Before calling what he did ‘curating’, Harald Szeemann, who was in many ways responsible for shaping the current definition of the discipline, used to describe his exhibitions as ‘staged’. He brought dramaturgy and performativity into the genre, elements upon which Catalonian artist-curator Alexandra Laudo’s recent exhibition-performance An intellectual history of the clock (2016) is also founded: however, here we don’t see any artworks; we only hear about them. The etymological roots of the word ‘clock’ lie in the Latin clocca…
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