The Guggenheim Museum Presents 24-Hour Event on the Concept of Time

Douglas Gordon, 24 hour psycho back and forth and to and fro, 2008

24-Hour Program on the Concept of Time
Tuesday, January 6, 6 pm through Wednesday, January 7, 6 pm
Download a PDF of the 24-hour schedule.

On the occasion of the exhibition theanyspacewhatever, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum will present a 24-hour event concentrating on the concept of time in its myriad philosophical, psychological, biological, sociological, poetic, aesthetic, and economic manifestations. Constituting a multi-disciplinary approach to the subject, the program will bring together artists, architects, scientists, philosophers, historians, engineers, filmmakers, musicians, and other cultural producers.

Time is a pervasive concern in the work of the ten artists featured in theanyspacewhatever exhibition—Angela Bulloch, Maurizio Cattelan, Liam Gillick, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Douglas Gordon, Carsten Höller, Pierre Huyghe, Jorge Pardo, Philippe Parreno, Rirkrit Tiravanija—who all emerged during the early 1990s when technological advances and the ever-evolving development of new media created new temporalities. Often turning to the exhibition itself as a creative medium, these artists explore the notion of time as a malleable material and experiment with the temporal dimension of the presentation.

Comprising interviews, lectures, discussions, and performances, the 24-hour event will function as a platform for the presentation and exchange of ideas, research, and projects across a wide spectrum of fields, engaging diverse participants in vibrant, mutually illuminating dialogue. Modeled on the renowned thematic "marathons" conceived by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Co-Director of Exhibitions and Programmes and Director of International Projects at the Serpentine Gallery in London, this New York-based program organized by Guggenheim Chief Curator Nancy Spector will be conducted as a strenuous, experimental exercise geared toward both the academic and the general, art-going public.

Select New York participants include: Vito Acconci, David Albert, Julieta Aranda, Kevin Birth, Katherine Brinson, Angela Bulloch, Simon Critchley, Drew Daniel, Verne Dawson, Lisa Dennison, Luke DuBois, Li Edelkoort, Eiko and Koma, Makram El-Kadi, Michael Evans, Douglas Futuyma, Liam Gillick, Andrew Ginzel and Kristin Jones, David Grubb, Amy Herzog, Paul Horwich, Tehching Hsieh, Helen Hsu, Florian Idenburg, Chrissie Iles, Marc Kushner with Matthias Hollwich, Sanford Kwinter, Thomas Leeser, Joseph LeSauter, Nate Lowman, Ronald Mallet, Patrick McCarthy, Richard McGuire, Don Melnick, Shamim Momin, Alexandra Munroe, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Philippe Parreno, Nicholas Rennie, Matthew Ritchie, Danny Rubin, Saskia Sassen, Ted Sider, Slowfood USA, Agathe Snow, Nancy Spector, David van der Leer, Marianne Weems, Lawrence Weiner, Robert Weston (with Paul Stephens), Lebbeus Woods, Nate Wooley, and Joan Young.

Video documentation of the Serpentine Gallery Marathons will be presented during the event in an adjacent theatre including the Interview Marathon: London (2006) moderated by Rem Koolhaas and Hans Ulrich Obrist; the Experiment Marathon (2007), conceived by Olafur Eliasson and Hans Ulrich Obrist; and the Manifesto Marathon (2008) conceived by Hans Ulrich Obrist.

Refreshments generously provided by illycaffè.

This event is free and takes place in the Peter B. Lewis Theater.
Jan. 6, 6 pm–Jan. 7, 10 am — enter via 5th Ave.
Jan. 7, 10 am–6 pm — enter via 88th St.


Also on view:


Douglas Gordon
24 hour psycho back and forth and to and fro
January 6, 10 am–January 7, 10 am
Rotunda Floor, Free

Serpentine Gallery Marathon Archive
New Media Theatre
Tuesday, January 6, 6 pm through Wednesday, January 7, 6 pm
Download a PDF of video descriptions.


All information subject to change.

Douglas Gordon, 24 hour psycho back and forth and to and fro, 2008. Video installation with two screens and two video projections, 24-hour loop, Courtesy the artist. Installation view, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, 2008. © The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York. Photo: Kristopher McKay

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