Hirshhorn Plaza

Meet the Artist: Charles Simonds

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

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Over the past forty years, New York–based artist Charles Simonds has been creating an imaginative body of work investigating the relationship between humans and their environment. Combining sculpture, architecture, performance, and community planning, Simonds’s oeuvre centers on an exploration of the way people’s beliefs are reflected in the structures they build. His sculpture Rock Flower will be on view in Speculative Forms. Join us as the artist discusses his inventive practice, from his miniature dwellings to his large-scale installations. 

Right: Charles Simonds, Rock Flower, 1986. From the Hirshhorn’s Collection. © 2014 Charles Simonds/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Lee Stalsworth