Hirshhorn Plaza

Siebren Versteeg, Neither There nor There, 2005. Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC. Photo by Lee Stalsworth, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. © Siebren Versteeg

Friday, October 17

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Assistant curator Mika Yoshitake leads a tour of Days of Endless Time, with artists David Claerbout, Flatform, Siebren Versteeg, Clemens von Wedemeyer and Matthew Weinstein.

In a world conditioned by the frantic, 24/7 flow of information and the ephemerality of digital media, many moving-image artists are countering these tendencies with works that emphasize slower, more meditative forms of perception. Days of Endless Time presents fourteen installations that offer prismatic vantage points into the suspension and attenuation of time or that create a sense of timelessness. Themes include escape, solitude, enchantment, and the thrall of nature.