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Transformer: Kevin McKenzie

Transformer: Kevin McKenzie

Joshua Voda/NMAI

Kevin McKenzie, Father, Son, Holy Ghost, 2015 (detail). Cast polyurethane, acrylic, neon. Collection of the artist.

Photo: Joshua Voda/NMAI.

Transformer: Raven Chacon

Transformer: Raven Chacon

Joshua Voda / NMAI

Raven Chacon, Still Life, #3, 2015 (detail). Sound and light installation with text. Voice and translation by Melvatha Chee. Collection of the artist.

Photo: Joshua Voda/NMAI.

 
 

Transformer: Jordan Bennett

Transformer: Jordan Bennett

Joshua Voda / NMAI

Jordan Bennett, Aosamia'jij—Too Much Too Little, 2017. Installation with commercial speakers, black ash, sweet grass, medium-density fiberboard. Collection of the artist.

Photo: Joshua Voda/NMAI.

Transformer: Marianne Nicolson

Transformer: Marianne Nicolson

Joshua Voda / NMAI

Marianne Nicolson, The Harbinger of Catastrophe, 2017 (detail). Glass, wood, halogen-bulb mechanism. Collection of the artist.

Photo: Joshua Voda/NMAI.

Transformer: Julie Nagam

Transformer: Julie Nagam

Joshua Voda / NMAI

Julie Nagam, Our future is in the land: if we listen to it, 2017 (detail). Installation with digital video projection, sound, paint. Collection of the artist.

Photo: Joshua Voda/NMAI.

Transformer: Marcella Ernest and Keli Mashburn

Transformer: Marcella Ernest and Keli Mashburn

Courtesy of the artists

Marcella Ernest and Keli Mashburn, Ga.Ni.Tha, 2013 (video still). Two-channel video with audio (4:55 min.). Courtesy of the artists.

Transformer: Stephen Foster

Transformer: Stephen Foster

Courtesy of the artist

Stephen Foster, Raven Brings the Light, 2011 (installation detail). Multi-channel video and audio installation (3:30 min.). Collection of the artist.

Hirshhorn Announces Major Exhibition of Rafael Lozano-Hemmer’s Acclaimed “Pulse” Series

Hirshhorn’s Largest Interactive Technology Exhibition Will Mark the Artist’s DC Debut

The Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden has announced “Rafael Lozano-Hemmer: Pulse,” an exhibition featuring the interactive artwork of Mexican Canadian artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, on view Oct. 2018 through spring 2019.

Pulse

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, “Pulse Room”

Lozano-Hemmer’s “Pulse” Series

2006 in “Rafael Lozano-Hemmer: Pseudomatismos,” MUAC Museum, Mexico City, Mexico, 2015. Photo by Oliver Santana

Obama Portrait Artists: Kehinde Wiley

LL Cool J

Credit: LL Cool J by Kehinde Wiley, oil on canvas, 2005. National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; on loan from LL Cool J © Kehinde Wiley

This colorful painting of the rap star and actor LL Cool J by Kehinde Wiley is based on a 1917 portrait of John D. Rockefeller by John Singer Sargent. Wiley’s painting was commissioned by the VH1 Hip Hop Honors program in September 2005 and is currently on display in the Portrait Gallery’s permanent exhibition “20th Century Americans,” where it is on long-term loan.



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