Posts Tagged ‘Diller Scofidio & Renfro’

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 [...]

Plans for Hirshhorn Bubble Continue, Even as Delays Loom

Everything about the way the Hirshhorn pitched the Diller Scofidio + Renfro–designed bubble extension to the museum suggested that the project was as much a draft as a declaration. So it comes as little surprise that the implementation may be delayed passed its announced 2012 opening date, as Tyler Green reports.
Recall that news of the [...]

The Hirshhorn Bubble: Audacious, but Is It Art? Our Critics Weigh In

If Hirshhorn Museum Director Richard Koshalek gets his way—and it seems he will—then beginning in 2011 the National Mall will get a pretty striking makeover. Well, at least for two months a year.
News of the plan to install a giant bubble atop the Hirshhorn—the inflatable, removable, 145-foot structure would snake through the museum's central courtyard—broke [...]