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Presenting works by leading contemporary artists working with film and video, this groundbreaking exhibition is the first at Tate Modern devoted to the moving image. Exhibiting artists are Francis Alÿs, Fikret Atay, Yael Bartana, Yang Fudong, Fiona Tan, Jeroen de Rijke and Willem de Rooij, Anri Sala, Bojan Sarcevic and Wolfgang Staehle.

The works on display attempt to defy common perceptions of time, through the portrayal of scenes from daily life recorded in real-time or at a slower pace. This more naturalistic representation of events enables us to see intriguing and significant details which are often overlooked in the highly-edited, accelerated rendering of time which has become the norm in our commercial MTV-watching culture.

Featured artists come from several countries and thus the works reflect upon daily life and events taking place in a variety of time zones. With settings as diverse as China, Turkey, Israel and Mexico, these works offer a fascinating insight into a myriad of different cultures and demonstrate that different time zones have very different stories to tell.

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Time Zones: Recent Film and Video
Kuratoren: Jessica Morgan, Gregor Muir

Künstler: Francis Alÿs, Fikret Atay, Yael Bartana, Yang Fudong, Pierre Huyghe, de Rijke / de Rooij, Anri Sala, Bojan Sarcevic, Wolfgang Staehle, Fiona Tan