Video still from The Clock | Christian Marclay | Guggenheim Bilbao Museoa
Past exhibition

Christian Marclay: The Clock

03.06.2014 - 05.18.2014

The Film & Video gallery of the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao is dedicated to video art and the moving image

The first work to be presented in this space in 2014 is The Clock (2010) by multidisciplinary artist Christian Marclay (b. 1955, San Rafael, California), an artist known since the late 1970s for his exploration of the intersections between visual art, sound, film, and performance.

For The Clock, the artist edited thousands of film and television clips to form a 24-hour montage which unfolds in real time. While constructed from a dizzying variety of periods, contexts, and film genres whose storylines seem to have shattered into a multitude of narrative shards, The Clock uncannily proceeds at a unified pace as if re-ordered by the latent narrative of time itself.

In order to give audiences an opportunity to view The Clock in its entirety, the Museum will remain open for 24 hours on four different occasions. These special opening dates for this gallery are:

Saturday, March 8 (10 am), to Sunday, March 9 (8 pm)
Friday, March 28 (10 am), to Saturday, March 29 (8 pm)
Saturday, April 26 (10 am), to Sunday, April 27 (8 pm)
Saturday, May 17 (10 am), to Sunday, May 18 (8 pm)


Christian Marclay
Video still from The Clock, 2010
Single channel video with stereo sound
24 hours, looped
Courtesy the artist and Paula Cooper Gallery, New York