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Petzel Gallery

They Live

  • Hiroki Tsukuda

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Current Exhibitions at Petzel Gallery


They Live

  • Hiroki Tsukuda
  • Opens: Mar. 05, 2020
  • Closes: Apr. 18, 2020
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Abstract of A Partial Disassembling of an Invention Without a Future

  • Walead Beshty,
  • Opens: Oct. 24, 2019
  • Closes: Dec. 14, 2019
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Wade Guyton and Stephen Prina

  • Wade Guyton,
  • Stephen Prina,
  • Opens: Sep. 12, 2019
  • Closes: Oct. 05, 2019
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Dana Hoey Presents

  • Dana Hoey,
  • Opens: Jun. 27, 2019
  • Closes: Aug. 02, 2019
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Andachtsbild

  • Bas Jan Ader,
  • Francis Alÿs,
  • Glenn Brown,
  • Hans-Peter Feldmann,
  • Gilbert & George,
  • Robert Gober,
  • Daan Van Golden,
  • Douglas Gordon,
  • Philip Guston,
  • David Hockney,
  • On Kawara,
  • Ellsworth Kelly,
  • Martin Kippenberger,
  • Maria Lassnig,
  • Elizabeth Peyton,
  • Seth Price,
  • Dana Schutz,
  • Andy Warhol,
  • David Wojnarowicz,
  • Christopher Wool,
  • Opens: May. 03, 2019
  • Closes: Jun. 22, 2019
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Pharmaceutria

  • Ross Bleckner,
  • Opens: Apr. 24, 2019
  • Closes: Jun. 15, 2019
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Strategic Vandalism: The Legacy of Asger Jorn’s Modification Paintings

  • Enrico Baj,
  • Marcel Duchamp,
  • Max Ernst,
  • Hans-Peter Feldmann,
  • Vidya Gastaldon,
  • Wade Guyton/Stephen Prina,
  • Rachel Harrison,
  • Ray Johnson,
  • Jacqueline de Jong,
  • Asger Jorn,
  • Mike Kelley,
  • Martin Kippenberger,
  • Per Kirkeby,
  • Lee Krasner,
  • Albert Oehlen,
  • Francis Picabia,
  • Stephen Prina,
  • R.H. Quaytman,
  • Arnulf Rainer,
  • Julian Schnabel,
  • Jim Shaw,
  • Gedi Sibony,
  • Alexis Smith,
  • Daniel Spoerri,
  • John Stezaker,
  • Betty Tompkins,
  • David Wojnarowicz,
  • Opens: Mar. 05, 2019
  • Closes: Apr. 13, 2019
  • Reception: Mar. 05, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Eccentric Reflexivity 1988–1994

  • Jorge Pardo,
  • Opens: Feb. 22, 2019
  • Closes: Apr. 20, 2019
  • Reception: Feb. 28, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Adam McEwen

  • Adam McEwen,
  • Opens: Jan. 22, 2019
  • Closes: Feb. 16, 2019
  • Reception: Jan. 22, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Imagine Me and You

  • Dana Schutz,
  • Opens: Jan. 10, 2019
  • Closes: Feb. 23, 2019
  • Reception: Jan. 10, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Midtown Paintings: 1998–2001

  • Sarah Morris,
  • Opens: Nov. 01, 2018
  • Closes: Jan. 05, 2019
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Hell Has Everything

  • Seth Price,
  • Opens: Nov. 08, 2018
  • Closes: Jan. 05, 2019
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Painting

  • Martin Kippenberger,
  • Maria Lassnig,
  • Albert Oehlen,
  • Dana Schutz,
  • Opens: Sep. 12, 2018
  • Closes: Nov. 03, 2018
  • Reception: Sep. 12, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

New Work

  • Charline von Heyl,
  • Opens: Sep. 06, 2018
  • Closes: Oct. 20, 2018
  • Reception: Sep. 06, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

2017

  • Christian Jankowski,
  • Opens: Jun. 28, 2018
  • Closes: Aug. 03, 2018
  • Reception: Jun. 28, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Patagonia

  • Wade Guyton,
  • Opens: May. 04, 2018
  • Closes: Jun. 23, 2018
  • Reception: May. 04, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

days before

  • Dirk Skreber,
  • Opens: May. 02, 2018
  • Closes: Jun. 23, 2018
  • Reception: May. 02, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Sean Landers

  • Sean Landers,
  • Opens: Mar. 01, 2018
  • Closes: Apr. 21, 2018
  • Reception: Mar. 01, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

WHAT IF IT BARKS?

  • Cosima von Bonin,
  • Opens: Feb. 23, 2018
  • Closes: Apr. 21, 2018
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

nework

  • Heimo Zobernig,
  • Opens: Jan. 18, 2018
  • Closes: Feb. 24, 2018
  • Reception: Jan. 18, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

chess painting

  • Heimo Zobernig,
  • Opens: Jan. 18, 2018
  • Closes: Feb. 17, 2018
  • Reception: Jan. 18, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Self Portraits

  • Jorge Pardo,
  • Opens: Oct. 27, 2017
  • Closes: Jan. 13, 2018
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

New silkscreens & U.S. premiere of the film "Blind"

  • John Stezaker,
  • Opens: Oct. 09, 2014
  • Closes: Nov. 08, 2014
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

North American Mammals

  • Sean Landers,
  • Opens: Nov. 13, 2014
  • Closes: Dec. 20, 2014
  • Reception: Nov. 13, 2014
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Inferno and True Finn

  • Yael Bartana,
  • Opens: Jan. 08, 2015
  • Closes: Feb. 14, 2015
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

A Machinery for Living, organized by Walead Beshty

  • Group show,
  • Opens: Jul. 02, 2014
  • Closes: Aug. 08, 2014
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

The Shapes Project: Perfect Couples

  • Allan McCollum,
  • Opens: Sep. 04, 2014
  • Closes: Oct. 04, 2014
  • Reception: Sep. 04, 2014
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

We Need To Talk...

  • Group show,
  • Opens: Jan. 07, 2017
  • Closes: Feb. 11, 2017
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Performances Under Working Conditions

  • Walead Beshty,
  • Opens: Sep. 04, 2014
  • Closes: Oct. 04, 2014
  • Reception: Sep. 04, 2014
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Regeneratrix

  • Keith Edmier,
  • Opens: May. 09, 2015
  • Closes: Jun. 20, 2015
  • Reception: May. 09, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Drawings: Studies for Works 2000-2015

  • Seth Price,
  • Opens: May. 14, 2015
  • Closes: Jul. 17, 2015
  • Reception: May. 14, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

CvB Singles Uptown Remix

  • Cosima von Bonin,
  • Opens: Sep. 16, 2015
  • Closes: Oct. 31, 2015
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Rye Wonk

  • Willem de Rooij,
  • Opens: Apr. 02, 2015
  • Closes: May. 02, 2015
  • Reception: Apr. 02, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Düsseldorf: Paintings from the early 90's

  • Charline von Heyl,
  • Opens: Mar. 06, 2015
  • Closes: May. 02, 2015
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Fight in an Elevator

  • Dana Schutz,
  • Opens: Sep. 10, 2015
  • Closes: Oct. 24, 2015
  • Reception: Sep. 10, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Castaway

  • Joyce Pensato,
  • Opens: Feb. 19, 2015
  • Closes: Mar. 28, 2015
  • Reception: Feb. 19, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Summer Show

  • Jorge Pardo,
  • Jon Pylypchuk,
  • Dirk Skreber,
  • Opens: Jul. 02, 2015
  • Closes: Aug. 07, 2015
  • Reception: Jul. 02, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Schelper

  • Rezi van Lankveld,
  • Opens: Jan. 19, 2017
  • Closes: Feb. 25, 2017
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

The Open Hide

  • Asger Jorn,
  • Opens: May. 05, 2016
  • Closes: Jul. 29, 2016
  • Reception: May. 05, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Adam McEwen

  • Adam McEwen,
  • Opens: Oct. 30, 2015
  • Closes: Dec. 19, 2015
  • Reception: Oct. 30, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Alnitak

  • Corinne Wasmuht,
  • Opens: Oct. 30, 2015
  • Closes: Dec. 19, 2015
  • Reception: Oct. 30, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Early Work

  • Troy Brauntuch,
  • Opens: Nov. 04, 2015
  • Closes: Jan. 09, 2016
  • Reception: Nov. 04, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

galesburg, illinois+

  • Stephen Prina,
  • Opens: May. 06, 2016
  • Closes: Jun. 18, 2016
  • Reception: May. 06, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Enter the O

  • Hiroki Tsukuda
  • Opens: Jan. 14, 2016
  • Closes: Feb. 20, 2016
  • Reception: Jan. 14, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Harvest

  • Adam McEwen,
  • Opens: Mar. 03, 2016
  • Closes: Apr. 30, 2016
  • Reception: Mar. 03, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Works on Paper

  • Nicola Tyson,
  • Opens: Mar. 02, 2016
  • Closes: Apr. 23, 2016
  • Reception: Mar. 02, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Woman Power: Maria Lassnig in New York 1968-1980

  • Maria Lassnig,
  • Opens: Sep. 09, 2016
  • Closes: Oct. 29, 2016
  • Reception: Aug. 09, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Allan McCollum - Works: 1968–1977

  • Allan McCollum,
  • Opens: Mar. 02, 2017
  • Closes: Apr. 29, 2017
  • Reception: Mar. 02, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Finite and Infinite Games

  • Sarah Morris,
  • Opens: Feb. 23, 2017
  • Closes: Apr. 08, 2017
  • Reception: Feb. 23, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Open Source

  • Walead Beshty,
  • Opens: Apr. 20, 2017
  • Closes: Jun. 17, 2017
  • Reception: Apr. 20, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

The New York Times Paintings: November – December 2015

  • Wade Guyton,
  • Opens: Nov. 10, 2016
  • Closes: Jan. 14, 2017
  • Reception: Nov. 10, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Troy Brauntuch

  • Troy Brauntuch,
  • Opens: Nov. 03, 2016
  • Closes: Dec. 23, 2016
  • Reception: Nov. 03, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Make My Day

  • Joyce Pensato,
  • Opens: May. 04, 2017
  • Closes: Jun. 24, 2017
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

SomeBodies

  • Keith Edmier,
  • Georg Herold,
  • Sean Landers,
  • Jon Pylypchuk,
  • Heimo Zobernig,
  • Nicola Tyson,
  • Opens: Jun. 28, 2017
  • Closes: Aug. 04, 2017
  • Reception: Jun. 28, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Todd

  • Thomas Eggerer,
  • Opens: Sep. 08, 2017
  • Closes: Oct. 14, 2017
  • Reception: Sep. 08, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Mother Mold

  • Keith Edmier,
  • Opens: Sep. 06, 2017
  • Closes: Nov. 04, 2017
  • Reception: Sep. 06, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

When

Mar 05 - Apr 18, 2020


Where

Petzel Gallery

  • 456 W 18th St, New York NY 10011 Map
  • 212.680.9467

About

Petzel Gallery is pleased to present They Live, a solo exhibition of new works by Hiroki Tsukuda. The show will be on view from March 5 to April 18, 2020 and marks Tsukuda’s second exhibition at the gallery’s Chelsea location. An opening reception with the artist will be held on Thursday, March 5th, from 6–8pm.

In reference to John Carpenter’s 1988 cult classic film with the same name, They Live presents a dystopian reality whereby current society has become surreptitiously controlled by humanoid extraterrestrials. Enamored by sci-fi since early childhood, Tsukuda has drawn inspiration from dystopic thrillers, apocalyptic novels, and cyberpunk manga. These fictions have percolated into the artist’s consciousness, transforming his ideas and artistic practice.

Working in the realms of drawing and digital collage, Tsukuda creates multi-dimensional pictures by compositing a profusion of found and created images and coding them with computerized characters and cryptic hieroglyphics. The resulting images appear in states of controlled chaos and organic mutation, edging on a pictorial language that merges cyberpunk fantasy and real-life space exploration. Some of these abstractions hang off of large hollow wooden enclosures while a set of four bionic figures suspend from vacant steel-pipe scaffolds. Rocks, driftwood, and other organic materials are presented on wooden shelves alongside these cybernetic environments.

This exhibition also features work that combines photographs and improvisational drawings, and engages with a new technique in which geometries and cartographic representations are rendered onto acrylic frames through silkscreen printing.

Hiroki Tsukuda was born in Kagawa, Japan in 1978, and graduated from the Department of Imaging Arts & Sciences at Musashino Art University. In recent years he has received increasing international acclaim with numerous solo exhibitions including Monolog in the Doom, Museum of Modern Art, Gunma, 2019; 199X Storm Garden, Capitain Petzel, Berlin, 2019; 199X, Nanzuka, Tokyo, 2018; Hour of Excavation, Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen, Germany, 2017; Hiroki Tsukuda, Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne, Germany, 2017. A largescale work was recently acquired by The Museum of Modern Art, New York. His work is included in private and public collections worldwide.


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