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24 hours with Christian Marclay’s ‘Clock’ at the MFA

For 24 hours, starting at 4 pm today, the Museum of Fine Arts is screening Christian Marclay’s “The Clock,” a film made up of thousands of clips from the history of cinema and TV, each clip containing an indication — by timepiece or verbal reference — of the real time as the screening takes place.

The dazzling work, which won a Golden Lion at this year’s Venice Biennale, was jointly purchased by the MFA and the National Gallery of Canada earlier this year for over $500,000. It is screening in conjuction with this weekend’s opening of the MFA’s Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art.

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