Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Acquires 24-Hour Video The Clock by Christian Marclay


BOSTON, MA.- A unique and compelling new work created by world-renowned sound and video artist Christian Marclay has been acquired jointly by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), and the National Gallery of Canada (NGC). Entitled The Clock (2010), this ode to time and cinema comprises thousands of fragments from a vast range of films that create a 24-hour, looped, single-channel video. “Christian Marclay’s The Clock is a mesmerizing work of video art that captures the dynamic nature of time. We are particularly pleased to be able to premiere it in Boston during the unveiling of the MFA’s Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art in September,” said Malcolm Rogers, Ann and Graham Gund Director of the MFA. “The acquisition of The Clock reinforces how contemporary art is part of a rich continuum at our encyclopedic museum and highlights exciting new directi