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Christopher Williams "For Example: Dix-Huit Leçons Sur La Société Industrielle (Revision 19)" at David Zwirner Gallery

Image Above: Christopher Williams. Standardpose [Standard Pose]/ 1,0 Zwerg-Brabanter, silber, Ddsseldorf 2013 (Vera Spix, Elsdorf)/ Ring number: EE-D13 13-901, green / Studio Rhein Verlag, Düsseldorf/ November 21, 2013. 2014. Inkjet print on cotton rag paper, 26 x 33 inches (66 x 83.8 cm). Courtesy David Zwirner, New York/London and Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne
 

In Christopher Williams' seventh exhibition with David Zwirner, he presents a diagrammatic essay in walls and pictures, presenting a display of five or six observational and descriptive models; photographic (photographic prints), architectural (walls), and publication (books and miscellaneous publicity material). This diagrammatic form articulates the production, reception, and the distribution of photographic work. Also on display will be the artist’s new publication Printed in Germany, a condensed, wordless essay using the materials of graphic design and book production (repetition, scale, placement, pagination, binding, etc.). On the occasion of the exhibition, David Zwirner will publish the fifth installment of the artist’s publication series entitled Program, which has been accompanying his exhibitions over the past three years. This publication will include visual and textual information by Christopher Williams and a newly commissioned text by the artist Josef Strau.

 

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Christopher Williams. Interflug/ Flight number: IF 882/ Departure: 3:30 p.m., SXF – Berlin Schönefeld, Berlin, German Democratic Republic/ Arrival: 5:40 p.m., ALG – Houari Boumediene Airport, Algiers, Algeria/ Sunday, August 28, 1983/ Studio Rhein Verlag, Düsseldorf, October 21, 2013. 2014. Inkjet print on cotton rag paper, Image: 14 1/2 x 18 inches (36.8 x 45.7 cm). Courtesy David Zwirner, New York/London and Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne

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Image Left: Christopher Williams. Cutaway model Leica Leitz Wetzlar Tele-Elmar 135/4.0 /Focal length: 135 mm/ Aperture range: 4 – 22 / Number of elements/groups: 4/4 / Focusing range: 1.5 m – infinity/ Angle of range: 18 degrees/ Filter thread: 39 mm/ Weight: 405 g/ Dimensions: 53.4 × 122.69 mm / Manufacturer part number: 11850/ Lens design by Dr. Walter Mandler / Manufactured by Ernst Leitz GmbH, Wetzlar, Germany / Studio Rhein Verlag, Düsseldorf/ March 14, 2013. 2014. Inkjet print on cotton rag paper, 17 1/8 x 21 7/8 inches (43.5 x 55.6 cm). Courtesy David Zwirner, New York/London and Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne

Image Right: Christopher Williams. K-Line/ Matt Dulling Spray/ CFC Free/ Applications/ - Photographic/ - Motion Picture/ - TV Studio/ Removes Glaring Highlights from Polished Surfaces in Camera Work./ Coats evenly with a very fine spray pattern – it effectively dulls any polished object to be photographed./ Directions/ Shake the can well, and whilst spraying, hold not more than 30 cm (12 inches) from the object. The spray sets in about 2 minutes, and further coats may be added if necessary. It wipes off easily with a soft cloth and all smears can be removed with a little spirit./ K-Line spray is safe with most materials, but a test should be made on a scrap surface if in doubt, especially with some types of plastics./ Caution/ Pressurised container./ Protect from sunlight and do not expose to temperatures exceeding 50º C./ Do not pierce or burn even after use./ Do not spray on a naked flame or any incandescent material./ Keep away from sources of ignition – No Smoking. / Keep out of reach of children./ Do not breath spray./ Avoid contact with eyes./ Use only in ventilated areas./ Store at a minimum of 20º C/ UN 1950/ Extremely Flammable/2827/ S W Kenyon/ Cranbrook – Kent U.K./ Division of K-Line Photographic Supplies Company Telephone: 01580 850770/ Made in Britain/ Registered in the US Patent and Trademark Office/ Studio Rhein Verlag, Düsseldorf/ August 24, 2014. 2014. Inkjet print on cotton rag paper, 27 1/2 x 22 inches (69.9 x 55.9 cm). Courtesy David Zwirner, New York/London and Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne

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Christopher Williams. Untitled (Study in Gray)/ 1967 Citroen DS/ Serial number: DS851360a / Color code: AC 226/ Color name: gris satiné/ Color year: 1964/ Studio Rhein Verlag, Düsseldorf/ November 3, 2013. 2014. Inkjet print on cotton rag paper, 20 x 25 inches (50.8 x 63.5 cm). Courtesy David Zwirner, New York/London and Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne

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Christopher Williams. Untitled (Study in Gray)/ 1967 Citroen DS/ Serial number: DS851360a / Color code: AC 138/ Color name: gris dandy/ Color year: 1966/ Studio Rhein Verlag, Düsseldorf/ November 7, 2013. 2014. Inkjet print on cotton rag paper, 20 x 25 inches (50.8 x 63.5 cm). Courtesy David Zwirner, New York/London and Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne

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Christopher Williams. Untitled (Study in Gray)/ 1967 Citroen DS/ Serial number: DS851360a / Color code: AC 118/ Color name: gris etna/ Color year: 1966/ Studio Rhein Verlag, Düsseldorf/ November 11, 2013. 2014. Inkjet print on cotton rag paper, 20 x 25 inches (50.8 x 63.5 cm). Courtesy David Zwirner, New York/London and Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne

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       Christopher Williams (Left)

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