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The End of Time

Artist: Akram Zaatari
installation, video | 2012

The End of Time is a black and white silent movie shot on 16mm film. The camera focuses on the subtle choreography of two flirting lovers who attrac and reject each other by turns. According to the artist, the film is a reflection on themes of museums and collections, the passage of time, and the ageing of materials and ideas alike. The exaggerated, slapstick-style depiction of a loving relationship between two men corresponds to a museum/storehouse’s relation to works of art: from the first flush of desire to the moment it fades, in a monotonous, repetitive sequence of institutionalised rituals. The classic 16mm film format also gives it a “timeless” feel, making this a universal tale of desire, with no geographical or historical burdens.

Exhibitions

Documenta 13 | 2012.06.09 - 2012.09.16 | Brüder-Grimm-Museum | documenta-Halle(Kassel, Germany) | Hauptbahnhof(Kassel, Germany) | Karlsaue | Karlsaue park(Kassel, Germany) | Museum Fridericianum(Kassel, Germany) | Neue Galerie(Kassel, Germany) | Oberste Gasse 4(Kassel, Germany) | Orangerie(Kassel, Germany) | Ottoneum(Kassel, Germany) | Untere Karlsstr. 14

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