August 5, 2010
David Zwirner is pleased to announce the launch of the gallery’s first annual summer Pop-Up Bookstore. For one week only—Monday, August 9 through Friday, August 13—there will be special offers on a selection of rare and out-of-print books, signed artist catalogues, DVDs, and more.
David Zwirner Pop-Up Bookstore will be open daily from 10am to 6pm with extended hours to 7:30 on Wednesday and Thursday. For more information, please contact the gallery.
March 23, 2009
several years ago, i received an e-mail asking if i would like to drop my pants in the name of comedy. at first read – it didn’t seem overtly amusing. however, if you are familiar with improv everywhere – you are already in on the joke. for the others: each winter, improv everywhere stages The No Pants! Subway Rides, perplexing tourists and locals alike. the name says it all but the link has pictures.
they regularly conduct hilarious stunts – the most recent of which, was a study in Dadaism:
23rd st uptown platform
an art exhibition opening was held on a chelsea subway platform. it came complete with bar, coat check, cellist & placards detailing common subway objects:
Repository: #289 in a series of 2,000 (2005)
Metropolitan Transit Authority
Inspired by permanent art installations in metropolitan underground transit systems around the world, the artists recreates the subtle yet insistent timbre o those “Trash Receptacles” here. This clearly ironic reinterpretation of a predetermined location for waste disposal plays on the tropes of idealism in opposition to expediency.
on the heels of much poster boy hype – this is another relevant approach to the evolving definition of art.