Marc Arthur, "Panoramic Orange Study in Blue"

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Marc Arthur, "Panoramic Orange Study in Blue"

300.00

In August of 1967 the artist Tadeusz Kantor organized a series of Panoramic Sea Happenings on the beach of the Baltic Coast in Poland. These happenings involved motorcyclists racing in the sand to create a fugue, a conductor orchestrating the waves and a live staging of Gericault’s painting The Raft of Medusa. Marc Arthur’s performance Panoramic Orange Study built on these motifs while incorporating his ongoing body of work that explores the color orange. As a critical intervention with Kantor’s historic piece, Marc Arthur created a painting live while he and Ryan Lawrence re-performed iconic moments from the original performance incorporating new materials and movement. In the new edition of works in blue, the artist overpaints the original Tadeusz Kantor photograph, reanimating the sea and sky with a layer of blue.

Edition of 30, acrylic and saliva on archival pigment print

Unframed, 8 x 10 inches

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Marc Arthur’s body of work has been built on an unfamiliar blending of the worlds of painting, theater, dance, media and art history. He pays homage to the great avant-garde art movements of the early twentieth-century while simultaneously incorporating his own unique painting, sculpture and performance practices. Marc Arthur’s work has been produced at Xavier Hufkens Gallery, New Langton Arts, David Cunningham Projects, LaMaMa, Dixon Place, The Living Theater, and the University Settlement. Arthur is a current doctoral candidate in the department of Performance Studies at New York University. He has previously studied at Universität der Künste, Berlin and California College of the Arts, San Francisco. Arthur has attended numerous residencies including the Emily Harvey Foundation, Venice (07); and Frise, Hamburg (09). As Head of Research and Archives at Performa, Arthur works on publications and historical projects for the Performa biennials. He is also a contributing editor of Performa Magazine.