3rd Montevideo Biennial

The gap between the present and the future is remeasured using different units in each epoch. Sometimes the future seems close enough to touch; sometimes it becomes inaccessibly distant. At times this distance is measured in nanoseconds, at other times in years, decades and centuries. Engineers try to move the temporal dimension into a spatial one and to measure the gap between the present and the future using physical categories like miles, kilowatt-hours or a tachometer, while artists often enough have to chronicle the ruins that line this route.


In art, this distance is experienced in a highly subjective and non-linear way; science and technology, by contrast, strive for objectivity and plausibility.The fear of – or yearning for – the morning will always make the future appear in different colors and sizes.

Start Date

September 25, 2016

End Date

November 22, 2016


10:00 AM - 07:00 PM


Banco República del Uruguay, Cerrito 351

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