Installation of the exhibition Open Letter: The Family Drama Refunctioned? (From the Point of View of Production) by Christopher at David Zwirner London, dated 2017.

Christopher Williams

Open Letter: The Family Drama Refunctioned? (From the Point of View of Production)

Born in Los Angeles in 1956, Christopher Williams has been represented by David Zwirner since 2000. Open Letter: The Family Drama Refunctioned? (From the Point of View of Production) is his eighth solo exhibition with the gallery, and his second presentation at the London location. It marks his first exhibition in the city since his major retrospective at the Whitechapel Gallery in 2015, The Production Line of Happiness, which was first on view at the Art Institute of Chicago in 2014, followed by The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Currently on view at Institute gta at ETH Zurich is Christopher Williams. Supplements, Models, Prototypes (through June 2). The artist lives and works in Chicago, Cologne, and Los Angeles.

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Installation of the exhibition Open Letter: The Family Drama Refunctioned? (From the Point of View of Production) by Christopher at David Zwirner London, dated 2017.
Installation of the exhibition Open Letter: The Family Drama Refunctioned? (From the Point of View of Production) by Christopher at David Zwirner London, dated 2017.
Installation of the exhibition Open Letter: The Family Drama Refunctioned? (From the Point of View of Production) by Christopher at David Zwirner London, dated 2017.
Installation of the exhibition Open Letter: The Family Drama Refunctioned? (From the Point of View of Production) by Christopher at David Zwirner London, dated 2017.
Installation of the exhibition Open Letter: The Family Drama Refunctioned? (From the Point of View of Production) by Christopher at David Zwirner London, dated 2017.
A black and white image of a camera lens sliced in half. Photograph by Christopher Williams, dated 2016.

Christopher Williams

UntitledFocal length: 210mmAperture: f/11Image ratio: 2.41:1Distance lens to focal plane: 29.7cmDistance film layer to focal plane: 101cmBellows extension: 50.6cmDepth of field: 1.289mmStudio Rhein Verlag, Düsseldorf,November 20, 2016, 2016
Selenium toned silver gelatin print
22 x 18 inches (55.9 x 45.7 cm)
A photograph of three young children in the backseat of a car by Christopher Williams, titled Model-Nr.: 1421, Model-Nr.: 2401, Model-Nr. 92173, Model-Nr. 92182 (Discussion)…, dated 2017.

Christopher Williams

Model-Nr.: 1421, Model-Nr.: 2401, Model-Nr. 92173, Model-Nr. 92182(Discussion)

Studio Rhein Verlag, Düsseldorf,January 21, 2017, 2017

, 2017
Archival pigment print on cotton rag paper
21 x 26 1/4 inches (53.3 x 66.7 cm)
A photograph of three cooking pots by Christopher Williams, titled Best.Nr.: 68011, Best.Nr.: 28856, Best.Nr.: 28856…, dated 2017.

Christopher Williams

Best.Nr.: 68011, Best.Nr.: 28856, Best.Nr.: 28856Devoid of any creative airs and graces, well-proportioned and of recogni-sable quality. The basic material – cold forged aluminum with high materialthickness – is not only one of the best heat conductors, but also extremelylight and therefore easy to handle. With a constant thickness, the pots’bases ensure even heat distribution and perfect thermal absorption. Rea-ching cooking temperature the pan fully stabilizes and adjusts itself perfect-ly to the stove. The resilient stainless-steel tube-shaped handles reduceheat transmission. Low maintenance and ruggedness are increased by theceramic-enhanced non-stick coating of the internal surfaces. Still, we re-commend considerate handling by using proper tools. Not suitable for in-duction hobs. All lids are interchangeable in equivalent sizes.Material: brushed aluminum – dishwasher safeSauce Pan, with handle: Dimensions: Ø 20 x 8 cm / Capacity: 2.3 L /Weight: 710gStew Pot: Dimensions: Ø 28 × 16.5 cm / Capacity: 9.2 L / Weight: 1.6kgStudio Rhein Verlag, DüsseldorfJanuary 26, 2017, 2017
Archival pigment print on cotton rag paper
27 x 34 1/4 inches (68.6 x 87 cm)
A color photograph depicting a camera lens sliced in half, by Christopher Williams, dated 2016.

Christopher Williams

UntitledFocal length: 180mmAperture: f/5.6Image ratio: 2:1Distance lens to focal plane: 27cmDistance film layer to focal plane: 81cmBellows extension: 36cmDepth of field: 1.932mmStudio Rhein Verlag, Düsseldorf,August 13, 2016, 2016
Archival pigment print on cotton rag paper
25 x 25 inches (63.5 x 63.5 cm)
Installation of the exhibition Open Letter: The Family Drama Refunctioned? (From the Point of View of Production) by Christopher at David Zwirner London, dated 2017.
Installation of the exhibition Open Letter: The Family Drama Refunctioned? (From the Point of View of Production) by Christopher at David Zwirner London, dated 2017.
Installation of the exhibition Open Letter: The Family Drama Refunctioned? (From the Point of View of Production) by Christopher at David Zwirner London, dated 2017.
A color photograph depicting a camera lens sliced in half, by Christopher Williams, dated 2016.

Christopher Williams

UntitledFocal length: 210mmAperture: f/11Image ratio: 2.41:1Distance lens to focal plane: 29.7cmDistance film layer to focal plane: 101cmBellows extension: 50.6cmDepth of field: 1.289mmStudio Rhein Verlag, Düsseldorf,November 20, 2016, 2016
Archival pigment print on cotton rag paper
31 3/4 x 25 inches (80.6 x 63.5 cm)
A photograph of two sprigs of wheat in front against a vivid bright blue backdrop. Photograph by Christopher Williams, dated 2016.

Christopher Williams

∆d = df - dn(Harvest Season)Studio Rhein Verlag, Düsseldorf,December 17, 2016, 2016
Archival pigment print on cotton rag paper
25 x 31 3/4 inches (63.5 x 80.6 cm)
A photograph by Christopher Williams titled Demountable wall panel and panel storage cart…, dated 2016.

Christopher Williams

Demountable wall panel and panel storage cart from the exhibition The Production Line of Happiness, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, January 24 — May 18, 2014steel, carpet, rubber, plywood, and paint198.8 x 215.7 x 40.8 cmDesigned by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM), Chicago, 1982Studio Rhein Verlag, DüsseldorfOctober 3, 2016(Recto), 2016
Archival pigment print on cotton rag paper
31 3/4 x 25 inches (80.6 x 63.5 cm)
A photograph by Christopher Williams titled Demountable wall panel and panel storage cart…, dated 2016.

Christopher Williams

Demountable wall panel and panel storage cart from the exhibition The Production Line of Happiness, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, January 24 — May 18, 2014steel, carpet, rubber, plywood, and paint198.8 x 215.7 x 40.8 cmDesigned by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM), Chicago, 1982Studio Rhein Verlag, DüsseldorfOctober 3, 2016(Verso), 2016
Archival pigment print on cotton rag paper
31 3/4 x 25 inches (80.6 x 63.5 cm)
A black and white image of a camera lens sliced in half. Photograph by Christopher Williams, dated 2016.

Christopher Williams

UntitledFocal length: 210mmAperture: f/11Image ratio: 2.41:1Distance lens to focal plane: 29.7cmDistance film layer to focal plane: 101cmBellows extension: 50.6cmDepth of field: 1.289mmStudio Rhein Verlag, Düsseldorf,November 20, 2016, 2016
Selenium toned silver gelatin print
22 x 18 inches (55.9 x 45.7 cm)
A photograph of three cooking pots by Christopher Williams, titled Best.Nr.: 68011, Best.Nr.: 28856, Best.Nr.: 28856…, dated 2017.

Christopher Williams

Best.Nr.: 68011, Best.Nr.: 28856, Best.Nr.: 28856Devoid of any creative airs and graces, well-proportioned and of recogni-sable quality. The basic material – cold forged aluminum with high materialthickness – is not only one of the best heat conductors, but also extremelylight and therefore easy to handle. With a constant thickness, the pots’bases ensure even heat distribution and perfect thermal absorption. Rea-ching cooking temperature the pan fully stabilizes and adjusts itself perfect-ly to the stove. The resilient stainless-steel tube-shaped handles reduceheat transmission. Low maintenance and ruggedness are increased by theceramic-enhanced non-stick coating of the internal surfaces. Still, we re-commend considerate handling by using proper tools. Not suitable for in-duction hobs. All lids are interchangeable in equivalent sizes.Material: brushed aluminum – dishwasher safeSauce Pan, with handle: Dimensions: Ø 20 x 8 cm / Capacity: 2.3 L /Weight: 710gStew Pot: Dimensions: Ø 28 × 16.5 cm / Capacity: 9.2 L / Weight: 1.6kgStudio Rhein Verlag, DüsseldorfJanuary 26, 2017, 2017
Archival pigment print on cotton rag paper
27 x 34 1/4 inches (68.6 x 87 cm)
A photograph of three young children in the backseat of a car by Christopher Williams, titled Model-Nr.: 1421, Model-Nr.: 2401, Model-Nr. 92173, Model-Nr. 92182 (Discussion)…, dated 2017.

Christopher Williams

Model-Nr.: 1421, Model-Nr.: 2401, Model-Nr. 92173, Model-Nr. 92182(Discussion)

Studio Rhein Verlag, Düsseldorf,January 21, 2017, 2017

, 2017
Archival pigment print on cotton rag paper
21 x 26 1/4 inches (53.3 x 66.7 cm)
A color photograph depicting a camera lens sliced in half, by Christopher Williams, dated 2016.

Christopher Williams

UntitledFocal length: 180mmAperture: f/5.6Image ratio: 2:1Distance lens to focal plane: 27cmDistance film layer to focal plane: 81cmBellows extension: 36cmDepth of field: 1.932mmStudio Rhein Verlag, Düsseldorf,August 13, 2016, 2016
Archival pigment print on cotton rag paper
25 x 25 inches (63.5 x 63.5 cm)
A color photograph depicting a camera lens sliced in half, by Christopher Williams, dated 2016.

Christopher Williams

UntitledFocal length: 210mmAperture: f/11Image ratio: 2.41:1Distance lens to focal plane: 29.7cmDistance film layer to focal plane: 101cmBellows extension: 50.6cmDepth of field: 1.289mmStudio Rhein Verlag, Düsseldorf,November 20, 2016, 2016
Archival pigment print on cotton rag paper
31 3/4 x 25 inches (80.6 x 63.5 cm)
A photograph of two sprigs of wheat in front against a vivid bright blue backdrop. Photograph by Christopher Williams, dated 2016.

Christopher Williams

∆d = df - dn(Harvest Season)Studio Rhein Verlag, Düsseldorf,December 17, 2016, 2016
Archival pigment print on cotton rag paper
25 x 31 3/4 inches (63.5 x 80.6 cm)
A photograph by Christopher Williams titled Demountable wall panel and panel storage cart…, dated 2016.

Christopher Williams

Demountable wall panel and panel storage cart from the exhibition The Production Line of Happiness, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, January 24 — May 18, 2014steel, carpet, rubber, plywood, and paint198.8 x 215.7 x 40.8 cmDesigned by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM), Chicago, 1982Studio Rhein Verlag, DüsseldorfOctober 3, 2016(Recto), 2016
Archival pigment print on cotton rag paper
31 3/4 x 25 inches (80.6 x 63.5 cm)
A photograph by Christopher Williams titled Demountable wall panel and panel storage cart…, dated 2016.

Christopher Williams

Demountable wall panel and panel storage cart from the exhibition The Production Line of Happiness, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, January 24 — May 18, 2014steel, carpet, rubber, plywood, and paint198.8 x 215.7 x 40.8 cmDesigned by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM), Chicago, 1982Studio Rhein Verlag, DüsseldorfOctober 3, 2016(Verso), 2016
Archival pigment print on cotton rag paper
31 3/4 x 25 inches (80.6 x 63.5 cm)
A photography by Christopher Williams titled Model-Nr.: 1421, Model-Nr.: 2401, Model-Nr. 92173, Model-Nr. 92182…, dated 2017.

Christopher Williams

Model-Nr.: 1421, Model-Nr.: 2401, Model-Nr. 92173, Model-Nr. 92182(Negotiation)Studio Rhein Verlag, Düsseldorf,January 21, 2017, 2017
Archival pigment print on cotton rag paper
21 x 26 1/4 inches (53.3 x 66.7 cm)
A photograph by Christopher Williams titled Untitled Focal length: 210mm… dated 2016.

Christopher Williams

UntitledFocal length: 210mmAperture: f/11Image ratio: 2.26:1Distance lens to focal plane: 30.3cmDistance film layer to focal plane: 99cmBellows extension: 47.5cmDepth of field: 1.406mmStudio Rhein Verlag, Düsseldorf,November 1, 2016, 2016
Archival pigment print on cotton rag paper
31 3/4 x 25 inches (80.6 x 63.5 cm)
A photograph by Christopher Williams titled Untitled Focal length: 180mm…, dated 2016.

Christopher Williams

UntitledFocal length: 180mmAperture: f/5.6Image ratio: 2:1Distance lens to focal plane: 27cmDistance film layer to focal plane: 81cmBellows extension: 36cmDepth of field: 1.932mmStudio Rhein Verlag, Düsseldorf,August 13, 2016, 2016
Selenium toned silver gelatin print
18 x 18 inches (45.7 x 45.7 cm)

Christopher Williams

UntitledFocal length: 210mmAperture: f/11Image ratio: 2.26:1Distance lens to focal plane: 30.3cmDistance film layer to focal plane: 99cmBellows extension: 47.5cmDepth of field: 1.406mmStudio Rhein Verlag, Düsseldorf,November 1, 2016, 2016
Selenium toned silver gelatin print
22 x 18 inches (55.9 x 45.7 cm)

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