Opening Reception for Passing Time

Submitted by Stratton Coffman ’14:

Join us for the opening of Passing Time, the new show in the Zilkha Gallery, on view from now through Sunday, March 4, 2012. The exhibition is organized by the Center for the Arts and curated by Ginger Gregg Duggan and Judith Hoos Fox of c2—curatorsquared. There will be a gallery talk during the opening reception at 5:30pm by Ms. Fox and artists Stefana McClure and Siebren Versteeg.

The multiple and converging meanings of the phrase “passing time”–spending time, time to die–are explored in the evocative imagery of recent art by fourteen international artists working in video, photography, sculpture and works on paper. Some artists turn to sport, some to music; some refer to nature and its rhythms to explore concepts of time-short term, long term and terminating. Others partner with time itself in their making of art. Time is a concept that philosophers and physicists ponder. Time provides a framework that orders, measures and defines. We spend time, we waste it, we keep it; time flies, it drags. It is elastic in its perception-long when we are young, gaining momentum as we age. This exhibition explores the relationship between the time of our life and the time of the eons.

The exhibit features works by Rineke Dijkstra (The Netherlands), Shaun Gladwell (Australia), Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Stefana McClure and Bill Viola (United States), among others.

Date: Jan. 31
Time: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Place: Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
Cost: Free

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