press release

Throughout the history of art, light has been linked to fundamental questions of vision and perception. "Refract, Reflect, Project: Light Works from the Collection" highlights objects from the Hirshhorn's collection in which light—as substance and subject—is central. Selected works include examples of Minimalism, conceptualism, kinetic art, immersive environments and experimental film. Among the artists featured are Giovanni Anselmo, Chryssa, Dan Flavin, Joseph Kosuth, James Turrell, Thomas Wilfred and Joseph Kosuth. The exhibition will also include recent acquisitions by such artists as Olafur Eliasson, Spencer Finch and Christoph Girardet. The exhibition is on view on the second floor of the museum and is organized by associate curator Anne Ellegood.

Refract, Reflect, Project
Light Works from the Collection
Kurator: Anne Ellegood

mit Giovanni Anselmo, Chryssa , Dan Flavin, Joseph Kosuth, James Turrell, Thomas Wilfred, Joseph Kosuth, Olafur Eliasson, Spencer Finch, Christoph Girardet ...