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Senses of Time: Video- and Film-based Works of Africa

Opens May 18, 2016

Time may seem easy to measure, but it is challenging to understand. Six internationally recognized African artists examine how time is experienced—and produced—by the body. Bodies stand, climb, dance, and dissolve in seven works of video and film art. These time-based works by Sammy Baloji, Theo Eshetu, Moataz Nasr, Berni Searle, Yinka Shonibare MBE, and Sue Williamson repeat, resist, and reverse the expectation that time must move relentlessly forward.

Senses of Time exhibition trailer
Courtesy of Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Senses of Time was co-organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art.