Marc Swanson

Marc Swanson

Jack Ferver & Marc Swanson's "Chambre" a Time Out New York Critics' Pick

September 25, 2015

In a review in Time Out, critic Helen Shaw praises Chambre as "over it, righteously pissed off and well past giving a fuck…a vicious critique of gilded entitlement and wage slavery." The performance, collaboratively produced by performer Jack Ferver and sculptor Marc Swanson, runs at the New Museum through Sunday October 4.

Richard Gray Gallery

Richard Gray Gallery

EXPO Chicago 2015

September 17, 2015

Richard Gray Gallery at EXPO Chicago 2015: Booth 319. Presenting work by Marc Chagall, Bethany Collins, Jim Dine, Jean Dubuffet, Raymond Duchamp-Villon, Eric Fischl, Sam Francis, Alberto Giacometti, Philip Guston, Eva Hesse, David Hockney, Hans Hofmann, Malia Jensen, Alex Katz, David Klamen, Roy Lichtenstein, Glenn Ligon, John McLaughlin, Pablo Picasso, Jaume Plensa, Leon Polk Smith, Ed Ruscha, Mitchell Squire, Evelyn Statsinger, John Stezaker, Marc Swanson, Andy Warhol and Christopher Wool.

Marc Swanson

Marc Swanson

Chambre, New Museum

September 2, 2015

Marc Swanson and Jack Ferver will bring their collaborative performance Chambre to the New Museum at the end of September and beginning of October. The work is inspired by Jean Genet's The Maids and takes a kaleidoscopic spin through murder, role-play, fantasy, and celebrity. A version of Chambers was performed at the Bard College Richard B Fisher Center for the Performing Arts in 2014, and this will be its New York City premiere. Marc Swanson's installation space will remain open for viewing during the run of the show. Tickets available at NewMuseum.org.

Marc Swanson

Marc Swanson

Reviewed in the New York Times

November 23, 2014

For the interdisciplinary exhibition The House is Open at the Bard College Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, Marc Swanson created an immersive sculptural installation in which his collaborator Jack Ferver performed as a masquerade Lady Gaga. Writing in the New York Times, reviewer Siobhan Burke praised the show as "inventive and thoughtfully assembled" in the way it broke down disciplinary distinctions between performance and visual art.

Marc Swanson and Jan Tichy

Marc Swanson and Jan Tichy

Artist Talk with Marc Swanson and Jan Tichy

September 21, 2012

Please join us at the Chicago gallery on Friday afternoon, September 21 at 2pm for an Artist Talk featuring Marc Swanson and Jan Tichy, coinciding with the exhibition opening of Muse: Exploring Inspiration. This artist talk serves as part of the public programming for Gallery Weekend Chicago, and the exhibition will be on view from September 21 through December 1, 2012.

Marc Swanson at Contemporary Art Museum Houston

Marc Swanson at Contemporary Art Museum Houston

Perspectives 175: Marc Swanson: The Second Story

July 1 – October 9, 2011

Marc Swanson

Marc Swanson

The Spectacular of Vernacular

through March 2012

Traveling exhibition

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art commissions large-scale outdoor sculpture by Marc Swanson

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art commissions large-scale outdoor sculpture by Marc Swanson

October 2010

The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art commissioned Marc Swanson to make a large-scale outdoor sculpture, titled "Descent of Civilization (Bison Memorial)". The work was installed in downtown Kansas City at the corner of 9th & Broadway on October 13, 2010 and is part of the museum's collection. Concurrently, the Kemper is also presenting a solo exhibition of the artist's work which runs through April 10, 2011.

Peter Norton Family Christmas Project 2009 commission awarded to

Peter Norton Family Christmas Project 2009 commission awarded to

Marc Swanson

Christmas 2009

Since 1988, Peter Norton has commissioned a different artist each year to produce an iconic multiple that is shipped to an exclusive list of collectors, curators, critics, artists, and friends of the Norton family worldwide. With this honor, Marc Swanson joins the ranks of such previously-commissioned artists as Jim Hodges, Kara Walker, Vik Muniz, Christian Marclay, Takashi Murakami, Lorna Simpson, Yinka Shonibare, and Lawrence Weiner, among others.

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