12 May 2012 • Museum
Marking Time Exhibition
The exhibition Marking Time gathers works from 11 international artists, whose pieces explore the concept of time in a varied range of media and interpretations.
Marking Time is showing to inaugurate the opening of the new Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney, Australia. The unfolding of the exhibition fits the time-based concept. While some works, like performances and screenings, materialise over the course of the day, others become visible only at night.
In Elisa Sighicelli's film, time is symbolized by fireworks - from their full explosion to their contraction in shiny points filling a dark sky. Meanwhile, John Gerrard's slow motion animations dilate the the time of American mid-western scenes for an epic representation.
Rivane Neuenschwander has created a room where pillows on the floor offer a relaxing setting to view clouds passing on the ceiling. A vast wall drawing by Tom Nicholson references geo-political events in history.
Held in the top floor galleries of the new Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney, the exhibition runs until 3 June.
Photos courtesy Alex Davies. Installation views courtesy the Museum of Contemporary Art Limited.
Museum of Contemporary Art Australia
140 George Street
Sydney NSW 2000