A photograph by Christopher Williams, titled "K-line matt dulling spray..." dated 2014

Christopher Williams

Three children in the backseat of a car on their way to school, a brown shag carpet on brown ceramic tiles, wheat stalks in the spring, an exhibition wall, three Michelin tires, three stock pots, one green suitcase, and a yellow frying pan: an exhibition of works by Christopher Williams, on view at the Hong Kong gallery.
 
Many of the works that will be on view are from a body of work Williams developed in the 2010s that were informed by the artist’s interest in two important Cold War era publications: Ty i Ja (You and I), a Polish magazine created by the Women’s League that focused on domestic life, fashion, and culture, and Lui (Him), a French pinup magazine specializing in female nudes and erotica, which was source material for Guy Debord’s influential 1974 situationist film La Société du Spectacle (Society of the Spectacle). 
 
Epitomizing, while also critically undermining, many discursive binaries within Cold War society—such as supposedly male versus female content, and Eastern soviet versus Western capitalist culture—these seemingly disparate but influential magazines served as source material for Williams, who, over the course of several years, assembled detailed archives devoted to each. Laid out on large tables within his studio, they became a kind of play script, which was then adapted to produce works reflecting on the social conditions of everyday life.
 
The exhibition in Hong Kong, the artist’s first solo show in Greater China, follows standard pose, at David Zwirner Paris in 2021, and Footwear (Adapted for Use), at the gallery’s 34 East 69th Street location in New York in 2020, and will mark his eleventh solo show with David Zwirner. In spring 2021, Williams’s solo exhibition werbung: adapted for use was on view at Haubrok Foundation, Berlin, and from 2019 to 2020, C/O Berlin presented a solo show titled MODEL: Kochgeschirre, Kinder, Viet Nam (Angepasst zum Benutzen)

Image: Christopher Williams, K-Line
Matt Dulling Spray
CFC Free
Applications
- Photographic
- Motion Picture
- TV Studio
Removes Glaring Highlights from Polished Surfaces in Camera
Work.
Coats evenly with a very fine spray pattern – it effectively dulls
any polished object to be photographed.
Directions
Shake the can well, and whilst spraying, hold not more than
30 cm (12 inches) from the object. The spray sets in about
2 minutes, and further coats may be added if necessary. It
wipes off easily with a soft cloth and all smears can be
removed with a little spirit.
K-Line spray is safe with most materials, but a test should
be made on a scrap surface if in doubt, especially with some
types of plastics.
Caution
Pressurised container.
Protect from sunlight and do not expose to temperatures
exceeding 50º C.
Do not pierce or burn even after use.
Do not spray on a naked flame or any incandescent material.
Keep away from sources of ignition – No Smoking.
Keep out of reach of children.
Do not breath spray.
Avoid contact with eyes.
Use only in ventilated areas.
Store at a minimum of 20º C
UN 1950
Extremely Flammable
2827
S W Kenyon
Cranbrook – Kent U.K.
Division of K-Line Photographic Supplies Company
Telephone: 01580 850770
Made in Britain
Registered in the US Patent and Trademark Office
Studio Rhein Verlag, Düsseldorf
August 24, 2014,

2014 © Christopher Williams. Courtesy the artist, David Zwirner, and Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne

 
Dates
January 20February 18, 2023
Gallery Hours
Tues—Sat 11am–7pm

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