LACMA Presents Twenty-Four Hour Screening of Newly Acquired Artwork


LOS ANGELES, CA.- The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) presents a 24-hour screening of Christian Marclay’s The Clock (2010), recently purchased with funds provided by LACMA Trustee Steve Tisch through the 2011 Collectors Committee. It will be screened for free in LACMA’s Bing Theater from 11 am on Monday, May 16, through 11 am on Tuesday, May 17. The Clock, a 24-hour single-channel montage, is constructed from thousands of moments in cinema and television history depicting the passage of time; scenes in which all manner of clocks and reference to time appear. Marclay has excerpted each of these moments from their original contexts and edited them together to create a functioning timepiece synchronized to local time wherever it is viewed—marking the exact time in real time for the viewer for 24 consecutive hours. The Clock weaves together Marclay’s interests in collage and found visual