An appropriately timed counterpoint to Christian Marclay’s crowd-pleaser, The Clock, which is on its way to MoMA (December 21, 2012–January 21, 2013), Dutch designer/artist Maarten Baas’s equally jaw-dropping Grandfather Clock is currently on view at Moss Bureau.
Though both are inherently theatrical, Maarten Baas’s clock (from his Real Time series of elaborate video plays on analog vs. digital time-keeping) in form seemingly favors the mundane, nostalgic vernacular of traditionalist Hall decor. While Christian Marclay condenses time, space, and filmic history into a single 24 hour loop, Maarten offers a drawn-out, slowly unfolding narrative – a metaphoric experience of time. Through a porthole in the 84 inch tall Grandfather Clock, a video of a grandfather figure, who by illusion seems to be living inside the clock itself, meticulously draws, erases and redraws the hands of the clock as each minute ticks by. The works offer two differing views on the nature of time and how we measure its passing. To Marclay, the measurement is a mathematical ‘given’, a digital exactness, representing unstoppable precision, moment by moment, in this era of cell phone clocks synced to satellites. But for Baas, the old man in the clock spends his Golden Years making time pass, passing time by making time. He is diligent, but there is naturally something in him poignantly driving him to slow it down a bit.
The Grandfather Clock Veneer will be on view at Moss Bureau through January 31st.
The Clock, 2010
Photo from art.sy
Real Time Grandfather Clock, 2009
Photo from mossonline.com
Just in time for holiday hostilities, Cathy McClure unleashes her armies of Mechanized and Synchronized Mickey Mayhem. Two small but lethal battalions (one x 12 and one x 6) of stripped-down Mickeys confront each other on the famous War Zone platform at Moss Bureau. This makes synchronized swimming look like child’s play. Individual Mickeys also available.
The fun begins Thursday, November 29th at 6PM.
Moss Bureau plays video studio for an Interior Design magazine
shoot with our pal Patrick Jouin
. That’s him in the chair getting a makeup touch up, while Editor in Chief Cindy Allen gesticulates wildly, urging more rouge, more highlights
One of the highlights of the London fall design and art season is the David Gill exhibition of six new tables by our great good friend Gaetano Pesce. Here are two of the six, and you can see all of them at Design Boom.
Working in his signature resin, polyurethane foam and PVC, Pesce once again brings social and environmental commentary to vivid brilliant life.
As you know, he has often brought vivid brilliant life to Moss over the years, with monumental vases, for instance, and most recently the Golgotha table at our Phillips auction.
editions david gill, limited to 7 + 2P + 2AP
editions david gill, limited to 7 + 2P + 2AP
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Hey, everybody, come on down to Moss during this, our final week on Greene Street, where, no matter what you’re heard, we’re NOT having a sale. However, as a wee we’re-moving-uptown-to-the-garment-district gift, you can get a fabulous Moss T-shirt with any purchase over $118. (Yes, for Free!) The 18 is for the eighteen years we’ve been here in Soho. As you no doubt know, the phrases on the t-shirts are all rules to shop by as dictated by us. Choose from the spicy Please Do Not Touch, the paparazzi-hating Photography is Not Permitted, and the subtly anti-child message Small Children Must Be Held.
In case you’re just too important or too tired or recovering from recent hip surgery and just cannot make it down to the Last Days of the Design Mecca of the World, then you can always do it the old fashioned way and just buy a t-shirt, by clicking on any of these lovely pics. Supplies are limited. Just like the days we’ll be in Soho.
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