David Zwirner Announces the Line-Up for Program on June 10 | David Zwirner
A detail from a painting by  Kerry James Marshall, titled	Black and part Black Birds in America (Red wing Blackbirds, Yellow Bellied Sapsucker, Scarlet..., dated 2021.

Announcing the June 10 Program Line-Up

Our first global livestream event hosted by Helen Molesworth, with Hilton Als, Deana Lawson, Peter Schjeldahl and others


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On June 10, David Zwirner will launch the first edition of Program, a new global livestreaming event that will transport viewers directly into David Zwirner’s galleries in New York, London, Paris, and Hong Kong. Featuring curated installations of artworks from gallery artists in each space, this series of live video walkthroughs will be followed by interactive discussions with cultural figures and luminaries. These live discussions are being hosted by Helen Molesworth, a writer and curator based in Los Angeles. 

Schedule for June 10, exclusively on davidzwirner.com: 

10 AM EDT
Walkthrough of David Zwirner’s global galleries with David Zwirner Directors & Partners

Helen Molesworth in conversation with:

11 AM EDT 
Barry Jenkins, director/showrunner, The Underground Railroad, on Kerry James Marshall’s Black and part Black Birds in America

1 PM EDT
Pulitzer Prize–winning writer and critic Hilton Als on the enduring influence of Alice Neel’s figuration 

2:30 PM EDT
Designers Emily Bode of BODE and Aaron Aujla and Benjamin Bloomstein of Green River Project LLC on conceptual art and appropriation through a new lens

4 PM EDT
Photo-based artist and 2020 recipient of the Hugo Boss Prize Deana Lawson on the legacy of Diane Arbus

6 PM EDT
The New Yorker art critic Peter Schjeldahl on the state of the art world today

For this first edition of Program, gallery artist Christopher Williams—whose own past publications lent Program its name—has created Deliverable: Video Asset nos. 1–10, a distinctive graphic contribution. Fitting with the artist’s own interest in adaptation and restaging, Williams viewed his role in this endeavor as that of a functionary producing units of content to be adapted by web designers and content  managers for use. Recognizing how art fairs operate in specific and compressed temporal registers, the artist decided upon the repeating countdown clock as a visual and conceptual element that distills the urgency of the art fair environment—now transplanted into the immaterial, digital realm.

A rotating  selection of ten “jingles,” primarily performed by Emily Sundblad, are paired with the countdown. Williams and the artist John Kelsey originally wrote and produced the jingles as advertisements and promotions for Radio Danièle, a radio project Williams composed and broadcast during his 2007 exhibition at Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna. 

In parallel to the live programming, the online presentation will include narrative elements to contextualize each artwork on view. Audiences will also be able to make appointments to view the works in person at David Zwirner’s brick-and-mortar galleries via davidzwirner.com.

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Image:  Kerry James Marshall, Black and part Black Birds in America (Red wing Blackbirds, Yellow Bellied Sapsucker, Scarlet..., 2021 (detail)

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