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1913: The Shape of Time

Opening next week at the Henry Moore Institute in Leeds:

1913: The Shape of Time. Institute exhibition
22nd November 2012 – 17th February 2013
Galleries 1, 2 and 3

1913 was an extraordinary year in the histories of modern European art, seeing artists explore increasingly experimental ways of representing the complex life of the modern world. This year produced thinking that would resonate its way through the future. It saw Guillaume Apollinaire’s Cubist Painters, the start of the publishing life of Marcel Proust’s Remembrance of Things Past, Sergei Diaghilev’s The Rite of Spring, Roger Fry’s Omega Workshops and the Armory Show in New York. 1913 witnessed international discussion of the 24-hour clock (which was adopted in France the year before) and the division of the globe into sequential and simultaneous time zones. The dominant theoretical concept of the year was simultaneity, an idea taken by many artists to advocate greater abstraction, multi-perspective viewpoints and simultaneous renditions of memory, intuition and experience. Continue reading