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Christian Marclay

20130311183020-mcm touching the sounds of silence  
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Christian Marclay at Fraenkel Gallery March 29th, 2013 - May 25th, 2013
Posted 5/2/13

When my eyes were stabbed by the flash of a neon light That split the night And touched the sound of silence. -Paul Simon   The history of art could be summed up as the visualization of what cannot be visualized. It is a history of ideas, a tracing of cultures and societal considerations recorded in unique objects and images, that exist purely as a record of those concerns. The expanding fields of contemporary art, that push the boundaries of what was originally determined ‘fine art’ has broadened the sphe... [more]

20121118104156-o Guns & Cameras   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Sylvia Ballhause, Niki de Saint Phalle, Agnès Geoffray, Jean-François Lecourt, Christian Marclay, Steven Pippin, Émilie Pitoiset, Rudolf Steiner, Ria van Dijk, Patrick Zachmann at The Photographers' Gallery October 12th, 2012 - January 6th, 2013
Posted 11/18/12

Shoot! Existential Photography has at its origins a fairground game that rose to popularity in the post-First World War years. The Photographic Shooting Gallery encouraged participants to shoot a gun at a target with the aim of hitting the bullseye, but whereas usually they would win a prize, in this variant at the centre of the target activated a camera and took a photograph of the shooter, capturing the moment the shot fired. The reward was a photograph of yourself in a situation in which you wo... [more]

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Francis Alÿs, Giovanni Anselmo, Lars Arrhenius, Darren Bader, John Baldessari, Lothar Baumgarten, IAIN BAXTER&, Thomas Bayrle, Larry Bell, Dara Birnbaum, Marcel Broodthaers, Fernando Bryce, Luca Buvoli, John Cage, Sophie Calle, Merlin Carpenter, Matthew Chambers, Shaoxiong Chen, Larry Clark, Sean Dack, Hanne Darboven, Tacita Dean, Mark Dion, Marcel Dzama, Yara El-Sherbini, Olafur Eliasson, Brian Eno, Neil Farber, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Robbert Flick, Tom Friedman, Liam Gillick, Pamela Golden, Douglas Gordon, Rodney Graham, Ann Hamilton, Robert Heinecken, Arno Hintjens, Patrick Hoet, Dennis Hollingsworth, Rebecca Horn, David Horvitz, Adam Janes, Brian Kennon, Robbie Kinberg, Edwin Klein, Alison Knowles, Jutta Koether, Harmony Korine, Barbara Kruger, Brendan Lott, Nick Lowe, Euan Macdonald, Christian Marclay, Paul McCarthy, Matthew Monahan, Robert Morris, Matt Mullican, Bruce Nauman, Jorge Pardo, A. R. Penck, Asher Penn, Raymond Pettibon, Tom Phillips, Sigmar Polke, Richard Prince, Michael S. Riedel, Pipilotti Rist, Dieter Roth, Francesc Ruiz, Raul Ruiz, Allen Ruppersberg, Ed Ruscha, Peter Schmidt, Lara Schnitger, Jim Shaw, David Shrigley, Jorge Simes, Michael Snow, Haim Steinbach, Telfer Stokes, Calvin Sumsion, Paul Thek, Wolfgang Tillmans, Richard Tuttle, Jan Voss, William Wegman, Lawrence Weiner, David Weiss, Fischli & Weiss, Benjamin Weissman, Pae White, Christopher Williams, Bobbi Woods, Christopher Wool at MOCA Pacific Design Center October 19th, 2008 - March 1st, 2009
Posted 1/5/09

  MOCA at the Pacific Design Center currently has an exhibition of artist books.  Unfortunately the books are under glass vitrines, but you CAN watch the pages turn through MOCA's website at: http://www.moca.org/openbook/sequences.php - a virtual read. The exhibition features books by Sigmar Polke, Keith Haring, Olafur Eliasson, Michael Snow, Ray Johnson, Andy Warhol, Hans-Peter Feldman, Paul McCarthy/Jason Rhoades and more.   This exhibition does point out the issue with showing artist books.  O... [more]

Marclaystereo3 Sonic Reducer  
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Christian Marclay at Fraenkel Gallery May 1st, 2008 - June 28th, 2008
Posted 5/3/08

At Fraenkel Gallery a new show by Christian Marclay, a DJ and artist, has the feel of a curated group themed show, as he uses an astounding variety of media to visually explore music and sound: Above are two LPs cut to represent a yin yang symbol, rendering both records unplayable, glass drumsticks which would shatter if used, and turntable slipmats with holes through the hands like the stigmata. --Natalie Stanchfield [more]

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