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"Art and Time"
2000-11-29 until 2001-02-25
Centre Cultura Contemporania de Barcelona
Time passes, there is no stopping it. Man is powerless to do anything
about it; at most, he feels it and, unfortunately for him, becomes aware of
it. He has learned to interpret its natural signs; he has created others
which allow him to measure it, conceive it, grasp it in concrete images.
These are the symbols, the technical artefacts, the scientific research or
artistic creations by means of which he attempts to represent it and give
The exhibition Art and time gives an account of the changes which
have taken place in our perception and conceptions of time as a result of
the gradual, irreversible acceleration of the various types of speed. It
also reviews the basic elements of all reflection on time -the sky and
subjectivity, its irreversible nature- as well as looking at certain
anthropological themes associated with it, such as the cycles of the
calendar, work and leisure.
Curator: Daniel Soutif
Conception and production: Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris)