In this exhibition, which premiered at Les Arts Décoratifs in Paris, pieces from Dries Van Noten’s collections were displayed alongside sources of inspiration from his 30-year career, including works by Andrew Zuckerman, Yves Klein, Thierry De Cordier, Victor Vasarely, Damien Hirst, Elizabeth Peyton, Cecily Brown, Pol Bury, Christopher Wool, Hubert Duprat, Pablo Picasso, Mark Rothko and James Tissot.
Nevada Museum of Art included several film and photographic works from the Creature project in its Late Harvest exhibition, which juxtaposed contemporary art with 19th and 20th century landscape painting. The exhibition sought to simultaneously confirm – through historically significant wildlife paintings – and subvert – through contemporary art and photography – viewers’ preconceptions of the place of animals in culture.
Work by Petah Coyne, Wim Delvoye, Damien Hirst, Tim Noble and Sue Webster, David Shrigley, and others were also on view.
Commissioned by Dries Van Noten in conjunction with the designer’s Inspirations exhibit at Paris’ Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Andrew Zuckerman premiered four new films at the Barneys flagship windows on Madison Avenue. Playing with the compression and expansion of time and motion, “Cycle,” “Emergence,” “Variance,” and “Flight” establish new rules for engagement with the natural world and explore the transitory mechanics of change in nature.
The Museum de Moderne exhibited four works from Flower alongside works by Peter Fischli/ David Weiss, Robert Mapplethorpe, Andy Warhol, and others in its 2013 Flowers and Mushrooms show. The exhibit explored the way in which contemporary art adopts and continues the historical and complex pictorial tradition of flowers and mushrooms by adding new, contemporary perspectives.
The Wisdom exhibition premiered at the State Library of New South Wales in Sydney and has since traveled worldwide, including installations in Dublin, New York, Los Angeles, and Toronto. The exhibit was conceived with the goal of engaging viewers in otherwise transient public spaces and incorporates large-format photographic portraits, filmed interviews, and text from conversations with over fifty of the world’s most prominent writers, artists, designers, actors, politicians, and business leaders over the age of sixty-five. The premiere coincided with the launch of the the Wisdom book and documentary film.
A preservation and public works project over a decade in the making, New York City’s High Line opened in 2009 with a program of events that included a screening of the Bird film in the park’s 14th Street passage. The large scale looped projection of Zuckerman’s short film created an urban bird-watching experience for viewers and passersby, providing intimate access to some of nature’s most elusive subjects.