Works by Ai Weiwei
Tim Rollins + K.O.S.
Adrian Vilar Rojas
Cerith Wyn Evans
By presenting small objects, photographs, and prints in many media and techniques, the exhibition also explores the meaning of size and dimension in contemporary art and illustrates, that inspired work exists independent from scale.
The new exhibition SMALL IS BEAUTIFUL at Parkett’s Space in Zurich presents for the first time eighty small- and miniature-format editions made by artists since the founding of Parkett thirty years ago. The works are often smaller than a hand and rarely larger than a Parkett page.
By presenting small objects, photographs, and prints in many media and techniques, the exhibition also explores the meaning of size and dimension in contemporary art and illustrates, that inspired work exists independent from scale. To further underline this idea, the display of small works is complemented by the largest work ever made for Parkett, a three-by-seven-meter billboard by Felix Gonzalez-Torres.
On display are silver and gold rings by Jenny Holzer and Rudolf Stingel; Laurie Anderson’s “Hearring”; Sherrie Levine’s children’s shoes; Rebecca Warren’s tiny sculpture; Hiroshi Sugimoto’s miniature seascape photographs; the bronze ear by Christian Marclay; a hand-painted gold coin by Mark Grotjahn; Pipilotti Rist’s screen saver; a hand-sculpted bucket by Peter Fischli/David Weiss; and Pawel Althamer’s portable retrospective of twelve figurines and objects.
Also on view are figurative works by Paulina Olowska, Mai-Thu Perret, and Mariko Mori; works on paper by Louise Bourgeois, Vija Celmins, James Rosenquist, and Ellsworth Kelly; and artist booklets by Christian Boltanski and Martin Kippenberger. The exhibition includes early editions for Parkett by Georg Baselitz, Meret Oppenheim, Andy Warhol, Rebecca Horn, and Markus Raetz as well as the most recent projects, by Valentin Carron, Frances Stark, Adrián Vilar Rojas, and Danh Vo, and numerous other works.
Works by Ai Weiwei – Pawel Althamer – Kai Althoff – Francis Alys – Laurie Anderson – John Baldessari – Matthew Barney – Yto Barrada – Georg Baselitz – Christian Boltanski – Monika Bonvicini – Louise Bourgeois – Carol Bove – Mark Bradford –Sophie Calle – Valentin Carron –Vija Celmins – Francesco Clemente – Tacita Dean – Olafur Eliasson – Peter Fischli/David Weiss – Sylvie Fleury – Robert Frank – Katharina Fritsch – Ellen Gallagher – Gilbert&George – Robert Gober – Felix Gonzalez-Torres – Douglas Gordon – Dan Graham – Mark Grotjahn – Carsten Hoeller – Jenny Holzer – Rebecca Horn – Ilya Kabakov – Alex Katz – Ellsworth Kelly – Annette Kelm – Jon Kessler – Karen Kilimnik – Martin Kippenberger – Imi Knoebel – Jann is Kounellis – Yaysoi Kusama – Zoe Leonard – Sherrie Levine – Sarah Lucas – Christian Marclay – Mario Merz – Mariko Mori – Juan Muñoz – Jean-Luc Mylayne – Olaf Nicolai – Paulina Olowska – Meret Oppenheim – Jorge Pardo – Mai-Thu Perret – Markus Raetz – Charles Ray – Pipilotti Rist – Tim Rollins + K.O.S. – James Rosenquist – Susan Rothenberg – Gregor Schneider – Cindy Sherman – Roman Signer – Andreas Slominski – Frances Stark – Rudolf Stingel – Hiroshi Sugimoto – Sam Taylor-Wood – Rirkrit Tiravanija – Fred Tomaselli – Rosemarie Trockel – James Turrell – Luc Tuymans – Adrian Vilar Rojas – Keith Tyson – Danh Vo – Andy Warhol – Rebecca Warren – Gillian Wearing – Andro Wekua – Rachel Whiteread – Christopher Wool – Cerith Wyn Evans et al.
The Parkett Space in Zurich presents a program of rotating, themed exhibitions, as well as projects, events, and talks with artists and curators. All of the over 60 Parkett volumes, which are still available, and special titles with a total of 140 in-depth artist collaborations and portraits, are permanently accessible in the Parkett Space reading room.
Opening: February 14, 2014, 6-8pm
Limmatstrasse 268, Zürich