Telling Time - 1550-2015: Six Centuries of Timekeeping
Exhibition, CID, Hornu, Belgium.
The vocabulary of watchmaking uses poetic and evocative language to express the plethora of ways employed to display the time – how about wandering hours, mysterious time, digital time, hands in the air, or singing hours? With a great wink to the inventiveness of the watchmakers of yesteryear, Telling Time presents works by contemporary artists and designers, all of which share the same desire to show the hour, the inexorable progress of time.
Each of these domains – watchmaking, art, and design – brings its own particular resonance, its own poetry and aesthetic language.
The exhibition builds bridges from one subject to another, in an unexpected, curious and funny way.