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Marianne Vitale is a contemporary artist living and working in New York City.
For the 2010 Whitney Biennial, Vitale exhibited the video Patron. Peter Schjeldahl of The New Yorker wrote: "The most prepossessing is an energetic performance by...Vitale, who...harangues 'patrons' with colorfully worded...insults and commands. The provoked notion of contemporary art as an arena of sadomasochism is just cogent enough to chill, a trifle."
In 2013, The Contemporary Austin's inaugural exhibition featured two solo installations, including Burned Bridge Junction and Common Crossings. An Artforum review notes that, "Vitale's striking exhibition...exudes a vitality that belies ... industrial past and lineage of Minimalist, monumental, and masculine sculpture..." The author continues, "Vitale skillfully manipulates material and form to link past with present, this world with another..."
Vitale's ongoing sculptural series of Burned Bridges has been part of several solo gallery and museum exhibitions including What I Need to Do Is Lighten The Fuck Up About A Lot of Shit at Zach Feuer Gallery; Bright Dark Future at Le Confort Moderne; If You Expect To Rate as a Gentleman, Do Not Expectorate On the Floor'' at Unge Kunstneres Samfund; Lost Marbles at Le Marbrerie, Montreuil; and Huey, Dewey & Louie at Kunstraum Innsbruck.
Her solo show, Diamond Crossing at Zach Feuer (2013), was applauded by the New York Times' Ken Johnson as “approaching a near-perfect 10…occupy[ing] the space with awesome implacability…[and] art-historical sophistication.”
Other venues that have exhibited Vitale's work include the Rubell Family Collection, Kling & Bang, SculptureCenter, Saatchi Gallery, Massimo DeCarlo Gallery, White Columns, L&M, Brooklyn Museum, Contemporary Art Centre Vilnius, and San Francisco Art Institute.
Vitale works with Contemporary Fine Arts Berlin.
Patron, video, 2010
Diamond Crossing, sculpture, 2012
Bridge Burn, video, 2012
WHAT I NEED TO DO IS LIGHTEN THE FUCK UP ABOUT A LOT OF SHIT, exhibition and art book, 2012
Common Crossings, sculpture, 2013
Train Wreck, "soft" book, Kiito-San, 2015
- Marianne Vitale CV
- Peter Schjeldahl "No Offense" March 8, 2010
- Kate Green "Marianne Vitale" Artforum, October 31, 2013
- What I Need To Do Is Lighten The Fuck Up About A Lot Of Shit at Zach Feuer
- Le Confort Moderne
- Unge Kunstneres Samfund
- purple DIARY
- Kunstraum Innsbruck
- Ken Johnson, "Marianne Vitale: 'Diamond Crossing' June 6, 2013
- Performa '13
- Marianne Vitale CV
- High Line Art Presents Archived 2014-04-07 at the Wayback Machine
- Marianne Vitale
- Ken Johnson, "Marianne Vitale: ‘Diamond Crossing’" New York Times, June 6, 2013
- Zoë Lescaze, "Wild Wild West: Marianne Vitale’s ‘The Missing Book of Spurs’ Hits Performa" New York Observer, November 11, 2013
- M.H. Miller, "Marianne Vitale Has Been Burning Bridges (Also: Riddling Sculptures With Bullet Holes)" New York Observer, January 17, 2012
- Marianne Vitale, "Things on and Above My Desk", Art in America, 2012
- Holland Cotter, "At a Biennial on a Budget, Tweaking and Provoking" New York Times, February 10, 2010
- Tim Murphy, "After Hours | Wild West Zombies Walk Into a Burlesque Show" New York Times T Magazine, November 22, 2013
- Eileen Kinsella, "Imi Knoebel, Marianne Vitale, and Carmen Herrera Among Robust Sales at Armory Show" March 10, 2014