Episode four, in which artists tackled themes of justice and injustice, was the most lifeless of the reality TV show so far.
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Hirshhorn’s The Exhibit Premieres With Inflatable Banana and Lots of Cringe
The Exhibit: Finding the Next Great Artist is filled with awkward silences and art-world jargon.
Hirshhorn’s New Reality Show Looks for America’s Next Top Artist
Seven artists will compete for a cash prize and a chance to exhibit their work at the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum.
Reggaetonero J Balvin Named Hirshhorn Museum’s “Cultural Ambassador”
The Colombian singer has come under scrutiny in the past for what some consider to be his appropriation of Afro-Caribbean musical traditions.
Laurie Anderson Takes Stock of Today’s Unpredictable Weather
Anderson insists that she doesn’t consider herself a political artist, but her retrospective, The Weather reveals that her artistic choices are entangled with her politics.
Three Museums Suspend Jon Rafman Exhibitions Following Allegations of “Predatory Behavior”
Institutions in Germany, Canada, and the US have postponed planned exhibitions of the digital media artist’s work after allegations against him surfaced online.
The Decade that Changed the Art World: Money, Media, and Brands in the 1980s
The primary takeaway of Brand New at the Hirshhorn is its demonstration of how high the stakes of representation became during the 1980s, a decade of proliferating imagery and technology.
After Florida Shooting, Hirshhorn Museum Calls Off Art Projection Featuring Giant Gun [UPDATED]
The projection, by artist Krzysztof Wodiczko, will be rescheduled for a later date.
Mark Bradford Reimagines “Pickett’s Charge” to Include New Voices
Within Bradford’s “Pickett’s Charge,” there is a rawness, a free construction that flies in the face of popular culture’s insistence on a simplified historical and visual record.
Tania Bruguera, Hank Willis Thomas, and Eric Gottesman on Making Art in Times of Turmoil
The final event in the Hirshhorn Museum’s Ai Weiwei series will discuss the challenges and necessity of art making amid political turmoil.
Mark Bradford’s Gettysburg Address
Bradford’s installation at the Hirshhorn Museum takes as its subject the ways we think, and ultimately don’t think, about history.