While the pandemic has been hard on everyone, it’s exciting to see some of the innovations and perseverance made by every part of the art world to continue the tradition of viewing great art.
Last year, David Zwirner gallery hosted Platform: New York, an online viewing room hosted on their website that featured a focused presentation of works from 12 independent New York City galleries. By using David Zwirner’s bigger platform, these smaller galleries were able to present and sell their art to a bigger audience online. This year, the gallery is hosting a similar event called Program. This global live-streaming event is set to bring audiences around the world into the four David Zwirner gallery spaces in New York, London, Paris, and Hong Kong.
According to David Zwirner, this event “will mimic the in-person dialogue and discovery you would experience at a physical opening or an art fair through global live-streaming sessions. For the inaugural presentation of Program, our artists have created significant new artworks that will be seen for the very first time, including Kerry James Marshall’s new painting from his series Black and part Black Birds in America.”
Program will have a series of live video walkthroughs and interactive discussions with artists, curators, and art-world enthusiasts. Viewers will be able to ask questions in real-time as they are taken on a virtual walkthrough of the curated shows.
The program will launch on June 10, 2021, with a private preview on the previous day. During this event, the gallery will be debuting never-before-seen works by Jordan Wolfson, Kerry James Marshall, Wolfgang Tillmans, and many others.
In addition to the live-streaming events, audiences can also make appointments to see the artworks in person in one of David Zwirner’s physical gallery spaces around the world.
Below is the schedule for Program on June 10, exclusively on davidzwirner.com:
10 AM EDT
Walkthrough of David Zwirner’s global galleries with David Zwirner Directors & Partners
11 AM EDT
Helen Molesworth in conversation with: Barry Jenkins, director/showrunner, The Underground Railroad, on Kerry James Marshall’s Black and part Black Birds in America
1 PM EDT
Pulitzer Prize-winning writer and critic Hilton Als on the enduring influence of Alice Neel’s figuration
2:30 PM EDT
Designers Emily Bode of BODE and Aaron Aujla and Benjamin Bloomstein of Green River Project LLC on conceptual art and appropriation through a new lens
4 PM EDT
Photo-based artist and 2020 recipient of the Hugo Boss Prize Deana Lawson on the legacy of Diane Arbus
6 PM EDT
The New Yorker art critic Peter Schjeldahl on the state of the art world today