Christian Marclay "The Clock"

Paula Cooper Gallery "534 W 21 St."

poster for Christian Marclay "The Clock"

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The Paula Cooper Gallery presents the US premiere of Christian Marclay's groundbreaking new 24-hour video work The Clock. Called "an abundant, magnificent work" (The Financial Times) "relentless and compelling" (The Guardian) and "utterly transfixing" (The Huffington Post), The Clock has garnered rave reviews from art critics and the public alike after its first showing in England.

24-hour screenings will be organized every Friday through Saturday during the course of the exhibition, starting at 10AM Friday until 6PM Saturday. The first 24-hour screening will take place on Jan 21-22.

In The Clock, Marclay samples thousands of film excerpts indicating the passage of time. Spanning the range of timepieces, from clock towers to wristwatches and from buzzing alarm clocks to the occasional cuckoo, The Clock draws attention to time as a multifaceted protagonist of cinematic narrative. With virtuosic skill, the artist has excerpted each of these moments from their original contexts and edited them together to form a 24-hour montage, which unfolds in real time. While constructed from a dizzying variety of periods, contexts and film genres whose storylines seem to have shattered in a multitude of narrative shards, The Clock uncannily proceeds at a unified pace as if re-ordered by the latent narrative of time itself. Because it is synchronized with the local time of the exhibition space, the work conflates cinematic and actual time, revealing each passing minute as a repository of alternately suspenseful, tragic or romantic narrative possibilities.

Tuesdays - Thursdays, 10am - 6pm

Friday January 28, 10am - Saturday January 29, 6pm
Friday February 4, 10am - Saturday February 5, 6pm
Friday February 11, 10am - Saturday February 12, 6pm
Friday February 18, 10am - Saturday February 19, 6pm



from January 21, 2011 to February 19, 2011
24-HOUR SCREENINGS EVERY FRIDAY: Fridays 10am - Saturdays 6pm.

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