Unica Zürn: Dark Spring

Unica Zürn, Untitled (detail), 1961. Ink on paper, 12 3/8 x 9 1/4 inches. Courtesy of Ubu Gallery, New York & Galerie Berinson, Berlin. © Brinkmann & Bose Publisher, Berlin.
Unica Zürn, Untitled (detail), 1961. Ink on paper, 12 3/8 x 9 1/4 inches. Courtesy of Ubu Gallery, New York & Galerie Berinson, Berlin. © Brinkmann & Bose Publisher, Berlin.
April 17 – July 23, 2009
Opening Reception: Thursday, April 16, 6-8 pm

Unica Zürn: Dark Spring will present approximately 50 ink and watercolor works on paper by the late German artist and writer Unica Zürn, spanning from the early 1950s until her tragic suicide in 1970. A noted poet and novelist, Zürn produced numerous expressionistic short stories that were published in German newspapers throughout the 1950s before moving to Paris with German Surrealist artist, Hans Bellmer, who would be her partner and collaborator until her death. Zürn began producing paintings and drawings related to her Surrealist-influenced literary work while living in Paris, becoming acquainted with many artists in the Surrealist circle, including André Breton, Max Ernst, Man Ray, and Marcel Duchamp. Part whimsical cartoons, part intricate portraits, Zürn’s chimerical fantasies make for drawings that are deeply revelatory yet playfully imaginative. Curated by João Ribas.

The Drawing Center 2009 Gala

Wednesday April 15, 6:00 PM

Gallery Talk

Saturday April 18, 4:00 PM

Reading

Thursday April 23, 7:00 PM

On Thursday, April 23 at 6:30 pm, The Drawing Center and Poets House will present From the Dark Spring of Language: The Poetry & Prose of Unica Zürn, an evening of readings by acclaimed novel- ists and poets. Participants include Mary Ann Caws, Distinguished Professor of Comparative Literature, English, and French at the Graduate School of the City University of New York; Pierre Joris, poet; Jill Magi, author, visual artist, and faculty member at The New School Eugene Lang College; Anna Moschovakis, poet; and Caroline Rupprecht, author and assistant professor of Comparative Literature at Queens College, City University of New York; and Frederic Tuten, author and Professor Emeritus, City College of New York.

Family Art Workshop

Saturday May 2, 10:30 AM

Panel Discussion

Wednesday May 13, 7:00 PM

Reading

Wednesday May 20, 6:30 PM
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