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Timeful Exhibit ‘The Clock’ Opening at the WAG

September 27, 2013 10:01 AM | Entertainment

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A new unique exhibit opening at the Winnipeg Art Gallery will take place in real-time.

Christian Marclay’s The Clock will begin ticking October 11 as thousands of film excerpts are screened to form a 24-hour montage.

The award-winning exhibit is being presented as part of the WAG’s three-year partnership with the National Gallery of Canada.

“I saw The Clock in Los Angeles in 2011 and then in Ottawa in 2012 and it blew me away,” said WAG director and CEO Stephen Borys. “The first time I had planned to watch it for 20 minutes and ended up staying for two hours.”

The Clock has screened for audiences around the world and the sought-after exhibit will be the first venue for the piece in Western Canada when it opens locally.

“When we were finalizing the NGC@WAG agreement, it was my goal to bring this award-winning work to Winnipeg, and now it is happening. Visitors should be prepared to stay long and return a few times to really take in this cinematic masterpiece,” Borys added.

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