Art conquers time. Take Rembrandt's self-portraits, for example. See how he observes us, true to life, over the centuries. Today's artists are also confronted with the task of outwitting time. How do they do it? How does their work escape the inevitable march of time? Beating Time brings together works from the collection that bear a distinct relation to the phenomenon of time. The exhibition includes guest contributions by artists who have been working in Maastricht for decades already, or who worked in the city for a longer or shorter period. In their work, these artists try to transcend past, present and future, thereby resorting to various tactics.