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© Courtesy of Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
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Independence Ave. @ Seventh St. SW
Washington, DC 20013-7012
July 6th, 2012 - February 19th, 2013
Opening: July 6th, 2012 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM

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http://hirshhorn.si.edu
COUNTRY:  
United States
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PHONE:  
202-633-1000
OPEN HOURS:  
Daily 10-5:30 (except Dec 25); Plaza open 7:30-5:30
TAGS:  
photography, video-art, sculpture

DESCRIPTION

For Antonio Rovaldi (Italian, b. Parma, 1975; lives and works in Milan), frequent long-distance walks and bike rides provide an open-air studio for him to contemplate landscape, space, and distance. These elements are often key to his drawings, sculpture, photography, performance, and video art. In The Opening Day, 2009, a pitcher takes aim at mass-produced ceramics displayed as if they are classical still lifes. The artist uses the intangible arc of a fastball to create suspense. Perhaps a metaphor is also at play: has moving-image work, once considered to be outside the realm of fine art, now shattered this hierarchy?