Christian Marclay and Jeff Wall will feature works in the exhibition 'Damage Control: Art and Destruction Since 1950', an in-depth exploration of the theme of destruction in international contemporary visual culture.
Since the mid-twentieth century, the notion of destruction has played an important role in visual culture, whether as spectacle, as a means of depersonalising emotional or cultural angst, as a form of rebellion against institutions, or as a component of re-creation. This exhibition includes works by a diverse range of international artists working in painting, sculpture, installation and performance. The exhibition will also feature photography including Jeff Wall'sThe Destroyed Room (1978) and video works such as Christian Marclay's Guitar Drag (2000) which features a Fender Stratocaster being dragged behind a pick-up truck along rough country roads in Texas.
As part of the exhibition, Marclay will also be performing at the museum on Saturday 4 January 2014.
The exhibition will be accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue containing essays by the exhibition curators as well as scholars from a variety of disciplines.
'Christian Marclay & Jeff Wall: 'Damage Control: Art and Destruction Since 1950'
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
700 Independence Ave SW
+1 202 633 4674
24 October 2013 - 26 May 2014
Jeff Wall 'The Destroyed Room' 1978
© Jeff Wall Courstesy Glenstone and White Cube