Monday, October 24, 2005

Must see collection installation

At the Hirshhorn. As part of Gyroscope (the Hirshhorn's periodic rotation of the permanent collection) one of the new "exhibits" is Sculptors and their Drawings.

From a press release:
“Sculptors and their Drawings” provides a glimpse into the creative process of artists past and present-including Pablo Picasso, Alberto Giacometti, Henri Matisse, Robert Smithson, Julio González and Anish Kapoor-and demonstrates the many ways in which sculptors use drawings: as studies for their work, as a means of liberation from the physicality of sculpture and as a way of developing and exploring their visual vocabularies.
I'm not sure if the installation is complete (I don't remember seeing any Smithson or Kapoor) but the Giacometti room is spectacular.

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