Ongoing to June 2, 2013, Christian Marclay’s The Clock at SFMOMA: As SFMOMA prepares to close for a remodel and expansion they are presenting Christian Marclay’s celebrated video installation The Clock (2010). The video is composed of thousands of film clips referencing the time of day, intricately edited into a 24-hour-long montage that matches real time minute for minute — a tour de force of appropriation that is also a functioning timepiece. Marclay has been known since the late 1970s for his highly crafted remixes of time-based media, from vinyl records and tape loops to digital video. He spent three years assembling this staggering work, piecing together fragments from films both famous and obscure. On Saturdays/Sundays in May SFMOMA will offer continuous 24-hour screenings in order to view the piece in full, check here for exact times. Otherwise you can view segments of the piece during regular Museum hours. Follow @TheClockSFMOMA on Twitter for estimated wait times.
May 16th – 19th, artMRKT and ArtPadSF Art Fairs: There are two contemporary art fairs coming to San Francisco in May. Art Fairs offer visitors a chance to see artists and galleries from outside San Francisco, as well all of the local galleries all in one place. artMRKT San Francisco located at the Fort Mason Center, features 70 galleries from around the globe showcasing historically important work alongside relevant contemporary pieces and projects. The Opening Night Preview Reception benefits the de Young and Legion on Honor museums. ArtPadSF is located at the Phoenix hotel and features new-on-the-scene galleries as well as highly regarded established galleries. Hotel rooms will be transformed into gallery booths by 40 national and international galleries. The ArtPadSF Opening Night Reception benefits the SFMOMA SECA Art Award exhibition. Please let us know if you would like passes to either fair.