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Hirshhorn + No Kings Collective present
A Hirshhorn Late Night
Tickets are sold out
Ages 21+, with ID
No Kings Collective, SUPERWAXX and NoMüNoMü, in collaboration with the Hirshhorn, present the Hirshhorn In The City poster release in response to the exhibit, Brand New: Art and Commodity in the 1980s. There will be limited-edition posters available for free night of the event!
No Kings Collective has, by their own admission, been “hustling since 2009,” and as an art collective, they embody the creative energy, versatility and community of DC. Their large-scale murals can be found throughout the city, and their events and interventions create unexpected public encounters that blend design and culture in extraordinary ways. Artists in the 1980s created entrepreneurial collectives to pioneer new ways to share and sell their art, with their own catchphrases. “HUSTLE” echoes the advertising slogans and appropriated images featured in Brand New, and this unique mix of tongue-in-cheek design is highlighted in the Hirshhorn exhibition.
- Pop-up Art Installations by No Kings Collective
- Enjoy an evening at the Hirshhorn tourist-free!
- Live painting by featured artist, SUPERWAXX
- Performances by Lionz of Zion
- Tasty beverages by ‘Please Bring Chips’
- Bites by Mason Dixie, Dolcezza Gelato & Coffee
- More to be announced….
DJ sets by:
- Spinser Tracy (That Feel Good)
- Jerome Baker III + Domo (Rock Creek Social Club)
- Ayes Cold
- Fleg (Four Hours of Funk)
ABOUT THE EXHIBIT
It’s the 80s as you’ve never seen it before. Explore the iconic decade when artwork became a commodity and the artist, a brand. Razor-sharp, witty, satirical and deeply subversive, these nearly 150 works examine the origins and rise of a new generation of artists in 1980s New York who blurred the lines between art, entertainment and commerce, a shift that continues to define contemporary art today.