Screening daily during regular museum hours.
Entry into this exhibition is on a first-come, first-served basis, and significant lines should be expected. Wait time for entry is currently one and a half to three hours long at all times. Follow @TheClockSFMOMA for estimated wait times.
Christian Marclay’s celebrated video installation The Clock (2010) is composed of thousands of film clips referencing the time of day, intricately edited into a 24-hour-long montage that matches real time minute for minute — a tour de force of appropriation that is also a functioning timepiece. Marclay has been known since the late 1970s for his highly crafted remixes of time-based media, from vinyl records and tape loops to digital video. He spent three years assembling this staggering work, piecing together fragments from films both famous and obscure. The result, awarded the prestigious Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale in 2011, is a dazzling, genre-defying distillation of movie history, a radical reflection on cinematic duration, and a reminder that time waits for no one. Clock-watching has never been so mesmerizing.
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Christian Marclay: The Clock is organized by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Lead corporate support is generously provided by the Charles Schwab Corporation.
Generous support is provided by Gay-Lynn and Robert Blanding, Jim Breyer, Kate and Adam Clammer, and Linda and Jon Gruber.
Additional support is provided by Lionel Conacher and Joan Dea; Pro Helvetia, the Swiss Arts Council; Carla Emil and Rich Silverstein; swissnex San Francisco; Jonathan Gans and Abigail Turin; and the Consulate General of Switzerland in San Francisco.