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Philosophy of Time Travel

<P>Philosophy of Time TravelStudio Museum in HarlemPhoto: Marc BernierPhoto courtesy of Studio Museum in Harlem</P>

Philosophy of Time Travel
Studio Museum in Harlem
Photo: Marc Bernier
Photo courtesy of Studio Museum in Harlem

Philosophy of Time Travel
NEW YORK  •  The Studio Museum in Harlem  •  Ongoing

What if history had a mind of its own, moving from the past, through the present and into the future? A team of five artists is exploring this idea with a large-scale installation Philosophy of Time Travel. 

As a point of departure, Brancusi’s Endless Column, an outdoor sculpture in Târgu Jiu, Romania, is a 100-foot tall series of cast-iron rhombus shapes, resembling a stylized version of a traditional Romanian funerary pillar.

The installation also includes an introductory video, with the music of Sun Ra, who had a “cosmic philosophy” of his own. The five artists involved in the project, Edgar Arceneaux, Vincent Galen Johnson, Olga Koumoundouros, Rodney McMillian and Matthew Sloly, studied together at CalArts and have been involved in a wide range of solo and group exhibitions around the world. They work in different media, from sculpture to photography to digital technology, but often find common ground. In this case, the 2001 cult film Donnie Darko, which features an imaginary book called The Philosophy of Time Travel inspired them to think about how art history bends back on itself.

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