For his new show at Sies + Höke in Düsseldorf, Germany, Marcel Dzama created a massive wall drawing to accompany his several new mixed-media drawings, sculptures, and 2-channel video. “Be good little Beuys and Dada might buy you a Bauhaus,” opening this week, marks the 20th anniversary of collaboration between the Canadian artist and the gallery. The show runs through Oct. 26.
Brookyln based artist Marcel Dzama, featured here on our blog, is well known for intricate dioramas and large scale polyptychs that draw from his talents across a range of media. Dzama works in multiple disciplines to bring his cast of human figures, animals, and imaginary hybrids to life, and has developed an international reputation and following for his art that depicts fanciful, anachronistic worlds. Following their highly acclaimed installations by FAILE, JR, and Dustin Yellin, New York City Ballet has chosen Dzama as their next collaborator for their 2016 series.
Embellished with strange details and an ingenious sinceritythat echoes outsider Henry Darger, artist Marcel Dzama’s intriguing oeuvreseduces a varied audience. His most recent show ‘Behind Every Curtain’ at NYC’sDavid Zwirner Gallery, expanded upon his previously engaging style with a moreelevated, sophisticated technique, including looming sculptures and hissignature watercolors. The masked figures are shown clutching an array of contradictoryobjects as they cluster together or dance, such as thin swords, umbrellas, andritualistic staffs, conjuring a bizarre yet cohesive aesthetic. View more ofthe other worldly work after the jump.
On our final day in Miami for the annual Art Basel Miami Beach celebrations, Hi-Fructose revisited the main fair in the Miami convention center to get another gander at the sprawling space and bountiful work. When we first landed a few days prior, the fair’s preview was the first event we attended in Miami (see our coverage here), and it was nice to close out our trip where it had initially begun. Get a look at the week-long coverage of all the fairs, shows, graffiti and more here, and check out our follow up post to the 2011 Art Basel Miami Beach after the jump.