SFMOMA, Featuring Christian Marclay’s 24-Hour Masterpiece: The Clock
By: Rand Hardy
Running through June 2, SFMOMA will be showcasing The Clock, Christian Marclay’s internationally revered cinematic classic. The piece is a compilation of thousands of film excerpts that illustrate the passing of time, while being synchronized with our local time in order to completely immerse the viewers. The video is comprised of not just modern film clips, but clips from all periods and genres of cinema—ranging from westerns to comedies.
The Clock will be available for viewing until the museum temporarily closes due to expansion on June 3. But modern art lovers should not despair because the SFMOMA will be launching many off-site exhibitions throughout the duration of the construction. The off-site exhibits will start to rollout in spring 2013, and we have listed two of the upcoming exhibits below. You can follow all exhibition updates and schedules at SFMOMA’s website.
Mark di Suvero at Crissy Field (May 22, 2013–May 26, 2014)
Head to down to Crissy Field in order to enjoy Mark di Suvero’s temporary exhibit, that launches SFMOMA’s off-location programs and exhibitions. The collection will bring together five decades of the artist’s work, who is known for his large steel sculptures and welding techniques. These beautiful pieces, which span up to 50 feet high and 40 feet wide instill a sense of peace and serenity all while conveying powerful emotion. The exhibition will be the largest display of Mark di Suvero’s work ever shown on the West Coast, and will be a perfect way to spend a nice sunny day in San Francisco.
Matisse from SFMOMA (November 9, 2013–September 7, 2014)
Another exciting opportunity for Modern Art enthusiasts in San Francisco will be Matisse from SFMOMA on display at the Legion of Honor located in the Presidio. This exhibit will feature the 23 piece collection from SFMOMA as well as four illustrious paintings and drawings from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco’s collection. The exhibit will trace 40 years of the artist’s career, from his Cezanne-inspired still lifes to his beautifully detailed interiors from the 1920s and 30s. The collection even includes some of the radiantly colored pictures from Matisse’s highly-decorated fauvist period (1905 to 1908). Mark your calendars because this is an exhibit you will not want to miss come Fall.
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