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Christian Marclay

[born 1955 - ] View All Work

Christian Marclay is a New York based visual artist and composer whose innovative work explores the juxtaposition between sound recording, image, photography, film and video.

Born in California in 1955 and raised in Geneva, Switzerland, he studied sculpture at the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston and at Cooper Union in New York.

Marclay has been included in exhibitions worldwide including the 46th Venice Biennale, at which he installed monumental Ink-Jet prints of historic musical images on cotton scrims in the Chiesa di San Stae, The Centre Pompidou Paris, Kunsthaus Zurich and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.  In the spring of 2010, The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York acquired a large cyanotype for their permanent collection.  That same year, the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York featured a retrospective show of Marclay’s work entitled Christian Marclay: Festival. Perhaps his most exciting and most recent honor, Marclay’s "The Clock" – a video art installation piece that uses snippets from films and television to keep real 24-hour time -- earned him the Gold Lion for best artist at 2011’s Venice Biennale.