Edited with text by Jean-Pierre Criqui. Foreword by Laurent Le Bon, Xavier Rey. Interview with Christian Marclay. Text by Nathalie Quintane, Marcella Lista, Catherine de Smet, Polly Barton, Michel Gauthier, Dennis Cooper, Wayne Koestenbaum, Clément Chéroux, David Toop. Illustrated chronology by Annalisa Rimmaudo.
Blending Fluxus, Pop and performance art, Marclay has tested and reinvented the relationship between art and sound over the past four decades
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Published by JRP|Editions/Centre Pompidou. Edited with text by Jean-Pierre Criqui. Foreword by Laurent Le Bon, Xavier Rey. Interview with Christian Marclay. Text by Nathalie Quintane, Marcella Lista, Catherine de Smet, Polly Barton, Michel Gauthier, Dennis Cooper, Wayne Koestenbaum, Clément Chéroux, David Toop. Illustrated chronology by Annalisa Rimmaudo.
Published on the occasion of Christian Marclay’s major survey at the Centre Pompidou, Paris, this volume explores in depth his popular and influential multimedia art. From his early performances in the 1970s to his iconic Guitar Drag (2000) and large-scale video installations such as All Together (2018), Marclay has ranged freely across mediums—photography, modified musical instruments, videos, prints and paintings, objects and graphic scores—exploring auditory existence through strategies of sampling, shuffling and montage. Designed by Zak Group and extensively illustrated, the publication gathers together new essays by writers Polly Barton and Nathalie Quintane, art historians Michel Gauthier and Marcella Lista, and design specialist Catherine de Smet. It also features a conversation with Marclay by the exhibition’s curator, Jean-Pierre Criqui, an anthology of texts from an international array of writers and art historians—Clément Chéroux, Dennis Cooper, Jean-Pierre Criqui, Wayne Koestenbaum and David Toop—and a comprehensive chronology by Annalisa Rimmaudo. London- and New York–based visual artist and composer Christian Marclay (born 1955) was born in California, raised in Geneva, Switzerland, and studied sculpture at the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston. He won the prestigious Golden Lion award at the 54th Venice Biennale for his video The Clock and has had solo shows at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, DC (1990); the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (2001); the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (2002); and the Whitney Museum, New York (2010).
Christian Marclay’s (born 1955) high-contrast black-and-white Xeroxes resemble scribblings in a notebook—the first stages of experimentation toward more finished works. “Maybe it’s because I’m not a very good draftsman, collage feels like a more natural approach to sketching and developing ideas,“ he speculates. “My work is all about finding, sampling, appropriating images and sounds, and transforming them. The found image is usually what triggers a thought process—formulating ideas or simply reaffirming latent thoughts. It’s a way to instantly mediate an image and get a little distance from it. Accidents are also often revealing.”
Designed in collaboration with Laurent Benner, a graphic designer who has worked with the artist on various other books and record covers, this book brings together the source material that has informed Marclay’s practice over the past few years.
In Sound Stories, American artist and composer Christian Marclay (born 1955) fuses art and technology, using Snapchat videos as raw material. Featuring texts by Max Maxwell, this book documents the collaboration between the artist and Snapchat in an innovative project mixing the sounds and images of everyday life found on the multimedia messaging app, aggregating unattributed stories. Using algorithms created by a team of engineers at Snap Inc., Marclay experiments with millions of publicly posted Snapchat videos to create five immersive audiovisual installations, two of which are interactive. The Organ, a five-octave keyboard and its bench, allows the spectators to trigger video segments and their matched sounds onto the wall. Rooted in a sampling aesthetic fundamental to Marclay’s work, these installations respond to the storytelling available on Snapchat and visitors’ sounds and movements in the gallery space.
PUBLISHER Snap Inc.
BOOK FORMAT Hardcover, 6.75 x 9.75 in. / 104 pgs / 40 color / 13 duotone.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 1/28/2020 Active
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Published by Hatje Cantz. Edited with introduction by Madeleine Schuppli. Text by Allen S. Weiss, Gilda Williams.
When his 24-hour film The Clock was awarded the Golden Lion at the 54th Venice Biennale in 2011, Christian Marclay’s hour had struck. Yet as an artist, performer and pioneer of turntablism, the Swiss-American Christian Marclay (born 1955) had already been famous for his complex oeuvre for more than 30 years, translating sounds and music into visual forms in his performances, installations, collages, sculptures and photographs, creating new sensory experiences that his viewers had never before experienced. Comic books and mangas are the source material for Marclay’s most recent works: the immersive video animation "Surround Sounds" (2014–15) and the series of Onomatopoeia paintings and works on paper inspired by the wet, liquid sounds of painting. Christian Marclay: Action, an extensive monographic survey, covers the entire spectrum of the artist’s multimedia and synaesthetic oeuvre, from previously little-known early works to his most recent paintings and video.
Published by White Cube. Edited by Honey Luard. Text by Tom Morton.
The recent paintings of Christian Marclay (born 1955) take as their point of departure wet sounds suggestive of the action of painting. These paintings, winkingly bridging Abstract Expressionism and Pop art, represent a continuation of the artist’s longstanding experimentation with the relationship between images and sounds. Christian Marclay: Liquids, published to accompany the artist’s solo exhibition at White Cube, includes these recent Onomatopoeia paintings, the recent films "Pub Crawl" (2014) and "Surround Sounds" (2014) and an installation of found glassware. Revered in the worlds of art and music for a body of work that bridges both camps, Marclay planned a lively program of collaborative musical performances led by the London Sinfonietta to accompany his exhibition and set up facilities for the on-site recording, pressing and screenprinting of vinyl records in the gallery, also documented in this volume.
PUBLISHER White Cube
BOOK FORMAT Hardcover, 8.5 x 11.75 in. / 152 pgs / 226 color / 26 bw.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 2/23/2016 Active
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: SPRING 2016 p. 146
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Christian Marclay's Fire & Water was conducted in 2012 in Beppu, Japan--a city known as the "Nine Hells" for its intense volcanic and seismic activity. Along the length of the pier jutting out into Beppu’s harbor, Marclay installed 100 banners to which 100 differently tuned bells were attached. Marclay's project, surveyed in this volume in images and on an audio CD, offers a new perception of the city.
Published by Fraenkel Gallery/Paula Cooper Gallery.
Internationally acclaimed visual artist, filmmaker, experimental musician and composer Christian Marclay (born 1955) has exhibited his work for more than three decades in museums around the world. Photography has been an integral element of Marclay’s practice since his earliest years as an artist. With an eye keenly attuned to sound-related visual subject matter, Marclay has a unique relationship to photography: his photographs function both as source material for his works in other media as well as sophisticated, subtle works of art on their own terms. His travels have provided the artist with a rich array of sound-related subject matter: a bin of second-hand record albums in Michigan; a marching band outside a window in London; a painted ear on a brick wall in Montreal; a “Honk If You Love Silence” bumper sticker in Chicago, for example. Things I’ve Heard gathers together 60 of these images, edited and sequenced with a brief interview with the artist.
PUBLISHER Fraenkel Gallery/Paula Cooper Gallery
BOOK FORMAT Hardcover, 8.5 x 11 in. / 96 pgs / 57 color.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 6/30/2013 Out of stock indefinitely
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: FALL 2013 p. 111
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Published by JRP|Ringier. Edited by David Louis Norr. Text by Noam Elcott, Margaret A. Miller.
Cyanotypes documents six series of cyanotypes by artist, performer and composer Christian Marclay. In the course of his career Marclay has often repurposed older or defunct audio technologies as works of collage, sculpture, installation, photography, video and performance. Here he reclaims and combines two near-obsolete technologies at once--the audio cassette and the cyanotype. Invented in the 1840s, and commonly known as a “blueprint” because of its distinctive Prussian blue color, the cyanotype is created by a cameraless photographic process in which objects are placed directly onto a photosensitive surface, producing a silhouetted image similar to a photogram. Marclay’s cyanotypes, made in collaboration with Graphicstudio, record the abstract tangles made by cassette tapes unspooled onto the print surface, resulting in images and tones that equally evoke the paintings of Jackson Pollock and the monochromes of Yves Klein.
Published by PJC, New York. Text by Jean-Pierre Criqui.
On 4 July 2005, Christian Marclay photographed a marching band at an Independence Day parade in Hyde Park, New York. He then produced eight photographs as large prints, and proceeded to tear them up into more than 40 pieces. The result is this artist's book, which composes Marclay's chaotic photo-fragments into a visual and narrative equivalent of a sound-art work.
PUBLISHER PJC, New York
BOOK FORMAT Paperback, 7.25 x 9.5 in. / 128 pgs / illustrated throughout.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 11/30/2010 Active
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: SPRING 2011 p. 134
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Published by Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania. Edited by Christian Marclay. Introduction by Claudia Gould. Sound mix by Aaron Igler.
New York-based Christian Marclay has been a pioneering DJ since the 1970s, when he began to rock turntables and even old gramophones--bending, breaking and mixing records in the creation of a brand new instrument. Since then, in addition to DJing, he has exhibited his sound-based artwork internationally. Ensemble is a group exhibition of sound art at the ICA, which Marclay organized. Likening his approach to that of a composer rather than a curator, Marclay chose sculpture and installations based on their sound quality and sonic compatibility. An ambient sound environment resulted, with iconic works by such artists as Harry Bertoia, Yoko Ono and Michelangelo Pistoletto, mixed in with newer pieces. This publication includes a CD featuring a once-in-a-lifetime gathering of artist/musicians, including Shelly Hirsch, Alison Knowles, Alan Licht, Marina Rosenfeld and Mika Tajima “playing” the show.
Published by JRP|Ringier. Edited by Jean-Pierre Criqui. Text by Philippe-Alain Michaud, Rosalind E. Krauss, Peter Szendy, Emma Lavigne.
Christian Marclay was born in 1955 in California, but he grew up in Geneva and didn't live in the U.S. again until he returned in 1977 to study art. By 1979, music was Marclay's material of choice. He has since turned a fascination with all aspects of popular recorded sound and cinema into a brilliant career as an artist. As a collector of audio and film, he harnesses his eclectic interests and expansive archive to a practice spanning aural and visual collage and performance, in a layering and sampling aesthetic that has come to be called, after the DJ's tool, turntablism. He has collaborated with musicians including John Zorn, the Kronos quartet, DJ Spooky and Sonic Youth, and appeared or shown his work at venues including The Museum of Modern Art and P.S. 1 in New York. Replay, the first book to focus on his moving image work, gathers his most important films and projections to date. If Marclay's craft of reconstruction is itself musical (the pauses and absences being as much part of the work as the shots and beats), his recompositions also follow a rich heritage of montage within cinema and experimental film.
Published by Philadelphia Museum of Art/RelÇche, Inc.. Edited by Susan Rosenberg. Conversation with Christian Marclay, Thomas Y. Levin, Ann Temkin and Thaddeus A. Squire.
Two of Philadelphia's most famous cracked icons, The Liberty Bell and Marcel Duchamp's “The Large Glass,” are perhaps rarely thought of as having anything at all to do with one another, save for the fact that they are both cracked and both situated in Philadelphia. Nevertheless, here they are, joined together in an innovative book by renowned installation artist and composer Christian Marclay. This curious volume, unusually (and thus appropriately) bound with an exposed binding, features several musical scores by Marclay, Duchamp, John Philip Sousa and others, as well as multiple pairings of images of the Bell and the Glass. Full of surprising and often humorous affinities between these wildly unrelated subjects, The Bell and the Glass is published on the occasion of the installation and performances by Marclay and the Relâche Ensemble at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in late spring 2003.
PUBLISHER Philadelphia Museum of Art/RelÇche, Inc.
BOOK FORMAT Paperback, 7 x 9 in. / 96 pgs / 70 color / 70 bw.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 3/2/2004 No longer our product
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: SPRING 2004
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