Clocking Out: Time Beyond Management

Clocking Out: Time Beyond Management

Whitney ISP

May 15, 2023
Clocking Out: Time Beyond Management
May 17–28, 2023
Artists Space
55 Walker Street
New York, NY 10013

Kobby Adi, Julieta Aranda, Julieta Aranda & Anton Vidokle, Yto Barrada, Black Quantum Futurism, Helen Cammock, Maria Chávez, Kajsa Dahlberg, Kevin Jerome Everson, Brendan Fernandes, ektor garcia, Hicham Gardaf, Gerard & Kelly, Simon Gush, Sky Hopinka, Clare Hu, Samson Kambalu, Karrabing Film Collective, Victor Masayesva, Jr., Rosalind Nashashibi, Katie Paterson, Dario Robleto, Finnegan Shannon, and Mona Vatamanu & Florin Tudor.

Curated by KJ Abudu, Zachary B. Feldman, Emily Small, and Johanna Thorell, the 2022–23 Helena Rubinstein Curatorial Fellows of the Whitney Independent Study Program.

Clocking Out: Time Beyond Management challenges the dominant modern conception of time as objective, divisible, and linear. Situating the global imposition of this naturalized temporal order alongside the advent of Western capitalist modernity and the implementation of standardized clock time, the exhibition explores how time is represented, lived, and contested in the catastrophic present.

Presenting speculative, historical, and already-existing alternatives to the dominant temporal regime, the exhibition gestures towards a Time Beyond Management—a time outside of imposed regimentations, imperatives to productivity, and self-inflicted time management. The works on view foreground the orchestration of time as a site of struggle and critique, moving away from linear, progressive conceptions of time that historically and continuously enable interlocking systems of social, political, and economic domination. Spanning decolonial and Indigenous temporalities, alternative time-based economies, queered timekeeping devices, and materializations of interwoven time in textile practices, the exhibition resists the tendency towards a singular counter-hegemonic solution. Clocking Out is ultimately an invitation to imagine liberatory futures unhinged from the clock’s regulative hold on everyday life.

Clocking Out: Time Beyond Management encompasses a gallery exhibition, a performance program, and a reading room at Artists Space, as well as a film program at e-flux Screening Room. More information and registration for the film screenings can be found here.

Opening reception: Wednesday, May 17, 5–7pm

Artists Space, 11 Cortlandt Alley, New York, NY 10013

Sunday, May 21, 3–6pm
Gerard & Kelly, Timelining, 2014

Sunday, May 28, 1–2:30pm
Maria Chávez, HMI: Whitney ISP (HyperMemory Installation), 2023

Sunday, May 28, 3–3:30pm 
Brendan Fernandes, A Solo Until We Can Dance Again, 2021–23

Sunday, May 28, 5–5:30pm 
Brendan Fernandes, A Solo Until We Can Dance Again, 2021–23, accompanied by a DJ set by Maria Chávez

Film screenings:
e-flux Screening Room, 172 Classon Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11205

Saturday, May 20, 5pm “The March of Time”
Julieta Aranda and Anton Vidokle, Notes for a Time/Bank, 2012
Kajsa Dahlberg, Reach, Grasp, Move, Position, Apply Force, 2015
Mona Vatamanu and Florin Tudor, Omnia Communia Deserta, 2020
Hicham Gardaf, In Praise of Slowness, 2023

Thursday, May 25, 7pm “When Linearity Stops”
Helen Cammock, They Call It Idlewild, 2020
Karrabing Film Collective, Wutharr, Saltwater Dreams, 2016
Rosalind Nashashibi, Denim Sky, 2022

Admission to the gallery and performances are free and open to the public.

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