SFMOMA will be closing this summer for renovations and additions. But they are going out with a bang. Next month, when the ground is broken for the new construction, they will be giving a four day party with free admission, curators on every floor to answer questions and all the bells and whistles an art lover could want.
For now, they have unveiled their latest exhibit, Christian Marclay's "The Clock." I believe that it will be playing around the clock during the last days of the "old" museum.
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. Appropriated from the last 100 years of cinema’s rich history, the film clips chronicle the hours and minutes of the 24-hour period, often by displaying a watch or clock. The Clock incorporates scenes of everything from car chases and board rooms to emergency wards, bank heists, trysts, and high-noon shootouts.