Zurich, 23 October 2013, Art Media Agency (AMA).
From 2 November to 21 December 2013, Hauser & Wirth Gallery in Zurich is presenting “The Four Seasons”, an exhibition of works by Canadian artist Rodney Graham.
The artist is known for the diversity of his works, based on the use of quotes, references and literary adaptations, using various forms of media such as film, photography, installation, painting, music, and texts. His photographic work is characterised by fictional self-portraits which present the artist who, although still recognisable, is in disguise, allowing him to play the part of various characters. These pictures were produced in Graham’s studio in Vancouver, as well as in various recreational areas across the city.
Four mosaics, comprising images created between 2011 and 2013, are to be displayed to the public for the first time at this event, under the eponymous title “The Four Seasons”. The works are considered “organically”, as a series through which the creative team seeks to reach artistic perfection. The exhibition is accompanied by a publication, which includes a text by the artist and an essay by Dorothea Zwirner.
Graham was born, lives and works in Vancouver, Canada. He has been the object of several solo exhibitions, at institutions including the Vancouver Art Gallery in 2012, at a retrospective at MACBA, Barcelona in 2010, an event which was then moved to the Hamburger Kunsthalle. He has also exhibited at the Museum für Gegenwartskunst in Basel, the MoCA Los Angeles in 2004, the ICA in Philadelphia in 2005, London’s Whitechapel Gallery in 2002 and the Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin in 2001. The artist also took part in DOCUMENTA IX in 1992, the 1997 Venice Biennale, and the Whitney Museum Biennale in 2006. He is currently presenting his works at the Carnegie International 2013 in Pittsburgh.