Marco Fusinato

THIS IS NOT MY WORLD
, 2019
Dupont screenprint on trilobal polyester, 5 parts
150 x 1800 cm (each), installation dimensions variable Left to right: design by Joseph Churchward (2012); design by Experimental Jetset (2010); design by Seldon Hunt (2006); design by Radim Pesko (2018); design by Masahiko Ohno (2019) Click to enlarge

Biography

Born Melbourne, Australia 1964
Lives and works in Melbourne, Australia

Marco Fusinato is an artist and musician whose work has taken the form of installation, photographic reproduction, performance and recording. His overall aesthetic project combines allegorical appropriation with an interest in the intensity of a gesture or event.

His work has been presented in many significant exhibitions including, ‘SUPERPOSITION: Art of Equilibrium and Engagement’, 21st Biennale of Sydney (2018); ‘The National 2017: New Australian Art’, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (2017); ‘Every Brilliant Eye: Australian Art of the 1990s’, National Gallery of Victoria (2017); ‘All the World’s Futures’, the 56th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale (2015); ‘Soundings: A Contemporary Score’, Museum of Modern Art, New York (2013); ‘Melbourne Now’, National Gallery of Victoria (2013); ‘The Imminence of Poetics’, 30th Sao Paulo Biennial (2012); and ‘Parallel Collisions’, Adelaide Biennale of Australian Art, Art Gallery of South Australia (2012), titled after one of the artist’s works. He also provided a range of projects for ‘Sonic Youth: Sensational Fix’, a travelling exhibition of artists that have collaborated with the NYC rock band, Sonic Youth, that toured throughout museums in Europe (2008–2010).

Fusinato has held regular solo exhibitions at Anna Schwartz Gallery since 2006, a selection being ‘Mass Black Implosion’ (Melbourne 2017); ‘The Infinitives’ (Sydney 2015); ‘There is No Authority’ (Sydney, 2012); and ‘Noise & Capitalism’ (Melbourne, 2010).

As a musician Fusinato explores the idea of noise as music, using the electric guitar and mass amplification to improvise intricate, wide-ranging and physically affecting frequencies. His ongoing series of durational noise-guitar performances Spectral Arrows – described as a monumental aural sculpture – was first performed at The Glasgow International Arts Festival (2012) and has since been performed in museums and theatres worldwide. He also performs regularly in the experimental music sphere, primarily as a solo artist.

Fusinato’s first recordings were released in 1996 focusing on noise-guitar explorations. Over the decades he has released many other recordings, primarily on vinyl format, a selection being; ‘Ripping Skies’ (No Fun, USA) 2009; ‘Ambianxe’ (Spring Press, USA) 2010; ‘L’Origine/TEMA’ (Bocian Records, Poland) 2013; ‘Spectral Arrows: Rotterdam’ (De Player, Netherlands) 2013; ‘Spectral Arrows: Venice’ (Bocian Records, Poland) 2017; Marco Fusinato + Striborg, ‘Extended Breakdown’ (theblackesthole, Australia) 2018 and ‘Spectral Arrows: Auckland (theblackesthole, Australia) 2019.

Fusinato was recently nominated for two prestigious awards, the Nam June Paik Art Centre Prize, South Korea (2018) and the Nasher Prize, Dallas, USA (2017). He was the recipient of an Australia Council for the Arts Fellowship in 2016. Fusinato has been featured in Artforum (“Dark Energy: The art of Marco Fusinato”,  Branden W. Joseph, February 2011) and was included in the recent anthology Performance Art: From Futurism to the Present, RoseLee Goldberg (Thames & Hudson, 2011).

Fusinato’s work is represented in important public and corporate collections including, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney; Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth; Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney; Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne; Museum of Old and New Art, Hobart; and Chartwell Collection, New Zealand.

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Bibliography

Artist website


Exhibitions

Marco Fusinato

THIS IS NOT MY WORLD

Marco Fusinato

Lower Power
, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts

Marco Fusinato

Mass Black Implosion

Marco Fusinato

The Infinitives
, Carriageworks

Marco Fusinato

Constellations

Heman Chong, Angela de la Cruz, Marco Fusinato, Shaun Gladwell, Mike Parr, Yinka Shonibare, CBE, Jane and Louise Wilson

Art Basel Hong Kong 2014
, Art Basel Hong Kong

Marco Fusinato

Mass Black Implosion (Treatise, Cornelius Cardew)

Marco Fusinato

THERE IS NO AUTHORITY
, Carriageworks

AES+F, Ian Burns, Daniel Crooks, Angela de la Cruz, Marco Fusinato, Shaun Gladwell, Joseph Kosuth, Yinka Shonibare, CBE, Daniel von Sturmer

The Armory Show 2011
, The Armory Show

Marco Fusinato

Noise & Capitalism

Mutlu Çerkez, Emily Floyd, Marco Fusinato, Mike Parr, Rose Nolan, Peter Tyndall, Jenny Watson, Janet Burchill & Jennifer McCamley, Tom Nicholson, Ian Whittlesea, Grant Stevens

Word
, Carriageworks

Marco Fusinato

Double Infinitives

Marco Fusinato

NEW09
, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art

Marco Fusinato

THE APPROACHING OF THE DISCO VOID – REPEATED AND OTHER WORKS

Stephen Bram, Tony Clark, Marco Fusinato, Kerrie Poliness, Callum Morton, John Nixon, Rose Nolan, Kathy Temin

Store 5


Recent Works

Marco Fusinato

Mass Black Implosion (Volo Solo, Cornelius Cardew)
, 2017
Ink on archival facsimile of score
2 parts, each 100.7 x 75.6cm (framed)

Marco Fusinato

Mass Black Implosion (Ludwig van, Mauricio Kagel)
, 2017
Ink on archival facsimile of score
10 parts, each 79.2 x 102.7cm (framed)

Marco Fusinato

Mass Black Implosion (Black Angels, George Crumb)
, 2017
Ink on archival facsimile of score (detail)
74.4 x 101.3cm (framed)

Marco Fusinato

Mass Black Implosion (Phase Patterns, Steve Reich)
, 2017
Ink on archival facsimile of score
9 parts, each 61.1 x 93.7cm (framed)

Marco Fusinato

Mass Black Implosions (Mach 2,5, Tristan Murail)
, 2017
Ink on archival facsimile of score
3 parts, each 92.2 x 64.7cm (framed)

Publications

Marco Fusinato

Let’s Destroy Work
, 2014
Schwartz City

News

Taking a bat to Marco Fusinato’s sound-struck installation

From The Sydney Morning Herald, 9 March 2018
by Linda Morris

Contemporary artist and experimental “noise musician”, Marco Fusinato, has witnessed some scary audience reactions to his enormous sound installation, Constellations, 2015/2018, which invites visitors to pick up a baseball bat and bash what seems to be a plain white gallery wall. Inside the wall are 16 microphones connected to a concert-size amplifier that send 120 decibels reverberating […]

MARCO FUSINATO: Mass Black Implosion

From Art Almanac September 2017
by Julian Day

Looking at a ‘Mass Black Implosion’ drawing is like watching the Millennium Falcon leap into hyperspace – your sense of time and space condenses from the macro into the micro. Artist and musician Marco Fusinato has been drawing the series for ten years and is exhibiting the latest instalment at Anna Schwartz Gallery in Melbourne. […]