Marcel Dzama

Puppets, Pawns, and Prophets


Eclectic and fantastic – the unique artistic world of the Canadian artist


ISBN: 9783775737326 Category:

David Zwirner, Deborah Solomon


Marcel Dzama (*1974 in Winnipeg) is known for his prolific drawings, which are characterized by their distinctive palette and subject matter. He has recently expanded his practice to encompass film and three-dimensional works, thus developing an immediately recognizable language that draws from a diverse range of references and artistic influences, including Dada and Marcel Duchamp. Created in close collaboration with the artist, this publication presents his 2013 exhibition at David Zwirner in London, which included videos inspired by the game of chess and puppets and masks based on the characters, along with drawings, collages, dioramas, paintings, and sculptural works. Dzama utilized the architecture of the gallery itself-an eighteenth-century Georgian townhouse-by hanging puppets from a skylight above the five-story building’s central spiral staircase and placing monitors in the windows so that his videos could be viewed from the street.

Additional information

Weight 1228 g
Dimensions 23.7 x 28.4 cm
Publisher name Hatje Cantz Verlag
Publication date 27 October 2013
Number of pages 184
Format Hardback
Dimensions 23.7 x 28.4 cm
Weight 1228 g


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