East of Eden
David Zwirner is pleased to present an exhibition of photographs from Philip-Lorca diCorcia's East of Eden series, marking his first show at the gallery in London. An exhibition of the artist’s Hustlers series (1990–1992) is concurrently presented at the gallery's 525 and 533 West 19th Street spaces in New York from September 12 to November 2, 2013, and coincides with the publication of a large-scale book by steidldangin, also titled Hustlers.
DiCorcia is particularly well known for his carefully planned and meticulously executed photographs involving family members and a variety of "actors," including anonymous strangers, pole dancers, and street hustlers. His practice takes everyday occurrences beyond the realm of banality, infusing what would otherwise appear to be insignificant gestures with psychology and emotion. DiCorcia employs photography as a fictive medium capable of creating uncanny, complex realities out of seemingly straightforward compositions. As such, his work is based on the dichotomy between fact and fiction and asks the viewer to question the assumed truths that the photographic image offers.
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