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06 April 2015
This month's topic: Timelines, historic markers

The passing of time is something that worries us. We’re preoccupied by it. By the passing of time, things that happen, events. They are all causes, symptoms, or excuses for a line that doesn’t advance at the same speed, depending on where it’s considered from. This month, which begins faster in some places than in others, we’ll be looking at the lines that cross between the works of many artists and curators that stretch beyond us, towards a community or future yet to be measured. To offer a taste, we leave you here with the piece par excellence about time. Produced by the Venice Biennale in 2011, it has been present in numerous museums and exhibitions since then. Aymara Arreaza talked about it here in 2014. We leave you with a clip to be consumed before 12.04pm. Be on time!

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