Internationally Renowned The Clock Counting Down to 2014

INTERNATIONALLY RENOWNED THE CLOCK COUNTING DOWN TO 2014
Bid farewell to 2013 with your favourite movie stars

Winnipeg, MB, DECEMBER 27, 2013: Countdown to 2014 with the WAG’s final 24-hour screening of Christian Marclay’s The Clock. Winner of the Golden Lion award at the 2011 Venice Biennale, Christian Marclay’s The Clock is a cinematic tour-de-force that unfolds on the screen in real time through thousands of film excerpts that form a 24-hour montage. Come and go anytime between Dec 31, 6pm and Jan 1, 6pm. The festivities will continue all night with a cash bar, snacks and music. Gallery admission applies.

This incredible feat of editing saw six editors working for three years with 100,000 video clips to create a cinematic masterpiece.

“The Clock’s run at the WAG is coming to an end, and this is a perfect way to fit in a final viewing and greet 2014 with all of your favourite movie stars”, says Stephen Borys, Director & CEO of the Winnipeg Art Gallery. “Visitors are free to come and go all night, making the WAG a great New Year’s Eve destination for a small or large part of your evening plans.” 

The Clock is open all day Jan 1 to 6pm, the rest of the galleries and the Gallery Shop are open Jan 1 from 11am to 5pm.

The Clock is sponsored by Pattison Outdoor Advertising, the Winnipeg Free Press, and the U.S. Consulate, Winnipeg.

Christian  Marclay’s The Clock  was purchased by the National Gallery of Canada with the generous support of Jay Smith and Laura Rapp, and Carol and Morton Rapp, Toronto. Jointly owned by the National Gallery of Canada and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. It closes at the WAG on January 5, 2014.

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For more information, contact:
Debra Fehr, Manager, Communications and Marketing, 204.789.1767, dfehr@wag.ca
Izzy Goluch, Public Relations Coordinator, 204.789.1295, igoluch@wag.ca

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