Gerhard Marx

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Gerhard Marx (South Africa, 1976) constructs drawings, sculptures and performance projects by dissecting and rearranging pre-existent conventions to explore the poetic and philosophical potential therein. His seventh solo exhibition, Ecstatic Archive, was held at the Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg in 2019. His work was selected for the Venice Biennale 2013. International exhibitions include My Joburg at La Maison Rouge, Paris and Kunsthalle im Lipsiusbau, Dresden; and The Beautiful Ones, Nolan Judin, Berlin. Marx’s work is shown regularly at international Art Fairs, including Art Basel, Frieze (London) and FIAC (Paris) and features in numerous public and private art collections. Marx has completed several large scale public sculpture commissions, including Vertical Aerial, Johannesburg at the Constitutional Court, Jhb, The Fire Walker, a collaboration with William Kentridge; and Paper Pigeon, a collaboration with Maja Marx. He has extensive experience in theatre, as scenographer, director, filmmaker and playmaker, including REwind: A Cantata for Voice, Tape and Testimony (directed by Marx, interactive film by Gerhard Marx and Maja Marx, composed by Philip Miller), performed at the Royal Festival Hall, Southbank, London (2010), the Market Theatre, Johannesburg (2008) and the 62’Centre, William College, Massachusetts (2007).and rearranging pre-existent conventions to explore the poetic and philosophical potential therein. His seventh solo exhibition, Ecstatic Archive, was held at the Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg in 2019. His work was selected for the Venice Biennale 2013. International exhibitions include My Joburg at La Maison Rouge, Paris and Kunsthalle im Lipsiusbau, Dresden; and The Beautiful Ones, Nolan Judin, Berlin. Marx’s work is shown regularly at international Art Fairs, including Art Basel, Frieze (London) and FIAC (Paris) and features in numerous public and private art collections. Marx has completed several large scale public sculpture commissions, including Vertical Aerial, Johannesburg at the Constitutional Court, Jhb, The Fire Walker, a collaboration with William Kentridge; and Paper Pigeon, a collaboration with Maja Marx. He has extensive experience in theatre, as scenographer, director, filmmaker and playmaker, including REwind: A Cantata for Voice, Tape and Testimony (directed by Marx, interactive film by Gerhard Marx and Maja Marx, composed by Philip Miller), performed at the Royal Festival Hall, Southbank, London (2010), the Market Theatre, Johannesburg (2008) and the 62’Centre, William College, Massachusetts (2007).