Stan Douglas: Suspiria
Opening on March 13th, the gallery will present an exhibition of new works by the Canadian artist Stan Douglas. The DVD installation entitled Suspiria was originally commissioned for last year’s Documenta XI in Kassel. This will be the US premiere of the work, as well as the first time the accompanying photographs will be shown. The exhibition will be the artist's sixth solo show at David Zwirner. Stan Douglas currently has a one-person exhibition at the Kestner Gesellschaft in Hannover, Germany through March 30th, the accompanying catalogue is available at the gallery.
For Suspiria, Stan Douglas brings together the visual style of Dario Argento's 1977 horror movie of the same title; the properties of the now obsolete Technicolor process; the fairytales of the Brothers Grimm and a soundtrack featuring John Medeski and Scott Harding (of the celebrated Jazz ensemble Medeski, Martin and Wood). Stan Douglas's Suspiria takes as its location the Herkules Oktagon, Kassel's most famous historical landmark; a monumental octagonal structure built in the late 17th century, atop Wilhelmshöhe overlooking the city of Kassel.