Tempo

June 29–September 9, 2002

MoMA

Erwin Wurm. One Minute Sculpture. 1997. C-print, 17 11/16 × 11 13/16″ (45 × 30 cm). Courtesy the artist and Art: Concept, Paris

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.

This exhibition is supported by Philip Morris Companies Inc.

Additional support is provided by Agnes Gund and Daniel Shapiro and The International Council and The Contemporary Arts Council of The Museum of Modern Art.

The accompanying educational programs are made possible by BNP Paribas.

LCD monitor, plasma displays and DVD players courtesy of Hitachi America, Ltd. Travel support provided by Goethe-Institut Inter Nationes, New York.

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