Posts Tagged ‘Barbara Kruger’

Arts Roundup: Superficial Fodder for Social Media Edition

"At its worst, the [Barbara] Kruger installation [at Hirshhorn] is simply a backdrop, wallpaper for snapshots, superficial fodder for social media or a jumble of bold color leading to the gift shop, where matching tote bags and wallets are available for purchase." [Post]
Peter Marks says Kathleen Turner shines in Arena's Molly Ivins [Post]
Where does Gwydion [...]

Arts Roundup: Quake Edition

Washington National Cathedral, still damaged from last year's earthquake, receives a $5 million gift for repairs. [Post]
Barbara Kruger discusses "Belief+Doubt," her installation at the Hirshhorn. [Express]
D.C. Conspiracy cartoonist Rafer Roberts has an art exhibition in Rockville. [Gazette]
Jody Rosen: Pitchfork readers are closed-minded and conservative. [Pitchfork]
Bob Mould has a Walden moment. [YouTube]

Enter Through the Gift Shop: Why the Hirshhorn’s Spectacle Strategy Is a Problem

In 2006, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden invited John Baldessari to curate a show in the museum’s basement, drawing from its permanent collection.
They could not have known what terrible things the pioneering conceptual artist would do to it. Baldessari took two of the museum’s most familiar contemporary pieces—Bruce Nauman’s “From Hand to Mouth” and Joseph [...]

Arts Roundup: Pretend-Land Washington Edition

Capital Girls, the first in a trilogy about rich and connected babes doing Washington-y things in pretend-land Washington, lands on shelves today. Don't all hit Barnes & Noble at once. [Post]
Washingtonian speaks with artist Kathryn Cornelius about her plan to marry and divorce seven people at the Corcoran this weekend. "I’m just hoping the piece [...]