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October 26, 2006 – January 7, 2007
Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden
7th & Independence Ave., SW
Location: Level 2
This exhibition features freestanding sculptures recently created by 9 international contemporary artists of different generations -- Andrea Cohen, Bjorn Dahlem, Isa Genzken, Mark Handforth, Rachel Harrison, Evan Holloway, Charles Long, Mindy Shapero, and Franz West. These artists use a range of materials to investigate the translation of difficult-to-explain ideas and observations into physical form and offer insights into how these materials can still challenge and expand our ways of seeing. Materials used include those usually associated with sculpture -- clay, plaster, steel, wood, papier-mache, and glass -- to the natural and synthetic "found" objects -- tree branches, plants, furniture, used batteries, Styrofoam swimming noodles, plastic flowers, toys, and even air freshener.