Go See: Marcel Dzama at David Zwirner, March 6- April 19

March 20th, 2008

The Lotus Eaters, 2005 via Zwirner

Marcel Dzama is a young Canadian- born artist best known for his intricate pen and watercolor works on paper, featuring fantastical characters. For this solo show at David Zwirner, Dzama is showing drawings, as well as five 3-D dioramas, a film, and a special sculptural installation that pays homage to Marcel Duchamp.

Even the Ghost of the Past [Zwirner]
Marcel Dzama’s current picks for art to see in NYC [Artinfo]
Profile of Marcel Dzama [New York Times]

Even the Ghost of the Past via Zwirner

Through a peephole, visitors can see a secret tableau, Dzama’s re-imagination of Duchamp’s intricate Étant donnés, 1946-66.

On the Banks of the Red River via David Zwirner

Dzama’s black-and-white silent film, The Lotus Eaters ,will be accompanied by a live pianist on select days. Shot with 8mm film and 16mm film (and a Fisher-Price pixel camcorder), the film features an artist traveling the underworld in search of his deceased wife — a la Dante’s Divine Comedy.

“Even the Ghost of the past” via
David Zwirner