Promoting Creativity

Ed Atkins, Safe Conduct, 2016


Hirshhorn Debuts New Acquisitions in “What Absence Is Made Of”

The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden has announced “What Absence Is Made Of,” a major new exhibition of more than 70 recent acquisitions and rarely shown works that reimagine the extensive permanent collection. Prompted by today’s increasing focus on the material and digital worlds, the exhibition explores the compelling and enigmatic ways in which artists use absence—the loss of body, of physical form or of memory—as a form of artistic expression for more than 70 years. “What Absence Is Made Of” is organized by Hirshhorn curator-at-large Gianni Jetzer, andit will completely transform the Hirshhorn’s third-floor galleries Oct. 19 through summer 2019. 

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Emily Alli,, +1 212 202 3402