Mexican, b. Mexico City, 1970
Two-channel video; color; sound; 6:14 min.
Joseph H. Hirshhorn Purchase Fund, 2007 (07.83)
Born in Mexico City and educated in Amsterdam, multimedia artist Carlos Amorales explores how images can be recycled and reinterpreted across cultures and contexts. In 1999, he created the Liquid Archive, a bank of digital drawings—including silhouettes of birds, trees, skulls, and butterflies—which he both uses in his own work and makes available to other artists. To create this two-channel video, Amorales invited a graphic designer, André Pahl, to animate a selection of these drawings and a composer, José María Serralde, to create a score. Dark Mirror presents a series of apocalyptic scenes that combine traditional symbols of danger, such as wolves and spiders, with contemporary images of terror, such as falling airplanes.
In a museum setting, the two parts of this video are projected on opposite sides of a hanging screen, so that viewers cannot see both at once. In this online presentation, you can use the arrows to flip between them.
May 21–Jun 18
Japanese, b. Ishikawa, 1977
Single-channel video; black and white; sound; 9:20 min.
Joseph H. Hirshhorn Purchase Fund, 2006 (06.2)
May 28–Jun 25
Malaysian, b. Borneo, 1982
35mm film transferred to video; color; sound; 20:44 min.
Museum Purchase, 2010 (10.2)
Jun 04–Jul 02
Irish, American, Swiss, b. Dublin, 1965 / Swiss, b. Baden, 1962
House with Pool
Single-channel video; color; sound; 20:39 min.
Holenia Purchase Fund, in memory of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 2006 (06.36)
Jun 11–Jul 09
Icelandic, b. Reykjavík, 1976
Two-channel video; color; sound; 2:46 hours
Joseph H. Hirshhorn Purchase Fund, 2016 (16.13)
Jun 18–Jul 16
French, b. Lille, 1978
Single-channel video; color; sound; 12:06 min.
Joseph H. Hirshhorn Purchase Fund, 2018 (2018.019)
Jun 25–Jul 23
American, b. East Corinth, Maine, 1978
Up and Away
Single-channel video; color; sound; 6:40 min.
Museum purchase through the contributions of members of the Contemporary Acquisitions Council and the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Purchase Fund, 2007 (07.24)
Jul 02–Jul 30
French, b. Paris, 1962
One Million Kingdoms
Single-channel video; color; sound; 6:46 min.
Joseph H. Hirshhorn Purchase Fund, 2019 (2019.018)
Jul 09–Aug 06
Danish, founded Copenhagen, 1993
Single-channel video; color; sound; 21:00 min.
Purchased jointly by Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Museum Purchase, and Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, through the Board of Owner’s Acquisition Fund, 2015 (15.6)
May 14–Jun 11
American, b. Columbia, South Carolina, 1986
Birds in Paradise
Two-channel video; color; sound; 18:20 min.
Proposed acquisition, November 2020
@ Jacolby Satterwhite / Courtesy of the artist and Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York