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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


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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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

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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