Tuesday, December 21, 2010


Baltasar A co-production of Slagwerk Den Haag en VocaalLab

“… The Dutch/Argentinean composer Claudio Baroni uses five singers and four percussionists as well as electronics and video animation to create a multidisciplinary spectacle that promises to be a memorable finale to November Music 2010... Images, music, and texts merge seamlessly and unexpectedly reinforce each other. This music theatre project is the result of a one of a kind collaboration between composer Claudio Baroni, writer Reinaldo Laddaga, and visual artist Fabian Marcaccio. The narrative tells the amazing story of a group of ragged militants plotting an attack on a mysterious hotel, helped by a child, their ultimate mascot…”
November Music: International Festival for New Music.

Concept and composer: Claudio Baroni
Video and set design: Fabian Marcaccio
Text: Reinaldo Laddaga

Percussion: Slagwerk Den Haag: Fedor Teunisse, Niels Meliefste, Juan Martinez, Joey Marijs
Vocals: VocaalLAB: Janneke Daalderop (soprano), Maria de los Angeles Marques Fernandez (soprano), Ekaterina Levental (mezzo soprano), Arnout Lems (baritone), Job Hubatka (baritone)
Narrator (NL): Dawn Mastin

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Conjecto Mexico, SAPS

“Conjecto-Mexico,”  2010
Pigment inks on vinyl sign material, oil, silicone and polymers.
w. 20m x h. 5m
SAPS, Sala Arte Publico Sigueiros, Mexico City, Mexico

“For the Siqueiros Hall of Public Art, Marcaccio uses the space originally assigned for Maternidad and Mural para una escuela en el Estado de México, 1971 – 1973, -murals produced by David A. Siqueiros which are currently being restored- and projects a paintant that divides the cubic spaces into dynamic triangles by means of a diagonal support with images and material. With-ject Mexico is proposed as a visual dichotomy that echoes Siqueiros’ work in a spatial, formal and ideological sense, which shoring up various forms of territoriality that have to do with the altered body, organic material and a sinister abstraction of various signs of the media’s power.

Fabián Marcaccio proposes his mural as “an action painting for the participant” that encourages “thinking in a pictorial time-space” and promotes a combination of spatial approaches and experiences denoting the complexity of the pictorial object…”

SAPS, Sala Arte Publico Sigueiros, Mexico

Wednesday, December 1, 2010


Marcaccio was born in Rosario, Argentina in 1963. He lives and works in New York City.  He has exhibited widely throughout the United States, Europe and South America.  Major solo exhibitions include “Paintant Stories” Casa Daros, Rio de Janeiro (2014), “Some USA Stories” Krefeld Kunstmuseen, Krefeld Germany (2012), “The Structural Canvas Paintants,” Lehmbruk Museum, Duisburg Germany (2012) and “From Altered Paintings to Paintants,” Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Vaduz, Liechtenstein (2004).  Major group exhibitions include “Summer Projects,” PS1 Contemporary Art Center, New York (2002), Documenta 11, Kassel, Germany (2002) and the 44th Biennial of Contemporary American painting at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC (1995).  Works are in the collections of the Whitney Museum of Art, MOMA, Blanton Museum of Art, Miami Museum of Art (MAM), and the Museum für Moderne Kunst (MMK), among others.