Fair 

Frieze New York

Dates

Address 
Randall's Island Park

New York
Booth 
C25

David Zwirner is pleased to participate in Frieze New York with a dual presentation of new works created specifically for the fair by Harold Ancart and Christopher Williams. Since the fair’s inauguration in 2012—when the gallery exhibited a selection of Minimalist artists, including Dan Flavin, Donald Judd, John McCracken, Sol LeWitt, and Fred Sandback—David Zwirner has focused on solo and two-artist presentations. In 2013, a solo presentation of works by Thomas Ruff spanned from 1980 to 1984. Dual presentations in subsequent years were Donald Judd and Yayoi Kusama (2014), John McCracken and Franz West (2015), Isa Genzken and Lisa Yuskavage (2016), Carol Bove and William Eggleston (2017), and Josh Smith and Jordan Wolfson (2018).

 

The Belgian-born, New York–based artist Harold Ancart works in various media including painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, and sculpture. In his work, he depicts subjects that naturally invite contemplation such as the horizon, clouds, flowers, icebergs, and flames. At Frieze New York the artist will debut a series of new works that takes the matchstick as its subject. As the artist notes, the matchstick "is something that people tend to pass over because of its absolute banality, but, nevertheless, it has huge poetic potential."1


Christopher Williams’s work critically investigates the medium of photography and the transformations of industrial and post-industrial culture, focusing particularly on the structures of representation and classification in modern society. Kochgeschirr Adapted for Use, the artist’s presentation at Frieze New York, is an adaptation of Williams’s theater production Stage Play, which was presented in Zurich in May 2017. The elements of this restaging include five new photographs, which are themselves adaptations and restagings of themes and imagery that the artist has previously explored; two silkscreen posters; a modular wall; a suite of Franz West–designed furniture; and the David Zwirner sales team, who are repurposed as the theater troupe.

 

For all press inquiries, contact
Julia Lukacher +1 212 727 2070 jlukacher@davidzwirner.com

 

Harold Ancart, in conversation with the gallery, April 2019.

A photograph by Christopher Williams, dated 2019.
A photograph by Christopher Williams, dated 2019.
A photograph by Christopher Williams, dated 2019.
Christopher Williams
Adapted For Use:
Untitled
Focal length: 180mm
Aperture: f/5.6
Image ratio: 2:1
Distance lens to focal plane: 27cm
Distance film layer to focal plane: 81cm
Bellows extension: 36cm
Depth of field: 1.932mm
Studio Rhein Verlag, Düsseldorf
August 13, 2016, 2019
Gelatin silver print
Print: 19 7/8 x 15 7/8 inches (50.5 x 40.3 cm) Framed: 28 7/8 x 32 7/8 inches (73.3 x 83.5 cm)
A photograph by Christopher Williams, dated 2019.
A photograph by Christopher Williams, dated 2019.
A photograph by Christopher Williams, dated 2019.
Christopher Williams
Untitled (Model: Regiebuch for Detail [First Draft])
Studio Rhein Verlag, Düsseldorf
November 7, 2017, 2019
Gelatin silver print
Print: 16 x 19 7/8 inches (40.6 x 50.5 cm) Framed: 28 5/8 x 31 5/8 inches (72.7 x 80.3 cm)
A photograph by Christopher Williams, dated 2019.
A photograph by Christopher Williams, dated 2019.
A photograph by Christopher Williams, dated 2019.
Christopher Williams
Adapted For Use:
Teppich: Kinast Teppiche, Wiesenstraße 11, D-24539 Neumünster, Qualität: KODIAK, Flor ca. 3,5cm, Fabre: 482 010 – 100%, Größe cm: 200/200
Kochgeschirre: Contacto Bander GmbH, Gruitener Strasse 1, D-40699 Erkrath, Art-Nr.: 2101/600, Volumen: 155L, ∅ Innen: 60cm, Höhe außen: 55cm, ∅ Boden: 53cm
Studio Thomas Bohro, Düsseldorf 
March 24, 2019, 2019
Gelatin silver print
Print: 16 x 19 3/4 inches (40.6 x 50.2 cm) Framed: 28 1/8 x 30 inches (71.4 x 76.2 cm)
A photograph by Christopher Williams, dated 2019.
A photograph by Christopher Williams, dated 2019.
A photograph by Christopher Williams, dated 2019.
Christopher Williams
  • Adapted For Use:
    Hand Carved Songye Kifwebe Mask 22” – DR Congo African Art

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    Studio Thomas Bohro, Düsseldorf
    February 20, 2019
, 2019
Gelatin silver print
Print: 19 3/4 x 15 3/4 inches (50.2 x 40 cm) Framed: 30 3/8 x 28 7/8 inches (77.2 x 73.3 cm)
A photograph by Christopher Williams, dated 2019.
A photograph by Christopher Williams, dated 2019.
A photograph by Christopher Williams, dated 2019.
Christopher Williams
Adapted For Use:
Untitled

Focal length: 210mm
Aperture: f/11
Image ratio: 2.41:1
Distance lens to focal plane: 29.7cm
Distance film layer to focal plane: 101cm
Bellows extension: 50.6cm
Depth of field: 1.289mm
Studio Rhein Verlag, Düsseldorf
November 20, 2016, 2019
Gelatin silver print
Print: 16 x 19 7/8 inches (40.6 x 50.5 cm) Framed: 28 7/8 x 28 7/8 inches (73.3 x 73.3 cm)
A wall by Christopher Williams, dated 2017.
A wall by Christopher Williams, dated 2017.
A wall by Christopher Williams, dated 2017.
Christopher Williams
Wall designed by Dirk Ufermann, Head Technician, Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn.
Constructed by Objekt Design Persighetti Ltd. for the exhibition Open Letter: The Family Drama Refunctioned? (From the Point of View of Production), 17 March - 20 May, 2017, David Zwirner, London after drawings by Pasztori Simons Architects, Berlin with Avery Dennison 500 Event Film Matt vinyl (color code: 707EM) installed by Imga Imaging Ltd. Kent, UK
(3/6)
2017
Plywood, metal, wood, and adhesive vinyl
350 x 350 x 57 cm

Wall constructed by Objekt Design Persighetti Ltd, Leichlingen, Germany
Vinyl installed by Igma Imaging Ltd., Kent, UK
, 2017
Plywood, metal, wood, and adhesive vinyl
137 7/8 x 137 7/8 x 22 1/2 inches (350 x 350 x 57 cm)
An untitled painting by Harold Ancart, dated 2019.
An untitled painting by Harold Ancart, dated 2019.
An untitled painting by Harold Ancart, dated 2019.
Harold Ancart
Untitled
, 2019
Oil stick and pencil on canvas in artist's frame
113 x 80 7/8 inches (287 x 205.4 cm)
An untitled painting by Harold Ancart, dated 2019.
An untitled painting by Harold Ancart, dated 2019.
An untitled painting by Harold Ancart, dated 2019.
Harold Ancart
Untitled, 2019
Oil stick and pencil on canvas in artist's frame
113 x 80 7/8 inches (287 x 205.4 cm)
An untitled painting by Harold Ancart, dated 2019.
An untitled painting by Harold Ancart, dated 2019.
An untitled painting by Harold Ancart, dated 2019.
Harold Ancart
Untitled, 2019
Oil stick and pencil on canvas in artist's frame
113 x 80 7/8 inches (287 x 205.4 cm)
An untitled painting by Harold Ancart, dated 2019.
An untitled painting by Harold Ancart, dated 2019.
An untitled painting by Harold Ancart, dated 2019.
Harold Ancart
Untitled, 2019
Oil stick and pencil on canvas in artist's frame
113 x 80 7/8 inches (287 x 205.4 cm)
An untitled painting by Harold Ancart, dated 2019.
An untitled painting by Harold Ancart, dated 2019.
An untitled painting by Harold Ancart, dated 2019.
Harold Ancart
Untitled, 2019
Oil stick and pencil on canvas in artist's frame
113 x 80 7/8 inches (287 x 205.4 cm)
An untitled painting by Harold Ancart, dated 2019.
An untitled painting by Harold Ancart, dated 2019.
An untitled painting by Harold Ancart, dated 2019.
Harold Ancart
Untitled, 2019
Oil stick and pencil on canvas in artist's frame
113 x 80 7/8 inches (287 x 205.4 cm)