Gerhard Marx

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Gerhard Marx is a South African artist born in 1976.

Biography[edit]

Born in 1976, he completed his Master degree in Fine Arts cum laude at the University of Cape Town in 2004.[1] He has worked with well-known artists such as William Kentridge and the Handspring Puppet Company [2]

He currently teaches at the University of the Witwatersrand,[3]in Johannesburg.

Works[edit]

  • The theatre piece Tshepang (Gerhard Marx - co director, Lara Foot-Newton – director) was chosen as one of the twelve feature film projects for January 2007 Screenwriters Lab by the Sundance Institute.[4]
  • The play “Hear and Now” was presented at the Baxter Theatre Centre during 2005.[5]

Controversy[edit]

According to Art News South Africa of April 2006, Marx considered legal action against BMW shortly after an ad campaign created by agency Ireland-Davenport allegedly infringed on his copyright.[6] Art News South Africa reproduced both the controversial ad – removed from circulation after a short run, and a close-up of Marx’s work. His agent, Warren Siebrits had already confirmed in March 2006 that Marx will be represented by the copyright lawyer Owen Dean,[7] better known for The Lion Sleeps Tonight case.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gerhard Marx - Dublin Theatre Festival
  2. ^ About The Handspring Puppet Company
  3. ^ http://www.wits.ac.za/artworks/contact/drama.htm
  4. ^ Sundance Institute Announces Twelve Feature Film Projects For January Screenwriters Lab
  5. ^ UCT News / Monday Paper / Archives
  6. ^ http://www.method1.co.za/images/saat.pdf
  7. ^ Implicit Art » Plagiarism And Copyright Infringement Of Gerhard Marx’S Work
  8. ^ In the Jungle, the Unjust Jungle, a Small Victory - New York Times

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