Christian Marclay
May 20th – June 30th 1992


C. Marclay, Black or white, 1992

The first solo exhibition in Rome of the American artist Christian Marclay. His work stems from the referential and deconstructed music of New York's downtown scene. A performance artist, Marclay began working with visual arts searching for the connection between sound and its production and sale. He works with found objects from the music industry, instruments, microphones and record covers creating ironic sculptures and collages. Reference as a surrogate for meaning is central to his work reminding us of Dadaist photomontages, Duchamp's ready-mades, and Pop Art. The exhibition includes a series of portraits made with record covers that are hung like paintings.

Catalogue: Christian Marclay, Rome 1992 (text by W. Koestembaum)