.cataclysm. The 1972 Diane Arbus Retrospective Revisited on View at David Zwirner

 

 

 

Featured work: Diane Arbus, Triplets in their bedroom, N.J. 1963. © The Estate of Diane Arbus

David Zwirner and Fraenkel Gallery are pleased to announce Cataclysm: The 1972 Diane Arbus Retrospective Revisited, on view at David Zwirner’s 537 West 20th Street location in New York and opening in September. Organized by both galleries to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the artist’s momentous 1972 posthumous retrospective at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Cataclysm re-creates the iconic exhibition’s checklist of 113 photographs, underscoring the subversive poignancy of Arbus’s work even today while highlighting the popular and critical upheaval the original exhibition precipitated.

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A Maze Zanine, Amaze Zaning, A-Mezzaning, Meza-9 @ David Zwirner to Benefit Performance Space New York

 

 

 

Image: Courtesy of Performance Space New York and David Zwirner

David Zwirner and Performance Space New York are pleased to present a group exhibition curated by Ei Arakawa, Kerstin Brätsch, Nicole Eisenman, and Laura Owens at the gallery’s 519 West 19th Street location in New York. They will create a living exhibition exploring the dynamics between performance and painting. The unconventional design, conceived collaboratively by the four artist-curators, examines how time is manifested on and off the canvas and invokes both risk and serendipity.

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New Works by Richard Serra at David Zwirner Gallery, Chelsea

 

 

 

Richard Serra, Up the River, 2021. Image courtesy of the Gallery.

David Zwirner is pleased to present concurrent exhibitions of new work by American artist Richard Serra at the gallery’s 537 West 20th Street location in New York, on May 4, 2022. On view will be a new sculpture in forged steel, and a new series of drawings by the artist will be presented in the second-floor galleries.

Richard Serra’s presentations will be accompanied by a fully-illustrated catalogue, forthcoming from David Zwirner Books.

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Juan Muñoz: Seven Rooms Open at David Zwirner Gallery

 

 

 

Installation view, Juan Muñoz: Seven Rooms, David Zwirner, New York, 2022

David Zwirner is pleased to present an exhibition of work by the Spanish artist Juan Muñoz curated by Vicente Todolí. Spanning two floors of the gallery’s 537 West 20th Street location in New York, the presentation will feature seven discrete installations from throughout Muñoz’s career that highlight his expansive notion of sculpture. Wide-ranging in scale and format, each installation provides viewers with a distinct experience. This will be the gallery’s first exhibition of the artist’s work since announcing the representation of the Juan Muñoz Estate in 2020.

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Hilton Als Curates ‘Toni Morrison’s Black Book’ at David Zwirner Gallery

 

 

 

Dwight Carter. Contact sheet of studio photographs of Toni Morrison, 1973 (detail). © Dwight Carter

David Zwirner is pleased to announce a group exhibition curated by the Pulitzer Prize–winning author, critic, and curator Hilton Als. On view at the gallery’s West 19th Street spaces, the exhibition will focus on the enormous output and cultural significance of Toni Morrison (1931–2019), and, as Als notes, “will add visual components that italicize the beauty and audacity of her work.” Included will be selected archival materials as well as work by artists Garrett Bradley, Beverly Buchanan, Robert Gober, Gwen Knight, Kerry James Marshall, Julie Mehretu, Irving Penn, Walter Price, Martin Puryear, Amy Sillman, Bob Thompson, and James Van Der Zee, among others, some of which have been commissioned for the exhibition and were made in direct response to Morrison’s writings.

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‘Tree of Knowledge’ ~ Hilma af Klint will be on view at David Zwirner Gallery

 

 

 

Image: Hilma af Klint, Tree of Knowledge, No. 1, 1913–1915 (detail)

David Zwirner is pleased to present Tree of Knowledge, an exhibition of a rare set of Hilma af Klint’s groundbreaking 1913–1915 series of works on paper of the same title, on view at the gallery’s 34 East 69th Street location in New York. This recently discovered group of eight watercolors is among the few works by the artist to exist outside of the holdings of the Hilma af Klint Foundation. This will be a singular opportunity for New York audiences to experience the artist’s revelatory work, and follows the highly acclaimed 2018–2019 exhibition Hilma af Klint: Paintings for the Future, held at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

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David Zwirner Kicks-Off the Fall Season with Four New Exhibitions

 

 

 


Image: Portia Zvavahera, Title to be confirmed, 2021. © Portia Zvavahera. Courtesy of the artist and David Zwirner.

David Zwirner will present four exhibitions, each opening on November 4th in its Chelsea locations. Ruth Asawa: All Is Possible at 537 West 20th Street; Seen in the Mirror: Things from the Cartin Collection at 537 West 20th Street; Neo Rauch: The Signpost at 533 West 19th Street; and Portia Zvavahera: Ndakaoneswa marimba at 525 West 19th Street.

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David Zwirner to open 52 Walker in Tribeca

 

 

 

52 Walker, the new David Zwirner gallery space programmed and led by Director Ebony L. Haynes, will open October 2021, with a solo presentation of work by Kandis Williams, on view through December 2021. The gallery takes its name from its location at 52 Walker Street in Tribeca. The gallery will occupy the first floor of the five-story landmark building, which was formerly the home of M1-5 Lounge. Selldorf Architects is designing the renovation of the space.

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Lisa Yuskavage: New Paintings at David Zwirner Gallery

 

 

 

Image: Lisa Yuskavage, Night Classes at the Department of Painting Drawing and Sculpture, 2018–2020 (detail)

David Zwirner Gallery will open its doors to an exhibition of new works by Lisa Yuskavage. For more than thirty years, Yuskavage’s highly original approach to figurative painting has challenged conventional understandings of the genre. Her simultaneously bold, eccentric, exhibitionist, and introspective characters assume dual roles of subject and object, complicating the position of viewership.

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Alice Neel: The Early Years at David Zwirner Gallery in September

 

 

 

Image: Alice Neel, Spanish Party, 1939 (detail). Image courtesy of the Gallery.

David Zwirner will open its doors to an exhibition of paintings and works on paper by Alice Neel (1900–1984) from the first decades of the artist’s influential career. On view at the gallery’s 537 West 20th Street location, the focused presentation centers on works from the 1930s through the 1950s, and includes interiors, memory paintings, New York City streetscapes, and portraits of family and others close to Neel. At turns atmospheric, somber, and deeply personal, these works offer a chronological account of this significant period of Neel’s life and work, and engage themes of interiority, intimacy, and the negotiation between private and public, which continue to resonate in our present moment.

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More Life ~ AIDS in the Art World: A 40th Anniversary Timeline at David Zwirner Gallery

 

 

 

Frank Moore, Everything I Own II, 1993 (detail). Image courtesy of the Gallery

More Life ~ AIDS in the Art World: A Timeline at David Zwirner Gallery is an exhibition and timeline marking the fortieth anniversary of the US Centers for Disease Control first reporting on the disease we came to know as AIDS. More Life highlights a selection of artists whose lives were cut short by HIV/AIDS related complications during the first twenty years of the epidemic.

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On the Fortieth Anniversary of the Beginning of the HIV/AIDS Crisis, David Zwirner Gallery Presents ‘More Life’

 

 

Image: ACT UP Demo Federal Plaza NYC June 30, 1987 (detail). From left: Steve Gendon, Mark Aurigemma, Douglas Montgomery, Charles Stinson, Frank O’Dowd, Avram Finkelstein. Photo by Donna Binder

More Life is a series of curated solo exhibitions held at the gallery’s locations in New York and London this summer and fall. The series is presented on the fortieth anniversary of the beginning of the HIV/AIDS crisis, and focuses on some of the artists who are often neglected in broader art-historical and cultural narratives.

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William Eggleston and John McCracken: True Stories to Open at David Zwirner Gallery in March

 

 

 

Installation view, William Eggleston and John McCracken: True Stories, David Zwirner, New York, March 9 ~ April 24, 2021. Courtesy David Zwirner.

David Zwirner is pleased to present an exhibition of works by William Eggleston and John McCracken—the first time these two iconic American artists have been featured together. On view at the gallery’s East 69th Street location in New York, True Stories places Eggleston and McCracken into dialogue around their expressive use of color and light, and their distinct versions of American vernacular culture.

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‘Albers and Morandi: Never Finished’ to Open at David Zwirner Gallery, Chelsea

 

 

 

Image: Giorgio Morandi, Natura morta (Still Life), 1953 (detail)

David Zwirner is pleased to present Albers and Morandi: Never Finished, which will be on view at the gallery’s 537 West 20th Street location. The exhibition explores the formal and visual affinities, and contrasts between two of the twentieth century’s greatest painters: Josef Albers (1888–1976) and Giorgio Morandi (1890–1964).

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David Zwirner presents 20/20, Rethinking & Looking for a Vision Beyond….

 

 

 

Nate Lowman, Basic Trajectories, 2020; Oil, alkyd, and nylon thread on canvas; 49 x 77 1/2 in/124.5 x 196.9cm. Image via David Zwirner.

David Zwirner is pleased to present an exhibition of new work by artists from the gallery’s program located at  537 West 20th Street, NYC.

The world has never faced such uncertainty: everything from our understanding of public health and racial injustice to our geopolitical order and our social and environmental responsibilities is being challenged and rethought. 2020 may go down as the watershed year when the deck was reshuffled; and while we don’t know the future, our minds are busy speculating, anxiously rethinking and looking for a vision beyond.

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David Zwirner Reopens New York Galleries with Three New Exhibitions

 

 

 

Josh Smith. Image courtesy David Zwirner gallery

David Zwirner gallery will be reopening globally, with the New York galleries opening their doors to three new exhibitions. Suzan Frecon: oil paintings and Harold Ancart: Traveling Light on September 10th, and Josh Smith in New York and London, concurrently on September 15th.

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