Thread Benefit Exhibition
New York, 533 West 19th Street
Bringing together 28 works by an impressive roster of artists, David Zwirner’s summer group exhibition aims to provide support to Thread, a socio-cultural community center located in Sinthian, a small village on the southeastern part of Senegal. Established through major support by the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, this center, designed by Toshiko Mori Architect, aims to extend the conversation around the needs of the population living in this rural village, while helping its residents improve their living and working conditions.
The residency program, on the other hand, invites painters, writers, designers, and all individuals from other creative disciplines who are interested in producing art in contact with the local arts and craft tradition in the area, while building a creative and cultural bridge between Senegalese population and other cultures. Spearheading the impressive selection of artworks on view at David Zwirner is Giovanni Hänninen’s photography series that captures Thread and its surrounding with a poetic lens and documentary approach. The ambitious list of participating artists includes Carol Bove, Marcel Dzama, Alice Neel, Oscar Murillo, Neo Rauch, Ad Reinhardt, Lisa Yuskavage, and Wolfgang Tillmans.
Thread Benefit Exhibition will remain on view through July 21, 2017.