Category Archives: Museums

Ai Weiwei: Trace

Ai Weiwei:Trace at the Hirshhorn is an exhibit about freedom and repression.  It features 176 portraits of political prisoners and human rights advocates from thirty countries.  More than a million Lego bricks were used to construct the portraits.  The portraits are pixelated, similar to the pixelation of low-quality surveillance images. The exhibit was originally designed … Continue reading Ai Weiwei: Trace

Ragnar Kjartansson

It was amazing to have the opportunity to be part of a group that Ragnar Kjartansson walked around his new exhibit at the Hirshhorn, explaining about his work. Here, he is in silhouette in front of his video God, 2007. Woman in E is the live performance piece in the show: