Felix Gonzalez-Torres

On the occasion of the recent announcement that David Zwirner and Andrea Rosen Gallery will co-represent the Estate of Felix Gonzalez-Torres, David Zwirner is pleased to announce the gallery's first exhibition dedicated to the artist's influential work.

 

Felix Gonzalez-Torres is one of the most significant artists to emerge in the late 1980s and early 1990s. In its reduced formal vocabulary, conceptual rigor, and evocative use of everyday materials, the artist's work resonates with meaning that is at once specific and mutable; rigorous and generous; poetic and political.

 

Drawn from museum and private collections, the exhibition spans several bodies of work from throughout the artist's career, presented in a series of distinct installations in nine spaces on two floors of the gallery's 537 West 20th Street location. The installations range from intimate to expansive and respond to the physical architecture and the simultaneously private and public nature of the gallery. Together, in their radical openness to interventions of site, audience, and context, the works on view challenge perceived notions of what constitutes an exhibition space, a public, an artwork itself.

 

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Location

537 West 20th Street
New York
XX

Dates

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Felix Gonzalez-Torres
"Untitled" (Perfect Lovers), 1987-1990
13 1/2 x 27 x 1 1/4 inches overall. Two parts: 13 1/2 inches diameter each
Felix Gonzalez-Torres
"Untitled" (Water), 1995
Dimensions vary with installation

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For the duration of this exhibition, Felix Gonzalez-Torres billboards can be found in the following locations: Hunts Point Ave. north of Longfellow Ave., The Bronx; Atlantic Ave. & Classon Ave., Brooklyn; 9th Ave. & 37th St., Manhattan; Broadway & W. 184th St., Manhattan; Woodside Ave. & 63rd St., Queens; and Richmond Terrace & York Ave., Staten Island

Felix Gonzalez-Torres: Specific Objects Without Specific Form documents the groundbreaking retrospective curated by Elena Filipovic with the artists Danh Vo, Carol Bove, and Tino Sehgal, all of whom contribute to the book. A special event at Fondation Beyeler in Basel on June 15 features Elena Filipovic and Tino Sehgal in conversation about Gonzalez-Torres's work, the structure of the exhibition, and the publication.