To summarize Viola’s enticing media exhibit in one word: mesmerizing. This is the Portrait Gallery’s first exhibition comprised entirely of media art, but it goes further – the works observe how the whole genre of portraiture is evolving. ‘Moving portraits’ are an entirely new realm, and Viola seamlessly navigates their waters. In dark silent rooms, his creations play on repeat and absorb the viewer into the piece. He merges intimate human experiences with technology, as their boundaries are increasingly blurred.
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Coming to the Phillips Collection on January 8th, 2017, To Haiti Let Us Go captures the spirit of the Haitian liberation movement during the French Revolution. The exhibit features 15 silkscreen prints that portray the story of slave turned revolutionary, Toussaint L’Ouverture. Lawrence’s work reflects his life long interest in freedom and those pursuing it.
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Dutch photographer Rineke Dijkstra is known for her bold depictions of global youth. The pictures veer away from sentimentality, and their use of low-toned backgrounds make the adolescents seem uncharacteristically assertive. The National Gallery of Art will exhibit five of her earnest pieces.
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