Israel Museum jointly acquires Marclay’s The Clock with Tate and Pompidou


JERUSALEM.- The Israel Museum announced the joint acquisition of Christian Marclay’s video work The Clock (2010), together with the Centre Pompidou in Paris and London ’s Tate. This internationally acclaimed masterwork of video art, which was on view at the Israel Museum from August through October 2011, is composed of thousands of film excerpts illuminating the passage of time by means of time-related references, among them images of clocks, watches, or announcements identifying specific times of the day. Marclay extracted each of these moments from its original context to form a 24-hour montage that unfolds according to his reconstruction in real time. The Clock premiered in London in October, 2010, and has since been presented in New York , Los Angeles , Venice , Moscow , Boston , in Paris at the Centre Pompidou, and in Jerusalem at the Israel Museum . Twenty-four-hour screenings have att