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‘Christian Marclay: New Paintings and Works on Paper’ at Paula Cooper Gallery

Installation view. (Courtesy Paula Cooper Gallery)

Christian Marclay’s newest feats of editing are collages of found comic-book sound effects silkscreened onto abstract paintings that are, themselves, collages of art historical influence. Backgrounds brightly marked with drips, splashes, clouds and manicolored stains like marbleized paper that were applied with mops, sponges and sometimes feet are impeccably balanced, and the appropriated sound Read More

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‘Christian Marclay: The Clock’ at the Museum of Modern Art

Installation view of Christian Marclay's The Clock, 2010

At this point, even my father, whose tends to skip contemporary art shows for ancient Chinese stone-carving exhibitions, has run into and enjoyed Christian Marclay’s 24-hour film, The Clock. To recap: each scene is sampled from a snippet of a movie or TV show and synchronized with real time such that the film itself can be used as a working clock. Made in 2010, it has already been shown at Paula Cooper Gallery in New York, White Cube in London, the Venice Biennale, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Sydney’s Museum of Contemporary Art and, recently, in New York again, at Lincoln Center. It has screened in Glasgow, Ottawa and Yokohama. Several international museums own time-shares of the film. Read More

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Christian Marclay’s ‘Clock’ Arrives at MoMA: a Primer

Detail of Christian's  Marclay 'The Clock,' 2010. (© Christian Marclay. Courtesy Paula Cooper Gallery, New York)

This morning, the Museum of Modern Art hosted a press preview for its presentation of Christian Marclay’s 24-hour film, The Clock (2010), which goes on view in a theater built in the museum’s contemporary galleries tomorrow, Thursday, Dec. 21. It runs through Jan. 21. Before the film went on view this morning, MoMA’s director, Glenn Lowry, discussed the work with Mr. Marclay in front of a packed house of writers in the museum’s atrium. Read More


As ‘The Clock’ Returns to LACMA, ForYourArt Plans Specially Selected Donut Program

Kim. (Courtesy ForYourArt)

When Christian Marclay’s The Clock goes on view at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art for a 24-hour screening on Sept. 22, there will be a special treat for visitors: free donuts and coffee. ForYourArt is hosting 24 Hour Donut City II: LACMA’s Choice, a pop-up donut shop at its space across the street from LACMA. And while this is the second iteration of the donut shop, this time around, ForYourArt will be stocking its shelves with the favorite picks from the staff at LACMA, including the selections of Franklin Sirmans, Christine Y. Kim and Michael Govan. Read More

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Times Announced for Next New York Showing of ‘The Clock’

Still from Christian Marclay's The Clock. (Courtesy the artist and Paula Cooper Gallery)

Well, here’s a reason to stay in New York during the dead zone of July and August: Christian Marclay’s 24-hour film The Clock, which counts down the hours and minutes of a full day in real time using clips from movies and television that depict time passing, will be screened at Lincoln Center’s David Rubenstein Atrium July 13 through Aug. 1. It will be shown Tuesdays through Thursdays 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. and continuously starting Fridays at 8 a.m. through Sundays at 10 p.m. Like most commercial galleries, it won’t be open for business on Mondays. Read More


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Screening: Bjarne Melgaard Interviews Leo Bersani, at the Kitchen
The indefatigable Norwegian painter Bjarne Melgaard recorded this interview about homosexuality and politics with cultural critic Leo Bersani for his appearance at the 2011 Venice Biennale. What starts out as a “Charlie Rose–like encounter”—to borrow John Kelsey’s description of the piece in Artforum—involves “Melgaard… making digital cocks sprout out of his and Bersani’s on-screen bodies, splattering the video with lewd, orgasmic cybergraffiti, and interrupting the conversation with lowbrow bursts of dated MTV…” And that’s just the start of it. This is the film’s U.S. debut. —Andrew Russeth
The Kitchen, 512 West 19th Street, New York, 7 p.m. Read More

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Christian Marclay’s ‘The Clock’ Will Return to New York

Still from "The Clock" by Christian Marclay. (Courtesy the artist and Paula Cooper Gallery)

In her Inside Art column in The Times today, Carol Vogel has the scoop that Christian Marclay’s The Clock, a 24-hour video montage that literally counts down the seconds of a full day using clips from throughout film history, will be screened once more in New York. The Clock will be shown for free this summer–“from mid-July to early August,” according to Ms. Vogel–at Lincoln Center’s David Rubenstein Atrium. Read More


Ai Weiwei, Sarah Sze, ‘The Clock’ Honored in Art Critics’ Association Awards

Sarah Sze's installation on the High Line, 'Still Life with Landscape (Model for a Habitat).' (Photo by schmuela/Flickr)

The International Association of Art Critics’ United States chapter announced yesterday the 24 winners of its 2011 awards. The New York Times first reported the news. Voted on by the 400 members of the organization, the citations are made for first and second place in 12 different categories, with three categories specially addressing New York, which were decided as follows: Read More

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Charting Where Christian Marclay’s ‘The Clock’ Will End Up Next

Still From Christian Marclay's "The Clock" (2010). Courtesy the artist and Paula Cooper Gallery.

Today it was announced that the Israel Museum jointly acquired Christian Marclay’s The Clock with the Tate in London and Centre Pompidou in Paris. It’s hard to believe it’s been less than a  year since Mr. Marclay’s 24-hour-long film, which cleverly counts down the seconds of a full day using images of clocks from throughout the history of cinema, had its  New York debut at Paula Copper Gallery. The piece caused a sensation, leaving many critics enraptured–aside from a few scattered sticklers. The Clock came in an edition of six, and most have already landed in the permanent collections of major museums. Read More