I kept looking for something that would tie the works together, but there is nothing, but the sense of humor that the artist puts in it. There are plenty of screens, and I kind of thought, ugh, more bad film work, but it wasn’t really, and he has a nice way of spatially putting the screen together, with the exception of the spitting one, which I was not sure about. Thanks to Mr. Kjartansson for allowing us to show the work on non-commercial context.
Overall it is intriguing to see what this artist has to offer. Do I feel it is relevant, who cares? As you can see, the audience is intrigued by the pieces, and that is the most important thing! The work is worth a look. The film work is above what you normally see at a lot of shows. The other artist here to see is Linn Meyers work, which is a sideway hommage to the early work of Bridget Riley, in a way.
I hope that the Hirshhorn keeps this installation for several years. It would work well with the sculpture display. I was so happy to see what Meyers did here. Especially working with this space, which is actually the inside perimeters of the walls which is a gigantic circular shape which is the inside hall of the building.
The two shows will probably continue into January, give yourself time to see it. I have been waiting for the Hirshhorn to go back to its interesting, forward self. For a while, it really wasn’t doing much.