The book “Puppets, Pawns, and Prophets” illustrates Marcel Dzama’s solo exhibition at David Zwirner Gallery in London. The artist’s eclectic puppets and masks, a peculiar subject matter that originates from Dadaism and Marcel Duchamp’s influences above all, are presented here in form of drawings, collages, sculptures, dioramas, paintings and video stills.
Best known for his prolific drawings, Dzama recently expanded his production to three-dimensional works. The artist freely makes use of the gallery architecture by filling it with fantastic objects, hanging puppets, as well as monitors placed on the windows so that his two videos, inspired by the game of chess, could be seen from the street.
Marcel Dzama, Puppets, Pawns, and Prophets Hatje Cantz, 2013 184 pp., € 35.00