Dates: March 26 – July 25, 2015
Opening: Thursday, 26 March, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
AUB Byblos Bank Art Gallery, Ada Dodge Hall

This is the Time. This is the Record of the Time
AUB Art Galleries in collaboration with Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam and Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

With: Kristina Benjocki, Diana Hakobyan, Sebastián Díaz Morales, Peter Fengler, Daniele Genadry, Walid Sadek, Rayyane Tabet, Esmé Valk, and Cynthia Zaven

Curators: Angela Harutyunyan and Nat Muller

This is the Time. This is the Record of the Time takes its cue from Laurie Anderson’s ominous 1982 song From the Air where she describes the duration between becoming conscious that the plane will crash and its actual impact. This is the Time. This is the Record of the Time activates different temporalities and calls on us to pause and reflect, even if only for a moment. The artists investigate the extent to which the recording mechanisms and material recordings of our lived times shape our notions of temporality– both world historical and that of the art world.

This is the Time. This is the Record of the Time is part of the Stedelijk Museum’s Global Collaborations program in partnership with AUB Art Galleries. The exhibition and its newly commissioned works premiered at Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam in September 2014.

Public Events

March 25, 8:00pm
Artist’s Talk by Sebastian Diaz Morales, The Mansion, Zoqaq el-Blat, Abdulqader street, near the Solitaire building

March 26, 8:00pm
Performance by Peter Fengler, Building 37, behind the old Lee Observatory, AUB campus

March 27-28, 10:00-5:30pm
Thinking About Time, Conference, AUB, College Hall, Auditorium B

Speakers: Vardan Azatyan, Bassam El-Baroni, Jelle Bouwhuis, Nadia Bou Ali, Ray Brassier, Fares Chalabi, Clare Davis, Rico Franses, Ursula Frohne, Muhannad Hariri, John H. Hartle, Sami Khatib, Eric Kluitenberg, Aras Ozgun, Kirsten Scheid, Brian William Rogers

A comprehensive volume, edited by Angela Harutyunyan and Nat Muller, will be published by the AUB Press in autumn 2015.

May 2, 6:00 pm
Guided Tour by Cherine Karam, AUB Byblos Bank Art Gallery

This is the Time. This is the Record of the Time is supported by:
Stichting Ammodo, Mondriaan Fund, The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture, Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst, CBK Rotterdam, STEIM, Stichting Stokroos, Netherlands Embassy in Beirut, Arts and Humanities Initiative at AUB, the Department of Fine Arts and Art History at AUB and the FAS Dean’s Office, AUB