Hirshhorn Plaza

Guido van der Werve, still from Nummer Negen (#9) The Day I Didn’t Turn with the World, 2007. Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. © Guido van der Werve

OCT 16, 2014-APR 06, 2015 (Second Level)
In a world conditioned by a frantic, 24/7 flow of information and the ephemerality of digital media, many moving-image artists are countering these tendencies with works that emphasize slower, more meditative forms of perception. Days of Endless Time presented 14 installations that offer prismatic vantage points into the suspension and attenuation of time or create a sense of timelessness. Themes included escape, solitude, enchantment, and the thrall of nature.

Days of Endless Time was organized by the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. The exhibition was made possible in part by generous support from Janine and J. Tomilson Hill, Kitty and Tom Stoner, and Ginny Williams in honor of Kerry Brougher. Additional funding was provided by the Holenia Trust and Shinola Detroit.


Wednesday, October 22
Podcast Available

In Conversation with Lapham’s Quarterly
In conjunction with the 40th-anniversary exhibition Days of Endless Time, the Hirshhorn collaborated with Lapham’s Quarterly on its Fall 2014 issue, “Time.” The magazine, which serves as the companion publication to the Hirshhorn’s exhibition, included a broad range of writing related to the focus of the exhibition, as well as images from many of the time-based installations on view at the Museum. The engaging conversation was moderated by Lapham’s Quarterly founder and editor Lewis H. Lapham, joined by Jay Griffiths, author of A Sideways Look at Time,and Jim Holt, author of Why Does the World Exist?: An Existential Detective Story.  More…