Tag: Hirshhorn

In Conversation: “Awareness, Action, and Dissent”

In Conversation: “Awareness, Action, and Dissent”


In light of its current exhibition, “Ai Wei Wei: Trace at Hirshhorn,” which showcases Lego portraits of individuals whom the artists consider to be political activists, the Hirshhorn has collaborated with the Newseum to organize a series of talks about the role of art in free speech and political activism. The first of these talks, “Awareness,…

“What Absence is Made Of” Proves that Less is More

“What Absence is Made Of” Proves that Less is More


During a cursory walk around “What Absence is Made Of,” it’s easy to become confused or disoriented by the artwork’s variety of styles.  This is because as the title suggests, the Hirshhorn’s newest exhibit focuses on what isn’t there as opposed to what is. But upon further examination, the exhibit, which will run from Oct….

Endless Reflections: Yayoi Kusama’s <i>Infinity Mirrors</i>

Endless Reflections: Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirrors


When people step inside one of the plain, fifteen-square-foot boxes at the Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors exhibit at the Hirshhorn Museum, they discover an endless world of lights, colors, and patterns. Born in Matsumoto, Japan in 1929, Kusama moved to New York in the late ‘50s, where her popular abstract and experimental style brought her…

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