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b. 1955, USA

Christian Marclay Biography

Working across collage, video, installation, photography and sound, Christian Marclay's most recognisable work is The Clock, 2010, a staggering 24 hour film using footage from the last century of cinema. Represented in real-time, snippets of clock towers, alarm clocks and wrist watches are interspersed with scenes of car chases, lovers, bank heist and shoot-outs. The incessant materiality of time is also present in the artist's other works where sound collages and visual sampling reveal a temporal experience bound to imagery and acoustics.

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Marclay was the winner of the Golden Lion at the 2011 Venice Biennale, and is one of the most prominent artists of the 21st century. His work has been exhibited in major national institutes including MOMA, New York; The Serpentine Gallery, London; Garage Center for Contemporary Culture, Mocow; and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney.

Exhibition view: LUMA Arles, 2021 opening exhibitions with the Parkett Archive. Courtesy Parkett. 

Christian Marclay Featured Artworks

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Echo by Christian Marclay contemporary artwork works on paper, print
Christian MarclayEcho, 1993Monoprint, acrylic on paper
41.6 x 59.1 cm
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Telephones by Christian Marclay contemporary artwork moving image
Christian MarclayTelephones, 1995Single-channel video with sound, 7 minutes, 30 seconds
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Untitled (Torn) by Christian Marclay contemporary artwork print
Christian MarclayUntitled (Torn), 2020Digital chromogenic print
80 x 60 cm
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Untitled (Shreds) by Christian Marclay contemporary artwork print
Christian MarclayUntitled (Shreds), 2020Digital chromogenic print
80 x 60 cm
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Untitled (Black) by Christian Marclay contemporary artwork print
Christian MarclayUntitled (Black), 2020Digital chromogenic print
80 x 60 cm
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Fire by Christian Marclay contemporary artwork moving image
Christian MarclayFire, 2020Single-channel animation, silent continuous loop
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Untitled (Burning II) by Christian Marclay contemporary artwork print
Christian MarclayUntitled (Burning II), 2020Digital chromogenic print
80 x 60 cm
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Untitled (Pulp) by Christian Marclay contemporary artwork print
Christian MarclayUntitled (Pulp), 2020Digital chromogenic print
80 x 60 cm
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Christian Marclay Current & Recent Exhibitions

Christian Marclay Represented By

Fraenkel Gallery contemporary art gallery in San Francisco, USA Fraenkel Gallery San Francisco
White Cube contemporary art gallery in Mason's Yard, London, United Kingdom White Cube Aspen, Hong Kong, London, New York, Paris

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