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New York

Christian Marclay: Festival

Whitney Museum of American Art
99 Gansevoort Street
July 1 - September 26

Curated by David Kiehl

Christian Marclay never got too hung up on the music pressed onto records, and thus was free to work with all their other attributes. Since his early pieces in vinyl, such as Record Without a Cover, 1985, Marclay’s palette has expanded to include instruments, instrument cases, speaker cabinets, magnetic tape, CDs, film, and seemingly any and all other conveyances of sound. For “Christian Marclay: Festival,” the focus will be on the score. Watch for daily appearances within the galleries by such downtown luminaries such as Alan Licht, Butch Morris, Elliott Sharp, Ikue Mori, Joan La Barbara, Lee Ranaldo, Marina Rosenfeld, and Zeena Parkins, who will perform the pieces on display (including one continually evolving work created by museum goers on a chalkboard). The catalogue will similarly develop over time, appearing in magazine-like installments throughout the show.