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Marcel Dzama at David Zwirner, New York

by Suzanne on February 23rd, 2011


Polytropos of many turns by Marcel Dzama, mannequin with rotating base and costume, socks, dress, mask, and gun, 2009 - click to enlarge

Marcel Dzama (previously featured here and here) has once again created a whole microcosm of multi-genre art for his Behind Every Curtain solo show at David Zwirner.

It seems that his natural sense for choreography has transpired into his works on paper which he now beautifully sculpts as papercuts in very haptic dioramas.

And as always, Dzama wouldn't be Dzama without a short movie:

Don't miss this exhibition - Dzama's shows truly are otherworldly.

On show: Feb 17 - Mar 19, 2011

Address: David Zwirner, 525 West 19th Street (between 10th Ave. and West St.), New York, NY 10011 | Map

Gallery hours: Tue - Sat: 10 AM – 6 PM, Monday by appointment

Preview show | Press release

Marcel Dzama at Musée d'art contemporain, Montréal, CAN

by Suzanne on February 7th, 2010


Untitled by Marcel Dzama, 1999 - click to enlarge

The great magical Winnipeg-born Marcel Dzama - previously mentioned here - has a new solo show in Montréal, Canada, entitled Aux Mille Tours / Of Many Turns.


Diogenes by Marcel Dzama, 2007 - click to enlarge

The exhibition has only just opened at the Musée d'art contemporain and will be on show until April 25, 2010.


Suitcase With Three Heads by Marcel Dzama, 2007 - click to enlarge

If you've never heard of Marcel Dzama and/or can't make it to Montréal on such short notice, then this great little video he recently made for The Department of Eagles might help you understand his visual universe:

And yes, Marcel sure owes the National Chinese Ballet a big cut of his sales.

On show: February 4 - April 25, 2010

Address: Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, 185 Sainte-Catherine Ouest (corner Jeanne-Mance), Montréal, Québec, H2X 3X5, CANADA | Map

Gallery hours: Tue - Sun: 11 AM - 6 PM, Wed: 11 AM - 9 PM

Admission: $10 - free admission every Wednesday evening from 5 - 9 PM

by suzanne_tumblr on February 6th, 2010

Untitled (1999), Diogenes (2007) and Suitcase With Three Heads (2007) by Marcel Dzama who’s currently exhibiting at Musée d’art contemporain in Montréal

by suzanne_tumblr on December 4th, 2009

Middle Road, Executioners Carried Into Narrative and Owl Troubles by Marcel Dzama, acrylic on canvas with collaged paper, 2003

Last Chance To See Marcel Dzama at David Zwirner, New York

by Suzanne on April 19th, 2008


First Born by Marcel Dzama, 2007

Final chance for all lovers of spooky dioramae and lovable melancholy monsters to see Marcel Dzama's dreamlike universe at David Zwirner in New York.

Dzama's Even the Ghost of the Past show will be closing tonight.

Closing: Tonight, April 19, 2008

Address: David Zwirner, 525 West 19th Street (between 10th Ave. and West St.), New York, NY 10011, USA

WalkthroughSelected works

Frieze reviewSupertouch review | NYT feature & slideshow (2005)