June 06, 2012
Lincoln Center Festival
June 6, 2012
Contact: Marian Skokan, 212-875-5386
CHRISTIAN MARCLAY’S CELEBRATED WORK, THE CLOCK, TO BE SHOWN AT LINCOLN CENTER’S DAVID RUBENSTEIN ATRIUM THIS SUMMER
JULY 13–AUGUST 1
Viewing Hours Set for the Award-Winning Video Installation
Admission is FREE to the Public
Following acclaimed showings in London, Seoul, Moscow, Paris, Boston, Los Angeles, Ottawa and Sydney and last summer’s Golden Lion award for best art work at the Venice Biennale, Christian Marclay’s epic video installation, The Clock, returns to New York City for a free showing from July 13 through August 1 at the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center during Lincoln Center Festival 2012. The Clock is on loan from the collection of Jill and Peter Kraus.
The Clock is on public view, free of charge, from July 13–August 1, Tuesdays–Thursdays, 8 am–10 pm; and runs continuously from Fridays at 8 am through Sundays at 10 pm; Closed on Mondays. The David Rubenstein Atrium is located at Broadway between 62nd and 63rd Streets.
Admission is first come, first served; there are no reservations. More information about hours and public access is available online at: http://lincolncenterfestival.org/index.php/2012-the-clock.
With the transformation of Lincoln Center nearly complete, the Lincoln Center Art Committee identified Christian Marclay and The Clock to inaugurate its post-redevelopment public art initiative. Lincoln Center has long explored the natural affinity between the visual arts and the performing arts.
About The Clock
With The Clock, artist/musician Marclay samples thousands of film excerpts to indicate the passage of time. Using a 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. The installation is constructed from a spectacular variety of periods, contexts and film genres, representing a veritable 100-year history of cinema, showing bank heists, chase scenes, emergency rooms, shootouts, silent comedies, detective dramas, and more. With virtuosic skill, the artist has excerpted each of these moments of image and sound from their original contexts and edited them together to form a 24-hour montage, which unfolds in real time, synchronized with the local time of the exhibition space.
Widely-praised, The Clock was called “an abundant, magnificent work,” (The Financial Times); “A 24-hour valentine to the movies,” (The New York Times); “One of the most radical film-objects of the 21st century” (The Village Voice); and “a masterpiece” (The Economist); Newsweek called Christian Marclay, “The Picasso of the moving image, the Leonardo of sound.”
The Clock took Marclay nearly three years to create. It was first screened in October 2010 at London’s White Cube Gallery. The installation had its U.S. premiere at the Paula Cooper Gallery in January and February 2011. It has since been exhibited at the Los Angeles County Art Museum (LACMA), the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and the National Gallery of Canada, and is now part of the permanent collection of these three institutions. It has also been acquired jointly by the Centre Pompidou, the Israel Museum and the Tate.
About Christian Marclay
American-Swiss artist and musician Christian Marclay has exhibited his work for more than three decades in museums around the world. He works in a wide range of media including sculpture, photography, collage, painting and performance. His video work often takes the form of virtuosic audiovisual collages made from film fragments. Starting with Telephones (1995), a rhythmic montage of clips from Hollywood films showing characters engaged in phone conversations, and continuing with the celebrated multi-screen masterpieces Video Quartet (2002) and Crossfire (2007), Marclay has consistently mined movie culture and re-contextualized its fragments into compelling sound and visual wholes. The touring exhibition Replay, focusing on his video work, originated at the Cité de la Musique, Paris, in 2007 and was presented at DHC/ART in Montreal (2008).
As a pioneering turntablist, he has performed and recorded music since the late 1970s, making a significant impact on the new music scene in New York. On April 28, he will perform with Bang on a Can at Lincoln Center on its Great Performers series, in a special concert celebrating the 25th anniversary of the acclaimed new music ensemble. He has performed internationally, alone or in collaboration with musicians John Zorn, Zeena Parkins, Butch Morris, Christian Wolff, Shelley Hirsch, Günter Müller, the Kronos Quartet, Sonic Youth, and many others. In 2010, the Whitney Museum of American Art organized “Festival” a one-person exhibition organized around Marclay’s “graphic scores,” works to be interpreted by musicians as scores for performances. For more information about the artist visit: paulacoopergallery.com/artists/CM
The Clock is in the collection of Jill and Peter Kraus, a Promised Gift to The Museum of Modern Art.
Public Art at Lincoln Center is made possible by the generous support of Katherine Farley and Jerry I. Speyer, Jill and Peter Kraus, Isambard Kingdom Brunel Society, Nancy and George Walker, Anne & Joel Ehrenkranz, and David B. Heller. Additional support provided by The David and Peggy Rockefeller Art Fund.
This exhibit is made possible in part by private donors and by Movado.
This exhibit of The Clock is presented by Lincoln Center in cooperation with the City of New York.
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (LCPA) serves three primary roles: presenter of artistic programming, national leader in arts and education and community relations, and manager of the Lincoln Center campus. A presenter of more than 5,000 free and ticketed events, performances, tours, and educational activities annually, LCPA’s series include American Songbook, Great Performers, Lincoln Center Festival, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Midsummer Night Swing, the Mostly Mozart Festival, White Light Festival, and the Emmy Award-winning Live From Lincoln Center. As manager of the Lincoln Center campus, LCPA provides support and services for the Lincoln Center complex and the 11 resident organizations. In addition, LCPA is leading a series of major capital projects, now nearly complete, on behalf of the resident organizations across the campus.
The David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center is the community, visitors and ticketing facility that is home to an array of programs, services and amenities designed for area residents, out-of-towners and visitors to Lincoln Center. For more information visit: www.lincolncenter.org/atrium
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