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Artist Talk and Exhibition Opening: Thursday, May 7, at 7 PM

By Wendy

A prominent art collector visited the Nasher Museum recently and declared that “Video Quartet” by London- and New York-based artist Christian Marclay is quite probably the best work of video art ever. The Washington Post called it “as impressive as contemporary art gets, with an emotional charge that should leave a lump in almost any viewer’s throat.”
“Video Quartet” opens Thursday at the Nasher Museum. We’re lucky to get it.
Although you can find a grainy, unsatisfying bootleg on YouTube, it’s rare to see the work in person. The installation is huge – 40 feet long – and the only work of art in the gallery. It’s so technically precise that Christian Marclay will likely spend several days here getting it just right. Meet him Thursday, May 7, at 7 PM. If you’d like to reserve a seat for his talk, go to nasher.duke.edu

IMAGE: Christian Marclay, “Video Quartet,” 2002. Four-channel DVD projection with sound, 14 minutes. Each screen is 8 x 10 feet; overall installation is 8 x 40 feet. Edition 1 of 5, edition of 5, 2APs, 1HC. © C. Marclay. Courtesy of Paula Cooper Gallery, New York. Photo by Stephen White. This exhibition is presented through the generosity of Bill and Ruth True, Western Bridge, Seattle, and Paula Cooper Gallery, N.Y.


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