“Folk Devil” Exhibition

David Zwirner 19th Street

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On view at David Zwirner’s West 19th Street galleries in New York, Folk Devil brings together a diverse group of international artists. The exhibition’s title is a reference to sociologist Stanley Cohen’s description of the British media’s hostile reaction towards deviant youth groups in the 1960s, and embodies a deep-rooted fear of subcultures and the morally aberrant. Folk Devil presents a comment on the tendency to create artificial connections between a group of individuals, while it also contains a self-referential statement on the yearly summer shows held at many art galleries under various umbrella themes.

The exhibition is curated by Associate Director Rodolphe von Hofmannsthal.

[Image: Lynn Chadwick, The Watchers, 1960 (detail), Photograph: John Donat/RIBA Library Photographs Collection]


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