The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Monday, September 16, 2019

Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller's "The Marionette Maker" on view at Luhring Augustine
Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller, The Marionette Maker, 2014. Mixed media installation including caravan, marionettes, robotics, audio, and lighting. Edition of 1 and 1 artist’s proof, 184 x 222 x 130 inches. Duration: Approximately 14 minutes, looped © Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller; Courtesy of the artists, Luhring Augustine, New York, and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid.

NEW YORK, NY.- Luhring Augustine is presenting The Marionette Maker, Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller’s fourth solo exhibition with the gallery. The artists have been collaborating since 1995, and are internationally recognized for their immersive multimedia works that often engage viewers in mysterious and dreamlike narratives.

Cardiff and Miller’s kinetic installation The Marionette Maker (2014) comprises a full-scale vintage caravan that houses myriad characters in a haunting environment. The interior of the trailer reveals the fantastic world of a marionette maker (a marionette himself), who is hunched over a desk drafting designs. Viewers are able to walk around the camper and peer inside the puppets’ domain, as well as sit in theater seats adjacent to the trailer to watch the characters perform an opera. Recordings of forests and rainstorms emanate from rotating speakers above the trailer, overlapping with music made by the robotically controlled marionettes positioned throughout the installation. The audio elements continually intermingle, further enveloping the audience into the immersive, voyeuristic environment.

Cardiff and Miller’s interactive Experiment in F# Minor (2013) will be on view in the second gallery. The work is an instrument of the artists’ creation, consisting of an array of speakers on a large table. As the viewer approaches it, his or her shadow triggers light sensors, causing individual speakers to emit diverse recordings in the key of F# minor. As the visitors’ movement “plays” the piece, their motion creates a unique musical arrangement, synthesizing tracks and creating unforeseen compositions that at times results in a cacophony of sound.

Cardiff (1957, Brussels, Ontario) and Miller (1960, Vegreville, Alberta) work in Grindrod, British Columbia. The artists have had solo shows at international venues including ARoS Aarhus Art Museum; Vancouver Art Gallery; Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla, CA; The Menil Collection, Houston, TX; Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin; Modern Art Oxford; Miami Art Museum; Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona; and Mathildenhöhe, Darmstadt. Their work has also been included in recent group exhibitions and biennales such as the 19th Biennale of Sydney in 2014 and dOCUMENTA (13) in 2012. Representing Canada at the 2001 Venice Biennale, the artists received the Biennale's Premio Prize and Benesse Prize. The Marionette Maker was first presented by Madrid’s Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía at the Palacio de Cristal in 2014.

Today's News

April 18, 2016

Exhibition of master drawings from a Belgian private collection opens in Brussels

Exhibition at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek adds new layers to the story of Paul Gauguin

Comprehensive survey of Frank Stella's work on view at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

Exhibition at Heather James Fine Art includes painting seen in James Bond Film, "Diamonds are Forever"

Major survey of renowned 19th-century European aristocratic portraitist opens at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

First solo exhibition of Carl Strüwe in the U.S. since 1949 opens at Steven Kasher Gallery

MIMA: New contemporary art Museum opens along the Canal in a former brewery in Brussels

A brief history of underwear exposed at London's Victoria & Albert Museum

Phillip K Smith III unveils massive portals at the Coachella Music and Arts Festival

Penn Museum in Philadelphia explores magic in the ancient world in new exhibition

Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller's "The Marionette Maker" on view at Luhring Augustine

"Jill Moser: Paintings & Prints" opens at Heather Gaudio Fine Art in New Canaan

MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt am Main opens exhibition of works by Kader Attia

Lights, camera, action at Heritage Museums & Gardens

Life is Fine: Exhibition of works by Samuel Jablon on view at Freight+Volume

Chazen Museum of Art presents "Hoodwinked: An Installation by Jay Katelansky"

Solo exhibition of new paintings by artist Gary Lang on view at Quint Gallery

The Ravestijn Gallery opens solo show with Paris based artist Vincent Fournier's series "Brasilia"

Galerie Christian Lethert opens its first solo exhibition of works by Henrik Eiben

Major new monograph including 55 major works by Olafur Eliasson published by Thames & Hudson

Solo exhibition of new paintings by British artist Jason Martin on view at L.A. Louver

Shakespeare anniversary Tube map, micro-statue unveiled

Galerie Bugada & Cargnel in Paris exhibits the work of Iris Van Dongen

Elmgreen & Dragset appointed curators of the 15th Istanbul Biennial

Most Popular Last Seven Days

1.- Holocaust 'masterpiece' causes uproar at Venice film festival

2.- To be unveiled at Sotheby's: One of the greatest collections of Orientalist paintings ever assembled

3.- Bender Gallery features paintings by up and coming Chicago artist Michael Hedges

4.- Lévy Gorvy exhibits new and historic works by French master in his centenary year

5.- Artificial Intelligence as good as Mahler? Austrian orchestra performs symphony with twist

6.- Fascinating new exhibition explores enduring artistic bond between Scotland and Italy

7.- Exhibition explores the process of Japanese-style woodblock production

8.- Robert Frank, photographer of America's underbelly, dead at 94

9.- The truth behind the legend of patriot Paul Revere revealed in a new exhibition at New-York Historical Society

10.- Hitler bust found in cellar of French Senate

Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .


Ignacio Villarreal
(1941 - 2019)
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

Royalville Communications, Inc
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
to a Mexican poet.

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful