A photo by Christopher Williams, dated 2019.

Christopher Williams: Footwear (Adapted for Use)

34 East 69th Street, New York
February 27—April 18, 2020

David Zwirner is pleased to present new work by Christopher Williams (b. 1956). Referencing a wide range of source material, including Ikea catalogues, airplane magazines, coloring books, and his own past imagery, Footwear (Adapted for Use) reflects the artist’s ongoing interest in how meaning and information are actively structured through the process of adaptation and restaging. The exhibition will feature new photographs as well as distinctive wall treatments, hand-painted signs, printed ephemera, sculptures, and videos. The imagery, surfaces, and objects on display engage with postwar material and cultural histories while also responding to the unique spatial qualities of the gallery’s East 69th Street location in New York. This will be Williams’s ninth solo exhibition with David Zwirner.

Image:
Christopher Williams
Model No. 2745 (Son)
Distance to lens: 105.5 cm
Garment label: HANOI TOCONTAP VIETNAM 48
Model No. 1542 (Mother)
Distance to lens: 159 cm
Garment label: VEB Wäschekonfektion m94 Obercrinitz 40°
Model No. 1316 (Father)
Distance to lens: 231 cm
Garment label: Dreiklang 60 2450 60°
Sleepware courtesy of Adlershofer Fundus Kostüm- & Requisitenverleih, Ernst-
Augustin-Str. 7, Berlin-Adlershof, Germany (fmr. DDR)
Pillows manufactured by Heinrich Häussling GmbH & Co., Branchweilerhofstraße
200, Neustadt an der Weinstraße, Germany (fmr. DBR)
Bedding manufactured by Oberlausitzer Leinen, Hoffmann GmbH & Co. KG, Zittauer
Straße 23, Neukirch/Lausitz, Germany (fmr. DDR)
Studio Thomas Borho, Oberkasseler Str. 39, Düsseldorf, Germany
October 7, 2019

2020 (detail)

Christopher Williams: How German Is It

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