Christian Marclay. Installation view of
The Clock. 2010. Single-channel video with sound, 24 hours. White Cube’s Mason Yard, London, October 15-November 13, 2010. © Christian Marclay. Courtesy Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, and White Cube, London. Photo: Todd-White Photography.

For about a month, from just before Christmas through the third week in January 2013, screenings of Christian Marclay’s “The Clock” overlapped with the survey exhibition “Inventing Abstraction: 1910–1925,” at the Museum of Modern Art.1 It’s difficult to imagine two more different projects. “The Clock,&rd ...