"An installation view of the exhibition No Problem: Cologne/New York1984-1989, at David Zwirner New York, dated 2014."

No Problem: Cologne/New York 1984-1989

David Zwirner is pleased to present an exhibition of work that examines the 1980s through the lens of the Cologne and New York art scenes of the period. Spanning the gallery's exhibition spaces at 525 and 533 West 19th Street and 537 West 20th Street, the exhibition will include Werner Büttner, George Condo, Walter Dahn, Jiri Georg Dokoupil, Peter Fischli/David Weiss, Günther Förg, Robert Gober, Georg Herold, Jenny Holzer, Mike Kelley, Martin Kippenberger, Jeff Koons, Barbara Kruger, Sherrie Levine, Albert Oehlen, Raymond Pettibon, Richard Prince, Cindy Sherman, Rosemarie Trockel, Franz West, and Christopher Wool.

The contemporary art that was created and presented in New York and Cologne during the 1980s shaped a certain creative discourse between artists, curators, and gallerists on both sides of the Atlantic. This exhibition proposes an examination of this dialogue by focusing on the international artists who showed in both New York and Cologne between 1984 and 1989 and the key gallery and museum exhibitions of the period that took place in both cities.

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Dates
May 1June 14, 2014
Artist
Werner Büttner, George Condo, Walter Dahn, Jiri Georg Dokoupil, Peter Fischli David Weiss, Gunther Forg, Robert Gober, Georg Herold, Jenny Holzer, Mike Kelley, Martin Kippenberger, Jeff Koons, Barbara Kruger, Sherrie Levine, Albert Oehlen, Raymond Pettibon, Richard Prince, Cindy Sherman, Rosemarie Trockel, Franz West, Christopher Wool
A sculpture by Jeff Koons, titled Ushering in Banality, dated 1988.

Jeff Koons

Ushering in Banality, 1988
Polychromed wood
38 x 66 x 31 inches (96.5 x 167.6 x 78.7 cm)
A sculpture by Franz West, titled Selbiges (The Thing Itself), dated 1987.

Franz West

Selbiges (The Thing Itself), 1987
Iron, wood, papier-mâché, polyester, and oil paint
65 1/4 x 95 x 11 3/4 inches (165.7 x 241.3 x 29.8 cm)

No Problem: Cologne/New York 1984–1989

No Problem: Cologne/New York 1984–1989

Big, bold, and vibrant, this Pentagram-designed publication reproduces in full color over 100 immensely varied artworks by the 22 artists included in this exhibition—one of the largest in David Zwirner’s history. Beyond its stunning visual components, the book features crucial new scholarship by Diedrich Diederichsen and Bob Nickas, and an illustrated chronology of the decade by Kara Carmack. The publication also includes compelling archival material, from documentary photographs from the period to reproductions of Cologne’s culture magazine Spex. Taken as a whole, this ambitious exhibition catalogue encapsulates the energy, heart, and “dissonance of styles”—in the words of Schjeldahl—embodied by this fascinating and fecund moment in global art history.

A painting by Raymond Pettibon, titled No Title (CCCP Sputnik cosmo...), dated 1990.

Raymond Pettibon

No Title (CCCP Sputnik cosmo...), 1990
Acrylic on panel
26 x 24 1/8 inches (66 x 61.3 cm)
A photograph by Cindy Sherman, titled Untitled #180, dated 1987.

Cindy Sherman

Untitled #180, 1987
Set of two (2) chromogenic color prints
Overall: 94 1/4 x 128 1/2 inches (239.4 x 326.4 cm) Each: 94 1/4 x 64 1/4 inches (239.4 x 163.2 cm)
An installation view of the exhibition No Problem: Cologne/New York1984-1989, at David Zwirner New York, dated 2014.
An installation view of the exhibition No Problem: Cologne/New York1984-1989, at David Zwirner New York, dated 2014.
An installation view of the exhibition No Problem: Cologne/New York1984-1989, at David Zwirner New York, dated 2014.
An installation view of the exhibition No Problem: Cologne/New York1984-1989, at David Zwirner New York, dated 2014.
An installation view of the exhibition No Problem: Cologne/New York1984-1989, at David Zwirner New York, dated 2014.
An installation view of the exhibition No Problem: Cologne/New York1984-1989, at David Zwirner New York, dated 2014.
A sculpture by Peter Fischli and David Weiss, titled Masturbine, dated 1984.

Peter Fischli David Weiss

Masturbine, 1984
Gelatin silver print
11 7/8 x 15 3/4 inches (30 x 40 cm)
A print by Barbara Kruger, titled Untitled (I Shop Therefore I Am), dated 1987.

Barbara Kruger

Untitled (I Shop Therefore I Am), 1987
Photographic silkscreen on vinyl
111 5/8 x 113 1/4 inches (283.5 x 287.7 cm)
A painting by Sherrie Levine, titled Untitled (Checks: 6), dated 1986.

Sherrie Levine

Untitled (Checks: 6), 1986
Casein and wax on mahogany
24 1/8 x 20 inches (61.3 x 50.8 cm)
An untitled sculpture by Robert Gober, dated 1984 to 1988.

Robert Gober

Untitled, 1984-1988
Plaster, wire, lath, wood, and semi-gloss enamel paint
28 x 29 x 24 inches (71.1 x 73.7 x 61 cm)

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