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The Smithsonian Institution’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden welcomes visitors at all levels of understanding to experience the transformative power of contemporary art. The museum collects, preserves, and presents international modern and contemporary art in all media, distinguished by in-depth holdings of major artists of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. By collaborating with art

The Smithsonian Institution’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden welcomes visitors at all levels of understanding to experience the transformative power of contemporary art. The museum collects, preserves, and presents international modern and contemporary art in all media, distinguished by in-depth holdings of major artists of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. By collaborating with art

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Where does your mind travel when you’re home alone?Hiraki Sawa created “Dwelling” while he was still in graduate school,...
05/21/2021

Where does your mind travel when you’re home alone?

Hiraki Sawa created “Dwelling” while he was still in graduate school, using CGI to transform his small apartment into a miniature airport. The video tracks the flights of the tiny airplanes as they take off and land on his kitchen table, bed, and washing machine. Watch “Dwelling” on our website through June 18. Check in next week for the next video in our series.

"Lost in Place: Voyages in Video" features video art from the past 20 years to make you think about relationships with “place”…something we all have feelings about this year.

📷 Hiraki Sawa, “Dwelling,” 2003. Single-channel video; black and white; sound; 9:20 min. Joseph H. Hirshhorn Purchase Fund, 2006 (06.2). Courtesy of the artist and James Cohan Gallery.

Tonight, meet Jacolby Satterwhite to find out why The New Yorker called him “wildly ingenious.” The conceptual artist wi...
05/19/2021

Tonight, meet Jacolby Satterwhite to find out why The New Yorker called him “wildly ingenious.” The conceptual artist will join us live online to dive into his practice, which draws on the visual language of video games, Afrofuturism, q***r theory, and his own familial archive to create moving image installations that explore issues of labor, sexuality, and fantasy.

Experience his video work “Birds in Paradise” right now (available on the Hirshhorn website as part of our online screening series “Lost in Place: Voyages in Video”).

This live online event is part of the Hirshhorn’s Talking to Our Time series. Join us every Wednesday on Zoom, Facebook Live, or YouTube.

Reading this from the future? All past talks are available on our YouTube channel.

@jacolbysatt #HirshhornInsideOut

Know any restless kids? They can show us how they’re feeling in our food-face challenge. Arrange foods in different ways...
05/18/2021

Know any restless kids? They can show us how they’re feeling in our food-face challenge. Arrange foods in different ways to create different expressions. Then, eat your feelings—literally! We’ve been sharing artful snack hacks for kids. Share your creations #HirshhornInsideOut!

Our “Play With Your Food” series is exclusive to Hirshhorn Kids email newsletter, a weekly idea delivery for caregivers. Sign up! Discover more kids projects on the website.

#HirshhornKids #KidsActivity #ContemporaryArt #KidsArt #ArtProjects #ArtIdeasForKids #CreativeKids

Know any restless kids? They can show us how they’re feeling in our food-face challenge. Arrange foods in different ways to create different expressions. Then, eat your feelings—literally! We’ve been sharing artful snack hacks for kids. Share your creations #HirshhornInsideOut!

Our “Play With Your Food” series is exclusive to Hirshhorn Kids email newsletter, a weekly idea delivery for caregivers. Sign up! Discover more kids projects on the website.

#HirshhornKids #KidsActivity #ContemporaryArt #KidsArt #ArtProjects #ArtIdeasForKids #CreativeKids

Today's the day! Our screening series “Lost in Place” has launched with Jacolby Satterwhite’s electric video “Birds in P...
05/14/2021

Today's the day! Our screening series “Lost in Place” has launched with Jacolby Satterwhite’s electric video “Birds in Paradise.” In an elaborate CGI world, Satterwhite explores themes of regeneration, renewal, and what it means to return home again. The soundtrack features recordings of Patricia Satterwhite, the artist’s late mother, layered against electronic dance tracks. @jacolbysatt

Watch “Birds in Paradise” on our website through June 11.

Check in next week for the next video in our series. "Lost in Place: Voyages in Video" features video art from the past 20 years to make you think about relationships with “place”…something we all have feelings about this year.

📷 Jacolby Satterwhite, “Birds in Paradise,” 2019. Two-channel video; color; sound; 18:20 min. Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, proposed acquisition, November 2020. © Jacolby Satterwhite; Courtesy of the artist and Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York.

[Image description: Split-screen image. On the left, a computer-generated image of a flying figure projecting an image onto a floating basket. On the right, an expanse of water, layered by an image of a blue-tinted body in the sand.]

Kicking off the weekend with pasta? Set some noodles aside with food coloring and paper, and let the kids experiment wit...
05/14/2021

Kicking off the weekend with pasta? Set some noodles aside with food coloring and paper, and let the kids experiment with the pasta-bilities. We’ve been sharing artful snack hacks for kids. Share your creations #HirshhornInsideOut!

Our “Play With Your Food” series is exclusive to Hirshhorn Kids email newsletter, a weekly idea delivery for caregivers. Sign up! Discover more kids projects on the website.

#HirshhornKids #KidsActivity #ContemporaryArt #KidsArt #ArtProjects #ArtIdeasForKids #CreativeKids

Kicking off the weekend with pasta? Set some noodles aside with food coloring and paper, and let the kids experiment with the pasta-bilities. We’ve been sharing artful snack hacks for kids. Share your creations #HirshhornInsideOut!

Our “Play With Your Food” series is exclusive to Hirshhorn Kids email newsletter, a weekly idea delivery for caregivers. Sign up! Discover more kids projects on the website.

#HirshhornKids #KidsActivity #ContemporaryArt #KidsArt #ArtProjects #ArtIdeasForKids #CreativeKids

05/14/2021

Conceptual artist Jacolby Satterwhite creates epic imagined worlds using digital animation, virtual reality, sculpture, choreography, and performance, dubbed “wildly ingenious” by The New Yorker. He draws on the visual language of video games, Afrofuturism, q***r theory, and his own familial archive to create moving image installations that explore issues of labor, sexuality, and fantasy.

Last year, The New York Times named Satterwhite’s exhibition We Are in Hell When We Hurt Each Other one of the defining moments in art in 2020. The show brought together works in a variety of artistic media that explored modes of political resistance in a post-pandemic world.

Often working between art and pop culture, Satterwhite was celebrated for his 2019 collaboration with musician Solange on her visual album, When I Get Home.

Satterwhite joins Hirshhorn associate curator Marina Isgro for a look into the personal stories, artistic references, and critical perspectives behind the artist’s dizzyingly rich moving image installations.

Jacolby Satterwhite’s Birds in Paradise (2019) was recently approved for acquisition into the Hirshhorn’s permanent collection by the Museum’s Board of Trustees.

05/13/2021

Rachel Schmidt's art practice is founded in an imaginative forecasting of possible futures, constructing stories about tomorrow from the stuff of today. Schmidt's expansive installations often envision the environmental impact of the climate crisis, incorporating troubling detritus like single-use consumer goods alongside a wide range of media, such as drawing, animation, sculpture, video, and music. Here, she discusses how Joseph Beuys set an example for true creative freedom that she uses as a guiding principle in her work.

@Rachelschmidtart #aboutbeuysDC @goethe_dc

05/12/2021

Hoesy Corona is a self-described uncategorized artist whose work examines "what it means to be a q***r Latinx immigrant in a place where there are few." Corona's wearable sculptures, installations, and performances explore issues that affect marginalized communities such as obfuscation, scapegoating, immigration, and fear of the other. In this video he speaks about how the work of Joseph Beuys enhanced his understanding of the artistic role that we all play in the creation of our shared reality.

@hoesycorona #aboutbeuysDC @goethe_dc

05/12/2021
(AT HOME) ON ART AND THE IMPROBABLE: ARTIST TALK WITH DIANA AL-HADID

Artist Diana Al-Hadid has described her practice as “getting a material to misbehave.” Her sculptures and wall panels draw influence from her Middle Eastern heritage and her interests in experimenting with materials, ultimately melding cultures, art histories, physics, and architecture. Often beginning with a careful study of her materials, Al-Hadid tests the limits of medium and form in order to create works that seek the improbable, questioning narratives as well as physics. Many of her installations incorporate elements of architectural structures, stretching across galleries and public spaces in unique, often gravity-defying, ways.

Among many prominent projects, Al-Hadid was commissioned to create new work for the US Embassy in Pristina, Kosovo. The resulting work, Words From Mountains (2018), was inspired by the historic stone bridge in Prizren, Kosovo.

Al-Hadid will join Charlotte Burns to discuss her work for the US Embassy in addition to her experimental practice.

Today’s noontime edition of Talking to Our Time is “On Art and the Improbable.” Join Syrian-born, Brooklyn-based multime...
05/12/2021

Today’s noontime edition of Talking to Our Time is “On Art and the Improbable.” Join Syrian-born, Brooklyn-based multimedia artist Diana Al-Hadid in conversation with Charlotte Burns, senior editor for Art Agency, Partners, co-sponsored by the US Department of State’s @artinembassies. Ask @dianaalhadid about how she achieves her “blend of fresco and tapestry” and the story behind “Words from Mountains” (2018), a commission for the US Embassy in Pristina, Kosovo, inspired by a historic stone bridge nearby in Prizren.

Submit questions in advance via Zoom, or stream on FacebookLive and YouTube. The link is on our website. As ever—it’s free. #HirshornInsideOut

ASL translation will be provided on Zoom and CART (real-time captioning) will be provided across all platforms. If you have any questions about accessibility for this program, please email [email protected]. This program is presented in partnership with the US Department of State’s Office of Art in Embassies.

📸: Artwork images courtesy of @dianaalhadid

05/11/2021

Having lived in Kansas where he came to understand the enveloping presence of an endless blue sky, Tommy Bobo creates works out of light and darkness that evoke an experience that he describes as "a balance between a science fair and the transcendent." In this video he shares what he learned from Joseph Beuys about materials, magic, and the power of a good story.

@iamtommybobo #aboutbeuysDC @goethe_dc

Whoever said “Don’t play with your food” never fed kids in a pandemic! Set your child up with plain yogurt and a colorfu...
05/11/2021

Whoever said “Don’t play with your food” never fed kids in a pandemic! Set your child up with plain yogurt and a colorful mix-in like mashed berries or baby food. Then swish, swirl and “paint” with fingers or a brush on a plate. We’re sharing artful snack hacks for kids. Share your creations #HirshhornInsideOut!

Our “Play With Your Food” series is exclusive to Hirshhorn Kids email newsletter, a weekly idea delivery for caregivers. Sign up! Discover more kids projects on the website.

Whoever said “Don’t play with your food” never fed kids in a pandemic! Set your child up with plain yogurt and a colorful mix-in like mashed berries or baby food. Then swish, swirl and “paint” with fingers or a brush on a plate. We’re sharing artful snack hacks for kids. Share your creations #HirshhornInsideOut!

Our “Play With Your Food” series is exclusive to Hirshhorn Kids email newsletter, a weekly idea delivery for caregivers. Sign up! Discover more kids projects on the website.

You’re invited to join Syrian-born, Brooklyn-based multimedia artist Diana Al-Hadid and Charlotte Burns, senior editor f...
05/10/2021

You’re invited to join Syrian-born, Brooklyn-based multimedia artist Diana Al-Hadid and Charlotte Burns, senior editor for Art Agency, Partners virtually this Wednesday at noon for “On Art and the Improbable.” We’ll be talking about her commission, “Words from Mountains” (2018) for the US Embassy in Pristina, Kosovo, inspired by a historic stone bridge nearby in Prizren.

@dianaalhadid has described her practice as “getting a material to misbehave.” Many of her sculptures and wall panels draw influence from her heritage and interests in experimenting with materials, melding cultures, art histories, architecture—even physics! Her installations incorporate elements of architectural structures, stretching across galleries and public spaces, often in gravity-defying ways.

We have questions and you must too. Sign up for the noontime edition via Zoom to submit in advance. As ever—it’s free. #HirshornInsideOut

ASL translation will be provided on Zoom and CART (real-time captioning) will be provided across all platforms. If you have any questions about accessibility for this program, please email [email protected]. This program is presented in partnership with the US Department of State’s Office of Art in Embassies.

📸: Artwork images courtesy of @dianaalhadid

This month marks 100 years since the birth of visionary artist and thinker Joseph Beuys. Beuys believed in the power of ...
05/10/2021

This month marks 100 years since the birth of visionary artist and thinker Joseph Beuys. Beuys believed in the power of art to change the world, and he believed that every person has the capacity to wield this power. The Hirshhorn collection contains two iconic works by Beuys: Memory of My Youth in the Mountains, 1977, and F.I.U. Blackboards, 1977-79. To celebrate this individual whose impact reverberates throughout the arts to this day, we have partnered with Goethe-Institut Washington to ask nine artists to reflect on their relationship to Beuys, his work, and his legacy. Tune in this week as we feature their videos.

#aboutbeuysDC @goethe_dc @iamtommybobo @hoesycorona @rex_delafkaran @yacine_tilala @Mapsglover @mercedes_theartist @Rachelschmidtart #dansteinhilber @reneestout5

An exhibition has never hit this close to home. Only one week until "Lost in Place: Voyages in Video" launches on our we...
05/07/2021

An exhibition has never hit this close to home. Only one week until "Lost in Place: Voyages in Video" launches on our website. The screening series features video artworks from the past 20 years that address our relationships with "place"... something we all have feelings about after more than a year into an isolating global pandemic.

The online exhibition will kick off May 14 with Jacolby Satterwhite's mesmerizing "Birds in Paradise." We'll release a new video each week, and each video will be on view for a month.

[Image description: Exhibition graphic comprising a video still with words below. The still shows an exterior of an apartment building, with windows, balconies, and doors lining up in grid-like symmetry. Below the image read the words "Lost in Place: Voyages in Video, May 14–August 20, 2021"]

#ContemporaryArt #NewMedia #OnlineExhibition #Hirshhorn #HMSG

An exhibition has never hit this close to home. Only one week until "Lost in Place: Voyages in Video" launches on our website. The screening series features video artworks from the past 20 years that address our relationships with "place"... something we all have feelings about after more than a year into an isolating global pandemic.

The online exhibition will kick off May 14 with Jacolby Satterwhite's mesmerizing "Birds in Paradise." We'll release a new video each week, and each video will be on view for a month.

[Image description: Exhibition graphic comprising a video still with words below. The still shows an exterior of an apartment building, with windows, balconies, and doors lining up in grid-like symmetry. Below the image read the words "Lost in Place: Voyages in Video, May 14–August 20, 2021"]

#ContemporaryArt #NewMedia #OnlineExhibition #Hirshhorn #HMSG

Apologies, but we're experiencing technical difficulties with the livestream tonight. You can join in by going to the we...
05/05/2021
NFTs: Fad or the Future of Art? - Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden | Smithsonian

Apologies, but we're experiencing technical difficulties with the livestream tonight. You can join in by going to the website link below and signing in directly to zoom. We'll also be posting the recording afterwards as well.

https://hirshhorn.si.edu/event/nfts-fad-or-the-future-of-art/

Art experts discuss the current NFT craze, and debate the future of blockchain technology’s impact on artists and cultural institutions.

Are non-fungible tokens a fad or the future of art? Now, in time for @friezeofficial, let’s talk about consider how they...
05/04/2021

Are non-fungible tokens a fad or the future of art? Now, in time for @friezeofficial, let’s talk about consider how they might impact the future of artists, museums, the art market, and you.

Tomorrow night at 6:30pm, #hirshhorn Associate Curator of Media and Performance Art Marina Isgro asks art and blockchain thought leader @annebracegirdle, artist and professor @claudhart, curator and economics whiz @kennyschacter, and @nymag art critic @jerrysaltz to predict the future of blockchain technology and art.

The program is free: Register on Zoom to submit your questions during the talk, or stream live on YouTube or Facebook Live. CART (real-time captioning) will be provided across all platforms. If you have questions about accessibility for this program, please email [email protected]. #HirshhornInsideOut

Image: ‘Nyan Cat’ Pixelated cherry Pop-Tart-cat streaming a rainbow through a starry sky.

Are non-fungible tokens a fad or the future of art? Now, in time for @friezeofficial, let’s talk about consider how they might impact the future of artists, museums, the art market, and you.

Tomorrow night at 6:30pm, #hirshhorn Associate Curator of Media and Performance Art Marina Isgro asks art and blockchain thought leader @annebracegirdle, artist and professor @claudhart, curator and economics whiz @kennyschacter, and @nymag art critic @jerrysaltz to predict the future of blockchain technology and art.

The program is free: Register on Zoom to submit your questions during the talk, or stream live on YouTube or Facebook Live. CART (real-time captioning) will be provided across all platforms. If you have questions about accessibility for this program, please email [email protected]. #HirshhornInsideOut

Image: ‘Nyan Cat’ Pixelated cherry Pop-Tart-cat streaming a rainbow through a starry sky.

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