• Akram  Zaatari, The End of Time, 2012

The End of Time is a black and white silent movie shot on 16mm film. The camera focuses on the subtle choreography of two flirting lovers who attrac and reject each other by turns. According to the artist, the film is a reflection on themes of museums and collections, the passage of time, and the ageing of materials and ideas alike.

The exaggerated, slapstick-style depiction of a loving relationship between two men corresponds to a museum/storehouse’s relation to works of art: from the first flush of desire to the moment it fades, in a monotonous, repetitive sequence of institutionalised rituals. The classic 16mm film format also gives it a “timeless” feel, making this a universal tale of desire, with no geographical or historical burdens.

Year: 2012
Medium: 16 mm film
Format: 13:00

Acquisition: purchase
Ownership form: collection
Source: Galeria Kurimanzutto
Index: MSN:4300-17/2013
Acquisition date:
Financing source: Purchased with the support of Ministry of Culture and National Heritage