David Kordansky Gallery is pleased to participate in Independent 2020 with a solo presentation by Shahryar Nashat. Independent will be on view at 50 Varick Street, New York from Friday, March 6 through Sunday, March 8, 2020. A private viewing for invited guests will take place on Thursday, March 5 from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm.
Coinciding with the close of his solo exhibition Force Life at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, Shahryar Nashat’s solo presentation at Independent will feature a group of new works, consisting of video, sculptures, and floor-based objects. While Nashat has long been interested in the multidimensional relationships between the human body, technology, synthetic materials, and art-historical conversations about display and context, autobiography has increasingly become a vehicle by which he explores the changing status of physical objects during the digital age. A primary focus is on the artist’s own body as a site through which such changes manifest. Nashat problematizes the meanings of vulnerability and mortality when notions of what the body is––and can be––undergo dramatic shifts.
Shahryar Nashat (b. 1975, Geneva; lives and works in Los Angeles) is currently the subject of Force Life, an inaugural commission for the Studio at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, on view through March 8, 2020. Other solo exhibitions include shows at SMK–Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen (2019); Swiss Institute, New York (2019); Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland (2017); Portikus, Frankfurt (2016); Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin (2016); Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts (2015); Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2014); Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof, Hamburg (2012); and Kunstverein Nürnberg, Nuremberg, Germany (2010). Notable group exhibitions include Stories of Almost Everyone, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2018); Myths of the Marble, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia (2017) and Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Høvikodden, Norway (2017); Moving is in Every Direction: Environments, Installations, Narrative Spaces, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin (2017); Le Grand Balcon, La Biennale de Montréal (2016); Question the Wall Itself, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (2016); Made in L.A. 2016: a, the, though, only, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2016); 8th Berlin Biennale (2014); and ILLUMInations, 54th Venice Biennale (2011).