Beth Lipman, Bride, 2010. Glass, wood, paint, and glue, 120 x 90 x 90 in.

“0 to 60: The Experience of Time Through Contemporary Art”

Raleigh and Penland, North Carolina

North Carolina Museum of Art and Penland School of Crafts

The premise of “0 to 60” sounded too big for one show. The sprawling effort, which incorporated time arts and time as subject matter, was aggressively inclusive, featuring 32 artists famous and obscure. It was also presented at two separate venues—the North Carolina Museum of Art and the Penland School of Crafts (more than 200 miles away), which hosted four artists-in-residence who completed projects for both sites. Despite its ambitions, “0 to 60” was a tight, coherent, and often dazzling exhibition. The concept was inspired by Tehching Hsieh’s seminal One Year Peformance: Time Clock Piece (Modified), in which the artist, clad in a gray uniform, punched a time clock every hour on the hour from April 11, 1980 to April 11, 1981. The time-lapse film of each punch, compressing a year into six minutes, and artifacts of the performance constitute a paean to tedium and bureaucratic ritual… see the entire review in the print version of March’s Sculpture magazine.