoria Morton at the Gardner
- Points of View: 20 Years Artists-in-Residence at the Gardner
- Stefano Arienti: Ailanthus
- Danijel Zezelj: Once
- Taro Shinoda: Lunar Reflections
- Su-Mei Tse: Floating Memories
- Luisa Rabbia: Travels with Isabella, Travel Scrapbooks 1883/2008
- Cliff Evans: Empyrean
- Stefano Arienti: The Asian Shore
- Sculpture and Memory: Works from the Gardner and by Luigi Ontani
- Henrik Håkansson: Cyanopsitta spixii Case Study #001
- Michele Iodice: A Pagan Feast
- Variations On a Theme by Sol Lewitt and Paula Robison
- Danijel Zezelj: Stray Dogs
- Dayanita Singh: Chairs
- Maurizio Cannavacciuolo: TV Dinner
- Elaine Reichek: madamimadam
- Joseph Kosuth: Artist, Curator, Collector
- Nari Ward: Episodes: Bus Park & Forevermore
- Manfred Bischoff
- Ackroyd & Harvey: Presence
- Laura Owens
- New Works by Denise Marika
- Artists By 2012
Jeremy Denk has established himself as one of America’s most thought-provoking, multifaceted, and compelling artists. He has appeared as soloist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra, and the symphony orchestras of Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, and London. He regularly gives recitals in New York, Washington, Boston, Philadelphia, and throughout the United States. Denk's 2013 season includes a return to Carnegie Hall in recital as part of a 13-city tour of the U.S., as well as a performance of Bach’s complete set of six keyboard concertos in a single evening with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Upcoming engagements include tours with the Australian Chamber Orchestra, the San Francisco Symphony, and the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields.
Denk is known for his original and insightful writing on music, praised by Alex Ross for its “arresting sensitivity and wit.” Denk’s writing has appeared in The New Yorker, The New Republic, and on the front page of The New York Times Book Review. His website think denk, recounting his experiences of touring, performing, and practicing, was recently selected for inclusion in the Library of Congress Web Archives. Denk will perform and curate as music director of the 2014 Ojai Music Festival, for which he is also composing the libretto to a semi-satirical opera.
In 2012, Denk made his debut as a Nonesuch Records artist with a pairing of masterpieces old and new: Beethoven’s final piano sonata and selected György Ligeti Etudes. The disc was named one of the best discs of 2012 by The New Yorker, NPR, and the Washington Post. Later this year, Denk will release a recording of Bach’s Goldberg Variations. He has a longstanding attachment to the music of American visionary Charles Ives, and his recording of Ives’s two Piano Sonatas was selected for many “best of the year” lists. Last season, Denk was invited by Michael Tilson Thomas to appear as a soloist in the San Francisco Symphony’s “American Mavericks” festival, and he recorded Henry Cowell’s piano concerto with the orchestra. He has cultivated relationships with many living composers, and has several commissioning projects currently in progress.
Denk has toured frequently with violinist Joshua Bell, and their album French Impressions was recently released on the Sony Classical label, winning the 2012 Echo Klassik award. In 2013, Denk was awarded a MacArthur genius grant. He also regularly collaborates with cellist Steven Isserlis. He has appeared at numerous festivals, including the Italian and American Spoleto Festivals, and the Santa Fe Chamber Music, Verbier, Ravinia, Tanglewood, Aspen, and “Mostly Mozart” Festivals. He lives in New York City.
Jeremy Denk is no stranger to the Gardner Museum. From his first performance at the Gardner with the Musicians from Marlboro, to his recent Mozart marathon, Denk has been a regular contributor in the Gardner’s Concert Series and free podcast. In 2012 and 2013, Denk was invited to be an Artist-in-Residence to give him time to devote to his writing and freely use the piano the Museum’s new performance hall. Denk’s writing is a developmental part of his work as an artist, forging a new way into a general public understanding of classical music by writing in an intimate way on the subject. His blog think denk has been popular and he has contributed several pieces to The New Yorker.
For two weeks in November, Denk played daily in Calderwood Hall to the delight of visitors and staff and who were allowed to wander in and out of his practice sessions. He also worked on a piece for The New Yorker titled Every Good Boy Does Fine, which was published the following April. Denk toured the historic galleries and did research the archives where he read correspondence from a variety of people including singer Nellie Melba, conductor Karl Muck, piano manufacturer Henry Mason and writer T.S. Eliot. He returned in April to continue his research and to write. Denk will spend two weeks in spring 2014 at the Gardner working on a libretto for a new opera with composer Steven Stucky.