Christian Marclay

Christian Marclay

by Christian Marclay, Miwon Kwon, Alan Licht
     
 

It is sound--and our culturally determined reactions to it--that forms the basis of Christian Marclay's genre- and media-crossing art. Fascinated by the translation of the audible into the visual, the theme that informs all of his work is the space between what we hear and what we see. Telephone conversation, movies, reviews of musical performances, compact discs and…  See more details below

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It is sound--and our culturally determined reactions to it--that forms the basis of Christian Marclay's genre- and media-crossing art. Fascinated by the translation of the audible into the visual, the theme that informs all of his work is the space between what we hear and what we see. Telephone conversation, movies, reviews of musical performances, compact discs and album covers have all provided sources of inspiration for his work. This volume looks at the diverse body of work that Marclay has created from 1980 to the present, exploring it within the various contexts of music, art history and popular culture in which it exists. Twenty years of Marclay's sculpture, collage, installation, photography and video are represented. Essayists include Russell Ferguson, UCLA Hammer Museum chief curator and the Marclay exhibition curator; Miwon Kwon, University of California, Los Angeles professor of art history; Douglas Kahn, professor of technocultural studies at the University of California, Davis and a leading scholar of avant-garde music; and Alan Licht, musician and sometime Marclay collaborator. The definitive volume on one of today's most influential artists.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783882439311
Publisher:
Steidl/UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
Publication date:
11/21/2008
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Christian Marclay was born in 1955 in San Rafael, California and was raised in Geneva, Switzerland, where he studied at the Ecole Superieure d'Art Visuel prior to attending the Massachusetts College of Art, Boston. He has lived in New York since 1980. His work has been shown and performed at museums all over the world, including the Hirshhorn Museum, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York, the Saint Louis Art Museum and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Since 1979 he has, in addition to his visual arts practice, performed and recorded musical pieces by mixing altered records on multiple turntables. As a musician he has collaborated with many other performers including Butch Morris, John Zorn and Sonic Youth.

Russell Ferguson is a respected curator and writer. Formerly Associate Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, he is now the Chief Curator at the UCLA Hammer Museum.

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