Video Quartet, 2002.


Christian Marclay

Bard Center for Curatorial Studies
Bard College PO Box 5000
September 28–December 19, 2003

Hammer Museum
10899 Wilshire Boulevard
May 31–August 31, 2003

Seattle Art Museum
1300 First Avenue
February 5–April 25, 2004

Kunstmuseum Thun
Thunerhof Hofstettenstrasse 14
May 15–September 5, 2004

From his early “scratch sessions” employing multiple turntables—which anticipated the art world’s fascination with DJ culture by more than a decade—to the acclaimed four-screen DVD-projection installation Video Quartet, 2002, Christian Marclay has for twenty years occupied the cutting edge between art and music. Hammer chief curator Russell Ferguson’s survey of the artist’s promiscuous output brings together, for the first time in an American museum, a body of work that continues to resist categorization. The catalogue features essays by, among others, art historian Miwon Kwon and musician Alan Licht.