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

Kusama

The Kusama exhibit at the Hirshhorn was as amazing as anticipated, including the long lines to get in even with timed tickets. The lines for each infinity room were 50-100 people long, with groups of 2-3 being let in for 25 seconds each. At the end is the dot room, with no time limit. It … Continue reading Kusama

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: