David Zwirner Paris presents Blue Moon of Morocco, an exhibition featuring new and recent drawings as wells as collages by Canadian artist Marcel Dzama (b.1974) inspired by his travels in Morocco. The exhibition also features a group of new drawings, created in June 2020 in New York, that display the lasting infIuence of the artist's time in Morocco on his art.
In 2018, invited by Louis Vuitton Editions to create a Travel Book, Dzama traveled to Morocco, visiting cities, seaside towns, mountainous villages, and desert communities. He charted a path that included stops in Tangier, Essaouira, Chefchaouen, Fez, Beni Mellal, Marrakech, and the Agafay Desert.
Initially developed while traveling, and then further refined back in the artist's studio, these drawings are informed by both the distinctive cultures he has immersed himself in and his own subjective experiences. They are a testament to the power of Dzama's immediate experiences and how travel has become increasingly important in his art.
David Zwirner Paris
JULY 2 – 25, 2020