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26.03.2012

 

Disco Angola by Stan Douglas , Ausstellung in New York, Infinity Award und David Zwirner auf der ART COLOGNE 2012

David Zwirner zeigt derzeit in New York neue Arbeiten von Stan Douglas. Wir zeigen hier gerne die Motive der Ausstellung mit dem tollen und preisverdächtigen Titel "Disco Angola".

Stan war erneut als fiktionaler Fotojournalist im Einsatz - diesmal in den frühen 70ern im Disco-Untergrund des besten New Yorks ever. Funk-Soul-Gay-Disco-Fever. Und endlich wieder Glitzer und Glamour nach dem politischen Aufbegehren mit seinem viel zu ernsten Look. Wie heisst's so schön "Man kann nicht alles haben!"

Von den in der Ausstellung gezeigten Arbeiten "spielen" vier in Angola, vier in New York. Anhand von Archivfotos und Vintage-Mode wurden eindringliche "Schnappschüsse" inszeniert.

"Angola and in New York disco clubs has only become clearer in retrospect. In both locations during these years, the introduction of foreign elements was drastically changing the landscape: commercial interests quickly transformed disco music from an underground phenomenon to a mainstream presence, alienating many of its original adherents, while the conflicting interests of world powers in the Angolan struggle tragically postponed the possibility of a peaceful solution, leading to a civil war that endured 28 years." so der Pressetext der New Yorker Galerie.


Bio : Stan Douglas was born in 1960 in Vancouver, where he continues to live and work. He was one of the first artists to be represented by David Zwirner, where he had his first American solo exhibition in 1993. Stan Douglas: Disco Angola marks his eleventh solo show at the gallery.

Stan will be awarded the prestigious Infinity Award by the International Center of Photography, New York, in May 2012. His work has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions at prominent institutions worldwide, including The Power Plant, Toronto (2011); Staatsgalerie Stuttgart and Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart (2007); The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York (2005); kestnergesellschaft, Hanover (2004); and the Serpentine Gallery, London (2002).

He has participated in a number of recent group exhibitions at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; ZKM|Museum für Neue Kunst, Karlsruhe, Germany (both 2010); International Center of Photography, New York (2009 and 2008); Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C. (2008); Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (2007); amongst others.

Major museum collections which hold works by the artist include the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; Centren Georges Pompidou, Paris; The Israel Museum, Jerusalem; Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Tate Gallery, London; Vancouver Art Gallery; and the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota.


GoSee Info : Wer sobald nicht nach New York kommt - der trifft den Galeristen und Team auf der ART COLOGNE in Köln.


Disco Angola by Stan Douglas

bis 28ten April, 2012
David Zwirner
525 West 19th Street
t: 212 727 2070
f: 212 727 2072
davidzwirner.com


ART COLOGNE 2012

Mittwoch, 18. April bis Sonntag, 22. April
Besucher: 12.00 - 20.00 Uhr
artcologne.de
außer am 22.4. 12.00 - 18.00 Uhr

DISCO ANGOLA by Stan Douglas (David Zwirner)

DISCO ANGOLA by Stan Douglas (David Zwirner)

DISCO ANGOLA by Stan Douglas (David Zwirner)

DISCO ANGOLA by Stan Douglas (David Zwirner)

DISCO ANGOLA by Stan Douglas (David Zwirner)

DISCO ANGOLA by Stan Douglas (David Zwirner)

DISCO ANGOLA by Stan Douglas (David Zwirner)

DISCO ANGOLA by Stan Douglas (David Zwirner)

DISCO ANGOLA by Stan Douglas (David Zwirner)

DISCO ANGOLA by Stan Douglas (David Zwirner)

DISCO ANGOLA by Stan Douglas (David Zwirner)

DISCO ANGOLA by Stan Douglas (David Zwirner)

DISCO ANGOLA by Stan Douglas (David Zwirner)

DISCO ANGOLA by Stan Douglas (David Zwirner)

DISCO ANGOLA by Stan Douglas (David Zwirner)

DISCO ANGOLA by Stan Douglas (David Zwirner)