Comfy Scandinavian-inspired couches are laid out in symmetrical formation in a large studio space. Columbo is on the screen and a wristwatch reads 11:24. I immediately check my cell phone for the time—11:24. Christian Marclay’s The Clock (2010) is a real time, 24 hour long film created from hundreds of clips from film and television that feature the passage of time. Marclay’s cinematic marvel is a who’s who of famous films and television shows. The different clips are seamlessly bound through Marclay’s consummate editing and the musical score.
The Walker Art Center’s new exhibition features work from the “expanded arts” scene of the 1960s and 1970s. Just as the 60s and 70s were a time of experimentation, the Walker has selected pieces from their collection that showcase the experimental power of Fluxus. The “flow” from the Latin fluxus was adopted as the name of a movement concerned with ideas exemplified through art.
The Minneapolis Institute of Arts presents “Matisse: Masterworks from the Baltimore Museum of Art.” The majority of the exhibition is made up of paintings, prints, and sculptures that were collected by Dr. Claribel Cone and her sister, Miss Etta Cone, avid lovers of modern art and supporters of Matisse’s work. Baltimore natives, the Cone sisters’ collection was highly valued and sought after by numerous museums, but there was only one place for the collection to find a home: The Baltimore Museum of Art.