June 4, 2019 - Parkett - PHOTO
June 4, 2019


Christian Jankowski Reads Parkett... , 2007/2008. For Parkett 81.

The first survey of all photographic works made by artists for Parkett
June 8–September 28, 2019

Opening: June 7, 6–8pm

Parkett Space Zurich
Limmatstrasse 268 (Löwenbräu)
CH-8005 Zurich

T +41 44 271 81 40

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Parkett is delighted to announce the first survey exhibition of all photographic works made by artists for Parkett in the last three decades. On view at Parkett’s Zurich Space, the show includes some 90 works spanning a rarely seen, vast and diverse range of photographic positions and ideas.

The 33 year retrospective presents seminal works including Andy Warhol’s four eerie, sewn photographs depicting skeletons—one of his last projects before his untimely death in 1987, Yang Fudong’s cinematically staged Shanghai night life photograph Ms. Huang at M Last Night (2006), Marilyn Minter’s portrait Pamela Anderson (2007), Cindy Sherman’s small, gruesome ghost image from 1991, Andreas Gursky’s early photograph documenting a Herzog/de Meuron architecture exhibition at the Centre Pompidou (1995), Robert Frank’s still life from his living room on New York’s Bowery Untitled (2007), and Richard Prince’s It’s a Free Concert from Now on, his only photograph taken at the Woodstock festival at age 19 in 1969. To view all exhibited works online please see here.

The exhibition follows the evolution of photographic methods in the past three decades, with many of the earlier photographs making use of analog techniques, while digital editing informs the more recent works. Common threads including people and portraiture, landscapes both urban and natural, everyday objects, and abstraction, connect an otherwise expansive range of visual topics.

Many of the works on view combine photographic elements with other media, such as gouache, collage, textiles, installation, or printmaking. Also on view are works, which while similar in terms of media and format, are unique and contain distinct differences within each project. Further exhibition displays include five video works, as well as a selection of artists’ inserts—the specially commissioned 10-12 book page projects published in each issue of Parkett.

“The individual editions are wonderful, but collectively they form an extraordinary… collection that charts a vast array of changes that have swept through the art world since the 1980s,” notes Glenn Phillips, the Getty Research Center’s Curator & Head of Modern & Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, USA, and continues, “This includes not only the inevitable march of new and old ideas… but also… the impact of new technologies on artmaking, the increasing interconnectedness of artistic centers across the globe… Parkett really is a special case.”

Read the full text here.

Also featuring: Tomma Abts, Franz Ackermann, Doug Aitken, Allora/Calzadilla, Francis Alys, Ed Atkins, John Baldessari, Yto Barrada, Vanessa Beecroft, Alighiero e Boetti, Christian Boltanski, Glenn Brown, Angela Bulloch, Maurizio Cattelan, Chuck Close, Tacita Dean, Jeremy Deller, Thomas Demand, Trisha Donnelly, Tracey Emin, Omer Fast, Katharina Fritsch, Cyprien Gaillard, Ellen Gallagher, Adrian Ghenie, Gilbert & George, Robert Gober, Nan Goldin, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Dan Graham, David Hammons, Rachel Harrison, Christian Jankowski, Annette Kelm, Martin Kippenberger, Jeff Koons, Jannis Kounellis, Lee Kit, Zoe Leonard, Liu Xiaodong, Paul McCarthy, Tracey Moffatt, Jean-Luc Mylayne, Bruce Nauman, Gabriel Orozco, Richard Phillips, Sigmar Polke, RH Quaytman, Charles Ray, Jason Rhoades, Pipilotti Rist, Ugo Rondinone, Mika Rottenberg, Thomas Ruff, Anri Sala, Wilhelm Sasnal, Gregor Schneider, Shirana Shahbazi, Roman Signer, Dayanita Singh, Hito Steyerl, Beat Streuli, Thomas Struth, Sturtevant, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Sam Taylor-Wood, Diana Thater, Rosemarie Trockel, Wolfgang Tillmans, Danh Vo, Charline von Heyl, Jeff Wall, Lawrence Weiner, Christopher Wool and others.

P.S.: Art Basel
Visit us at our Art Basel booth 2.1.S6, for a special presentation of rare and selected portraits and self-portraits made by artists for Parkett in 33 years (June 11-June 16).

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