Free entry Tate Modern Exhibition

Christian Marclay: The Clock

Christian Marclay The Clock 2010. Single channel video, duration: 24 hours © the artist. Courtesy White Cube, London and Paula Cooper Gallery, New York

A mesmerising masterpiece of contemporary art

Christian Marclay’s acclaimed installation The Clock 2010 has captivated audiences across the world from New York to Moscow.

24-hours long, the installation is a montage of thousands of film and television images of clocks, edited together so they show the actual time. It is a thrilling journey through cinematic history as well as a functioning timepiece.

Following several years of rigorous and painstaking research and production, Marclay collected together excerpts from well-known and lesser-known films including thrillers, westerns and science fiction. He then edited these so that they flow in real time. When watching The Clock you experience a vast range of narratives, settings and moods within the space of a few minutes.

The work will be shown for free during the day. Once a month the gallery will stay open overnight to allow the full 24-hour installation to be shown. Full details will be available nearer the time.

Tate jointly acquired Christian Marclay’s celebrated video work in 2012 together with the Centre Pompidou, Paris and The Israel Museum, Jerusalem.

Tate Modern

London SE1 9TG
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14 September 2018 – 20 January 2019

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Tate Modern Talk

Artist’s Talk: Christian Marclay with Erika Balsom

24 Sep 2018

Join us for a special evening with the creator of The Clock