A pioneer of the fusion between audio culture and fine art, Christian Marclay is one of the most original and groundbreaking artists working today. Born in 1955, Marclay has even been celebrated as one of the inventors of turntablism, his use of turntables and records in the 1970s roughly coinciding with hip hop's use of the device.
Inspired by punk rock, Marclay began making experimental songs and in 1979, unable to find a drummer,… Read more
About the artwork
Christian Marclay's Ephemera is the result of the artist's gradual accumulation of eclectic and decorative musical notations gleaned from advertisements, illustrations, menus, and candy wrappers. These ephemera were then assembled, photographed and reproduced in a series of 28 folios. From this ensemble of printed motifs Marclay created a musical score named Ephemera intended to be performed by professional musicians.