SEPTEMBER EXHIBITIONS AT DAVID ZWIRNER NEW YORK
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DAVID ZWIRNER TO EXHIBIT ISA GENZKEN AND WOLFGANG TILLMANS IN NEW YORK SPACE
Isa Genzken, September 16 – October 31
The established German artist joined the David Zwirner Gallery in 2004 and this exhibition will be her third solo show for the gallery. On view at 519 West 19th Street, the exhibition will comprise recent and past works by the artist. Largely recognized for her subversive take on sculpture, Genzken’s – whose career has been lasting throughout the last forty years – made a splash with her series of sculptures named Schauspieler (Actors), shown for the first time as part of a retrospective at The Museum of Modern Art in New York in 2013. With a chaotic yet strangely well put-together approach to her sculptural characters, the artists engage a conversation in stillness with the viewer. The David Zwirner exhibition is the occasion to immerse oneself into Genzken’s perspective of our cultural environment, while discovering her pioneering work on sculptures as well as collages and wall-mounted works part of her Soziale Fassaden (Social Façades) series (2002).
Wolfgang Tillmans, September 16 – October 24
Wolfgang Tillmans joined the gallery in 2014. This will be his first exhibition in the show space at 525 and 533 West 19th Street in New York. Seventy recent works will be displayed in the exhibition, which will present the United States debut of Instrument, a new, split-framed video. The display of his works is a key element in Tillmans’ approach; the exhibition is used as a medium in its own right. With wall installations of portraits taken on trips around the world, showing friends and strangers, as well as still lives (fruits, fabrics), Tillmans questions the omnipresence of photography in our modern world and their impact on our knowledge of our environment. The artist creates an amplified sensation of reality with an incredible depth of detail that has the eye captivated by such sharpness.
Above image credit: Wolfgang Tillmans, Santa Marta, 2012, Color photograph
Courtesy David Zwirner, New York, Galerie Buchholz, Cologne/Berlin, and Maureen Paley, London