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(At Home) On Art and Collaboration: Artist Talk with Maren Hassinger and Senga Nengudi

FamilyWednesday, July 29, 2020, 12 - 1 pm

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Artists Maren Hassinger and Senga Nengudi join Hirshhorn senior curator Evelyn Hankins for a discussion on their respective cross-disciplinary practices as well as their longstanding collaboration with each other, which dates back to the early 1970s, when they were both living and working in Los Angeles.

Hassinger's practice includes sculptures, videos, and performances that reflect her background in fiber arts, sculpture, and dance. She employs her signature twisted wire rope and other unconventional materials to consider love and unity as a possibility in our common experience. Hassinger believes that issues of vanishing nature, politics, and discrimination among people are related to our inability to see ourselves as one. Hassinger was the director of the Rinehart School of Graduate Sculpture at Maryland Institute College of Art for more than twenty years before retiring in 2017.

Nengudi likewise works across a wide range of media, but is particularly well-known for sculptures that combine natural and synthetic materials to explore connections between visual arts, dance, body mechanics, and matters of the spirit. Her work R.S.V.P. X (1977/2014) entered the Hirshhorn's collection in 2015 and was featured in Masterworks from the Hirshhorn Collection the following year. The work is part of a series
July 29, 2020
July 29, 2020
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Independence Ave and 7th Street Washington, District of Columbia 20560 United States
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