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conceptual rendering for 360-degree projection installation commissioned by the Hirshhorn, scheduled for 2012 © Courtesy of the artist & Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
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Independence Ave. @ Seventh St. SW
20013-7012 Washington
DC
US
March 22nd, 2012 - May 13th, 2012
Opening: March 22nd, 2012 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
TAGS:  
installation

DESCRIPTION

Internationally renowned artist Doug Aitken (b. California, 1968; lives and works in Los Angeles and New York) will transform the Hirshhorn’s iconic circular building into “liquid architecture.” Using approximately eleven high-definition projectors, Aitken will seamlessly blend imagery to envelop the entire façade of the Gordon Bunshaft–designed structure with a 360-degree panorama that will make the Museum recede into cinematic space—rotating, rising, and evolving into new forms. Exploding film conventions, the work cannot be viewed from any single perspective or at any single moment in time. Visitors must walk the perimeter of the building in order to experience the work more fully. This site-specific commission will remain on view each evening for nearly two months. More than a temporary artwork, this truly original piece will also become part of the Hirshhorn’s permanent collection, enhancing its ever-expanding holdings of cutting-edge time-based media.

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