Art Cologne


Messeplatz 1

David Zwirner is pleased to participate in Art Cologne for the seventh consecutive year. Artists presented include Josef Albers, Carol Bove, Stan Douglas, Marcel Dzama, William Eggleston, Lucio Fontana, Suzan Frecon, Isa Genzken, Richard Hamilton, Yayoi Kusama, Sherrie Levine, Heinz Mack, Oscar Murillo, Sigmar Polke, Neo Rauch, Michael Riedel, Thomas Ruff, Al Taylor, Wolfgang Tillmans, Cy Twombly, Franz West, Christopher Williams, and Jordan Wolfson.


In addition to his inclusion in the gallery's presentation, Michael Riedel has been invited to create a work for the fair’s premier commission. Since the late 1990s, Riedel (b. 1972) has advanced his own model of a self-sustaining artistic production, continuously using reproductions as a means to "reintroduce the art system into the system of art which occurs in the art world." He recycles his own material and copies from other artists, highlighting any degradation of information that happens in the process as integral aesthetic by-products. While his practice shares a stylistic affinity with Pop and appropriation art, it represents a departure from the issues of mechanical reproduction that preoccupied earlier generations. Rather, his work embraces the idea of transfer, which is unique to the digital age.


For Art Cologne, Riedel will create a site-specific work which intervenes in the architecture of the fair. In the entrance hall, he will stage an installation based on his recording of a meeting in which the fair's committee members determined the galleries that were accepted or rejected from participating in this year's edition. Using a computer program, the artist has created a graphic pattern from the transcription of the recording, isolating the letter L. "By emphasizing and enlarging this letter," he explains, "an automatism gets under way, which defines both the composition of the entire text and the L-shape of the spatial installation."


Entitled L, the work comprises wallpaper with the graphic pattern that extends onto the floor and unfolds into an L-shaped booth. By presenting new paintings that feature the context that led to this year's fair, Riedel highlights the binary nature of his forms, which in this case are made out of accepted and rejected gallery applications.


L forms part of a series of art fair interventions by the artist that include David Zwirner's booth at Open Space 2006, an alternative venue then operated alongside Art Cologne, Art Statements at Art Basel in 2006, and the Armory Show in New York in 2012.


For more information about available works contact inquiries@davidzwirner.com

Josef Albers
Variant/Adobe: Dark Green Front, 1958
Oil on Masonite
24 1/8 x 27 3/4 x 1 1/4 inches (61.3 x 70.5 x 3.2 cm)
Josef Albers
Study for Homage to the Square, n.d.
Oil on blotting paper
16 1/8 x 16 1/8 x 1 1/2 inches (41 x 41 x 3.8 cm)
Carol Bove
Untitled, 2016
Collagraphic monotype
66 3/4 x 47 3/4 x 2 inches (169.5 x 121.3 x 5.1 cm)
Marcel Dzama
Let us compare mythologies, 2016
Acrylic, watercolor, ink, and collage on paper
93 1/8 x 65 5/8 x 19 3/4 x 2 inches (236.6 x 166.6 x 5 cm)
William Eggleston
Untitled, c. 1983-1986
Pigment print
20 3/4 x 29 1/8 x 1 3/4 inches (52.7 x 74 x 4.4 cm)
William Eggleston
Untitled, c. 1983-1986
Pigment print
20 3/4 x 28 3/4 x 1 3/4 inches (52.7 x 73 x 4.4 cm)
Lucio Fontana
Concetto Spaziale, 1964-1965
Oil on canvas
25 1/2 x 21 1/4 inches (64.8 x 54 cm)
Suzan Frecon
4 part composition, 2003-2006
Oil on wood panel
44 1/2 x 36 7/8 x 2 inches (113 x 93.5 x 5 cm)
Isa Genzken
Untitled, 2015
Plaster cast with painted bronze finish, headphones, and portable CD player
58 3/4 x 38 5/8 x 25 5/8 inches (149 x 98 x 65 cm)
Isa Genzken
Untitled, 2015
Mirror foil, and adhesive tape on poster board on acrylic panel
26 3/4 x 37 7/8 inches (67.9 x 96.2 cm)
Sigmar Polke
Untitled, 1983
Gouache, watercolor, ink, and artificial resin on paper
31 3/8 x 43 inches (79.7 x 109.2 cm)
Neo Rauch
Plan, 2000
Oil on paper
47 1/4 x 63 7/8 inches (120 x 162.2 cm)
Neo Rauch
Die Zuleitung, 2016
Oil on canvas
13 3/4 x 17 3/4 inches (35 x 45 cm)
Michael Riedel
Untitled (L) [1], 2017
Archival inkjet print mounted to aluminum honeycomb
100 3/8 x 56 3/4 inches (255 x 144 cm)
Thomas Ruff
press++32.15, 2016
Chromogenic print
90 1/4 x 72 1/2 inches (229.2 x 184 cm)
Thomas Ruff
press++01.16, 2015
Chromogenic print
24 x 28 inches (61 x 71 cm)
Wolfgang Tillmans
Beerenstilleben, 2007
Inkjet print on paper mounted on Dibond aluminum in artist's frame
57 1/8 x 83 1/2 inches (145.1 x 212.1 cm)
Wolfgang Tillmans
mid-air flap movement, 2013
Inkjet print on paper mounted on aluminum in artist's frame
36 5/8 x 29 5/8 x 1 1/4 inches (93 x 75.2 x 3.2 cm)
Franz West
Untitled, 2007
Acrylic, epoxy resin, papier-mâché, wood, and plastic bucket
49 5/8 x 42 7/8 x 29 1/8 inches (126 x 108.9 x 74 cm)
Christopher Williams
Best.Nr.: 68011, Best.Nr.: 28856, Best.Nr.: 28856
Devoid of any creative airs and graces, well-proportioned and of recogni-
sable quality. The basic material – cold forged aluminum with high material
thickness – is not only one of the best heat conductors, but also extremely
light and therefore easy to handle. With a constant thickness, the pots’
bases ensure even heat distribution and perfect thermal absorption. Rea-
ching cooking temperature the pan fully stabilizes and adjusts itself perfect-
ly to the stove. The resilient stainless-steel tube-shaped handles reduce
heat transmission. Low maintenance and ruggedness are increased by the
ceramic-enhanced non-stick coating of the internal surfaces. Still, we re-
commend considerate handling by using proper tools. Not suitable for in-
duction hobs. All lids are interchangeable in equivalent sizes.
Material: brushed aluminum – dishwasher safe
Sauce Pan, with handle: Dimensions: Ø 20 x 8 cm / Capacity: 2.3 L /
Weight: 710g
Stew Pot: Dimensions: Ø 28 × 16.5 cm / Capacity: 9.2 L / Weight: 1.6kg
Studio Rhein Verlag, Düsseldorf
January 26, 2017
, 2017
Archival pigment print on cotton rag paper
27 x 34 1/4 inches (68.6 x 87 cm)