The second in a unique series of anthologies which collects key writings by and on the most significant artists in contemporary culture.
Influencing a whole generation of artists, musicians and theorists, since the late 1970s Christian Marclay has explored the interplay between sound, audio cultures and art across a diversity of media: performance, sculpture, photography, collage, musical composition, film, video and installation. Born in 1955, Marclay first became internationally known in the 1980s for his sculptures and reassembled readymades generated from evocative materials such as fragmented vinyl records or album covers. His ambitious multi-screen installations such as Video Quartet (2002), Crossfire (2007) and The Clock (2010) have entranced audiences into contemplating the complexities of time and narrative and the role of sound in their experience and representation. Marclay has also collaborated musically with Shelley Hirsch, the Kronos Quartet, Zeena Parkins, Elliott Sharp, Sonic Youth and John Zorn, among many others.
Edited by curator and critic Jean-Pierre Criqui, this volume brings together the artist’s statements and conversations with Bice Curiger, Jan Estep, Russell Ferguson, Kim Gordon, Douglas Kahn, Frances Richard, Philip Sherburne, Michael Snow, Lars Söderkvist, David Toop and Philip von Zweck. Writings on all aspects of Marclay’s work are provided by Clément Chéroux, Dennis Cooper, Christoph Cox, Jean-Pierre Criqui, Noam M. Elcott, Russell Ferguson, Douglas Kahn, Rahma Khazam, Wayne Koestenbaum, Rosalind Krauss, Thomas Y. Levin, Tom Morton, Ingrid Schaffner, Olivier Schefer, Zadie Smith, David Toop and Rob Young.
Christian Marclay was born in California in 1955, raised in Geneva, and lives and works in New York and London. His solo exhibitions include San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (2001), Tate Modern, London (2004), Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain, Geneva (2008), Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, and Los Angeles County Museum of Art (2011). He was awarded the Golden Lion at the 2011 Venice Biennale.
Jean-Pierre Criqui is an art historian, critic and curator, and editor-in-chief of Les Cahiers du Musée national d’art moderne at the Centre Pompidou, Paris. He has contributed essays to numerous catalogues and monographs, including Jeff Wall/Paul Cézanne (2006), Cindy Sherman and Replay Christian Marclay (2007). A collection of his writings on art since 1960 was published in 2002.
Paperback, 240 pages, 210 x 150 mm
First published 2014