Marcel Dzama’s New Short Film at David Zwirner Looks Epic

02/16/2011 10:41 AM |

Marcel Dzama

Marcel Dzama, who you might remember for this, opens his first exhibition in three years at David Zwirner in Chelsea tomorrow, Behind Every Curtain (through March 19). Last time out, he transformed the sprawling space into a series of increasingly immersive rooms, with drawings and small sculptures in the sun-filled front room, diorama-like window displays of posed fantastic sculptures in the darkened second room, and a hand-drawn animation with live piano accompaniment in the rear theater. Judging by this trailer (after the jump) for his new film, A Game of Chess—a surreal chess game with murderous ballet dancer pieces—which will be featured in the show, this should be another memorable experience.

The opening reception for Behind Every Curtain is tomorrow night from 6-8pm, when DZ will also be celebrating the unveiling of a massive new wallpaper installation by German artist Michael Riedel, making for an unusually high concentration of handsome and well-dressed young international art stars, even by Chelsea standards. Dress accordingly.


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