Michaël Borremans "Taking Turns"

David Zwirner 19th Street

poster for Michaël Borremans "Taking Turns"

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For the current show at David Zwirner, Borremans has created five new paintings and is presenting three films: The Feeding, The Storm, and Taking Turns.
For this exhibition, the gallery (519 West 19th Street) has been divided into two relatively equal spaces. Upon entering the first
space, a 35mm film projector shows a loop of The Storm as a large-scale projection, reaching close to 15 feet in height and
23 feet in width on the gallery wall. In the film, three black men, wearing identical cream-colored uniforms (a mix of work clothes and stage costumes), are sitting slumped in chairs in the corner of a white, empty room. The harsh light of a naked bulb alters the shot by modifying the intensity of the shadows moving imperceptibly on the surface of the wall.1
The second gallery space introduces an intimate presentation of two other 35mm films, The Feeding and Taking Turns, both
which have been transferred to DVDs and viewed within wall-mounted wooden frames. The films are shown alongside the
exhibition’s five oil on canvas paintings: The Apron, Earthlight Room, The Load, The Load (II), The Load (III). This is the first time the artist’s films will be shown in
the United States, and is also the world premier of "Taking Turns."

"Taking Turns" is the artist’s third solo show at David Zwirner.
Previous shows at the gallery include Horse Hunting (2006)
and Trickland (2003), which was the artist’s first solo exhibition
in the United States.



from February 24, 2009 to March 25, 2009

Opening Reception on 2009-02-24 from 18:00 to 20:00

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