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Exhibition Detail
IT'S ABOUT TIME
128 Blackfriars Road
Erlang House
London SE1 8EQ
United Kingdom


November 2nd, 2013 - December 21st, 2013
Opening: 
November 2nd, 2013 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
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IT'S ABOUT TIME

Curated by Christina Niederberger and Paul Carey-Kent

Saturday 2 November - Saturday 21 December 2013

Opening evening with performance Friday 1st November, 6.00 – 9.00pm

Late opening with curator's tour Friday 29 November, 6.00 - 9.00pm

The fourteen artists in this exhibition explore the nature of time and how different timescales can function simultaneously in an artwork.  They operate in painting, photography, sculpture, installation, film and performance in four main ways:

  • putting more than one timescale into an image;
  • the strategy of ‘recreating’ one time in another;
  • building the representation of time into a work;
  • making visible the time which passes in the making of the work.

 
The show also encourages us to consider how two fundamentally contrasting philosophical viewpoints dominate our current understanding of time.
 

  •  Newtonian time conceives time as a universal given that structures events in linear succession. According to this understanding time travel is – theoretically – possible.
  • The opposing view, in the tradition of Leibniz and Kant, states that time doesn’t refer to any kind of given container through which events and objects move, but is part of a fundamental intellectual structure which allows us to represent, compare and order things. Time, then, is neither an event nor a thing, and thus is not itself measurable nor can it be travelled.

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