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.

 

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David Zwirner is pleased to present Reading the Surface, a group exhibition on view at THE UPPER ROOM, a second floor viewing room at the gallery's 24 Grafton Street location in London. THE UPPER ROOM supplements 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.

 

Opening to coincide with the London gallery's first solo exhibition of works by Donald Judd, Reading the Surface takes a minimalist approach to the notion of surface. With artists including Nina Beier, Ryan Gander, Bob Law, George Henry Longly, John McCracken, and Maaike Schoorel, the show considers different attitudes to the surfaces of artworks, focusing on the dialectic between viewing at a glance and deeper reflection. With art typically encountered on short visits to museums and galleries, viewing experiences are often dictated by temporal and spatial concerns. Exploring themes of absence, materiality, and anxiety, the works in the show can be seen to negate, and even ignore, the ideas beneath the surface.

 

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David Zwirner is pleased to present Folk Devil, a group exhibition curated by Rodolphe von Hofmannsthal in the gallery's 525 and 533 West 19th Street spaces in New York. It borrows its title from sociologist Stanley Cohen's 1972 study Folk Devils and Moral Panics, which looked at modern society's deep-rooted fear of subcultures and the morally aberrant. More specifically, "folk devil" was Cohen's description of the British media's hostile reaction towards youth groups who clashed on the beaches of British seaside towns on summer bank holidays in the early 1960s.

 

Bringing together a diverse group of artists, Folk Devil presents a comment on the tendency to create artificial connections between individuals with different backgrounds and no inherent commonality. It also contains a self-referential statement on the idea of "free rides," a term used in Cohen's essay to denote preventative actions by the police, who would pick up random groups of youths in the seaside towns and drive them to locations too far for them to return.

 

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