Maison Margiela will project an artwork by London-based artist Marco Brambilla on the façade of its future flagship store in the Miami Design District.
The artwork, Nude Descending a Staircase No.3, will be on view to the public from Thursday, December 3rd until Saturday, December 5th 2020 from 7 pm -10 pm each evening at 142 NE 41st Street. Brambilla’s artwork is a contemporary digital reinvention of Marcel Duchamp’s 1912 masterpiece, Nude Descending a Staircase, No. 2.
Brambilla has transformed Duchamp’s original static painting into a monumental moving panorama, complete with haunting piano score, depicting multiple 3D animated figures cascading down infinite, invisible stairs. The piece pays homage to the deconstructed image and advances the classical into the contemporary.
As an internationally celebrated film and video installation artist, Brambilla’s recent work includes a Cate Blanchett collaboration, The Four Temperaments, and a video installation included in Marina Abramovi?’s highly anticipated opera, 7 Deaths of Maria Callas. Both works premiered in September 2020.
Maison Margiela’s new location in the Design District is due to open in the Spring of 2021. The Parisian house currently has a boutique in Miami located at 3930 NE 2nd Avenue, #101.
About the Artist
Marco Brambilla is a video installation artist based in London. Brambilla’s work has been internationally exhibited and is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, Guggenheim Museum (New York); San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; ARCO Foundation (Madrid); and the Corcoran Gallery of Art (Washington D.C). Notable shows include New Museum, New York; Santa Monica Museum of Art (Retrospective); Seoul Biennial, Korea; Broad Art Museum; and Borusan Contemporary, Istanbul; Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland. He has worked with Creative Time and Art Production Fund in New York to present public art installations.
Brambilla is a recipient of the Tiffany Comfort Foundation and Tiffany Colbert Foundation awards. His work has been featured at the Venice Film Festival and Sundance Film Festivals, as well as Fondation Beyeler in Basel, Switzerland.