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Christian Marclay: Festival

July 1–Sept 26, 2010

Review: "Just when it is most needed, 'Christian Marclay: Festival' takes the “me” out of performance art."
--The New York Times

Conversation: Christian Marclay at the Whitney: Two Critics Weigh In
--The New York Times ArtsBeat blog

"in keeping a fairly tight focus on the notion of the 'visual score,' curators David Kiehl and Limor Tomer give a concise cross section of [Marclay's] oeuvre"
--The Nation

Review: "[the exhibition] has a festiveness, a block-party atmosphere, rare in the contemporary avant-garde."
--The New Republic

"Marclay’s art exists in the exact spot in our brains where sight and sound sit down over a couple of beers, and everything in this marvelously on-message survey serves as a score or just an excuse to listen."
--New York

Video: Whitney art handlers erase the 79-foot "Chalkboard, 2010" and Anthony Coleman performs "Shuffle, 2007," a series of 72 cards printed with musical notes assembled by Christian Marclay
--WNYC

"Few artists have displayed such consistent discipline in their choice of themes as Marclay."
--Artinfo

"Mary Halvorson Plays Christian Marclay at the Whitney"
--The Awl

"Marclay’s multilayered approach produces work that can be beguilingly lush or painfully poignant."
--Vogue

"Christian Marclay can make music out of almost anything."
--WNYC

"Overall, it's an incredibly focused gaze into New York's experimental music community."
--Interview

"Nineteen Top Shows"
--Artnet