Apples, soap, haystacks, a centerfold model, a rooster, children at play, a man with a camera in a freshly laundered shirt, and a smiling four-year-old girl. standard pose, an exhibition of works by Christopher Williams, on view at the Paris gallery.
The photographs in this exhibition are the product of Williams’s decades-long engagement with public pictures, ordinary pictures, or pictorial types. This exhibition is not made up of images of reality, but rather the reality of these images.
Several of these color and black-and-white photographs, many from Williams’s iconic series For Example: Dix-Huit Leçons Sur La Société Industrielle (2005–2014), have not been exhibited since the artist’s celebrated 2014–2015 retrospective The Production Line of Happiness, which was presented at the Art Institute of Chicago; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; and Whitechapel Gallery, London.
The exhibition in Paris, the artist’s first solo show in the French capital since 1999, follows Williams’s 2020 presentation at the gallery’s 34 East 69th Street location in New York, Footwear (Adapted for Use), and will mark his tenth solo show with David Zwirner.
108, rue Vieille du Temple
November 27, 2021–January 29, 2022
An exhibition walkthrough with curator and critic Mark Godfrey will be held on Saturday, November 27, 5 PM CET.
David Zwirner Gallery Paris
108, rue Vieille du Temple, Paris, 75003 Paris
November 27, 2021 to January 29, 2022