March 23, 2020—David Zwirner is pleased to announce expanded digital content offerings, including a new podcast release schedule for Dialogues: The David Zwirner Podcast and free access to excerpts from David Zwirner Books publications.
Last week, following the announcement of the temporary closure of our galleries due to the global health crisis, we examined ways to continue to engage with our audiences during this unprecedented moment. In an effort to do so, we will be doubling down on the content that we already share, not only by increasing the frequency with which we release episodes of our podcast of conversations with creative thinkers, but also by releasing free excerpts from David Zwirner Books’ many publications through the gallery’s website and social media channels.
In the upcoming month, we will release four new episodes from season three of Dialogues: The David Zwirner Podcast, including conversations with artists Mamma Andersson and Jockum Nordström, artist R. Crumb and cartoonist Art Spiegelman, cultural critic Kyle Chayka on Donald Judd and the complex legacy of minimalism, and artists Diana Thater and Rachel Rose.
On Wednesday, March 25, we will debut an episode featuring artists Mamma Andersson and Jockum Nordström. Recorded as a continuation of Andersson’s recent solo exhibition in New York, The Lost Paradise, the episode tells the story of how the two met in 1980s Stockholm and how their relationship has nurtured their respective careers. A conversation with comic artists R. Crumb and Art Spiegelman follows on Wednesday, April 1, discussing their shared love of MAD Magazine and how one particular issue from the 1950s—number eleven with the Basil Wolverton cover—changed their authoring forever.
Future episodes from season three include curator Helen Molesworth in conversation with artists Kahlil Joseph and Karon Davis; a discussion between photographer Tyler Mitchell and writer, curator, and cultural critic Antwaun Sargent; and a conversation with artist Luc Tuymans. Tune in each week for conversations that intend to inspire, guide, and inform, while we continue to embrace the already-strong digital community we have cultivated in this time of social distance.
In addition to releasing additional podcast episodes, David Zwirner will also expand digital access to David Zwirner Books publications. We will begin this week by sharing individual letters from Letters to a Young Painter by Rainer Maria Rilke, part of David Zwirner Books’ ekphrasis series (accessible paperback volumes of rare, out-of-print, and newly commissioned texts). Never before translated into English, Rilke’s Letters to a Young Painter, written toward the end of his life between 1920 and 1926, is a surprising companion to his celebrated Letters to a Young Poet, which consists of earlier correspondences from 1902 to 1908. The following week, we will release excerpts from Pissing Figures 1280–2014, also from the ekphrasis series. French writer Jean-Claude Lebensztejn’s history of the urinating figure in visual art is at once a scholarly inquiry into an important motif and a ribald statement on transgression and limits in art in general.
In the coming week, we will announce new presentations debuting on David Zwirner Online, the gallery’s online destination, where visitors can explore and collect works from curated, online-only exhibitions by gallery artists and special collaborations. Since launching in 2017 as the first online viewing room from a commercial gallery, David Zwirner Online has evolved into a seventh gallery space. Currently on view is the exhibition On Painting: Art Basel Online, presented simultaneously in Art Basel’s inaugural Online Viewing Room and at David Zwirner Online through March 25, featuring paintings by 16 gallery artists and estates, including works that are on view for the first time.