Marcel Dzama "Behind Every Curtain" at David Zwirner NYC

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, 15 Feb 2011

The Winnipeg-born, Brooklyn-based, and prolific Marcel Dzama opens Behind Every Curtain at David Zwirner in New York City this Thursday (Feb 19). Dzama's drawings have garnered him praise for their attention to detail, but his evolution into video, sculpture, and other diorama art has made his shows must-see.

Behind Every Curtain will feature the artist’s film, A Game of Chess, alongside related drawings, sculptures, and dioramas.

Zwirner writes "The exhibition will also present rotating sculptures based on central characters in the film, as well as a mechanized carousel with puppets made from tin and ceramics. Upon entering the exhibition, visitors will first encounter Dzama’s drawings and a room of sculptures before reaching the film installation. This gradual, three-tiered transition from flat, wall-mounted works, via rotating sculptures, to moving images coincides with a shift from light, quiet spaces to the darkened area of the film with its accompanying acoustics. Further emphasizing this contrast, a mariachi band will stage a live performance of music inspired by the film’s soundtrack on the exhibition’s opening night and at selected times throughout its duration."

Here is the trailer for A Game of Chess:

Here are some of our favorite pieces that Dzama has exhibited at Zwirner in the past:










Marcel Dzama
Behind Every Curtain
February 19—March 19, 2011
David Zwirner
New York, New York




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