Marcel Dzama: Behind Every Curtain

This richly designed catalogue, Marcel Dzama: Behind Every Curtain, is published on the occasion of the artist’s sixth solo exhibition at David Zwirner in 2011. The exhibition debuts a major new film, A Game of Chess, alongside related drawings, sculptures, and dioramas. In the film, characters based on the classic game of chess, dressed in geometrically designed costumes and wearing elaborate masks, dance across a checkered board to challenge their opponents in fatal interchanges. Designed in collaboration with the artist in the format of a small sketchbook, this exhibition catalogue includes drawings, storyboards, dioramas, and film and production stills from the making of A Game of Chess.


Publisher: David Zwirner

Artists: Marcel Dzama

Designer: Matthew Polhamus

Printer: GHP, West Haven, Connecticut

Publication Date: 2011

Binding: Softcover

Dimensions: 6 x 7 3/4 in (15.2 x 19.7 cm)

Pages: 80

Reproductions: 80 color, 25 b&w

ISBN: 9781935202622

Retail: $20 US & Canada | £15 | €20

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Marcel Dzama

The work of Marcel Dzama (b. 1974, Winnipeg) is characterized by an immediately recognizable visual language that draws from a diverse range of references and artistic influences, including Dada and Marcel Duchamp. While he has become known for his prolific drawings with their distinctive palette of muted colors, in recent years, the artist has expanded his practice to encompass sculpture, painting, film, and dioramas.

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