Michel Majerus

8 February – 19 April 2014, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York

By Jonathan T.D. Neil

Untitled, 1996. Courtesy Matthew Marks Gallery, New York pornography needs you, 2001. Courtesy Matthew Marks Gallery, New York

Anxiety is the emotion one might most associate with Michel Majerus’s work, both when thinking about the artist’s too-short career and when confronted with the array of works that Matthew Marks has mounted across three spaces, the largest-ever showing of Majerus’s art in the US. Majerus, Luxembourg-born and Berlin-based, died in a plane crash in 2002 at the age of thirty-five. According to his biggest supporter, the Moderna Museet’s Daniel Birnbaum, by the mid-1990s Majerus was the most ‘contemporary’ artist…

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