REPLAY by Christian Marclay

REPLAY by Christian Marclay

PHI Foundation for Contemporary Art

Christian Marclay
Gestures, (1999)
Courtesy of Paula Cooper Gallery, New York

November 28, 2008

DHC/ART presents
the North American premiere of
Christian Marclay

November 30, 2008 – March 29, 2009

451 St-Jean
Quebec H2Y 2R5 Canada

“Music like you’ve never seen before and art like you’ve never heard before”.
Interview magazine
(on Christian Marclay)

DHC/ART Foundation for Contemporary Art is pleased to present the North American premiere of Christian Marclay’s REPLAY, a major exhibition gathering works in video by the internationally acclaimed artist.

Among the works presented in the exhibition are Gestures (1999), Crossfire (2007), Mixed Reviews (1999 – 2001) and the centerpiece of the exhibition Video Quartet (2002), a large, four-screen projection featuring hundreds of clips from old Hollywood films, with actors and musicians making sound or playing instruments. An elaborate audio-visual collage, Video Quartet is a visually stunning and aurally complex work, which builds masterfully to a proper musical composition.

Christian Marclay explores the fusion of fine art and audio cultures, transforming sounds and music into visible, physical form, through performance, collage, sculpture, installation, photography and video. The outcome is a full sensory experience where the realms of image and sound are combined with a sharp pop-culture sensibility and the traditions of avant-garde artists such as John Cage, Laurie Anderson and the Fluxus group

Christian Marclay was born in California in 1955, raised in Switzerland and now lives in New York and London. His work has been featured in two Venice Biennales and in major exhibitions at the Tate, Pompidou and Guggenheim museums. As a musician and DJ, he has collaborated with groups as diverse as Sonic Youth and Kronos Quartet.

REPLAY was originally presented at the Cité de la musique (Paris) in 2007 and curated by Emma Lavigne.

Gallery Hours
Wednesday to Friday from 12 pm to 7 pm
Saturday and Sunday from 11 am to 6 pm
Free admission

451 St-Jean (corner Notre-Dame, in Old Montreal)
Montreal, Quebec H2Y 2R5 Canada

Information for the general public
514.849.3742 | |


The Sounds of Christmas
December 14 – 20, 2008

After successful presentations at the New Museum in New York and Tate Modern in London among other venues, DHC/ART in collaboration with the Darling Foundry is pleased to host Christian Marclay’s The Sounds of Christmas for 2008. First organised in 1999, this seasonal work is presented annually in a different city during the month of December.

The Sounds of Christmas is an installation of 1200 Christmas LPs made available to the public for consultation, a six-channel video work documenting the album covers and projections of past performances. During the one-week installation, noted local DJs are invited to create remixes of their own selection from Marclay’s Christmas records – transforming sentimentality into experimentation. Part community project, part art installation, this work provides an impressive and exhaustive archive of Christmas music to DJ’s and turntablists, which transform the usually dismal and hackneyed holiday season soundscape.

Darling Foundry
745 Ottawa Street (corner Queen Street)

Montreal (Québec)

12 PM to 7 PM from Monday to Sunday and until 10 pm on Thursdays.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

5 PM – 9 PM
Christof Migone
Mitchell Akiyama
With special appearance by Christian Marclay.

Saturday, December 20, 2008
5 PM – 9 PM
Nancy Tobin
Martin Tétrault
Olivier Alary & Raf Katigbak


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November 28, 2008

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