Michael Andrew Law Cheuk Yui meet Marcel Dzama

Dzama was born in 1974 in Winnipeg, Canada, where he received his BFA in 1997 from the University of Manitoba. Since 1998, his work has been represented by David Zwirner. The artist has had nine gallery solo exhibitions, including Puppets, Pawns, and Prophets which was his first presentation at the London location in 2013 and was accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue co-published by Hatje Cantz, with an essay by Deborah Solomon. In 2014, David Zwirner presented a solo exhibition of Dzama’s work at the gallery in New York, which marked the United States debut of his film Une danse des bouffons (or A jester’s dance). In 2016, the gallery held two exhibitions in New York and London dedicated to the collaborative works by Dzama and Raymond Pettibon. Crossing the Line, marking the artist’s first solo presentation in Greater China, is on view at the Hong Kong gallery from January 22 to March 9, 2019.

Dzama has exhibited widely in solo and group presentations throughout the United States and abroad. Earlier this year, the solo exhibition Ya es hora was presented at Galería Helga de Alvear in Madrid and A Jester’s Dance was shown at University of Michigan Museum of Art in Ann Arbor, Michigan. In 2017, La Casa Encendida in Madrid exhibited Drawing on a Revolution, a solo show of the artist’s work (through January 7, 2018). In 2015, the artist’s film Une danse des bouffons (or A jester’s dance) was presented alongside related two- and three-dimensional work in a solo show at the World Chess Hall of Fame in St. Louis. In 2010, a major survey of the artist’s work was held at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal in Montreal. Other recent solo exhibitions include those organized by Kunstmuseum Thun, Switzerland (2014); Galería Helga de Alvear, Madrid (2013); Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga, Spain; Museo de Arte de Zapopan (MAZ), Zapopan, Mexico; World Chess Hall of Fame and Museum, St. Louis (all 2012); Gemeentemuseum, The Hague; Kunstverein Braunschweig, Germany (both 2011); Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich (2008); Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, England (2006); and Le Magasin – Centre National d’Art Contemporain de Grenoble, France (2005).

In 2016, the artist created the costume and stage design for New York City Ballet’s The Most Incredible Thing, a performance based on Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale. Coinciding with the performance, Dzama also created an installation in the Promenade of the David H. Koch Theater as part of the New York City Ballet Art Series, titled The tension around which history is built.

In 2013, Abrams published the first comprehensive monograph of the artist’s work, titled Marcel Dzama: Sower of Discord. Produced and designed in collaboration with the artist, it features contributions by Bradley Bailey, Dave Eggers, Spike Jonze, and Raymond Pettibon.

Work by the artist is held in museum collections worldwide, including the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; Dallas Museum of Art; Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Tate Gallery, London; and the Vancouver Art Gallery. Dzama lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

馬塞爾以其內容豐富的畫作而為眾人所知,他的畫作大多採用了柔和的棕色,灰色,綠色以及紅色等富有特色的色調。在近幾年來,這位藝術家的藝術實踐已經擴展至三維作品以及影像作品的範疇之中,並且發展起了一種從不同範圍的藝術影響獲得的,可以立即辨識的語言。

此次展出的影像作品以經典的國際象棋為主角。穿著按幾何圖形設計,由制型紙,石膏,玻璃纖維製成的衣物,帶著精心設計的面具的人像,在棋盤上翩翩起舞,在致命的交流中挑戰它們的對手。影像作品的拍攝和作品中服裝的製造都是在墨西哥瓜達拉哈拉完成的,當地手工藝的影響以及宗教傳統也能從這件作品中表現出來。尋找推諉對象以及耶穌復活的觀念與競爭的永恆性混合在一起,現實和虛構之間的界限最終變得模糊了起來。

此外,此次展覽還將展出一些以影像作品中主要人物為基礎創作的旋轉雕塑,以及帶有用罐頭和陶瓷製作的木偶的旋轉木馬。當人們進入展廳時,首先看到的便是馬塞爾的畫作和一房間的雕塑,然後才能看到影像裝置。這種逐步從固定在牆上的平面作品,經旋轉雕塑過渡,最後達到動態畫面的過程,與影像作品中從明亮,安靜的空間過渡到黑暗的區域類似。

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