Marcel dzama
Courtesy od David Zwirner New York


    14 March 2011

    by Katja Schmolka

    Is the name of well-known artist Marcel Dzama´s film, who is presented alongside related drawings, sculptures and dioramas at the David Zwirner Gallery in New York.
    The artist explains his current solo exhibition ´Behind Every Curtain´ shyly in front of the audience while three sculptures related to his film a Game of Chess” rotate in a simple white room. “It’s a story about a prima ballerina,“ Dzama says, “influenced by German Bauhaus artist Oskar Schlemmer whose Triadic Ballet from 1922 included puppet-like costumes, and mask-wearing figures dancing across a checkered surface.  This masterpiece was created in Guadalajara, Mexico. The striking costumes, also made in Mexico, are made of white paper maché to represent the iconic chess figures. Dzama has become known for his prolific drawings, which are characterized by their distinctive palette of muted browns, grays, greens and reds.

    Installation view of Marcel Dzama `Behind Every Curtain` at David Zwirner, New York February 17  February to March 19, 2011

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