Tag Archives: Washington D.C.

Richard Diebenkorn. “Seated Woman,” 1968. Lithograph. Image:  19 3/4 x 25 inches (50.2 x 63.5 cm); sheet: 19 3/4 x 25 inches (50.2 x 63.5 cm). Published by Kansas City Art Institute, edition of 20.  Image courtesy Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, New York. ©Estate of Richard Diebenkorn.

Ink: Notes on the Contemporary Print

Ink | Paper Feast in New York

Ink: Notes on the Contemporary Print

Ink | Paper Feast in New York

Sarah Kirk Hanley surveys the bounty of print exhibitions that are or have recently been on view in New York.

Mel Bochner, “Amazing,” 2011, monoprint with collage, engraving and embossment on hand-dyed Twinrocker handmade paper, 94 1/4 x 70 3/4 inches 239.4 x 179.7 cm, Image courtesy Two Palms Press, New York.

Ink: Notes on the Contemporary Print

Ink | Mel Bochner’s Word Play: Monoprints at Two Palms Press

Ink: Notes on the Contemporary Print

Ink | Mel Bochner’s Word Play: Monoprints at Two Palms Press

  “At the root of all my work is the recognition that we tend to take most of our experience for granted” (Mel Bochner in “Art in Conversation: Mel Bochner with …

Arnold Newman, "Georgia O'Keefe and Alfred Stieglitz," Silver print photograph, 1944.

Flash Points

Flash Points: Intimacy and Art

Flash Points

Flash Points: Intimacy and Art

If deprived of intimacy—without the closeness of another human’s body and touch—a human child has little chance of survival past infancy. In societies where the majority of people have all …

David Wojnarowicz, "Untitled (Face in Dirt)," 1990. Silver print, 28.5 x 28.5 inches. Courtesy P.P.O.W.

“I am the invisible being”: The Smithsonian, Wojnarowicz, and the Othering of AIDS

“I am the invisible being”: The Smithsonian, Wojnarowicz, and the Othering of AIDS

The decision of the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, G. Wayne Clough, to pull David Wojnarowicz’s video, The Fire in My Belly, from the Hide/Seek exhibition at the National Portrait …

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Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

This week in the roundup … Barbara Kruger gets a celebration started, Cao Fei has her eyes on a prize, Cai Guo-Qiang goes in with a bang, Raymond Pettibon is into …

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Klein’s Big Leap

Klein’s Big Leap

The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C. is currently showing the first Yves Klein retrospective to hit the United States in nearly 30 years. Called Yves Klein: With …

Allora & Calzadilla, "Hope Hippo", 2005. Installation view, 51st Venice Biennale. Photo: Giorgio Boata. Courtesy of the artists and Lisson Gallery.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Work by Season 4 duo Allora & Calzadilla is currently on view at the Aspen Art Museum in the exhibition Restless Empathy. The exhibition examines the process of entering the …

Dan Graham, For Gordon Bunshaft, 2008. Two-way mirror, steel, wood.

Where Was I?

Where Was I?

One of my ongoing curatorial interests has been the relationship between perception and subject formation — how does what we perceive say about who we are, and vice versa? How …

Art & the Avatar: Ambiguity of Identity in Virtual 3D Worlds

Art & the Avatar: Ambiguity of Identity in Virtual 3D Worlds

Self is the essential being of a person.  Art is a mirror image of a person’s identity, circle of influence, and perceived worlds or realities.  Art reflects what we feel, …

John Gerrard, "Dust Storm (Dalhart, Texas)," Realtime 3D projection still, 2007, Courtesy of the artist's website

John Gerrard’s “Dust Storm (Dalhart, Texas)”

John Gerrard’s “Dust Storm (Dalhart, Texas)”

This weekend I travelled to Washington D.C. (Arlington VA to be exact) to participate in a panel called WE HAVE DECIDED NOT TO DIE for the Arlington Arts Center‘s amazing …

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No Preservatives: Conversations about Conservation

Collaborations in Conserving Time-Based Art: a Conversation and a Colloquium

No Preservatives: Conversations about Conservation

Collaborations in Conserving Time-Based Art: a Conversation and a Colloquium

IMA conservator Richard McCoy talks with Jeff Martin, who organized the upcoming colloquium “Collaborations in Conserving Time-Based Art” (March 17th and 18th at the Hirshhorn).

James Turrell, "Ganzfeld Piece (Modell)", 2008. Courtesy of Kunstmuseum-Wolfsburg © James Turrell. Photo: Zooey Braun

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

A new installation by James Turrell (Season 1) — a light-filled space in the tradition of his Ganzfeld Pieces — will open at the Wolfsburg Art Museum in Germany on …

John Baldessari, ”How We Do Art Now”, 1973. Courtesy of Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA, and Electronic Arts Intermix, NY

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Vital Signals: Japanese and American Video Art from the 1960s and 70s is a three-part screening program at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Presented in collaboration with Electronic …

2009 Installation of Jenny Holzer's work, Untitled.

No Preservatives: Conversations about Conservation

Examining the Lives of Jenny Holzer’s Works/Words: A Discussion with SAAM Conservator Hugh Shockey

No Preservatives: Conversations about Conservation

Examining the Lives of Jenny Holzer’s Works/Words: A Discussion with SAAM Conservator Hugh Shockey

Art conservator Richard McCoy discusses the IMA’s 1983 Jenny Holzer sculpture, “Untitled,” and interviews SAAM conservator Hugh Shockey about “For SAAM.”

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Flash Points

Arts Stimulus Funding & the Art Economy Part 2: Talking to the House Arts Caucus Co-Chairs

Flash Points

Arts Stimulus Funding & the Art Economy Part 2: Talking to the House Arts Caucus Co-Chairs

A few months ago, I went to the Bronx for a studio visit with an accomplished artist, John Fekner, whose personal brand of street graphics helped define a tumultuous era …

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Calling all photographers: Museums (and Wikipedia) want to recruit you!

Calling all photographers: Museums (and Wikipedia) want to recruit you!

“Henry VIII,” Hiroshi Sugimoto (Season 3) February may very well be the unofficial month of the photography contest. Earlier this week, Joe Fusaro wrote about art contests in the classroom, …

Art21 at the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Art21 at the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Art21 is collaborating with the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) on a public program series titled Art:21 at SAAM. The film series presents episodes from the award winning television program …

Matthew Barney, From the "Cremaster Cycle," 1994-2002.

Strange Bodies

Strange Bodies

Yesterday, the Hirshhorn Museum opened the exhibition Strange Bodies, an installation of more than 40 works highlighting figuration in the Museum’s collection. On view through fall 2009, some pieces will rotate midway through …

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All the News We Hope to Print

All the News We Hope to Print

Living in the afterglow or wake (depending on your political leanings) of the 2008 presidential election, we are left to wonder where this talk of hope and change might lead …

Andrea Zittel, "A-Z Management and Maintenance Unit Model 003," 1992. Steel, wood, carpet, plastic sink, stove top, mirror. ©Andrea Zittel, Image courtesy of the Andrea Rosen Gallery, NY

2008 Lucelia Artist Award Nominees Announced

2008 Lucelia Artist Award Nominees Announced

The Smithsonian American Art Museum recently announced the nominees for their annual 2008 Lucelia Artist Award. The nominees are: Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla, Mark Dion (both Season 4), Trenton …

Dwight William Tryon, "Sunrise,"

Sugimoto and Tryon at the Freer Sackler

Sugimoto and Tryon at the Freer Sackler

On view through January 25, 2009, the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery exhibits 22 pastels by American landscape painter Dwight William Tryon (1849–1925) alongside six black and white photographs by Hiroshi Sugimoto …

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Teaching with Contemporary Art

Reality or Fiction at the Hirshhorn?

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Reality or Fiction at the Hirshhorn?

Another exhibition of contemporary art to see this summer in Washington D.C. is The Cinema Effect Part II: Realisms through September 7, 2008 at the Hirshhorn. A two-part exhibition, the …

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Teaching with Contemporary Art

Positively Puryear

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Positively Puryear

There is no substitute for seeing Martin Puryear’s sculptures firsthand. Martin Puryear at the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C., spanning the museum’s two buildings, offers such an opportunity …

Sound & Language

Sound & Language

The human voice is the most specific expression of an individual. With its infinite potential for sound effects and imitation along with its prime role in communication, it is clearly …

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Beyond the Reel

Beyond the Reel

On Thursday, June 19, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden opens the second installment of The Cinema Effect: Illusion, Reality, and the Moving Image, titled Part II: Realisms. While Part …

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Walker, Puryear, and Marshall featured in Corcoran show

Walker, Puryear, and Marshall featured in Corcoran show

Those in the Washington D.C. area should take a moment to check out The American Evolution, an expansive show at the Corcoran Gallery of Art on view through July 27. …

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Art21 Access ’07 Starts Today at the Corcoran in DC!

Art21 Access ’07 Starts Today at the Corcoran in DC!

Corcoran Gallery of Art 500 Seventeenth Street NW Washington, DC 20006 (202) 639-1700 Sneak Preview: Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 4 Monday, October 01, 2007 @ Noon and 7:00 …

Jenny Holzer, Projections, September 13-16, Washington, D.C.

Jenny Holzer: Projections in Washington D.C.

Jenny Holzer: Projections in Washington D.C.

Season 4 artist Jenny Holzer presents her second Washington D.C. xenon projection project (the first was in October 2004) starting September 13, when she projects quotes from President John F. …