This exhibition focuses on distinct perceptions of time-phenomenological, empirical, political, and fictional. Contemporary artists from the Americas, Europe, Africa, and Asia map the show into five areas of multimedia installations that examine cultural differences in the construction of time.
In Time Collapsed, the systemic and the random are interfaced in a cacophony of clocks, watches, and metronomes. Transgressive Bodies probes the metabolic processes and erotic drives exercised by the body. Liquid Time explores the ever-changing flow of time through images of water. Trans-Histories addresses issues of postcolonialism by engaging the viewer’s critical perception of the present through memory. Finally, in Mobility/Immobility, seemingly static video and sculptural pieces, actually in constant motion, destabilize the viewer’s perception of time.
Organized by Paulo Herkenhoff, Adjunct Curator, with the assistance of Roxana Marcoci and Miriam Basilio, Department of Painting and Sculpture.
The exhibition catalogue is written by Herkenhoff, Marcoci, and Basilio.