An exhibition presented in collaboration with the Getty, organized by Glenn R. Phillips, research associate and consulting curator of the Getty Research Institute’s Department of Contemporary Programs and Research.
Vito Acconci, Burt Barr, Lia Chaia, Brock Enright, Terry Fox, Tehching Hsieh, Joan Jonas, Allan Kaprow, Kimsooja, Gordon Matta-Clark, Jennifer Nelson, and Erwin Wurm.
Marking Time, an international survey of film and video art produced from the 1960s to the present, examines different ways in which artists have depicted time and its passage. Focused on works that are visually arresting, sometimes radical, and often humorous, Marking Time aims to be an evocative presentation of topics ranging from the abstract notions of time as a concept to the physicality of time as experience. The exhibition explores duration and the exploits of time as used by earlier video artists as a formal structuring device, and then relays into later manipulations of time, as digital and analog efforts expand or compress this passage in cycles or trajectories. Other works foreground time as a measurement of endurance and the horrors of waiting, as artists test their personal limits while a viewing audience bears witness.
Organized in conjunction with the Getty Research Institute’s 2004–2005 scholar-year theme, “Duration,” Marking Time also includes a screening of additional single-channel works at the Getty Center on 14 April 2005 at 7:30 pm, which features artists Vito Acconci, David Askevold, Kelly Dobson, Harry Dodge and Stanya Kahn, Wim Gijzen, Tom Kalin, Paul Kos, Katarzyna Kozyra, Kimsooja, and Erwin Wurm.