Days in Lieu Press Release


January 17—February 16, 2013

David Zwirner is pleased to present Days in Lieu, a group exhibition on view at the gallery's new location in Mayfair, London. Days in Lieu will inaugurate THE UPPER ROOM, a second floor viewing room which will supplement the annual program at David Zwirner with intimate, curated presentations that juxtapose works by established and lesser established artists from the gallery's roster and beyond.

Days in Lieu brings together diverse international artists whose works reflect on the mundane and routine activities of everyday life, either through self-referentiality or by allusions to the idiosyncrasies of consumer culture. Evocative of days off, relaxation, and the pursuit of hobbies, the title also implicitly references labour and overtime. Works in the show allude to particular environments, lifestyles, and personal spaces, while hinting at everyday performances played out alone and dramas endured in private.

Artists include Alexandra Bircken, John Divola, Isa Genzken, Roger Hiorns, Martin Kippenberger, Jason Rhoades, and Prem Sahib.

The exhibition is curated by Rodolphe von Hofmannsthal, who recently joined the gallery as Associate Director. It coincides with Fred Sandback (10 January – 16 February 2013).

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