Each room in the exhibition corresponded to works in different media. Dzama's ink-and-watercolor figure drawings are often fantastical in nature, recalling Surrealism and Folk Art in their inventive scenes featuring anthropomorphized animals and objects. The screenings were followed by a Q&A with Dzama and Art21’s Danielle Brock. His commitment to the spectrum of "low" and "high" culture, from comics and album covers to literary references, has long been an inspiration for Dzama. In the third room, a screening of the video work Une danse des bouffons (A Jester’s Dance) (2013) was accompanied by a storyboard for the film in Spanish—including graphite drawings of every character and scene—that was created specially for this exhibition. Represented by internationally reputable galleries. Interspersed with a range of references including Surrealist film, Dadaism and Soviet-era agitprop, his work more often recalls folk and craft storytelling traditions, showing that simple narrative can be an intricate, compelling contemporary art-making strategy. Image: Will Butler and Marcel Dzama in Studio D at Slate Media studios, New York, July 2018. The result is the artists' personalized version of a political pamphlet filled with vibrant, vocal responses to topical subject matter. For celebrated Canadian artist Marcel Dzama, a trip to Morocco with his family in 2018 inspired a whimsical new series that now forms part of an online exhibition titled “Pink Moon” at David Zwirner and Louis Vuitton’s forthcoming travel book series, slated to be published later this spring. Marcel Dzama was born 1974 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Contemporary Art Blog. To learn more about available works, please provide your contact information, Solo exhibition at La Casa Encendida in Madrid, Launched at Printed Matter's LA Art Book Fair, Special presentation at Independent Brussels curated by Marcel Dzama, To be the first to know about our online exhibitions. Since the late 1990s, Marcel Dzama has developed an immediately recognizable visual language that investigates human action and motivation, as well as the blurred relationship between the real and the subconscious. A nonprofit organization, Art21’s mission is to inspire a more creative world through the works and words of contemporary artists. Dzama created a self-contained environment featuring both historical and new works across several genres, including some made specifically for the space. The creative forces behind the ballet—Brandon Stirling Baker (lighting), Bryce Dessner (score), Marcel Dzama, Justin Peck (choreography)—spoke about their collaboration on a panel in the Guggenheim museum's Works & Process series. Artist Marcel Dzama talks about his works showcased at the 12th edition of the India Art Fair, his inspirations and the multilayered relationship between the real and the subconscious. Produced and designed in collaboration with the artist, it features contributions by Bradley Bailey, Dave Eggers, Spike Jonze, and Raymond Pettibon. These drawings depict both final and preliminary designs, charting the artist's creative process. Choreographed by New York City Ballet Resident Choreographer Justin Peck, the ballet is based on Hans Christian Andersen’s 1870 fairy tale of the same name. Read on. Marcel DZAMA (1974) (Canada) is an artist born in 1974 The oldest auction result ever registered on the website for an artwork by this artist is a drawing-watercolor sold in 2002, at Phillips, De Pury & Luxembourg, and the most recent auction result is a drawing-watercolor sold in 2020. Cartoonlike figures of bears, snowmen, and bison, interacting with masked and uniformed humans, inhabit russet and umber landscapes. By continuing to use this site, you consent to our use of cookies and our, Bonnefantenmuseum Maastricht in The Netherlands, Performance of The Most Incredible Thing at the New York City Ballet (2016), Installation view of the Art Series presentation in the promenade of the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center (2016), The Book of Ballet (La chose la plus incroyable dans le monde). Produced in an edition of 200, the zine sold out on the first day of the fair. The exhibition is accompanied by a publication with an introduction by Lucía Casani and texts by Estrella De Diego and fellow David Zwirner artist Raymond Pettibon. Marcel Dzama and Raymond Pettibon began collaborating in the summer of 2015, creating works by swapping drawings in the "exquisite corpse" method, in which a partner is only given portions of an otherwise concealed drawing to work on. Often compared to outsider artist Henry Darger, Marcel Dzama’s small ink and watercolor drawings of hybrid characters, like humans with antlers or trees with hands, resemble story illustrations. “This is one of the many digital initiatives we are embarking on, to both engage with new audiences and further our artists’ voices.”. Marcel Dzama Marcel Dzama is a contemporary Canadian artist and designer known for his whimsical illustrations. Find an in-depth biography, exhibitions, original artworks for sale, the latest news, and sold auction prices. Photo by Alex Casto. His work has been used on the covers of a number of music albums for bands such as They Might Be Giants, Beck, and The Weakerthans; and his costume designs have been seen in music videos, including the video for the Bob Dylan’s When the Deal Goes Down. Recounting influences from their upbringings that range from Duchamp to biker culture, Vikings to variety shows, the duo discuss the role of art as a form of revolution in the current political climate. Well-known for prolific drawings that incorporate diverse influences into his own visual language, Dzama has expanded his practice in recent years to encompass sculpture, painting, film, costume design, and dioramas. “While this year marks an important milestone for the gallery, we continue to look and move forward, whether it be opening a new gallery or exploring new mediums,” says David Zwirner. Published by La Casa Encendida. In 2013, Abrams published the first comprehensive monograph of the artist’s work, titled Marcel Dzama: Sower of Discord. How can such violent imagery be so enticing? Their first, Dzama / Pettibon (2015), published by David Zwirner Books to coincide with Printed Matter's New York Art Book Fair at MoMA PS1, assembled a series of works they created using the "exquisite corpse" method in which they traded drawings and developed each other's compositions. Marcel Dzama. Marcel Dzama Marcel Dzama was born in 1974 in Winnipeg, Canada. The series is hosted by Lucas Zwirner, Editorial Director of David Zwirner Books. Art21 is a celebrated global leader in presenting thought-provoking and sophisticated content about contemporary art, and the go-to place to learn first-hand from the artists of our time. Marcel Dzama curated the booth for the gallery's second participation in Independent Brussels, which he titled "The Mask Makers." This site uses cookies to improve your experience. This is the fourth zine the two artists have produced together. Visit everythingnow.com for tour dates and more information. Published by David Zwirner Books. Dzama's Instagram account features images of some of the works, posted directly from the studio as he and Pettibon were making them. Back to Artists Marcel Dzama. Including drawings, sculptures, dioramas and a film, this exhibition marks the artist’s first solo presentation in Belgium. In a fourth zine launched at the 2017 edition of Printed Matter's LA Art Book Fair, Marcel Dzama and Raymond Pettibon turn their distinctive artistic collaboration to address recent political events. The first room presented drawings ranging from Dzama's earliest portrayals of animals and humans to more recent works based on the theme of "revolution." First appearing as a figurative element in his works on paper in the mid-1990s, and since incorporated into his large-scale drawings, paintings, and films, masks were most recently featured in the artist's critically-acclaimed stage and costume design for the New York City Ballet's The Most Incredible Thing in 2016, a performance choreographed by Justin Peck and based on Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale. Winnipeg, Canada. This 36-page full-color zine includes drawings, collages, comic strips, and protest posters. A reluctant star, Brooklyn-based Marcel Dzama has work in some of the world’s leading contemporary art museums and private collections. Best known for his small ink and watercolor drawings of hybrid characters, he has also experimented with sculpture, video, puppetry and costumes. Dzama’s works are at once playful, ironic, morbid, and whimsical. Born and raised in the famously frigid city of Winnipeg, Manitoba, where the temperature stays below zero degrees Celsius for half the year, the artist Marcel Dzama is known for Surrealist drawings made in an earthy palette and populated by Northern flora and fauna. In the fifth episode of Dialogues, artist Marcel Dzama—known for his whimsical style, distinctive color palette, and varying mediums that include drawing, sculpture, film, and costume design—is paired with musician and composer Will Butler, a key member of the indie-rock band Arcade Fire. Born in 1974 in Winnipeg, Canada, Marcel Dzama lives in Brooklyn, New York. A recent departure for Dzama is the move into larger polyptychs, video and sculpture. An expanded second edition of the zine was later published for Forgetting the Hand, an exhibition of the artists' collaborative works at David Zwirner in New York. War, dismemberment, bats, monsters, blood. Produced in partnership with Slate Studios, Dialogues: The David Zwirner Podcast is the latest installment in a series of initiatives celebrating the gallery’s twenty-fifth anniversary, which launched in January 2018 with a multi-gallery retrospective in New York and the opening of David Zwirner Hong Kong.