Jean Clair, Marko Velk. Crossing the Rubicon, Paris, Éditions Lord Byron, 2022
1st edition Edition of 300 copies Hardcover, 20 x 30 cm, 60 pages Trilingual edition: French, English, Italian English translation by John Francis Philimore Italian translation by Loredana Bolzan ISBN : 978-2-491901-46-2
Crossing the Rubicon is the catalog published on the occasion of Marko Velk's solo exhibition at the Ikona Gallery in Venice (IT) from December 21, 2022 to February 12, 2023 It includes a text by Jean Clair.
Marko Velk was born in 1969 in Spliten, Croatia. He lives and works in the Paris region. A graduate of the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs de Paris, his work has been exhibited since the early 1990s in nearly one hundred exhibitions, including twenty solo shows.
Jean Clair is one of the great figures of art history in France. Born in 1940, he is a member of the Académie française since 2008, general curator of heritage, writer and art historian. He began his career at the Musée de l'Orangerie in Paris, then was curator at the Centre Pompidou from 1980 to 1989 before directing the Musée Picasso in Paris until 2005. He has curated a number of exhibitions including "Les réalismes" (1980), "Vienne, 1880-1938: l'apocalypse joyeuse" (1986), "Marcel Delmotte" (1987), "L'âme au corps" (1993), "Mélancolie" (2005), "Crime et châtiment" (2010), and directed the Centennial Biennale in Venice He has written nearly sixty novels and essays.