Posts Tagged ‘hirshhorn’

Share #11: Hirshhorn Muesum’s Over, Under Next

Posted 03 Jul 2013 — by Jennifer
Category materials, shares

If you want to see the origins of collage and assemblage, and you live in the DC area, head to the Hirshhorn to see Under, Over, Next. Something I had to keep in mind is context–the collages and assemblages in this show are from as early as 1913 (Braque’s Aria de Bach)

This piece by Jess, A Western Prospect of Egg and Dart1988, made me consider the physical  process involved in cutting and pasting, now more commonly accomplished with Photoshop and similar software and applications.

A close-up.IMG_4354

There was something about the presence of the ‘real’ puzzle pieces and other objects-the trompe l’oeil, that was exciting.IMG_4355

So many things were hiding in the image. Today was the second time I studied this picture and I saw entierly new things.IMG_4356

I also was drawn to these images by Jiří Kolář, organized in a visual way, for example in diagonals:


Or weblike structures:IMG_4360

Or vertical lines: IMG_4359


Posted 06 Mar 2012 — by Jennifer
Category image of the child, materials

I’ve been thinking a lot about this quotation from a recent Washington Post review of the Suprasensorial show at the Hirshhorn:

“But it’s always worth being suspicious of anything that attempts to bypass the intellect through hyper-sensual appeal.” -Phillip Kennicott

I think educators should also be wary about many of the so-called sensory experiences we offer at school–like shaving cream for example. I remain suspicious about the “fun” factor, and am left wondering about the complexity.

See the full review: