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Christian Marclay: The Clock

The Clock is a major cinematic work by New York–based artist Christian Marclay. Winner of the Golden Lion award at the 2011 Venice Biennale, The Clock samples thousands of excerpts from the history of film that indicate the passage of time—from clock towers to wristwatches to buzzing alarm clocks—that the artist has edited together to unfold on the screen in real time as a 24-hour montage.

Called “an abundant, magnificent work” (Financial Times) and “utterly transfixing” (Huffington Post), The Clock is Marclay’s most ambitious moving-image project to date, garnering rave reviews from critics and the public alike since its premiere in 2010, and subsequent presentations at a host of venues worldwide.

The work will be screened in the Burnet Gallery, in a space designed by the artist specifically for viewing the piece. Several 24-hour screenings will be organized during the course of the exhibition’s run at the Walker.

Walker coordinating curators: Siri Engberg and Sheryl Mousley

24-Hour Screening Schedule

Runs continuously through one complete cycle.

  • June 14–15: Saturday, 11 am–Sunday, 5 pm

  • July 10–11: Thursday, 11 am–Friday, 5 pm

  • August 8–9: Friday, 11 am–Saturday, 5 pm

  • August 23–24: Saturday, 11 am–Sunday, 5 pm

Special Closing-Night Hours

  • Monday, August 25, 5 pm–12 midnight

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Christian Marclay: The Clock courtesy the artist and Paula Cooper Gallery, New York.

The Walker Art Center’s presentation is made possible by the Bentson Foundation. Additional support is generously provided by RBC Wealth Management and Elizabeth Redleaf. Media partner City Pages.

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