This Is Not a Prop

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Viewers interacting with Franz West, Passstücke (mit Video mit Verwendungstips) (Adaptives [with Video with Usage Tips]), 1996, during the exhibition Franz West at David Zwirner, New York, 2014 © Courtesy of the Artist and David Zwirner
This Is Not a Prop

525 W. 19th Street
(between 10th Ave. and West St.)
10011-2808 New York
June 27th, 2018 - August 3rd, 2018
Opening: June 27th, 2018 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Mon-Fri 10-6


David Zwirner is pleased to present This Is Not a Prop at the gallery’s 525 and 533 West 19th Street locations in New York. The exhibition includes work by Jonathas de Andrade, Alex Da Corte, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Jonah Groeneboer, Gordon Hall, Hannah Levy, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Paulo Nazareth, Elle Pérez, Oren Pinhassi, Christina Quarles, and Franz West.

This Is Not a Prop brings together a multigenerational group of artists whose work explores the liminal space between body and object. Taking Franz West’s furniture and Passstücke (Adaptives) as a point of departure, the show features artists whose work negotiates the intersection of private and public space, exploring the ways in which objects organize social experience. ​Both a declaration and rejection of objecthood, This Is Not a Prop proposes a dialogue about identity, authority, and physicality.

This Is Not a Prop is curated by Alec Smyth and Cristina Vere Nicoll.

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