Mar­co Fusinato

Biography

Born Mel­bourne, Aus­tralia 1964

Lives and works in Melbourne

Mar­co Fusina­to is a con­tem­po­rary artist and noise- musi­cian whose work takes the form of instal­la­tion, pho­to­graph­ic repro­duc­tion, design, per­for­mance and record­ing.
As an artist, he con­ceives his work as a suc­ces­sion of inter­re­lat­ed projects, some of which con­tin­ue across numer­ous iter­a­tions. With­in these projects the works are almost always ser­i­al and use spe­cif­ic frame­works for exper­i­men­ta­tion, as if demon­strat­ing a the­sis. Work­ing across dis­ci­plines and cul­tur­al fields, Fusina­to explores the ten­sions and con­tra­dic­tions of oppos­ing forces: under­ground culture/​institutions, noise/​silence, minimalism/​maximalism, purity/​contamination. He cre­ates dynam­ic sit­u­a­tions in which these ener­gies are cap­tured by com­bin­ing alle­gor­i­cal appro­pri­a­tion with an inter­est in the inten­si­ty of a ges­ture or event.
Fusinato’s work has been pre­sent­ed in many inter­na­tion­al exhi­bi­tions, includ­ing All the World’s Futures, 56th Inter­na­tion­al Art Exhi­bi­tion of La Bien­nale di Venezia (2015); The Immi­nence of Poet­ics, 30th Sao Paulo Bien­nale (2012); SUPER­PO­SI­TION: Art of Equi­lib­ri­um and Engage­ment, 21st Bien­nale of Syd­ney (2018); and Aus­tralia: Antipodean Sto­ries, Padiglione d’Arte Con­tem­po­ranea, Milan (2019). His work was also includ­ed in Sound­ings: A Con­tem­po­rary Score, the first ever exhi­bi­tion of sound at the Muse­um of Mod­ern Art, New York (2013) and Son­ic Youth etc.: Sen­sa­tion­al Fix (2008 – 10), a Euro­pean trav­el­ling exhi­bi­tion of artists that have col­lab­o­rat­ed with the New York rock band, Son­ic Youth.
Fusina­to has held reg­u­lar solo exhi­bi­tions at Anna Schwartz Gallery since 2006 includ­ing EXPER­I­MEN­TAL HELL (ATMO­SPHÆRAM)(2021); THIS IS NOT MY WORLD (2019); Mass Black Implo­sion (2017); The Infini­tives (2015); Mass Black Implo­sion (Trea­tise, Cor­nelius Cardew) (2013); THERE IS NO AUTHOR­I­TY (2012); Noise & Cap­i­tal­ism (2010); Dou­ble Infini­tives (2009) and The Approach­ing of The Dis­co Void-Repeat­ed (2006). He has exhib­it­ed in numer­ous solo and group exhi­bi­tions in Aus­tralian gal­leries and muse­ums includ­ing The Nation­al: New Aus­tralian Art, Muse­um of Con­tem­po­rary Art Aus­tralia (2017), Syd­ney; Par­al­lel Col­li­sions, Ade­laide Bien­nale of Aus­tralian Art, Art Gallery of South Aus­tralia, Ade­laide (2012); Mel­bourne Now, Nation­al Gallery of Vic­to­ria, Mel­bourne (2013); New09, Aus­tralian Cen­tre for Con­tem­po­rary Art, Mel­bourne (2009); and mul­ti­ple iter­a­tions of Dark Mofo, Muse­um of Old and New Art, Hobart (2021, 2019, 2017, 2016, 2014). In 2012 he pre­sent­ed The Col­or of the Sky Has Melt­ed a sur­vey exhi­bi­tion at Art­space, Syd­ney and IMA, Bris­bane.
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 in 2012 and has since been per­formed in muse­ums and the­atres world­wide. He also per­forms reg­u­lar­ly in the exper­i­men­tal music under­ground, pri­mar­i­ly as a solo artist. Fusinato’s first record­ings were released in 1996 and he has released many more over sub­se­quent decades, pri­mar­i­ly on vinyl for­mat.
Fusina­to was the recip­i­ent of an Aus­tralia Coun­cil for the Arts Fel­low­ship in 2016
Fusina­to is cur­rent­ly rep­re­sent­ing Aus­tralia at the 59th Inter­na­tion­al Art Exhi­bi­tion of the Venice Bien­nale in a 200 day dura­tional performance.


CV

Bib­li­og­ra­phy

Exhibitions

Mar­co Fusinato

DESAS­TRES

23rd April – 27th November 2022
Venice Biennale

Mar­co Fusinato

EXPER­I­MEN­TAL HELL (ATMO­SPHÆRAM)

7th August – 18th December 2021
Anna Schwartz Gallery

Mar­co Fusinato

South South Veza

23rd February – 7th March 2021
SOUTH SOUTH VEZA

Mar­co Fusinato

THIS IS NOT MY WORLD

6th June – 6th July 2019
Anna Schwartz Gallery

Mar­co Fusinato

Low­er Power

10th February – 14th April 2019
Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts

Mar­co Fusinato

Mass Black Implosion

24th August – 30th September 2017
Anna Schwartz Gallery

Mar­co Fusinato

The Infini­tives

4th September – 17th October 2015
Anna Schwartz Gallery Carriageworks

Mar­co Fusinato

Con­stel­la­tions

15th August – 29th September 2015
Institute of Contemporary Art Singapore

Mar­co Fusinato

From the Horde to the Bee

9th May – 22nd November 2015
56th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia

Mar­co Fusinato

Mass Black Implo­sion (Trea­tise, Cor­nelius Cardew)

9th October – 16th November 2013
Anna Schwartz Gallery

Mar­co Fusinato

THERE IS NO AUTHORITY

11th February – 17th March 2012
Anna Schwartz Gallery Carriageworks

Mar­co Fusinato

Noise & Capitalism

2nd September – 2nd October 2010
Anna Schwartz Gallery

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

WORD

4th July – 8th August 2009
Anna Schwartz Gallery Carriageworks

Mar­co Fusinato

Dou­ble Infinitives

25th June – 25th July 2009
Anna Schwartz Gallery

Mar­co Fusinato

NEW09

17th March – 17th May 2009
Australian Centre for Contemporary Art

Mar­co Fusinato

THE APPROACH­ING OF THE DIS­CO VOID — REPEAT­ED AND OTH­ER WORKS

29th November – 22nd December 2006
Anna Schwartz Gallery

Available Works

Mar­co Fusinato

Louisville Slug­ger, 2018
bronze mul­ti­ple made for the occa­sion of the 21st Bien­nale of Syd­ney, Carriageworks
827 cm (diam­e­ter)
Edi­tion of 15

Mar­co Fusinato

Mass Black Implo­sion (Lud­wig van, Mauri­cio Kagel), 2017
ink on archival fac­sim­i­le of score
10 parts, each 76.5100 cm

Mar­co Fusinato

Mass Black Implo­sion (Mikrokos­mos: Free Vari­a­tions, Béla Bartók), 2012
ink on archival fac­sim­i­le of score
8768 cm

Mar­co Fusinato

Mass Black Implo­sion (Mikrokos­mos: Free Canon, Bela Bartok), 2012
ink on archival fac­sim­i­le of score
7857 cm

Mar­co Fusinato

Mass Black Implo­sion (Mikrokos­mos: Increas­ing – Dimin­ish­ing, Bela Bartok), 2012
ink on archival fac­sim­i­le of score
7857 cm

Mar­co Fusinato

Mass Black Implo­sion (Feb­ru­ary Pieces, Cor­nelius Cardew), 2012
ink on archival fac­sim­i­le of score
two pan­els: 6858.5 cm (each, framed)

Mar­co Fusinato

Mass Black Implo­sion (Mikrokos­mos: Change of Time, Bela Bartok), 2012
ink on archival fac­sim­i­le of score
7857 cm

Mar­co Fusinato

Mass Black Implo­sion (Mikrokos­mos: Buzzing, Bela Bartok), 2012
ink on archival fac­sim­i­le of scoremar
7857 cm

Mar­co Fusinato

Mass Black Implo­sion (Mikrokos­mos: Clash­ing Sounds, Bela Bartok), 2012
ink on archival fac­sim­i­le of score
6483 cm

Mar­co Fusinato

Mass Black Implo­sion (Mikrokos­mos: Line and Point, Bela Bartok), 2012
ink on archival fac­sim­i­le of score
6483 cm

Mar­co Fusinato

Escapism has its price The artist has his income from the series Noise & Capitalism’, 2010
UV and indi­an ink on Fab­ri­ano Artis­ti­co 300gsm paper, framed
232324 cm

Mar­co Fusinato

Rose #11 from A Dozen Roses, 2006
dig­i­tal type‑C pho­to­graph on Fuji Crys­tal Archive paper
133.588 cm
Edi­tion of 5

Mar­co Fusinato

Rose #12 from A Dozen Roses, 2006
dig­i­tal type‑C pho­to­graph on Fuji Crys­tal Archive paper
133.588 cm
Edi­tion of 5

Mar­co Fusinato

Rose #7 from A Dozen Roses, 2006
dig­i­tal type‑C pho­to­graph on Fuji Crys­tal Archive paper
133.588 cm
Edi­tion of 5

Mar­co Fusinato

Rose #6 from A Dozen Roses, 2006
dig­i­tal type‑C pho­to­graph on Fuji Crys­tal Archive paper
133.588 cm
Edi­tion of 5

Mar­co Fusinato

Rose #5 from A Dozen Roses, 2006
dig­i­tal type‑C pho­to­graph on Fuji Crys­tal Archive paper
133.588 cm
Edi­tion of 5

Mar­co Fusinato

Rose #4 from A Dozen Roses, 2006
dig­i­tal type‑C pho­to­graph on Fuji Crys­tal Archive paper
133.588 cm
Edi­tion of 5

Mar­co Fusinato

Rose #2 from A Dozen Roses, 2006
dig­i­tal type‑C pho­to­graph on Fuji Crys­tal Archive paper
133.588 cm
Edi­tion of 5

Mar­co Fusinato

The Approach­ing of The Dis­co Void Repeated, 2006
syn­chro­nised dual-chan­nel dig­i­tal video, 16:9, colour, sound
3 min­utes 55 seconds
Edi­tion of 3

Mar­co Fusinato

SUN SERIES Pho­to­graph #01 — 06.03.02, 2002
type c print
126176 cm 
Edi­tion of 5

Mar­co Fusinato

SUN SERIES Pho­to­graph #02 — 31.03.02, 2002
type c print
126176 cm
Edi­tion of 5

Mar­co Fusinato

SUN SERIES Pho­to­graph #03 — 21.04.02, 2002
type c print
126176 cm
Edi­tion of 5

Mar­co Fusinato

SUN SERIES Pho­to­graph #04 — 05.05.02, 2002
type c print
126176 cm 
Edi­tion of 5

Mar­co Fusinato

SUN SERIES Pho­to­graph #06 — 08.05.02, 2002
type c print
126176 cm 
Edi­tion of 5

Mar­co Fusinato

SUN SERIES Pho­to­graph #10 — 06.06.02, 2002
type c print
126176 cm 
Edi­tion of 5

Mar­co Fusinato

SUN SERIES Pho­to­graph #07 — 21.05.02, 2002
type c print
126176 cm 
Edi­tion of 5

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