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East City Artnote: Rirkrit Tiravanija: (who’s afraid of red, yellow, and green) at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

East City Artnote: Rirkrit Tiravanija: (who’s afraid of red, yellow, and green) at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Contemporary Thai artist Rirkrit Tiravanija focuses on bridging gaps that separate audiences from physical objects of artwork, chiefly through real-time experiences and interactions. The Hirshhorn currently offers a chance for visitors to step onto such a bridge in an unusual culinary/artistic experience that is both intriguing and puzzling. Read More
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East City Artnotes: Then/Again – A Gallery Exhibition 30 Years Later

East City Artnotes: Then/Again – A Gallery Exhibition 30 Years Later

For thirty years, the District of Columbia Arts Center has weathered the changing vagaries of the DC’s artistic landscape; few local arts organizations can lay claim to such an extensive history of showcasing visual and performing arts.  Then/Again: A Gallery Exhibition 30 Years Later marks this noteworthy anniversary, inviting artists who participated in the gallery’s inaugural exhibition to display works that document their current interests. Read More
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East City Art Reviews: NOMAD: The Art of Alonzo Davis

East City Art Reviews: NOMAD: The Art of Alonzo Davis

A remarkable two-part exhibition of recent work by Washington DC artist Alonzo Davis is currently in the art galleries of the Rachel Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center of the Northern Virginia Community College Alexandria campus. Comprised of Davis’ Navigation and Migrant series, the underlying and unifying theme of the exhibition is travel, of “finding one’s way in unfamiliar territory,” whether that territory is in the vastness of the sea, the fearful emptiness of the desert, or in the changes in one’s life. Read More
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East City Art Reviews: Ursula von Rydingsvard’s The Contour of Feeling at the National Museum of Women in the Arts

East City Art Reviews: Ursula von Rydingsvard’s The Contour of Feeling at the National Museum of Women in the Arts

While known internationally for public, outdoor sculptural vessels that dwarf the human figure, this survey of von Rydingsvard’s recent work (the majority of which were produced in the last ten years) gives viewers a more complete picture of her artistic musings. Stand in front of these monoliths, she seems to say, and know there is a deeper, richer part of the universe beyond the visual spectrum waiting to be explored. Read More
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East City Art Reviews—Carolina Mayorga: PINK Ranchos and Other Ephemeral Zip Codes

East City Art Reviews—Carolina Mayorga: PINK Ranchos and Other Ephemeral Zip Codes

Mayorga has made pink her brand. Her exhibit PINK ranchos and other ephemeral zip codes refers specifically to the oppression of women and girls, but more generally, to large portions of the populations of Latin American countries, especially those where the split in living conditions between the wealthy and the poor is extremely sharp, and where the violence and terror inflicted by governments and/or gangs is most commonly directed at families with children living in ephemeral housing and economic deprivation. Read More
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Nancy At Ninety: A Retrospective of Form and Color

Nancy At Ninety: A Retrospective of Form and Color

All of Nancy Frankel’s work holds a quiet persistence. Her work remains grounded in abstraction. Studying at a time when education institutions, and the art world, did not welcome women, Frankel pursued her craft as sculptor with a great mindfulness of what was happening around her. Each of her works seems to represent a narrative in a three-dimensional journal entry, describing her Zeitgeist and her intellectual musing about art as a formal practice. Read More
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