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Marcel Dzama: Puppets, Pawns, and Prophets, Solomon, Deborah
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Author Name:    Solomon, Deborah

Title:   Marcel Dzama: Puppets, Pawns, and Prophets

Binding:   Hardcover

Book Condition:   New

Publisher:    Hatje Cantz/David Zwirner 

ISBN Number:   3775737324 / 9783775737326

Seller ID:   ING9783775737326

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Marcel Dzama first gained fame with his drawings, but has recently expanded his practice to encompass film and three-dimensional work, developing an immediately recognizable language that draws from a diverse range of references and influences, including Dada and Marcel Duchamp. Created in close collaboration with the artist, this publication documents his 2013 exhibition at David Zwirner in London, which included three videos inspired by the game of chess; puppets and masks based on the characters; and drawings, collages, dioramas, paintings and sculptural works. Dzama utilized the architecture of the gallery itself-an eighteenth-century Georgian townhouse-by hanging puppets from a skylight above the five-story building's central spiral staircase and placing monitors in the windows so videos were viewed from the street. Among the drawings included is the large-scale, four-part "Myth, Manifestos and Monsters," in which characters from the films line up alongside figures from the artist's earlier repertoire. Other drawings, like two large-scale works executed on piano scroll, depict the characters in poses which mirror their movements and dancing in the films, while a series of new collages feature this imagery in more unexpected contexts. Five small paintings depicting a lone female terrorist seated on a bed emphasize the underlying tension between reality and fiction which characterizes all of the works gathered here.
Marcel Dzama was born in 1974 in Winnipeg, Canada. He has exhibited widely in the United States and internationally. In 2010, a major survey was presented at the Musee d'art contemporain de Montreal. His work is held in museum collections worldwide, including the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Dallas Museum of Art; Musee d'art contemporain de Montreal; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; and the Vancouver Art Gallery. Dzama lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.



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