|About Time||White Cube Bermondsey
144 – 152 Bermondsey Street
London SE1 3TQ
|25 May – 16 July 2020|
Time is a concept embedded in everyday experience. Within the fields of philosophy, science and phenomenology, it has long been analysed as a rational construct, a mechanistic means of spatial measurement, as well as an abstract idea of indivisibly flowing movement dependant on consciousness. Exploring both the objective characteristics of time – the spatial means of measurement such as the clock, arrow, pendulum – and the subjective experience of time, which philosopher Henri Bergson described through the concept of durée (duration) – the works in this exhibition examine different ways artists have interrogated the theory of time.
The procession of time – cyclical, condensed, elongated, repeated – is addressed in a number of works, as well as the role of perception, memory and intuition in attempting to shape our understanding of what ultimately remains an elusive hypothesis.
‘About Time’ is curated by Susan May, Global Artistic Director, White Cube.
Artists: Darren Almond, Hanne Darboven, Olafur Eliasson, Cerith Wyn Evans, Mona Hatoum, On Kawara, Christian Marclay, Agnes Martin, Josiah McElheny, Tatsuo Miyajima, Roman Opalka, Park Seo-Bo, Haim Steinbach.