Diptych consisting of two Paintings by Marc Hurtado.
Signed by Marc Hurtado
Numbered edition of 25 ex.
Leading figure of the international experimental film and music scene, co-founder of the duo Etant Donnés with his brother Éric in 1977, Marc Hurtado has since then followed a polymorphous career of musician, performer, poet, visual artist, film music composer and filmmaker. He directed 23 films including 3 feature films, realised thirty albums and more than 500 concerts / performances in venues like the New York Kitchen ,Matresss Factory Pittsburg, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art Newcastle, Kassel Documenta, Foundation Cartier Paris, Centre Beaubourg Paris, Collège des Bernardins Paris, Sonar Festival Barcelona, Etrange Festival de Paris , Atonal Berlin Festival, Click Festival Copenhagen, Luff Festival Lausanne or the Transmusicales de Rennes.
He collaborated with musicians like Alan Vega and Martin Rev (Suicide), Gabi Delgabo (DAF), Genesis P. Orridge (Pyschic TV, Throbbing Gristle), Michael Gira (Swans), Lydia Lunch, Mark Cunningham (Mars), Z’ev, Vomir, The Hacker, Bachir Attar and the Master Musicians of Jajouka , Pascal Comelade and Christophe.
He made film soundtracks for the filmmakers Philippe Grandrieux, Pierre -Luc Vaillancourt, Jessica Hausner, Mathieu Dufois and Philippe Roche.
Marc Hurtado has exhibited his paintings , installations , films and videos in La Galerie du Jour in Paris, Le Confort Moderne in Poitiers, the Microscope Gallery in New York, Laurent Godin Gallerie in Paris, Centre d’Art De Lausanne, Deitch Gallery New York, Malba Buenos Aires, Palacio de bellas artes Mexico, Museum of Contemporary Art of Zagreb, Biennale d’art contemporain de Lyon, London Gallery, Withechapel Gallery of London, Museum of Contemporary Art of Zagreb, Stededelijk Museum in Amsterdam, Cultural Arts Council of Houston , The Empty Gallery in Hong Kong, Centre national d’art contemporain de Grenoble ( Le Magasin), Galerie Aorta , Amsterdam , Espace Lyonnais d’art Contemporain de Lyon, University of Rome, Museum of Grenoble, Kassel Documenta or the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) of New York.
Retrospectives of his films were organized at the Cinéma du Réel Festival at the Beaubourg Center, the Cinémathèque Française in Paris, the Microscope Gallery in Brooklyn , Luff Festival , the Film Mutations Festival in Zagreb and BAFICI in Buenos Aires
Screenings of his films were made at numerous festivals, galleries and museum such as the Fid de Marseille, Locarno Festival, Belfort Interviews Festival, Cinémed de Montpellier, Distrito de Mexico Festival, Doc Festival of Buenos Aires, Fronteira Goiânia Festival in Brazil, London Gallery, Withechapel Gallery of London, Museum of Contemporary Art of Zagreb, Stededelijk Museum in Amsterdam, Cultural Arts Council of Houston , or the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) of New York.
His films were bought by the Centre Beaubourg Paris , the Museum of Modern Art in Villeurbanne, the Magasin / Cnac in Grenoble, the Anthology Film Archives in New York, and his latest feature film “Jajouka, something good comes to you” ( co-directed with his brother Eric) was acquired by the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) of New York
Words about HURT by Marc Hurtado
HURT is a musical and artwork project realized by Des Astres d’Or .
I made 4 tracks for the vinyl named HURT .
Names of the tracks are HURT 1 , HURT 2, HURT 3 and HURT 4. These 4 tracks are united by the chaos and the energy of the music and the voice screaming, whispering , singing poems in the center of a whirlwind of light and sound.
Each track is reflecting in the mirror of the other tracks like 4 stars dancing in an infinite violent circle circus isolated in an empty space.
I painted 25 diptychs for the 25 vinyls, all named HURT .
Each diptych is composed of one black oil paint on canvas representing infinite black crosses cut in the center with a knife and one white oil paint on canvas representing 3 or 4 black crosses surrounding a big black cross cut with in the center with a knife.
The crosses seems to move like shooting stars trapped in the infinite darkness of white light.
Light is the key of this work. Light is the key of life , love, dreams and death.
Between 4 walls
Between 4 doors
Between 4 senses
Between 4 stars
4 . 4 .4 . 4
( Marc Hurtado)
Artwork Description: Diptych of two Paintings in Oilpaint and Knife-tear on Canvas. Each Painting measures 40-40 Cm. Signed by Marc Hurtado “MH”.