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The most obvious choices for a subject like ‘time’ include On Kawara’s date paintings, the number-filled paintings by Roman Opalka and the installations by Tatsuo Miyajima, which reduce ‘time’ to digital numbers. Objects from ancient and distant cultures also fit into this theme: texts containing a thousand prayers, or astronomical instruments. An installation by James Turrell, who uses light to link time and distance, the celestial photographs by Thomas Ruff and Marina Abramovic’s amethyst geodes also represent the infinite quality of ‘time’ and space.