What does it mean to be “contemporary”? Sharing a common time requires many things: above all, an active awareness of one’s own time. But also the idea of a synchronous world and the will to act within it and to change, to take part in one’s own time. The title of the exhibition How Long Is Now? points to the fundamental difficulty of reflecting on a time while it is occurring. Time is fleeting, and every moment has already passed as soon as one becomes aware of it.
The works shown in the exhibition make the contemporary visible in various ways and question its importance for current artistic production. They deal with the reflective, active participation in a time and aspects of the synchronous experience of time, and ask questions about the extent to which the past and the future meet in the contemporary. What otherwise can only be witnessed in the sequential flow of time will be made visible in a parallel presentation in the exhibition. Lectures, discussions, and a movie night will flesh out and supplement the exhibition.
Featuring: Philip Akkerman, Anetta Mona Chisa & Lucia Tkacova, Ceal Floyer, Andrea Geyer, Jeppe Hein, Uriel Orlow, Manfred Pernice and Michael Rakowitz.