0 to 60 Contemporary Art Exhibition Brings Together Modern Masterworks That Explore the Concept of Time
RALEIGH, NC Feb. 14, 2013 — Beginning March 24, 2013, the North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA), in partnership with Penland School of Crafts, presents 0 to 60: The Experience of Time through Contemporary Art, an exhibition looking at how contemporary artists blur the boundaries among art, craft, and design, and how they incorporate elements from science, engineering, robotics, computer software, and gaming technology to explore the concept of time. The works in 0 to 60 fall into six categories—real time, virtual time, historical time, recorded time, manipulated time, and the passage of time—and each approaches the theme from a different perspective. The exhibition features 17 new works as well as four pieces from the Museum’s robust contemporary art collection, including two newly acquired works, on view for the first time, and Bill Viola’s iconic video The Quintet of Remembrance.
0 to 60, conceived by NCMA Chief Curator Linda Dougherty and Penland’s Director Jean McLaughlin, will be on view until August 11 and features works by 32 diverse, acclaimed artists who work in a wide range of mediums, including Walead Beshty, Jim Campbell, Paul Chan, Tara Donovan, John Gerrard, Tim Hawkinson, Hoss Haley, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Beth Lipman, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Jennifer Steinkamp, Do Ho Suh, Vera Lutter, and Bill Viola. Many of the featured artists have studied or taught at Penland School of Crafts.
“0 to 60 explores time, a theme that has recently emerged in many artists’ work,” said NCMA Chief Curator and Curator of Contemporary Art Linda Dougherty. “Focusing on the concept of time and its influence on art, the exhibition looks at how time is used as form, content, and material, and how art is used to represent, evoke, manipulate, or transform time. It’s especially notable to have Penland involved in the exhibition, since ‘time’ is one of the critical resources their facilities provide for the artists who come to the school for a creative retreat where they can work literally around the clock.”
“Our contemporary art collection is one of North Carolina’s cultural gems,” said Lawrence J. Wheeler, director of the North Carolina Museum of Art. “We are committed to collecting and exhibiting contemporary art, and 0 to 60 offers a unique opportunity to do that by drawing on our ties to Penland School of Crafts—which has been an incubator for so many wonderful artists from our state—and the relationships we have with artists who are excited to create new work for our exhibition. As North Carolina’s art museum, we make it our mission to introduce audiences to the evolving face of art and showcase works by many of the brightest names in contemporary art. Expanding on a theme often seen in work from around the globe, we will be doing just that.”
Eight artists are creating new works for 0 to 60 that respond to the exhibition’s themes through a range of mediums. One of these works, Forest for the Chairs, created by Penland resident artist Tom Shields, will be on view in the Museum Park, a 164-acre art park that surrounds the NCMA’s buildings. Shields’s work is a sculpture made of trees and found wooden chairs, which will be installed and allowed to decay over time as a comment on the cyclical nature of the natural world.
For the Penland component of the exhibition, Dan Bailey, Kyoung Ae Cho, Alison Collins, and Anne Lemanski will be in residency at the School, where they will create site-specific installations that will be on view at Penland for the duration of the exhibition. Dan Bailey will create a collage of low-altitude aerial photographs of the Penland campus, taken over the course of several seasons, which he will collage onto a satellite image of the same area. This work will serve as a partner to a similar piece composed of images of the NCMA campus that will be on view for the Museum’s run of the exhibition.
0 to 60: The Experience of Time through Contemporary Art
March 24–August 11, 2013
East Building, Meymandi Exhibition Gallery
$5 Seniors, military, students 7+, groups
of 10 or more
Free for children 6 and under
Free for prearranged school groups and
Free for college students with current ID, Friday nights, 5–9 pm
Free for member’s first visit; subsequent visits 50% off
Exhibition Catalogue A full-color catalogue, 0 to 60: The Experience of Time through Contemporary Art, accompanies the exhibition.
Tuesday–Thursday 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m.–9 p.m.
Saturday–Sunday 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Opening during Museum hours