a point in space is a place for an argument

Opening on June 28, 2007, David Zwirner is pleased to present a point in space is a place for an argument. Deriving its title from Ludwig Wittgenstein's seminal text, Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus, the exhibition will include a selection of works by thirty artists: Hans Accola, Lynda Benglis, Forrest Bess, Julien Bismuth, Andre Cadere, John Chamberlain, Raoul De Keyser, Vincent Fecteau, Isa Genzken, Mary Heilmann, Eva Hesse, Alfred Jensen, Mike Kelley, Rachel Khedoori, Lee Lozano, Michael Mahalchik, Gordon Matta-Clark, Paul McCarthy, Bruce Nauman, Claes Oldenburg, Joe Overstreet, Steven Parrino, Jason Rhoades, Dieter Roth, Niki de Saint Phalle, Fred Sandback, Katy Schimert, Al Taylor, Paul Thek, and Cathy Wilkes.


Wittgenstein argued an object's existence is predicated on its situation in space; a point in a visual field must have color and a tactile object must have a degree of solidity to differentiate it from infinite space. Spanning the last five decades, the works on view present multiple modes by which artists have approached the object in space. The abstract philosophy becomes physical as artists engage the tensions of materiality, form, and function.


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Hans Accola
Lynda Benglis
Forrest Bess
Julien Bismuth
Andre Cadere
John Chamberlain
Vincent Fecteau
Mary Heilmann
Eva Hesse
Alfred Jensen
Mike Kelley
Rachel Khedoori
Lee Lozano
Michael Mahalchik
Paul McCarthy
Bruce Nauman
Claes Oldenburg
Joe Overstreet
Steven Parrino
Dieter Roth
Niki de Saint Phalle
Katy Schimert
Paul Thek
Cathy Wilkes