Anri Sala. Time no Longer. Bourse de Commerce
Anri Sala Time No Longer draws its inspiration from Olivier Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time for part of its dramaturgy. Yet, Anri Sala orchestrates a new space-time: the soundtrack, arranged for clarinet and saxophone based on the solo The Abyss of the Birds, becomes a music for contemporary times. Time No Longer inscribes the convolutions of its infinite choreography into the circular space of the Rotunda, which seems, in turn, to be freed from earthly gravity, and engaged in perpetual movement.
Time No Longer (2021), a video projected onto a vast, curved screen—perfectly marrying the Rotunda’s of Bourse the Commerce cylindrical forms.
Anri Sala was born in 1974 in Tirana, Albania. Anri Sala was educated at the National Academy of Arts, Tirana; at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris; and at Le Fresnoy, Studio National des Arts Contemporains in Tourcoing.
Anri Sala has received the Vincent Award (2014), the Mario Merz Prize (2014), the 10th Benesse Prize (2013), the Absolut Art Award (2011), and the Young Artist Prize at the Venice Biennale (2001). He has taken part in many group exhibitions and biennials, including the 12th Havana Biennial (2015), the Sharjah Biennial 11 (2013), representing France at the 55th Venice Biennale, Italy (2013), the 9th Gwangju Biennale (2012), documenta (13) (2012), the 29th São Paulo Biennial (2010), the 2nd Moscow International Biennale of Contemporary Art (2007), and the 4th Berlin Biennial (2006).