The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art has long recognized Christian Marclay’s contribution to contemporary art and now awards him the Contemporary Vision Award for work they consider to have redefined visual culture and made the “art of our time a vital and meaningful part of public life.”
According to the museum the artist “crosses the borders between genres and practices, combining and remixing aspects of visual art, music and performance.” The museum has had a long-running relationship with Marclay whose work The Clock, (winner of the Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale in 2011) closed the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in 2013 before its expansion. Thus “marking the end of one era and the beginning of another for our museum,” according to museum director Neal Benezra.
Marclay is well-known for his works that explore the connection between recording, photography, film, and video. Many of his installations and video collages have been exhibited around the world most notably at the Venice Biennale, the Whitney Museum of American Art, Tate Modern, and the Centre Pompidou in Paris.