Christian Marclay’s The Clock

From January 21 – February 20 The Paula Cooper Gallery presented Christian Marclay’s The Clock,  24 hour video installation that garnered much acclaim during the run.

Some waited up to 3 hours in the bitter New York winter to view the piece, which is heralded as a compelling transfixing work, where Marclay edits together thousands of clips of watches and clocks from popular film.  The excerpts are supposed to illiterate the spanning of time and the importance of passage of time in cinematic narrative.  The 24 hour piece is ironically synced to the local time of the exhibition space.

Good news for those who did not get to see the showing, The Clock has been recently acquired by the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa, and The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.

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