4th September – 17th October 2015
Anna Schwartz Gallery Carriageworks
‘The Infinitive’s (2015) presents images from the print media of the decisive moment in a riot in which a protagonist brandishes a rock. Each image is from a different part of the world, from the second decade of the twenty-first century (post ‘Arab Spring’ and the ‘Global Financial Crisis’). Each image is blown up to history-painting scale using the latest commercial print technologies.
Marco Fusinato is a conceptual artist and noise musician His works are almost always serial, as if demonstrating a thesis, using a set of rules as ‘controls’ for experimentation. While Fusinato often withholds his own interpretation of the images and objects he presents and re-presents, the material itself plainly indicates the artist’s interests in the potential overlap of cultural production and radical modes of social organisation.
Fusinato performs regularly in the experimental music underground, making use of the electric guitar and associated electronics to improvise intricate, wide-ranging and physically affecting frequencies.
His work has been included in many exhibitions including All the World’s Futures, the 56th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale, 2015; Monditalia, the 14th International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale, 2014; Soundings: A Contemporary Score, the first ever exhibition of sound at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2013; A range of projects for The Imminence of Poetics, 30th Sao Paulo Biennale, Sao Paulo, 2012 and was also featured in Sonic Youth: Sensational Fix (2008−2010) a travelling exhibition around European museums of artists that have collaborated with the NYC rock band, Sonic Youth.
Exhibtions include The Infinitives, Anna Schwartz Gallery, Sydney, 2015; Constellations, ICA, Singapore, 2015; Mass Black Implosion(Treatise, Cornelius Cardew), Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne, 2013; The Color of the Sky Has Melted, a survey exhibition of recent works at the IMA Brisbane and Artspace, Sydney, 2012; THERE IS NO AUTHORITY, Anna Schwartz Gallery, Sydney, 2012 and Noise & Capitalism, Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne, 2010.
Fusinato’s on-going series of long-duration noise-guitar performances Spectral Arrows, described as a monumental aural sculpture, first performed at The Glasgow International Arts Festival Glasgow in 2012 has since been performed all around the world. It will be presented as part of All the World’s Futures at the Venice Biennale in September 2015.
The new monograph Let’s Destroy Work, 2015, published by Schwartz City, with essays by Branden W. Joseph, Professor, Art History at Columbia University NYC; and US-based music critic Byron Coley presents a comprehensive overview of the past two decades of Fusinato’s projects in art and music.