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
Shadow/Casters was a special nighttime event in the courtyard of the Hirshhorn.
The new Artechouse, with an opening exhibit by French artists Adrien M & Claire B.
One week after my first visit, I was lucky to go on an Instameet before the museum opened. With fewer people there, we were each given an opportunity to spend 30 seconds alone in several of the rooms.
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
Went to this museum in Baltimore for the first time today, and loved it. Not sure how novel it would have felt when it first opened more than 20 years ago, but now the divide between outsider art and art in the canon is increasingly narrowing.
The Ragnar Kjartansson exhibit at the Hirshhorn concluded today after three months. There were large crowds watching The Visitor. The crowds were smaller but intense watching the last moments of Woman in E. After the final E minor chord, the last Woman in E held her arms up in victory, then bowed to the audience. … Continue reading Ragnar Kjartansson exhibit ends
From the No Man’s Land exhibit at the National Museum of Women in the Arts
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:
On Monday, I was super-lucky to be invited to a social media preview of the newly revised East Building of the National Gallery of Art. A highlight was to get to see Nick Benson at work carving the dedication, and hear him speak about his work: The new roof terrace is fantastic, and highlighted by … Continue reading East Building reopens