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Fragments in Time and Space

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Fragments in Time and Space

Independence Ave. @ Seventh St. SW
Washington, DC 20013-7012
June 23rd, 2011 - August 28th, 2011
Opening: June 23rd, 2011 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://hirshhorn.si.edu
COUNTRY:  
United States
EMAIL:  
hmsginquiries@si.edu
PHONE:  
202-633-1000
OPEN HOURS:  
Daily 10-5:30 (except Dec 25); Plaza open 7:30-5:30

DESCRIPTION

Since the beginnings of Modernism, issues of time and space have been central to art in all media, from the fragmentation of space in Cubism and the depiction of speed in Futurism to the manipulation of these elements made possible through cinematic techniques. For many contemporary artists, these universal notions persist as crucial themes. Fragments in Time and Space draws upon the Hirshhorn’s collection to present works, including pieces by Thomas Eakins, Douglas Gordon, On Kawara, Richard Long, Ed Ruscha, Hiroshi Sugimoto, and Mark Tobey, that demonstrate the diverse ways in which artists have conceptualized, employed, and  manipulated time and space. Using a range of both direct and indirect approaches, all of these works encourage viewers to focus on and reconsider the way they perceive and experience the world—from a single moment in time to a vast idea of the infinite.