Marco Fusinato

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Marco Fusinato (born 1964) is a multidisciplinary artist whose work is a series of propositions that question and re-configure accepted cultural forms and concepts, laying bare their construction, re-using them in particular contexts, exploring how those worlds are made. He lives in Melbourne.

His first solo exhibition was in 1993 at the artist-run space Store 5 in Melbourne. Marco Fusinato’s work has been exhibited extensively in significant group exhibitions both nationally and internationally including; Sonic Youth etc. - Sensational Fix, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Germany and The Museum of Malmo, Sweden, 2009; NEW 09, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, 2009; Lo Sguardo di Giano, American Academy in Rome, Rome, Italy, 2009; To make a work of timeless art: MCA Primavera Acquisitions, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, 2008; Underplayed: A Mix-Tape of Music-based Videos, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, USA 2006; The Unquiet World, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, 2006; Sensational: Sight and Sound Installations, Auckland Art Gallery, New Zealand 2005; Pitch Your Own Tent, Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne, Australia 2005; ART>MUSIC: Rock, Pop, Techno, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, 2001; and Primavera, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia,1998.

Alongside exhibiting in gallery contexts Fusinato has had a long history of working with (and making) experimental music. He has released many editions of conceptual music related artefacts. His sound works explore the language of noise. His primary focus is on the unconventional use and abuse of the electric guitar and related electronic devices.

Apart from his solo performances Fusinato also plays in the duo Poletopra (with composer Anthony Pateras).

Literature[edit]

  • "Dark Energy: The art of Marco Fusinato by Branden W. Joseph", Artforum, February 2011 XLIX, NO. 6.
  • "Amplifying Your Collapse: Marco Fusinato in conversation with Emily Cormack", Artpulse, No.16, Vol 4, Year 2013

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