24-Hour Marathon at the Guggenheim

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

Tonight, starting at 6pm, the Guggenheim hosts a 24-hour durational event concentrating on the concept of time, including its “myriad philosophical, psychological, biological, sociological, poetic, aesthetic, and economic manifestations… geared toward both the academic and the general, art-going public.” Comprising interviews, lectures, discussions, and performances, the marathon will engage Time across a broad spectrum of fields, artists, architects, scientists, philosophers, historians, engineers, filmmakers, musicians, and other cultural producers.

Produced in conjunction with the exhibition theanyspacewhatever, time is here treated as as a malleable material itself and is a pervasive concern of the artists in the show, including Art:21 Season 4 artist Pierre Huyghe, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Liam Gillick, and Philippe Parreno.  The latter two will be presenters at the 24-hour “performance,” along with Julieta Aranda, Shamim Momin, Alexandra Munroe, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Matthew Ritchie (Season 3), Nancy Spector, Lawrence Weiner, Lebbeus Woods, and a host of others.

There will be free coffee on hand. For the complete schedule and further information, click here.