David Zwirner is pleased to announce the re-opening of our gallery on Friday, November 9, with an exhibition by Diana Thater entitled Chernobyl, on view at 519 West 19th Street. Framed around the site of the 1986 nuclear disaster, the 2010 video installation spotlights the consequences of manmade catastrophes on the natural world. The urgency of its subject matter resonates in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Sandy and the damage it wrought within the Chelsea art district, and beyond.
Diana Thater is one of the most important video artists working today. Since the early 1990s, she has created a wide range of film, video, and installation-based works whose sculptural forms engage spatial perception in physical, as well as conceptual, terms. Her pioneering oeuvre was among the first to push the boundaries of how new media art is displayed, helping to cement its position in the art world.