Time is universal, yet entirely subjective.
Perception of time across the world is varied, with the Western norm of linear time following a strict progression of events, contrasting with a more cyclical perspective prevalent in the Eastern hemisphere, with time seen as relative and as an ever-changing condition. Time can be seen as scarce, and thus precious, or it can be perceived as unlimited, constantly refreshed and recycled. How we perceive time affects our approach to the world around us.
The Hour Glass invited some of the leading figures in the fields of contemporary art and design to explore and engage with differing perceptions of time. Then Now Beyond presents these findings with a series of commissioned objets d’art that seek to challenge our relationship with the past, the present and the future.
The exhibition is presented on the occasion of The Hour Glass’ 40th Anniversary.
Held at Malmaison by The Hour Glass (Directions), the exhibition will run from 24 November 2019 – 31 January 2020.