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Wexner Center for the Arts: Exhibitions - Christian Marclay: The Clock

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    Christian Marclay: The Clock

    Sun, Jan 27–Sun, Apr 7, 2013

    Wexner Center Gallery A

    Christian Marclay’s The Clock is an international sensation that we’re pleased to bring here for its Midwest debut. A 24-hour video work that literally tells the time, The Clock features thousands of movie scenes depicting clocks, watches, and other timepieces, spliced together seamlessly. And you’ll watch the clips unfold precisely synced to our local time. Ranging from iconic movie scenes to more obscure film excerpts, The Clock includes “cameo appearances” by such stars such as Marilyn Monroe, Gregory Peck, Jimmy Stewart, Charlie Chaplin, Nicole Kidman, Robert Redford, and scores of other screen stars, as they watch or talk about the time.

    Exhibition Policies

    Visitors to The Clock are admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. Demand is expected to be high, and space in the gallery is limited, so you may experience significant wait times.

    Once inside the installation you may stay as long as you like. The installation has couches and standing room. The number of visitors at any one time will be limited.

    If you leave the exhibition for any reason, you give up your space and will have to rejoin the gallery’s admission line for reentry.

    Food, beverages, cameras, and recording devices are prohibited.

    Brief periods of nudity and strong language occur in The Clock. The exhibition is recommended for visitors no younger than seven years of age. Visitors with children should use their discretion.

    The exhibition is wheelchair accessible.

    Please avoid bringing large personal items with you, as items may not be placed on the floor once inside the gallery, and our coat check is unstaffed.

    Extended Hours

    Sat, Jan 26 (members and preview guests; gallery opens at 4 PM)

    Sat, Feb 9

    Sat, Mar 2

    Sat, Apr 6

    So that you can experience The Clock at every hour of the day and night, we will keep the gallery open all night and through the next morning on selected dates. Admission to The Clock will be free when the ticket desk is closed on these dates (after 8 PM on Saturday evenings and before 11 AM on the following Sundays).

    The extended hours on Saturday, January 26 are intended for the Wexner Center’s members, the university community of students, faculty, staff, and others attending the Lambert Family Lecture—A Conversation with Christian Marclay and Josiah McElheny—at 5 PM and the Exhibition Preview from 6 to 9 PM.

    Check back here for additions or updates to these dates.




    I’ve been anxiously awaiting The Clock and look forward to checking it out this weekend. Read earlier that the Lambert Lecture hit capacity and it was moved to Mershon. Great to see so many more people are discovering one of Columbus’s biggest assets.

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