Marcel Dzama

Behind Every Curtain

Released 10/31/13 Genre Art Books Cat no. 9781935202622


This richly designed catalogue, Marcel Dzama: Behind Every Curtain, is published on the occasion of the artist’s sixth solo exhibition at David Zwirner in 2011. The exhibition debuts a major new film, A Game of Chess, alongside related drawings, sculptures, and dioramas. In the film, characters based on the classic game of chess, dressed in geometrically designed costumes and wearing elaborate masks, dance across a checkered board to challenge their opponents in fatal interchanges. Designed in collaboration with the artist in the format of a small sketchbook, this exhibition catalogue includes drawings, storyboards, dioramas, and film and production stills from the making of A Game of Chess.