Marcel Dzama: Drawing on a Revolution
Introduction by Lucía Casani. Texts by Estrella De Diego and Raymond Pettibon.
Drawing on a Revolution is published on the occasion of Marcel Dzama's eponymous exhibition at La Casa Encendida, Madrid. The exhibition proposes a tour of the artistic universe of Marcel Dzama while presenting for the first time much of his most recent production, in which the artist encourages activism through "revolution".
Through the Canadian artist's imagination, figures drawn from folk tales, the world of comics, and television coexist with twentieth-century terrorists, fictional animals, ballet dancers, and opera singers. The social and political questioning is therefore intertwined with a world of fables and complex narratives where carnival, war, mythological, and ironic make up an artistic vision that incites multiple readings.
Publisher: La Casa Encendida
Artists: Marcel Dzama
Contributors: Lucía Casani, Estrella De Diego, Raymond Pettibon
Designer: This Side Up
Printer: Brizzolis, Madrid
Publication Date: 2017
Dimensions: 6 3/4 × 9 1/2 in | 17.1 × 24.1 cm
Reproductions: 140 color, 19 b&w
Retail: $30 | £25
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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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