Christian Ernest Marclay the 56 year old Swiss-American visual artist and composer, whose work explores correlations between sound and film, has issued a rebuke to the Boston Museum of Fine Arts following the announcement of a fundraising scheme to charge VIP visitors US$200 per person to attend a showing of his piece ‘The Clock’. A 24-hour compilation of time-related scenes of clocks from movies, ‘The Clock’ earned Marclay recognition as the best artist winning the Golden Lion at the 2011 Venice Biennale. In a statement to Artinfodotcom Marlay stated “It has always been my express wish that there should be no additional charge to view my work ‘The Clock,’ over and above any general admission price … It is my intention that my work be made equally accessible to all”.


Inspired by Julia Halperin image source Ian Pierce