@shamp_jeff shared this still of Brian Dailey’s video “Jikai” (2013)
In this month’s ArtGrams, we share your photos of our recent acquisitions galleries. From Annette Messager’s plush toy installation to Brian Dailey’s video artwork to Franz Erhard Walther’s participatory Red Song, these galleries highlight some of the contemporary works in our collection.
Visitors have been fascinated by Annette Messager’s “Mes petites effigies (My Little Effigies)” (1989-90), including Instagrammer @thearthouze, who snapped this photo of the installation
Instagrammer @lydiawawa shared “Four Courts/ Dublin A and B” by Jan Dibbets (1983)
Instagrammer @kerryscheidt: “Franz Erhard Walther ‘Red Song’ as interpreted by @davidkfreeman
Cuddly or creepy? Instagrammer @rianmack zooms in on Annette Messager’s installtion
“Copula” by Ernesto Neto uses gallery space creatively. Photo captured by Instagrammer @cehhoerr
Instagrammer @blindobject also zoomed in close for this photo of Juliao Sarmento’s “Tirar a Renda E Soprar na Flor (To Take Off the Lace and Blow the Flower” (1997)
A recent acquisition by Kara Walker, “Crest of Pine Mountain, where General Polk Fell” (2005). Photo by @nomadyard
Instagrammer @h.m.jacobs’s view of Annette Messager’s installation
Installation shot of Alyson Shotz’s Allusion of GravityPhoto: Lee Stalsworth
The Phillips celebrates the fifth anniversary of its Intersections contemporary art series with Intersections@5, an exhibition comprising work by 20 of the participating artists. In this blog series, each artist writes about his or her work on view.
The structure of this sculpture is inspired by looking at diagrams of space, mass, and how they interact to create the gravity we experience. I hope to allow the viewer to think about space in a different way: what is empty space, what does it look like, what shapes can it take?
Allusion of Gravity is made with clear, round glass beads which reflect the light and let the sculpture transform with the changing natural light during the day. Each bead also acts as a magnifying glass for all the other beads, creating many mini-sculptures within the larger sculpture.
Allusion of Gravity is one version of what I imagine empty space to be like. It was my first sculpture exploring the structure of space itself, and began a series I am still working on today.
Artist Jill O’Bryan and team install her work one billion breaths in a lifetime on the corner of 21st & Q Streets, NW, right outside the museum (listen close for the answer to the question in this blog post’s title!).