In each of the last nine weeks you could say that artists have occupied the Corcoran. Well, at least they've occupied the bridge over its entryway. With that in mind, for the final installment of "Take It to the Bridge," dancer Maida Withers aims to perform a work inspired by the Occupy movement. For her [...]
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Annie Albagli's "Bridging the Light," which opens today, possesses a couple of subtle aims. Riffing on the influence of Richard Diebenkorn, whose exhibition runs at the Corcoran through Sept. 23, Albagli's screenprints on polyester film play with light as it filters through the bridge and into the gallery.
This weekend in the Corcoran bridge: identity politics! Saturday, the Take It to the Bridge series hosts Carolina Mayorga's "Maid in the USA," in which the artist will be engaged in a constant act of tidying up the gallery's entryway.
The performance does something similar to the movie A Day Without a Mexican, drawing attention to residents that [...]
D.C. is awash with paper work. At least that's what "COLON:Y"—a collaboration by artists Wilmer Wilson and Chukwuma Agubokwu—suggests in the sixth installation of Take It to the Bridge at the Corcoran Gallery of Art. Their project, the Airborne Leaflet Campaign, will situate upward of half a dozen printers into the museum's bridge performance space, [...]
There is a safety procedure for most disasters. Locate the nearest exit. Avoid exterior windows. Your seat cushion can be used as a flotation device. Pop quiz: What do you do when the ground beneath your feet suddenly gives way? Procedures for Ground Loss Safety, the fifth installment of the "Take It to the Bridge" [...]
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It will be the sound of wedding bells Saturday at the Corcoran during this weekend's installment of "Take It to the Bridge,” the series co-presented by the Washington Project for the Arts: Performance artist Kathryn Cornelius plans to marry (and divorce) seven suitors. It’s a timely piece given all [...]
American University’s current show, "Mexico: Expected/Unexpected," certainly contains an unexpected array of artists: Ana Mendieta, Gordon Matta-Clark, William Eggleston, Doug Aitken, John Baldessari, and Ed Ruscha. Notice: They're not Mexican.
But don't be alarmed just yet, because there are Mexican voices throughout this exhibition, curated by Carlos Basauldo (it first showed at the Maison Rouge in Paris). He culled [...]
Unlike last Saturday's sleep performance, the only live element in Jennifer Coster’s installation for the Corcoran's "Take It to the Bridge" series will be the tweeting of birds. "Canaries in McMansionland," on view Aug. 1 through Aug. 5, will feature just that: canaries in a McMansion—or, really, a birdcage made to look like one.
In which one of our art critics highlights a favorite work on view in a local gallery.
Kevin Roche and John Dinkeloo's design for the IBM pavilion at the 1964 New York World's Fair realizes some of architecture's goals beyond basic function. Coupled with a video explaining the process, the designs on paper illustrate the architects' thought [...]
Some artists have probably been accused of sleeping on the job. Saturday, visitors to the Corcoran will see exactly that. As part of the museum's "Take It to the Bridge" series, co-presented by the Washington Project for the Arts, performance artist Chajana denHarder will crawl up into the bridge space above the museum's entrance and [...]