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February 1, 1989 – April 23, 1989
Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden
7th and Independence Ave., SW
Location: Level 3
A mixed-media installation and 3 recent sculptures by Mel Chin reflect the metaphysical concerns of this New York artist. His 20-foot-long installation represents the 9 planets in terms of classical and Chinese mythology, alchemy, and science.
His sculptures use the forms of oversize musical instruments to allude to current political and cultural confrontations. They are: