Christian Marclay’s The Clock Winner of Golden Lion Prize at 2011 Venice Biennale


NEW YORK, NY.- The Paula Cooper Gallery announced that Christian Marclay’s groundbreaking new 24-hour video work The Clock has been awarded the Golden Lion for best artwork in the 54th Venice Biennale. Called “an abundant, magnificent work” (The Financial Times) “relentless and compelling” (The Guardian) and “utterly transfixing” (The Huffington Post), The Clock is on view in the Arsenale through 27 November 2011 as part of the exhibition, Illuminations, organized by Bice Curiger. 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-ho