Monday, December 05, 2005

Upcoming Hirshhorn Events

Film & Meet the Artist: Alfredo Jaar
Wednesday, December 7, 7:30 pm
Chilean-born artist Alfredo Jaar returns to filmmaking in Muxima, 2005, a meditation on contemporary life in Angola. He will introduce the film, which elegantly relates the disparity of wealth, the rise of HIV/AIDS, and the legacy of years of civil strife. This stunning portrait of an emerging nation is a mostly wordless documentary of impressions organized into cantos. Each has a subtly different version of the popular Kimbundu folk song "Muxima (Heart)." English subtitles.

Lunchtime Gyroscope Talk: Ann Hamilton's Palimpsest Dec 9, 2005 at 12:30pmThe Hirshhorn's Anne Ellegood will explore Ann Hamilton's Palimpsest, 1989. This recently acquired installation-which consists of a room covered with beeswax tablets, thousands of slips of paper containing handwritten texts, and a vitrine filled with snails that gradually eat away at heads of cabbage-evokes the complex layering and gradual decay of memory. Meet at the Information Desk.


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