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22 Sep 2010

Aurora Picture Show Honors Christian Marclay

© Christian Marclay. Image Courtesy of the Paula Cooper Gallery, New York.

Aurora Picture Show
Tenth Annual Aurora Award Dinner
Aurora Picture Show


Friday, October 29, 6:30PM Christian Marclay in Attendance Event Chair: John Guess Jr.

Delicia Harvey

Aurora Picture Show
1524 Sul Ross
Houston, TX 77006

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Aurora Picture Show will present the tenth annual Aurora Award to artist Christian Marclay.

The Aurora Award is an honor given to an artist who has exhibited extraordinary originality in the fields of media and multimedia art. Past Aurora honorees were Doug Aitken (2009), Steina and Woody Vasulka (2007), Miranda July (2006). Isaac Julien (2005), Ant Farm (2004), Laurie Anderson (2003), William Wegman (2002), and Tony Oursler (2001).

Christian Marclay is a London-based visual artist and composer whose innovative work explores the juxtaposition between sound recording, photography, video and film. Born in California and raised in Geneva (Switzerland), he studied sculpture at the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston and at Cooper Union in New York. As performer and sound artist Christian Marclay has been experimenting, composing and performing with phonograph records and turntables since 1979 to create his unique 'theater of found sound.'

Marclay has collaborated with musicians such as John Zorn, Elliott Sharp, Fred Frith, Zeena Parkins, Shelley Hirsh, Christian Wolff, Butch Morris, Otomo Yoshihide, Arto Lindsay, and Sonic Youth among many others. A dadaist DJ and filmmaker his installations and video / film collages display provocative musical and visual landscapes and have been included in exhibitions at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, Venice Biennale, Centre Pompidou Paris, Kunsthaus Zurich, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

Tickets start at $250. Tables start at $1000. For tickets and more information, please contact Aurora Picture Show at or by calling 713-868-2101.